A Fond Farewell to Geek’s Dream Girl

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Once upon a time, three years ago, a nervous young writer named M was just starting out on her freelance career,  looking for odd jobs to earn a few bucks and build her portfolio. She didn’t really know what to do. She wasn’t a medical writer, didn’t have a background in marketing, and wasn’t really into traditional journalism. The one thing she knew was how to be a geek, and an otaku at that… her time in anime clubs had given way to actual work in the anime and manga industries, when she wasn’t … [Read more...]

Never the End – Just the Beginning

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Hullo, gentle readers. So, as you now know, GeeksDreamGirl is closing its doors at the end of December. I received this news earlier in the month with sadness, because I’ve truly enjoyed writing these articles, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them. Since many of my fellow GDG writers are writing final articles, it felt appropriate that I should do so as well. I wanted to start by looking back… I Know Where We’ve Been My first article went up on GDG on July 4, 2010 with an article … [Read more...]

It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for

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By the time you read this, I will probably be glued to my TV screen, watching this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special - which, incidentally, will also be the last episode to feature Matt Smith.  As of next week, Geek's Dream Girl will have stopped producing new content, so I won't have written my thoughts on the new regeneration.  And honestly, I'm finding the timing kind of fitting. My first post for GDG went live on February 23, 2009.  To demonstrate just how long a time that's been, … [Read more...]

Favorite Finds: December Edition

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As you've heard by now, Geek's Dream Girl will be closing up at the end of the month.  I'm sure I'm going to be pretty nostalgic next week, but for now, I'm just going to focus on the moment, mentioning some of the things I've been finding awesome and that I won't have time to talk about later. The Room Two You may have already played The Room, a delightfully spooky puzzle game from Fireproof Games available on iPad (among others).  The original game took me forever to complete, because I … [Read more...]

Geek Dream Girl’s Guide to Gift-Giving

It’s that time of year again. Carols are in full force on the radio, office parties are filling up your calendar, and shopping centers are brimming to capacity. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, exchanging gifts this time of year is still a nice opportunity to do something special for someone you care about. Gift-giving with someone you are dating, however, often becomes challenging and stressful, especially when we want to find that one perfect item. What gift is too much? Too little? … [Read more...]

Almost Human: Almost There

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A few seasons ago, fantasy series seemed to be the "in" thing for network TV; this year I'm noticing more of a sci-fi bent.  Almost Human is a prime example; the show is set 35 years in the future, and is essentially a buddy cop bromance between a human with baggage and issues expressing his emotions and a rogue, extra-emotional and intuitive android.  It may seem a bit cliche or cheesy, and it vaguely reminds me of Alien Nation from time to time, but it's growing on me... almost. Fox chose … [Read more...]

HOLIDAY SALE: 50% off our eBook and $20 off our Dating Profile Revision Service

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Snuggle up with a special someone this holiday season! For December only, take 50% off our ebook: You Geek, They Grok: A Geek's Guide to Leveling Up Your Online Dating Game. It's a pretty awesome book at full price, but don't take my word for it: E. Foley speaks our language. demystifies the strange frontier of online dating for many geeks. It's a great read not just for the stereotypical ever-single geek, but for folks looking to broaden their social circles, recent divorcées, and … [Read more...]

Anime, MMORPGs, and PvP (Psychopaths very Present!)

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In my recent efforts to spend more time watching anime, I've been watching two series - the currently-running Log Horizon and 2012's popular series Sword Art Online - with themes that, at first glance, seem quite similar: the idea of MMORPG players being drawn into the world of the game and then mysteriously trapped there. Think along the lines of the entire World of Warcraft player base getting stuck in Azeroth the next time they log in, and you kinda get the idea. At closer inspection, the … [Read more...]

Tis the Season… for Krampus

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The holiday season is in full swing, but this week some parts of the world are about to celebrate one you might not be as familiar with: The Feast of Saint Nicholas. Last year we covered that I'm a Christmas geek, but while I mentioned Krampus he's not really associated with Christmas... technically.  I know Krampus is becoming popular in recent years, but if you're a fan the time to celebrate is now, not Christmas Eve.  Since we know geeks are a stickler for accuracy, here's a little background … [Read more...]

The Day of the Doctor: Looking Back, Moving On

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After literally years of waiting, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special has aired.  I feel a bit like the winter holidays have started early, actually.  Let's discuss a little of what went on and what we can expect for the future.  It might be obvious, but this will contain spoilers for those who haven't yet watched the episode. Truth and Lies We all knew the special would be a multi-doctor event in that it would contain both David Tennant and Matt Smith, but we weren't sure of anything … [Read more...]