Drinkin Dames Recipe SPOOK-tacular: Bloody Gutted Mary by Fake Geek Girl

YOU GUYS.
Nicole here, and I don't know if you've realized, but it's October. If April is the cruelest month, October is definitely the coolest. Coolest cause it's gettin' a little chilly outside.  And you know what that means...

And let's be real, my fall wardrobe is just a constant rotation of my cutest leggings, huge sweaters, vintage-inspired wool coats and hats.

Fall flavors are my fave: apple, pear, cinnamon, and the basicest of all, pumpkin! I even bought a pumpkin spice Greek yogurt the other day. THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND AND I LOVE IT.

Oh, and did I forget to mention? MOTHAFUCKIN HALLOWEEN, BITCHES!

To celebrate the best of all holidays, the Drinkin' Dames are recapping the horror classic Scream.

Image  via

Image via

Pour one out for the late, great Wes Craven.

Image via 

Scream is a movie built for people who love horror movies, and what better way to show our love than with some THEMATIC DRINKS.

Let's start with my signature drink: the Bloody Mary!! I will never turn down a Bloody Mary, or a dare to say Bloody Mary into a mirror three times, or in one small paragraph for that matter.

For this weekend's shoot, I'll be modifying my usual recipe to be extra spooooooooky. Behold, the Bloody Gutted Mary!

This version is extra spicy (the blood) and extra savory (the guts).

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh lime
  • Celery salt
  • Sriracha
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Worcester sauce
  • Pickle juice
  • Beer
  • Vodka
  • Ice
  • V8
  • Ground pepper
  • Garnishes to taste

Start by slicin’ dat lime into quarters. Cut a small slit in one quarter and run the lime along the rim of your glass.

Once you've juiced the rim ("juicing the rim" is surprisingly not a sex act), coat in celery salt.

Squeeze the lime into the glass and add to the rim as garnish.

Next, the spice must flooooooow! First, Sriracha.

Feel free to sub in your hot sauce of choice, but if you don’t like good ol’ rooster sauce I don’t know who you are but I Liam Neeson your ass.

Liam Neesons in Tooken  via

Liam Neesons in Tooken via

Next, about a tablespoon of prepared horseradish, followed by the Worcester sauce and just a splash of pickle juice.

And now...BOOZE! I like to up the savory factor with a shot glass worth of flavorful beer. I chose a locally brewed Oktoberfest (Metropolitan’s After-Burner), cause I’m a pretentious fuck, but add whatever kind of beer your lil heart desires.

IMG_1640.jpg

You’ll also have the rest of the beer leftover to take the edge off the spiciness. DOUBLE FIST FOR LIFE.

I do think Double Fist is probably a sex act, but I’m not gonna look it up.

Now, the key element, VODKA! Absolut made a special Chicago edition flavored with rosemary & olives, a perfect match for this savory beverage and my beloved city.

A shot worth of this deliciousness, and we’re onto the final countdown!

Add some ice and stir. Now, the V8 to the top of the glass and stir again.

Add some ground pepper and garnish to taste.

I used pepper jack cheese (MORE SPICE) and garlic stuffed olives, but our Drinkin' Dames will have a whole garnish buffet to choose from including cheese cubes, encased meats, celery, and a variety of pickled items.

I’m sure we’ll be all over Instagram with our creations, so head over to our Instagram page at @fggpeeps to see our bloody good drinks!

Until next time!

xoxo, Nicole Keating

A Subscription Box for the Worst of Times by Fake Geek Girl

We have reached subscription box critical mass.

Image  via

Image via

There seems to be a Crate for everything these days. Loot Crate (pictured above) for the NEEEEEEEERDS. BirchBox for the beauty nuts.

beauty nuts

Do you like snacks and being healthier-than-thou? Try Graze.

You know what every dork needs more of? TEE SHIRTS.

Image  via

Image via

So sign up for this tee subscription, also from Loot Crate.

Do you even lift? [Brushin' the dust off that meme.] Try JACKED PACK, which you need to write in caps lock. You can even get them for your dog!

At this point in my box research, I’m like, “How many of these are there???” Like a detective realizing he’s only ¼ of the way through a psychopath’s trophy collection, I’m both horrified and mesmerized by the sheer volume of content. If you have an interest, you can subscribe to a box about it!

Don't have any interests? Never fear! There's The Monthly Mini Mystery Box of Awesome, and "awesome" is the hipster equivalent of "basic af." WHY ARE WE STILL SAYING AWESOME like it makes you quirky!?!?!?!?!?! I’m fine if someone uses it as actual affirmation. “Wanna hang?” “Totes.” “Does Thursday work?” “Yas.” “Awesome.” But saying the Awesomest Awesome That Ever Awesomed hasn’t sounded funny or cool since at least 2000.

Also, get your garden gnome branding out of my face. Another thing that is no longer unique or quirky or random.

Image  via

Image via

Also ALSO, OMG the guy explaining his Mystery Box of Awesome is named Chad. IS THIS A JOKE? Perhaps a bit from an improv show circa 2006????

I’d love to delve further into this question, but this tangent is getting out. of. hand.

Garden gnome logos aside, I would love to have an extra $10-$150 a month to spend on what is basically just a lil present to myself, but I don’t understand this kind of disposable income. Maybe it’s my freelancer’s paycheck, but why do you want to spend money on stuff you’re not sure if you want yet?

I propose a subscription box of stuff that everyone actually wants. Such as *clears throat*

1. A $20 Bill

Image  via

Image via

All these boxes say they're worth way more than the ticket price. What if it actually was worth more because it came with MONEY?

2. A Detailed Career Action Plan for the Month

Image  via

Image via

It's easy to work hard when you know what to work hard at. But the hardest part of getting ahead is knowing how to get ahead, so my dream subscription box comes with a personalized to do list complete with deadlines and maybe even some color coding if we're really going all out.

3. Enough Coffee to Carry Out Said Action Plan

Cause, let's face it, we're all either lit or lazy and the only thing that will help us overcome is that sweet, sweet caffeine.

4. Some Good Fucking News for Once

Image  via

Image via

We deserve it, goddamn it! The antichrist is in office, the apocalyptic weather is off the chain, and racists are running through the streets with impunity. Though I was bolstered by Harvey Weinstein's immediate firing after the stunning sexual harassment accusations against him were made public, let's be real. His firing is based on PR shame and not any actual ethics.

I could really use a news story like, "CEO (that happens to have a vagina) Faces No Scrutiny for Taking An Extended Maternity Leave." Or "Single-Payer Healthcare for All."

DREAMY SIGH...that would be nice...

5. A 12-pack of Plush Ankle Socks.

Image  via

Image via

That’s almost a new pair of socks every other day. ONLY KINGS LIVE THIS WELL.

