Saturday, June 03, 2006

Weekly Women's Geek-Out #3

Diane Duane, writer of the Young wizards series, keeps Out of Ambit for when she wants "to talk about anything but writing." Mostly she links and quotes from around the net.

Comic Candy is a small, female friendly, female run (but not exclusively female) website with regularly updated news, a community forum, reviews, and pictures!

I'm not much of a gamer myself, but I have found my way to a few sites that mix Feminism and Gaming issues. New Game Plus, run by Ariel (Lake Desire of Shrub.Com) is just one of many, linking and commenting on pertinent posts and stories throughout the gaming blogosphere.

I just found Brainfreeze: Comic Love this morning. I've always looking for new viewpoints, and this may be the first time I've seen a mother reading comics along with her children -- and blogging about it. Check out her invaluable Parents Guide to Marvel Legends Figures before you buy.

I'm sure by now most of you know about Monkey Crack Mary and her project. She also writes fanfic and journals her feminist beliefs. And in addition to all that work, she still managed to scoop Newsarama. I think it's about time I put her on the blogroll.

Not going on the blogroll, but still of interest is the Georgia State University survey: Daughters of the Revolution: Females Born in the ’70’s & Early ’80’s, Writing, and the Digital Revolution. For American women born between 1970 and 1985.

(Oh, and by the way, I was Virginia Woolf in the What Feminist Icon Are You? quiz. You can judge for yourselves how accurate that seems.)

And you can find last week's list here.


  1. Ah, thankee for the Diane Duane link. An early and long-time fave of my Trek-readin' days; I liked her unique take on the setting.

  2. Diane Duane rules. Thanks for the link.

    And I got Emma Goldman. :) (I made my Mom take the test and she was like "Wymyn? God, I haven't seen that in years! Those early feminists were NUTS!" She got Gloria Steinem, BTW...)

  3. I'm glad you've blogrolled my site. Our geeky interests have much in common! I do enjoy comics, but I never really learned how a girl gets into them.

  4. No problem on the Diane Duane link. I've been getting WFA referrals from ehr for a while, actually. :)

    Lake Desire -- Easy! Your sister introduces you. The problem is getting a boy into them. :)