For Whovians (Doctor Who fans), it’s an exciting time. We are less than three weeks away from getting a new Doctor. Anticipation and tension are high. Many of us are equal parts excited, nervous, curious, and anxious to see what this new Doctor will be like and what kind of adventures we can expect from her and her new Companions. Fortunately, it’s just about time to find out!
Some heroes are even more heroic off-screen. From creating online movements to raise awareness for their cause (I’m looking at you, @David_Ramsey, raising awareness of testicular cancer #DontQuit), to building entire charities from the ground up, these celebs know how to make their mark.
Below, I’ve listed a few CW actors you can really look up to. Read on to find out who they are, their cause, and how you can help. Continue reading →
I work in an office. Sister Geek, Taylor, works in the office across the hall from mine. In another office on another hall works a friend of ours named Sierra (name changed for her protection). Some mornings, Sierra comes over toting her mason jar filled with warm coffee and almond milk to say, “Good morning!” and chat a while about life, love, the importance of a fashionable day planner, the current f*@%3d up political climate of these United States, and the pursuit of happiness in the field of conservation (in which we all work).
Last week, on one such morning, our talk turned to books, as it often does. In the course of our discussion, each of us received a recommendation (or two) for books to read. By the next day, we had all acquired the books that had been recommended to us, either by our own means or because the friend who recommended them had brought them to us from her personal collection. And just like that, we inadvertently created The Accidental & Impromptu Conservation & Collaboration Book Club (because ridiculously long book club names are all the rage these days). The recommended books for this round of reading are as follows…
Two weeks ago, I flashed back to a few badass ladies from some old Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows. The first lady on the list was the incomparable Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Joss Whedon’s 90s-00s show on the WB/CW network. The show and character, which both premiered more than 20 years ago, still have a loyal following. Earlier this month, news hit the net that Joss Whedon is attached to a reboot of the show which is currently in the works. This time, however, the lead is to played by an African-American actress.
Of course, this news sent the interwebs reeling with mixed feelings, for various reasons. But then came a bit of clarification. With this additional info, I gotta say I’m totally on board for what’s supposed to be coming…
Shark Week is one of my favorite ways to cure the mid-summer slump. Every year, Discovery Channel adds new shows, like Shaq Week and Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy, but still airs favorites like Air Jaws and Alien Sharks. If you haven’t gotten in on the action yet, you still have time! Tonight, starting at 7PM ET/PT, Catch Cash Cab “Shark Week Edition”, Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction, Bloodline: Spawn of Jaws, and Great White Shark Babies. Tomorrow at 9, Return of the Mega Shark and Sharks Gone Wild. And Sunday at 9, catch Naked and Afraid with Sharks. Plus, all day through Sunday, catch shark shows from previous seasons of Shark week.
What better way to celebrate the final days of this year’s Shark Week, than with a drinking game? And just because Shark Week makes me feel a little “extra”, I also created a specialty shot for the occasion– the Shark Attack. Continue reading →
Today, two badass women of current Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV come back to our screens with new seasons of their respective shows.
So this seems like a great time to highlight other badass ladies of Sci-Fi and Fantasy television who have been favorites of mine in the past. All these ladies still hold very special places in my heart. The list, of course, is not exhaustive. It just contains some favorites from my DVD collection. (These are in no particular order.)