6. Some Really Cute Pictures of Myself Just “Doing Life” to Post on Social Media

I LUV Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter... I even go on Facebook now and then!!!! Yet I find myself running out of Insta-worthy moments on a day-to-day basis. Maybe I'm just not enough of a manic pixie to see something of beauty at an El station. Maybe I just got PLACES. TO. BE. Either way, I'd post a lot more selfies if I didn't have to remember to take them.

Image  via

Image via

7. A Shitton of Rhinestones

If you live under a soundproof rock, you may not know that I perform burlesque. I want all of my costumes to be blinged out as all hell; my confidence in my number is directly proportional to how rhinestoned it is.

Therefore I would love a big ass tub of rhinestones every month to add to my already-built 'stumes [yes I did just abbrev costumes and don't you dare judge me] and to inspire new numbers.

Even if you don't do burlesque, you could still use a tub of rhinestones. Seriously. Search Pinterest for "rhinestone." DIY, MOTHAFUCKAS.

8. Single-Payer Healthcare (That Includes Birth Control and Abortion Access, Mental Health Care and Wellness Coverage, and Preventative Screenings)

I was having trouble thinking of a final item to include, so I started revising. Reading through my list, I was struck by my GOOD NEWS headlines. OF COURSE! The first subscription you receive comes with the good news SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE FOR ALL (AND YOUR FIRST MONTH STARTS NOW! YOUR INSURANCE CARD IS LITERALLY IN THIS BOX!). Every subsequent month, you'll get your necessary prescriptions and an appointment reminder card for the coming month. Both will come in pretty cellophane bag tied with ribbon.

This will also be my biggest platform when I run for president.

VOTE FOR ME!

Image  via

Image via

"Groped by Portly Earls in Hallways" - An Interview with Deborah Craft by Fake Geek Girl

Today, we're celebrating #TBT with this throwback from our old site, reposted here today to in homage to the Second Anniversary of the first episode of DebCam.

Wanna know more about the peeps behind FGGPeeps? Founder Nicole Keating used the time-honored tradition of instant messaging to interview staff member and star of Debcam Deborah Craft about acting, history, and the CW's Arrow.

Deborah: Hey Lady!  Sorry I lost track of time watching the season 2 finale of Arrow

Nicole: hi! yay!

N: I was such a flake today, too.

NBerenstein Bears and Too Much To Party

Image  via

Image via

D: lol.  No worries.  Just let me pause the Arrow...

N: mmmmmm arrow

D: right?

D: I HATE that I get so sucked into these shows.

N: embrace the CW! so good, so bad.

D: So bad.  So good.

N: tho Flash is legit just good

D: Yeah finished watching the Flash and yelled at the TV when the last scene of the last ep was on.

D: I need my second season, yo!

D: Netflix why you gotta do me this way?

N: okay, so, not part of the actual list of questions, BUT since we were talking about it, i'm curious:

Fuck/Marry/Kill: Barry Allen, Oliver Queen, Ray Palmer

D: OH SHIT!

D: ummm...

D: ummm

N: hard, right?

N: and i'm not just referring to my ladyboner

D: Fuck Barry, Marry Oliver, Kill Ray

D: not that I want to kill Ray

D: he seems like a sweet guy. 

N: you never WANT to kill the last option, it's just that they're not up to snuff

D: Ray's got an epic chin, tho.

N: like a sexy Jay Leno

D: Sara's chin bugged the CRAP out of me.

N: I <3 LADY BUTT CHINS

D: but it didn't move with her face.

N: oh, man, you're right! maybe her chin the source of her power so she keeps it real still in fear of it breaking. even so, she's better than Laurel fucking Lance

D: agreed.  Laurel is :(

D: She's just too whiney to be a badass

N: OH this is actually a perfect segue into my first actual interview question!

N: pretend i planned it

D: see how I help.

N: in the first episode of Debcam, we see a woman who's badass spy antics have gotten her into a little bit of a pickle.

Who would YOU choose to be your five-lady heist team?

N: you're the Johnny Ocean, so pick four more.

D: Ooooooooohhhhhhhh I like this question.

D: Well, 1. Felicity Smoak cause she's fast as hell and would keep a bit of lighthearted reality in the excursion.

N: oh man, also the perfect hacker

D: Now we'd need a driver...

D: and some muscle...

D: and some flexibility...

D: and an engineer...

D: So, Uluru from the most recent Star Trek adventures for brains and flexibility

D: Uluru?  WTF, autocorrect?  UHURU

D: ...is that her name?

N: Uhura

N: it ends with an A for femininity...?

D: hahaha i may actually remember that now.

Image  via

Image via

D: OH. Starbuck for driving, obviously.

N: obvs.

D: so who else?

N: i think you got it, tho: you, Uhura, Starbuck, and Felicity

D: one more....I need a badass fighter. hand to hand.

N: oh, duh

N: i can count

D: OH! got it

D: Zoe from Firefly

D: or River...no, Zoe.

N: PERFEEEEEECT

D: Right?!

N: can we make this movie?

D: Not that this gaggle of women would get along with each other.  At all.  But they would make the perfect team.

N: oh man that would make the movie better, tho

N: so much in-fighting

D: Deb, Felicity, and Uhura would work well together

D: And who would wind up leading?  It would come down to Zoe or Starbuck.

D: Not to discount Deb, but...

N: i feel like you're more the suave spy

N: like, you provide the acting

D: Yeah, Deb would be the infiltrater.

D: infiltrater?  infiltraitor?

N: hey, don't ask me. i just forgot how to count to five

D: valid

N: so all these rad ladies on your spy team are played by real-life rad actress

N: but as Big Daddy Kane said, actin ain't easy. as a practice and as a career. it takes real passion.

D: True dat.

When did you first realize, "YES. This is it. I want to do this. I want to be an actress."

D: The first time I performed for an audience I knew that acting was what I wanted to do.  You know that adrenaline high people talk about from extreme sports and what not?  I think that's the closest equivalent to what I feel when I perform.  My "high" isn't as physically dangerous, so that's a bonus.  But back to your question, I was 9 or 10 and in a summer school class that took elementary school kids and rehearsed a musical revue type of show.  We performed in the malls and at parks and those kinds of places around town all summer.  I was hooked.  I had to take a step back from performing a few years ago because the day job required more of my time and I just turned into the snarkiest, most depressed version of myself.  And that's when I found out how much I Need (with a capital N) to perform.  I Need to act.

D: So, to sum up: first realized I want to be an actress in the 4th grade.  Reconfirmed in my 30's.

N: A renewal of vows

D: Yes...

D: why the ellipses, Deborah?  Oh, I don't know.  I like ellipses.

N: It gives an air of mystery....

D: Or does it...?

D: yes, yes it does...

If you could steal the career of one actress past or present, who would it be?

N: Just career, tho. Resume credits, not personal life.

D: I know this is going to come out as something of a cop out, but if I could meld the comedy career of Carol Burnett with the dramatic and Shakespearian career of Helen Mirren, I would be so very happy.

