Nicole
she/her/hers
This blog is a little of everything and a lot of inconsistency. I am Queen of the Queue and over-tag everything, so don't be afraid to ask me to tag something for you. I am planning a hobbit hole and you should talk to me about your dream house. Also Tamora Pierce. And The Posterchildren. As well as anything that's weighing you down (I am nearly guaranteed to be on your side).
Profile picture courtesy of Raya

 

thatnerdygamergirl:

christmasdixon:

daveesstrider:

joshverdi:

nicolejanelle:

APPARENTLY this is a thing, the rupee is a box for an engagement ring. Shut the front door.
Not sorry for all the Zelda spam.

It better make the noise when you open it

The noise

guys
it makes the noise

Hold on, forwarding this to my boyfriend.

thatnerdygamergirl:

christmasdixon:

daveesstrider:

joshverdi:

nicolejanelle:

APPARENTLY this is a thing, the rupee is a box for an engagement ring. Shut the front door.

Not sorry for all the Zelda spam.

It better make the noise when you open it

The noise

guys

it makes the noise

Hold on, forwarding this to my boyfriend.

I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.

So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves.

PetticoatDespot (Click for full comment on an also great article)

Yeah but WHY aren’t there more women in the tech center? Must be because of their genetically weird lady brains AMIRITE?!

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A man can wear a bow tie and a fez and he’s in costume. A woman can spend hundreds of pounds or weeks of her time on an exact replica of an outfit a minor character wore onscreen for five minutes, whilst reciting the Prime Directive in Klingon, and she’s an attention-seeking slut.

The New Statesman on fake geek girls (x)

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uchidachi:

Once you throw out the myth of the “fake geek girl,” your world becomes such a wonderful place: 11-year-olds marathon anime at their sleepovers, that teenager on the subway loves pop idols and Darth Vader in equal amounts, sororities organize LAN parties, your date styles her hair based on her favorite superheroine, your mother cosplays, and your grandmother speaks fluent Klingon. 

Mark Does Stuff: seananmcguire: So it’s been a little more than a week since my...

seananmcguire:

So it’s been a little more than a week since my glorious return from the San Diego International Comic Convention, where I saw cool things, met cool people, and learned that “Hell” is another word for “being on the SDCC exhibit floor in a wheelchair.” I also contracted a…

durnesque-esque:

joyfully-chaotic:

thatcrazywhoviangirl:

miss-nerdgasmz:

yuseimonarch:

nullvoid0:

gossiptroll:

my idea of a hot date 

Hell yes

I had no idea there were women like this how do I find them?

I mean shit bro are we really that rare

There are women like us out there. I would do this with a guy

Go on tumblr and pick anyone, the chance you get one of us is pretty big

We’re not rare, we’re just all inside on our computers.

Dude, I know girls who would do this who are hardly ever on the internet. We actually are not hard to find at all.

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icantbelieveitsalawblog:

I’m not that big of a comics geek, but the whole “Fake Geek Girl” thing is incomprehensible to me. This comic seems to sum it up quite well.