D: Carol Burnett is one of my heroes.  She's just amazing and funny and smart and goofy and beautiful.  With regard to Helen Mirren, I've caught some of her earlier work and I respect that work as much as I do her current work.  Class act, that lady.

N: I'm trying to think if anyone has ever done that comedy/drama career combo before...

D: That's a tough one.

D: Most people I think either find their comfort zone in either comedy or drama OR they get pigeon holed by Hollywood

N: OH what's her name!! British...

N: Catherine Tate...? Is that who I'm thinking of?

D: OH! I do like Catherine Tate.  QUITE a bit

Image  via

Image via

D: Plus she's been a companion and who wouldn't want to be a companion.

D: to The Dr.

D: not some crazy foreign sex thing.

D: or in the Firefly sense.

N: I figured as much ;)

N: Back to dat sweet D-Cam.

We have a couple episodes set historically. What era would you like to live in?

N: Let's say for like a month

N: So you get the opportunity to experience the era but don't have to go without technology or rights for too long

D: HAH!  I'd like to live in the era I'm in right now, thank you.  I don't think I could go back to living in another era when women's rights were even more repressed.  I am not cut out for that.  But since you put the time restriction on it, perhaps Regency Europe.  Specifically England.  Of course, I would need to be living with a wealthy family, 'cause rusticating is so completely not my bag. I'm basing this decision entirely on fashions and manners, you realize.

N: Yeah, rich fam is a must. No one wants to be a governess, esp in the 1800s

N: Secret wives in attics and all that

D: Yeah, getting groped by elderly portly Earls in hallways...not how I want to spend my life.

Legit the first image when I search "portly earl."&nbsp;Image  via

Legit the first image when I search "portly earl." Image via

N: Last question!

With season 2 devel in the works, what shows do you want to make fun of?

D: I KNEW you were going to ask about development!  Gah!  

D: OK, let's see...

D: We have a script or two from the first season that never made it to air, so we're definitely looking into commercials; made for TV/After School Special style stuff; maybe a sketch comedy show; I want to try another angle on the Superhero genre that's still going super strong; some kind of divorced woman in her 40's style show.  There's so much to choose from really.

N: Yeah I feel like we gotta make fun of arrow, especially after how this convo started!

D: I know.  And it's pretty ripe for the picking.  

D: Does this mean I have to get in shape?

N: Bah! Corset training is huge right now. A couple cracked ribs and you're red carpet thin and ready for Instagram fame!

D: Can one Kickstarter a corset training regimen?

N: Someone Kicktartered a potato salad, so, yeah, I'd imagine you could.

D: Might draw the wrong kinda fans tho.

N: Shhhhh. All donations are good donations.

N: just don't ask how the donated briefcase of $100s got covered in blood...

D: "donated"??

N: ELLIPSES FOR MYSTERY..............

I Fixed "The Emoji Movie" by Fake Geek Girl

Image  via

Image via

The reviews are in. The Emoji Movie is “is just one giant troll from stoned Hollywood execs.” [Jezebel]

SHOCKING. How could a movie about anthropomorphic, fancy emoticons be “a big steaming zero-star pile of 💩?????????” [NY Daily News]

Maybe because we DON’T GIVE A FUCK about emojis. Unlike the fictional Wreck-It Ralph or Buzz Lightyear, we know emojis all too well. They’re a product we use every day. It’s like a making a movie about dish soap. Unless you work to give Dawn the DishSoap a compelling character or decent story arc, your “movie” is just an 80-minute advertisement. And we all already use emojis, so there’s not a even a reason to make an ad. WE’RE ALREADY BORED.

Apparently, just as bored were the writers of The Emoji Movie, since the whole thing is “more than a bit lazy.” [Variety] Hey, writers and producers, maybe you’re all lazy and bored because your main character is literally the emoji-personification of boredom. MEH. The protagonist is the MEH emoji.

“Oh! I have a cool idea for a compelling character: A BORED GUY.”

“Great idea, Ted! I mean, write what you know, right??”

UGH. Be creative for a change! You’re making a movie about talking emojis. It’s all totally made up! You get to make all the rules! Why use the Everyman as your protagonist when you could pick literally anything else and it would be more interesting? Why not make this Eggplant’s story? While Eggplant does appear in The Emoji Movie, he’s “somehow in the ‘Losers Lounge’ reserved for never-used emojis.” [Man Repeller] Sidenote: guys, Eggplant is like the most common emoji. Get with the program.


What other emojis would be in the Losers’ Lounge? Maybe pick some of those lesser-used images to populate your main cast of characters. You know, the emojis that won't make both audiences AND YOU instantly yawn and start thinking about what you want to eat for lunch. Here is who should have starred in The Emoji Movie.

The Heroes

Glam Rocker

Image via

Image via

Gender non-conforming and fucking fabulous, our new protagonist is the Glam Rocker emoji. GRocks just wants to tour the world with their band, making music and love and a name for themselves.

Salsa Dancer

Image  via

Image via

Glam Rocker’s best friend, Salsa Dancer is just as fabulous but a little bit more subtle. She’s coy, she hides her face, yet she’s more than confident in her ballroom dancing skills. Salsa also longs to tour the world, but she’s more focused on her craft where Glam is more focused on the spotlight.

Kissing Lesbians

Image  via

Image via

Kissing Lesbians take up the last two spots in our fantastic four of heroes. If Glam is the Gryffindor and Salsa is the Hufflepuff, Kissing Lesbians are the Ravenclaw and the Slytherin. Which one is which? WHO KNOWS!? Emojis don’t have personalities or distinguishing facial characteristics!

THE VILLAINS

Probably A Pedophile aka Mustache Santa

Image  via

Image via

Okay, this guy is obviously our villain. His nefarious plot can be stolen from almost any SVU episode, but somehow Glam Rocker, Salsa Dancer, and Kissing Lesbians stumble upon his sex dungeon/child porn collection/murder victim* and must stop him before it’s too late! Oh, this plot is bananas and totally inappropriate for a family film?? GUESS WHAT, IT’S A MOVIE ABOUT EMOJIS! THE VERY PREMISE IS BANANAS AND MAKING PEOPLE WATCH THIS MOVIE AT ALL IS INAPPROPRIATE.

Unblinking Clown

Image  via

Image via

Probable Pedo’s goon is Unblinking Clown. His grease paint strikes fear into the hearts of even the most intrepid texter, and his unblinking stare belies the true meaning of the word STAHP.

MINOR CHARACTERS

Throughout their quest to stop Mustache Santa, our Heroes meet many colorful characters!

Image  via

Image via

Zipper Mouth: Keeper of secrets, is Zipper Mouth friend or foe?

Any/All of the Animal Emojis: They’re just so heckin cute! I don’t care if their presence makes sense or not. NOTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE MAKES ANY SENSE.

Image  via

Image via

Image  via

Image via

Image  via

Image via

Demon Masks: Mischievous and more than a little annoying, the Demon Masks are akin to the Wild Gang from Labyrinth.

Image  via

Image via

Image  via

Image via

Weed Emoji: Okay, I know it’s just an extra puffy tree, but it looks like weed to me, and our tenacious heroes will definitely need some substances to get through this mission/quest/thing.

Image  via

Image via

Image  via

Image via

Sketchy Moons: The Tweedles Dee and Dum of the story, the Sketchy Moons speak in riddles and giggle a lot.

Image  via

Image via

Image  via

Image via

Peach and Eggplant: Because let’s be real, these are the only emojis people actually use! WINK FACE!!

Image  via

Image via

* My actual idea for a plot is that Pedo Mustache Santa is trying to turn underage texters into underage sexters, and Our Heroes must use their creativity, strength, and moral fortitude to convince the youths to turn Pedo Santa into the authorities.

The Emoji Movie currently has a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is up from the 0% it had when I first began “researching” this article. If you’re somehow still interested in seeing The Emoji Movie, it is now showing in theatres in the US and Canada. Just make sure to bring some

bud 2

Artist Crush: David Trumble's Princesses by Fake Geek Girl

David Trumble is a political cartoonist, and he's given us a gift.

Look how pretty H-Tubs is when she smiles and wears some makeup!

Look how pretty H-Tubs is when she smiles and wears some makeup!

THE GIFT OF DISNEY.

I know there are mosquitos but Janey G looks  so fetch  in those shorts.

I know there are mosquitos but Janey G looks so fetch in those shorts.

J/K, these aren't actually pieces Disney fanart. Mos def satire.

Quoth Trumble, "Our cultural ideal of a woman is this princess mould that has been captured by too many cartoon media outlets, books and movies. Being an ideal woman has come to mean squeezing your individual greatness into this archetype."

That's  what the SCOTUS robes are missing! Matching black chokers!

That's what the SCOTUS robes are missing! Matching black chokers!

"My drawings are meant to convey that greatness in women exists in our history books and before our eyes, and they do NOT fit into these moulds, and importantly, they never needed to in order to be who they became, and so it's time to take away this artifice of expectation."

Maybe our sisters in the Second Wave would have been more effective if they posed more like animated ingenues.

Maybe our sisters in the Second Wave would have been more effective if they posed more like animated ingenues.

"We as a society have embraced an archetype that does not serve our daughters. We have to change our consumer habits, before others will change what they sell to our daughters."

Okay, this is just Tiana all growed up.

Okay, this is just Tiana all growed up.

TBH, a part of me wishes these weren't satire, because then I'd be real mad. The madder I get, the meaner I am. And the meaner I am, the funnier and more relevant my jokes are. #GetEnragedStayEngaged

Susie is two skirt tugs away from showing us some sweet 19th century ankle because suffrage and strippage are not mutually exclusive.

Susie is two skirt tugs away from showing us some sweet 19th century ankle because suffrage and strippage are not mutually exclusive.

10 Points to Gryffindor...for looking fly AF!

10 Points to Gryffindor...for looking fly AF!

Little known fact: radium is the main ingredient in all love potions.

Little known fact: radium is the main ingredient in all love potions.

*SIGH* If only she  was  Princess 2016.

*SIGH* If only she was Princess 2016.

Last but not least, my favorite: Anne Frank, Holocaust Princess.

All images via Buzzfeed

10 Things to Buy to Help You Embrace Feminism AND Capitalism! by Fake Geek Girl

The revolution is just a t-shirt away.
— Billy Bragg

Yeah, yeah. I know. I'm starting a post about feminism with a quote from a cis white guy, but he clearly knows exactly what feminists want: STUFF TO WEAR.

Luckily, this our internet age is filthy rich in swag. No matter your cause, you can find a way to advertise it with a cool logo! Our cause is Feminism, so here are some cool things to buy with the 78% of each man dollar you earn.

DISCLAIMER: This is for the LOLZ. Please note that many of these shops donate proceeds to a variety of organizations that benefit female-identifying people, and many of them are also run by female-identifying people, so a purchase inherently supports our collective girl cause. Lastly, I have a birthday coming up, so if you want to buy me a present, see above.

Episode 5: Angel by Fake Geek Girl

In which we talk about minority representation, blaxploitation, and morality. We also somehow manage to completely forget Mariah Dillard's name while giving every single spoiler you could ever expect about Marvel's Luke Cage series. You're welcome, sports fans.

Artist Crush: Megan Lara by Fake Geek Girl

Welcome to the first Fake Geek Girl artist feature!

Image  via

Image via

I chose a fan favorite for our very first in this series, because I am whatever the nerd version of a basic bitch is. That is to say you probably already know who Megan Lara is. If you don't know her by name, then you very likely know her by style.

Image  via

Image via

Art nouveau + pop culture!

Image  via

Image via

YUP

Image  via

Image via

Image  via

Image via

Who is this tiny Jedi and how can I be her?

And she also does some Buffy comics!

Image  via

Image via

Check her out! Buy her stuff! SUPPORT WOMEN ARTISTS!!

This S**t Is CosPLAYED by Fake Geek Girl

Fandoms are not quiet, disconnected places but are fluid and dynamic spaces, filled with interchange, where borders and outlines dissolve and reappear through the passing and the telling.
— Ellen Kirkpatrick

Cosplay needs a makeover.

Image  via

Image via

I was scrolling through my Pinterest board called Cosplay Envy (I have a lot of cosplay envy), and I noticed something gross. It’s all hot white girls in pinup poses. Granted that’s because I want to be a Hot White Girl in a Pinup Pose ™, but I could at least practice what I preach and, like, include some other people that exist in the world. Instead I share corsets and short shorts and gowns OH MY.

Image  via

Image via

So I started Googling. Guess what? Most of cosplay is a Hot White Girl in a Pinup Pose ™. There’s not a ton of trans or GNC people. Not a ton of disabled cosplayers. Not a ton of POCs. I discovered Cosplaying While Black and my new fave Chaka Cumberbatch. (Please tell me that’s her given name because it is AMAZING. Even if that’s her cosplay name, STILL be my mentor.) Other than those and a handful of others, it seems that #CosplaySoWhite. And straight. And from the male gaze.

Image  via

Image via

But I think there’s hope!! All the dumbness and disparity in cosplay indicate a systemic lack of representation, but fangirls and fanboys and fanpeople have the power to change that!

Image  via

Image via

Before we wield any power, us fans need to be more intentional in our choices. Not like we have to be Christian Bale intense all the livelong day. Cosplay is fun! But just because it’s fun doesn’t mean it has to be dumb. On the contrary, the full-on-academic research on cosplay abounds!! In the essay “Toward new horizons: Cosplay (re)imagined through the superhero genre, authenticity, and transformation,” Ellen Kirkpatrick suggests that fans use cosplay (and fanfic and RPGs) to explore and assert their identity(ies):

Although using different materials—the page, the screen, and the body—these seemingly diverse sites of fan engagement do intersect, especially around identity and the agency of fans through many practices: rewriting extant characters and texts and, interrelatedly, inserting themselves within texts; negotiating dual or multiple identity performances and, relatedly, inhabiting the spaces between the fictional and the real...

Whoa. That’s so smart. Kirkpatrick is reading between the autograph lines to suggest a deeper psychology at work when we play dress up. Sure, we want to look good/cute/hot/cool/screen accurate, but our psyches want to try on a new identity.

Image  via

Image via

So next time you cosplay, think about why. You don’t need to write an essay (which this is quickly turning into) or even a journal entry, but don’t make a stupid or easy choice when you can embrace that space “between the fictional and the real.” Don’t think about the character you want to embody.

Think about the story you want to tell.

Maybe if we thought about narratives and not who we think is The Coolest, convention halls wouldn’t be filled thousands of white boys acting like assholes in Deadpool onesies. Sweaty, sweaty Deadpool onesies.

Image  via

Image via

Drippy Deadpools not withstanding, cosplay is surprisingly female. Back in 2013, Lisa Granshaw at The Daily Dot reported on the results of a cosplay survey:

The majority of participants were women, which Letamendi said might be due to a number of factors such as the types of websites that posted a link to the survey. However Chaka Cumberbatch, who has been cosplaying since 2008 and was a panelist on Letamendi’s GeekGirlCon panel, thinks there are definitely more women who cosplay than men. She told the Daily Dot this might be in part to how it is still very fashion-minded; all the clothes, styling, wigs, and such might not as readily appeal to men. This would make it one of the few areas in geek culture where women dominate.

I would love to believe that more women cosplay because we DOMINATE, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s more because of INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY. Picture a convention hall. Guys can wear jeans and sneakers and a nerdy tee (Boy howdy! The number of nerdy tees!), but the ladieeezzz have to dress to the NINES. Cons are like nerd nightclubs: the bouncer will let in more hot girls to make the club more desireable to the straight dudes who’ll spend money there, so the girls get dressed up to go to DA CLUB. We’re not consciously cosplaying for the male gaze, but the sexy girl aesthetic is so ubiquitous we don’t even notice until it's deemed “inappropriate.”

Take cosplayer Jessica Nigri.

Image  via

Image via

She got kicked out of PAX for that costume. [Okay, not technically kicked out, but she would have been relegated to a promo bus outside the convention hall, so, yeah, she got kicked out.] The character is Juliet from a horror comedy video game called Lollipop Chainsaw. Let’s peep Juliet's in-game wardrobe.

Image  via

Image via

Now, I’m partial to any character with blonde pigtails (Harley Quinn is my spirit animal), so I like all of these costumes, but they leave very little to the imagination. I’m sure this is intentional (today’s secret word is INTENTIONAL) on the part of the creators as an homage to the B-movie genre, but most convention goers will just see a bid for the Top 10 Sexiest Cosplay Girls You Need to Follow list.

Image  via

Image via

You wanna cosplay Juliet Starling for a con? Yeah, me too! But maybe consider adding to the costume the component that pokes fun at the trope: Juliet’s boyfriend, a disembodied head she clips to her skirt that stares DIRECTLY AT HER CROTCH.

Image  via

Image via

That’s cosplay with intention: taking the costume one step further to put it in context.

But it’s not enough to think about why. We should also think about who.

Letamendi’s cosplay survey looked at race as well as gender: “The participants identified as 81.2 percent white, 5.1 percent Latino or Hispanic, 4 percent Asian, .8 percent African-American or black, 6.2 percent mixed, and 1.9 percent decline, “human,” or other.”

Image via

Image via

81.2% WHITE!!!!!!!

Granshaw goes on to say, “This leads to further questions such as whether minorities are not participating as much because they are under-represented in media and don’t have as many characters to choose from for cosplay.”

DUH.

Of course under-representation in media leads to under-representation in cosplay. Of course that needs to change. But if you're not a famous movie producer, it's hard to feel like you have the power to affect change. What can lil ol' me do?

Explore the stories you’re not hearing.

Watch movies directed by women. Read books by trans authors. Pick up some comics by black writers.

And seriously, just shut up and listen to other people's stories. Read, watch, absorb, take it aaaaaalllll in, and LISTEN.

And show your appreciation for inclusive and intersectional stories when you do hear them.

By “show your appreciation,” I mean share stuff on the social medias! I also mean listen/rate/review on iTunes or whatever. But I mostly mean BUY STUFF! Conventions are nerd malls, and they will listen if you talk with money. HELLO CAPITALISM!

If you buy a bunch of Storm merch, retailers will know that people love Storm. They will produce more Storm stuff. Entertainment execs will be all, “Oh, hey, Storm stuff is selling hella well, maybe we should make a Storm movie…?”

AND THEN WE GET A STORM MOVIE.

Image  via

Image via

And we’re one step closer towards more equal representation!

As fans, we are labeling ourselves as avid consumers. We can tell The Man what we want to consume. The Man will never stop caring about money, but that means that He’ll listen when we spend (or don’t spend) on a certain thing.

VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET, PEOPLE!

Last, if you’re afraid to cosplay for whatever reason, take a note from Abby Green re: disabled cosplayers:

There aren’t enough disabled cosplayers out there anyway because I think a lot of people with physical disabilities especially are maybe afraid to do it because they’re afraid of what people might say. Or they may be afraid of, like, showing off their body because it might be different.

But it DOESN'T MATTER! Us self-dubbed "nerds" posses an ability to let our imaginations make connections between our real world experiences and the epic experiences of our favorite characters. We feel like these heroes and villains, and in feeling like and I identifying with these characters, we're exercising our empathy muscle. It's not hard to push that one step further and empathize with our fellow cosplayers no matter what they look like. Cosplay should be fun and joyous! Let's take out the fear, the prejudice, and especially the cat-calling.

Image  via

Image via

Episode 4: Rachel by Fake Geek Girl

In which we find our resistance in kindness, get excessively excited, and talk about faith and coming out. Featuring the first Fanworks Appreciation Corner with SobaNoodlez Cosplay.

About Rachel

Rachel Wills is a Women’s and Gender Studies Master’s candidate at DePaul University. She is currently working on her Master’s thesis titled, “Vulnerability, Wisdom and Resistance: Developing a Spiritual Feminist Pedagogy.” Rachel has a B.A in Catholic Studies from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. To connect with Rachel over anything of the things she gets overly excited about, her tumblr is: http://acomplicatedcreation.tumblr.com/

Celeste (aka Soba Noolez Cosplay) is from St. Louis, MO and just started cosplaying on a regular basis last year. You can find her on facebook or instagram at SobaNoodlez Cosplay.

Dear White Guys With High Cheekbones: STAHP by Fake Geek Girl

Y'ALL. We need to have a talk.

Three movies came out this past weekend that are getting a lot of buzz. Ad spots, tweets, Spotify playlists, reviews on every blog I read...the Hollywood Powers That Be really want us to see John Wick: Chapter 2, The Lego Batman Movie, and Fifty Shades Darker.

Ummmm, this was supposed to be Valentine's Day weekend??? THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD WANTS US TO WATCH WHILE WE SNUGGLE UP TO OUR LOVED ONES:

I don't understand how that many people can fit standing next to each other. PREMISE FLAWED.  Image  via

I don't understand how that many people can fit standing next to each other. PREMISE FLAWED.

Image via

Maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe most movies are just stupid, and so it's just probability that on any given weekend all the movies coming out are DUMB. But how often are Hollywood's choices accidental? Answer: never. If you wanna make money on V-Day Weekend - and of course all the EPs and studios do - you intentionally release movies you think will be good for date night.

And what does it say about us that ALL THREE date night movies center on an Angry White Boy with a Dark Past?

ARE WE OKAY?

Disclaimer: don't tell me to see John Wick. I like action movies. Who doesn't? They're fun as hell. But I know that dog dies so I refuse.

I would kill for that face, too, John Wick.  Image  via

I would kill for that face, too, John Wick.

Image via

A cursory Google Image search tells me he gets another dog, which is good but still. Unwatchable for this gal.

Original Image  via

Original Image via

For a moment, let's take Mr. Wick out of the dog-inspired revenge spree. He's angry, he's brooding, and he handles a ton of firearms. Is this what I'm supposed to look for in a potential mate?

Or should I go after more of a Batman type? Brooding, angry, lots of weapons...wait, that sounds exactly like the first guy.

Stop screaming, Bats. Your parents died. You're mad.&nbsp; WE GET IT .  Image  via

Stop screaming, Bats. Your parents died. You're mad. WE GET IT.

Image via

It makes no difference to me that this version of Batman is a toy. Yeah, yeah, it's marketed to children, so I get it. Take your whole family to a fun movie for Valentine's! Adorable! Teach your boys to be angsty and your girls to mistake angst for intelligence! Teach your gender non-binary children NOTHING because movie execs DGAF about them! SO CUTE!

And, sure, it's supposedly a kids movie. But you know that every manchild who spends more on Legos than he does on utilities will be there with a semi watching his fave dude + his fave toys.

Maybe I'm just mad cause I'm like so over Batman. Dude needs to lighten up. I know you're sad about your past, but you're a fucking gazillionaire AND a crime-fighting powerhouse. YOUR LIFE IS COOL SO STOP WHINING.

But, you know what? He's hot in movies, so I guess he's a good candidate for a life partner! Too bad he'll never fully trust me, disappear for days at a time, and NEVER FEEL HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT I DO.

Last but not least...

UGH.  Image  via

UGH.

Image via

Another rich, brooding white boy! HUZZAH!

Yes, Jamie Dornan, your Irish looks are bonnie good. But cheekbones notwithstanding, Christian Grey is a human barf emoji.

Let me be clear: no shade to BDSM. You do you. BUT as many critics of the Fifty Shades books say, this ain't no healthy kinky relationship. Says pro dominatrix Lady Velvet Steel,

Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, is supposedly a dominant in Fifty Shades. He isn’t a dominant. He’s a stalker. He breaks into Anastasia’s house, he bullies her friend, he buys her expensive gifts. He is constantly crossing boundaries. And S&M is all about respecting boundaries.
— The Hollywood Reporter

Respecting. Boundaries. That's a good rule for every sexual relationship. Make sure your partner is safe and is having fun! Listen to Dan Savage for, like, five minutes and you'll get it! If E.L. James had ever learned from Mr. Savage (and his frequent guest Mistress Matisse), 50 Shades could be a legitimate BDSM awakening! A learning experience for readers that could help kinky readers come into their own and encourage vanilla readers to discuss their sex lives with their partners and teach everyone to respect others' boundaries. Instead, we get a brooding, angry, borderline abusive white boy.

BUT IT'S OKAY CAUSE HE BOUGHT HER A HELICOPTER RIDE AND A LAPTOP.

IT'S OKAY CAUSE HE'S RICH AF.

I bet Melania had to sign an NDA.  Image  via

I bet Melania had to sign an NDA.

Image via

^Maybe if we stop romanticizing the angry, wealthy white man, we wouldn't have come to this.^

All these angry men are also violent men, but we ignore the violence cause it's dressed like Christian Bale.

Laurie 4Evr  Image  via

Laurie 4Evr

Image via

These guys are killers, stalkers, and I'm-not-going-to-kill-them-but-I'll-leave-them-for-dead-ers. Romanticizing them softens their blow.

In conclusion...

go see Hidden Figures instead.

Women + Science + Race Relations + Retro Fashions = I'm Not Crying,&nbsp; You're  Crying  Image via

Women + Science + Race Relations + Retro Fashions = I'm Not Crying, You're Crying

Image via

10 Protest Signs to Flatter Any Figure by Fake Geek Girl

WHAT UP, NASTY WOMEN!?

On Sunday, I wrote about how much I'm digging the protest fad sweeping the nation. A less-discussed benefit of marching is, well, marching! Guys, walking burns so many calories! Like, at least two calories per minute!

WE ARE GONNA BE SO FIT FOR THE REVOLUTION.

But while we work on marching away those pounds, we want to convince our sisters and brothers that we're already skinny as hell. Here are some signs that will help you hide your problem areas and highlight your BADASS FEMINISM.

Happy 4th Birthday, Fake Geek Girl! by Fake Geek Girl

YOU. GUYS.

Four years ago today, the Fake Geek Girl blog published it's very first entry!

Image  via

Image via

FOUR YEARS. That's a presidential term!

Speaking of presidents (and who isn't, these days?), I'm bringing back regular posts Fake Geek Girl blog in honor of Lord Dampnut.

Image via

Image via

Wait, why would I do anything in honor of Orange Twitler???? Allow me to elaborate. STORY TIIIIIIME!

Like many of you out there, I was appalled - though unfortunately not shocked - by the 2016 election results. Electing an openly power-hungry, aggressive bigot reveals just how racist and selfish much of our country is. I would say "the majority of country" but we all know Donald J. Drumpf didn't actually get the majority of the vote. SHADE. THROWN.

Since then, I've felt anxious. Not, like, "I'm stressed, get me a Xanax and a bath bomb" anxiety. Though that sounds fantastic and I will probably do that later. This is an anxiety that I had heretofore only heard described in books, specifically those written between World Wars I and II. Ya know, the Lost Generation you learned about in high school. Great Gatsby anxiety, where the world is tense and you have no idea what to do.

Luckily, the internet knows what to do. Call your representatives! Make donations! Protest!

Image  via

Image via

I'm loving the protesting. I'm angry and I want to shout and I will shout on the Internet if need be but I prefer to shout outside with other people. There was a #BanTheMuslinBan protest just this morning literally across the street from me, which was great cause I'm almost as lazy as I am angry. An organization in my district is sponsoring a Syrian refugee family who of course have not yet been allowed in the country, so they organized a bunch of speakers to get together in our little neighborhood square. As I have at every protest so far, I teared up. This time, it was the group of little kids standing on the corner with the signs they obviously colored themselves. Every time a car would go past honking in support, the kids would scream and cheer and chant. IT. WAS. BEAUTIFUL.

Then my monster dog started barking at an old lady so I had to leave before the last speaker was done. Now Monster Dog is real tired. He definitely thinks he won the protest. I've tried to explain to him that it's not a contest, but he doesn't believe me.

I digress. Or do I...DOGRESS? LOLOLOLOLOL.

Anyway. So, I've been trying all the things to make my anger and anxiety useful.

Image  via

Image via

It helps that I have my Blood Coven. OH YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THE BLOOD COVEN!?! A group of my BAMF ladyfriends have a text chain where we share news, rants, action items, and other resistance plans. #GetEnragedStayEngaged #StrengthifyTheBloodCoven

One of my Blood Coven sisters shared a pamphlet called "Making Art During Fascism" by Beth Pickens. Says Pickens,

With the US’s enormous political swing toward white supremacist, capitalist, militaristic patriarchy, I am focusing on history to give me some perspective and keep me grounded so that I make strategic next steps. I am reading about artists making work during war, in violence, and despite of systemic neglect...We don’t know what will happen but historically, during oppressive regimes and fascist governments, it is the brave and creative ones who lead, solve problems, incite, inspire, organize, comfort, satirize, and reflect. Your work will be more important than ever. You have no idea who needs to see/hear/feel what you are making.

Is that a little lofty for someone who writes mostly about pop culture and sometimes about spaceships and always for the LOLZ?

Yes.

BUT, GUYS,

ENTERTAINMENT MATTERS!

When I take in a piece of entertainment - highbrow or lowbrow or unibrow - my brain relaxes. A relaxed brain is an open mind, and so I'm opening my mind up to the point-of-view of the characters in whatever I'm watching. RN, the majority of entertainment is white and cis male and straight, so as an audience member I'm only opening my mind up to the privileged POVs. [Yes, we're getting a little more diversity, but OOOOH GURL have we got a ways to go.] The more perspectives we see on the page, stage, screen, canvas, WHATEVER MEDIUM, the more perspectives we can empathize with. AND GUESS WHAT!? Empathy makes you less selfish, cruel, greedy...all those cardinal sins rending my country TO TINY BITS.

More of this plz. Image  via

More of this plz. Image via

Though I don't think empathy makes you less orange, so asshole's on his own there.

BUT FAKE TANS ARE BESIDE THE POINT.

The point is empathy. We should be critical of the entertainment that doesn't force us to practice empathy. That doesn't mean every movie needs to be a devastating drama about homelessness in gay youth. I personally prefer explosions and pop soundtracks and superpowers. Because (a) they're cool and (b) the empathy part is sneakier and more subversive*. Take Netflix's Luke Cage. You're watching a show about an unbreakable dude fighting crime, but you're also watching a parable for personal strength in a time of great violence.

Image via

Image via

Plus, I mean, THIS GUY:

Image  via

Image via

So entertainment = empathy, and if it doesn't, I'm suspicious of said "entertainment." The Fake Geek Girl Blog gives me a platform to dissect the culture I/we take in and provide readers with an analytical look at how I/we can make ever-more-inclusive decisions in the arts/entertainment/media/pop culture/or just regular culture/I'm running out of things to list.

AND THEN HOPEFULLY WE'LL ALL LEARN TO BE KINDER AND MORE PROGRESSIVE AND THE WORLD WILL BE SAVED.

Otherwise I think we're headed for straight-up Hunger Games. And, sweetheart, I do not volunteer as tribute for that shit.

Image  via

Image via

Instead, I'm creating in honor of my anger toward Lord Dampnut. If all the voices he wants to eradicate shout at once, perhaps some checks and/or balances will happen in the short term.

And maybe in the long term, our world will look more like Star Trek: The Next Generation's post-currency Federation and less like Panem.

Image  via

Image via

* Subversive empathy also reaches more people. The Starbucks-chugging, NPR-sponsoring, white liberal will go out of his/her way [let's be real, I'm talking about myself] to see the homeless gay youth movie, but every Joe the Plumber [OMG 'MEMBER HIM!?!?] can sit on his/her couch and binge-watch Luke Cage. Cause there's punching and shooting and sexy times and cool songs.

PS - Watch APB on FOX! I'm there somewhere in the background getting arrested!

Episode 3: Violet by Fake Geek Girl

"I'm at the nihilistic yet dependent stage of being on Tumblr? Like, I have a thousand-yard stare, but that stare is constantly directed at my dashboard."

In which we talk about Steven Universe, Tumblr, and the steam engine fandom. Contains very few spoilers about any of these things, but a lot of thinking about the infrastructure of fictional worlds and what counts as a fandom, anyway.

The Autistic Tony Stark fic is "Don't Say It" by bibliomaniac - you can find it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7838281. We also talked about "How the Mouth Changes Its Shape" by breathedout (http://archiveofourown.org/works/704773). If you get excited by The Avengers and/or Sherlock, you should read them both, but the second will take you a lot longer.

About Violet

Violet Virnig is an asexual trans writer, artist, and printmaker who has written, drawn, published, printed, bound, mailed, and marketed her own series of comics called The Satanic Mechanic. She’s also a long-standing member of the Iowa City Press Co-Op, and ran the scene shop in a small theater for three years more or less single-handedly. She can do basically anything, it's no big deal.

SEASON FINALE! Episode 13: Cleanup on Aisle Donna by Fake Geek Girl

In which the season is finalized...

A Lizard King Studios Production

PRESENTED BY
Fake Geek Girl Productions
See more at their Site: http://www.fggpeeps.com/
Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZiMv96OWx-DtwYwJDMS3Q?sub_confirmation=1
Donate to their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fggpeeps
Like and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FakeGeekGirlProductions
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FGGPeeps

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PREFORMED BY
Ronen Kohn
Check out their Patron here! : https://patreon.com/masshysteriamusic

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Kevin Delano

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Joshua Allard
Yiouli Archontaki
Arne Parrott
Alex Campell
Jessica Puller
Bethany Woodard
Piccolo Theatre: http://piccolotheatre.com/
VsTheUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/VStheUNIVERSEtube
L.I.V.E.: http://lockedintovacancy.com/

CAST:
Donna - Ariel Lauryn
Alex - Joel Thompson
Emily - Elizabeth MacDougal
Billy - David W.M. Kelch
Da Vinci - Brain Conely
Carl - Eric Lauryn
George - Alexis Cohen-Pena
Grandmaster - Joshua Ballard
Mr. Rockefeller - TD Sidell
Mrs. Rockefeller - Bethany Woodard

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Lauryn and Nathan Thompson

DIRECTED BY
Nathan Thompson

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Lauryn

Episode 12.7: Alphabetization by Fake Geek Girl

In which filing systems are very important...

A Lizard King Studios Production

PRESENTED BY
Fake Geek Girl Productions
See more at their Site: http://www.fggpeeps.com/
Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZiMv96OWx-DtwYwJDMS3Q?sub_confirmation=1
Donate to their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fggpeeps
Like and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FakeGeekGirlProductions
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FGGPeeps

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PREFORMED BY
Ronen Kohn
Check out their Patron here! : https://patreon.com/masshysteriamusic

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Kevin Delano

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Joshua Allard
Yiouli Archontaki
Arne Parrott
Alex Campell
Jessica Puller
Bethany Woodard
Piccolo Theatre: http://piccolotheatre.com/
VsTheUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/VStheUNIVERSEtube
L.I.V.E.: http://lockedintovacancy.com/

CAST:
Donna - Ariel Lauryn
Alex - Joel Thompson
Emily - Elizabeth MacDougal
Billy - David W.M. Kelch
Da Vinci - Brain Conely
Carl - Eric Lauryn
George - Alexis Cohen-Pena
Grandmaster - Joshua Ballard
Mr. Rockefeller - TD Sidell
Mrs. Rockefeller - Bethany Woodard

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Lauryn and Nathan Thompson

DIRECTED BY
Nathan Thompson

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Lauryn

Episode 12.3: Affirmations by Fake Geek Girl

In which we take a step back...breathe in...aaaaand out...

A Lizard King Studios Production

PRESENTED BY
Fake Geek Girl Productions
See more at their Site: http://www.fggpeeps.com/
Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZiMv96OWx-DtwYwJDMS3Q?sub_confirmation=1
Donate to their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fggpeeps
Like and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FakeGeekGirlProductions
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FGGPeeps

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PREFORMED BY
Ronen Kohn
Check out their Patron here! : https://patreon.com/masshysteriamusic

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Kevin Delano

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Joshua Allard
Yiouli Archontaki
Arne Parrott
Alex Campell
Jessica Puller
Bethany Woodard
Piccolo Theatre: http://piccolotheatre.com/
VsTheUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/VStheUNIVERSEtube
L.I.V.E.: http://lockedintovacancy.com/

CAST:
Donna - Ariel Lauryn
Alex - Joel Thompson
Emily - Elizabeth MacDougal
Billy - David W.M. Kelch
Da Vinci - Brain Conely
Carl - Eric Lauryn
George - Alexis Cohen-Pena
Grandmaster - Joshua Ballard
Mr. Rockefeller - TD Sidell
Mrs. Rockefeller - Bethany Woodard

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Lauryn and Nathan Thompson

DIRECTED BY
Nathan Thompson

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Lauryn

Episode 12: Cloudy With A Chance of Doom by Fake Geek Girl

In which the Illuminati itemize their weather balloons...

A Lizard King Studios Production

PRESENTED BY
Fake Geek Girl Productions
See more at their Site: http://www.fggpeeps.com/
Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZiMv96OWx-DtwYwJDMS3Q?sub_confirmation=1
Donate to their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fggpeeps
Like and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FakeGeekGirlProductions
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FGGPeeps

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PREFORMED BY
Ronen Kohn
Check out their Patron here! : https://patreon.com/masshysteriamusic

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Kevin Delano

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Joshua Allard
Yiouli Archontaki
Arne Parrott
Alex Campell
Jessica Puller
Bethany Woodard
Piccolo Theatre: http://piccolotheatre.com/
VsTheUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/VStheUNIVERSEtube
L.I.V.E.: http://lockedintovacancy.com/

CAST:
Donna - Ariel Lauryn
Alex - Joel Thompson
Emily - Elizabeth MacDougal
Billy - David W.M. Kelch
Da Vinci - Brain Conely
Carl - Eric Lauryn
George - Alexis Cohen-Pena
Grandmaster - Joshua Ballard
Mr. Rockefeller - TD Sidell
Mrs. Rockefeller - Bethany Woodard

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Lauryn and Nathan Thompson

DIRECTED BY
Nathan Thompson

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Lauryn

Episode 11.7: Fear the Wi-Fi by Fake Geek Girl

In which we make our wi-fi password more complex...

A Lizard King Studios Production

PRESENTED BY
Fake Geek Girl Productions
See more at their Site: http://www.fggpeeps.com/
Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZiMv96OWx-DtwYwJDMS3Q?sub_confirmation=1
Donate to their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fggpeeps
Like and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FakeGeekGirlProductions
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FGGPeeps

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PREFORMED BY
Ronen Kohn
Check out their Patron here! : https://patreon.com/masshysteriamusic

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Kevin Delano

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Joshua Allard
Yiouli Archontaki
Arne Parrott
Alex Campell
Jessica Puller
Bethany Woodard
Piccolo Theatre: http://piccolotheatre.com/
VsTheUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/VStheUNIVERSEtube
L.I.V.E.: http://lockedintovacancy.com/

CAST:
Donna - Ariel Lauryn
Alex - Joel Thompson
Emily - Elizabeth MacDougal
Billy - David W.M. Kelch
Da Vinci - Brain Conely
Carl - Eric Lauryn
George - Alexis Cohen-Pena
Grandmaster - Joshua Ballard
Mr. Rockefeller - TD Sidell
Mrs. Rockefeller - Bethany Woodard

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Lauryn and Nathan Thompson

DIRECTED BY
Nathan Thompson

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Lauryn

Episode 11.3: TMNT by Fake Geek Girl

In which DaVinci confirms a long-held fan theory...

A Lizard King Studios Production

PRESENTED BY
Fake Geek Girl Productions
See more at their Site: http://www.fggpeeps.com/
Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZiMv96OWx-DtwYwJDMS3Q?sub_confirmation=1
Donate to their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/fggpeeps
Like and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FakeGeekGirlProductions
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FGGPeeps

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PREFORMED BY
Ronen Kohn
Check out their Patron here! : https://patreon.com/masshysteriamusic

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Kevin Delano

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Joshua Allard
Yiouli Archontaki
Arne Parrott
Alex Campell
Jessica Puller
Bethany Woodard
Piccolo Theatre: http://piccolotheatre.com/
VsTheUniverse: https://www.youtube.com/user/VStheUNIVERSEtube
L.I.V.E.: http://lockedintovacancy.com/

CAST:
Donna - Ariel Lauryn
Alex - Joel Thompson
Emily - Elizabeth MacDougal
Billy - David W.M. Kelch
Da Vinci - Brain Conely
Carl - Eric Lauryn
George - Alexis Cohen-Pena
Grandmaster - Joshua Ballard
Mr. Rockefeller - TD Sidell
Mrs. Rockefeller - Bethany Woodard

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Lauryn and Nathan Thompson

DIRECTED BY
Nathan Thompson

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Lauryn