SisterGeeks began in May of 2015 with a small group of friends who bonded over movies, television, books, and video games. Out of camaraderie, conversation, and confidence in the importance of our own opinions came SisterGeeks.net, a website for us to voice our thoughts on all the things that made us go “Squeeee!”
Over time, the ladies who contributed to the site and called themselves Sister Geeks changed. However, the vision, fun, and sisterhood of the site remained the same. We were still just a few girls hanging out, talking and writing about the stuff we liked, and hoping a few people might want to engage with us.
It has now been four and a half years and Sister Geeks has been a fun and fulfilling journey that has brought light and laughter into our lives, as well as memories we would not trade for the world. However, it would seem the time has come for us to move on to the next phase that life has for us.
Whether or not that will include movie reviews, book lists, and geek news, we don’t know. But we are certain of how thankful we are to have had this time together to be Sister Geeks, to bond over our love for all things geeky, to “Squeeee” together and rant and rave over the good and bad of movies, TV, books, and pop culture.
Thank you for joining us on this ride. You’ve been a wonderful community. Be good to yourselves and stay geeky.
HBO has done it again! They’ve taken preexisting source material, added a few new ingredients, stirred it a bit, and presented us with a delicious cocktail that goes down smooth and has just the right bit of kick . I’m talking, of course, about the new Watchmen series, based on Alan Moore’s 1986 comic series of the same name. If you haven’t yet experienced this show, you’re missing out, my friend.
Alice decided to seek professional help after she almost accidentally kidnapped a small child.
“I was nearly arrested,” Alice exclaimed. Then she broke down in tears, covering her face with her hands and letting her long, blonde hair fall in curtains around her to try and hide her from the world.
Alice sat on a dark grey sofa. Across from her, perched on the edge of a large, sturdy coffee table, sat a woman in long, flowing fabric. Her hair was also long and loose, but her dark eyes held no tears. They did hold sympathy, however. She knew what had brought Alice to her, but she waited patiently to let the other woman tell her own story. After some time, Alice did just that. Continue reading →
It came to my attention recently that there are certain battles within pop culture, specific disagreements among fandoms, particular debates that have no definitive answers. These topics divide the masses in a friendly, yet passionate way, and will likely do so forever.
I hadn’t really thought about the existence of these divides within the culture, but once I did, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Because I realized that I have a firm opinion about many of them. And furthermore, I’m staunchly ready to defend my position on these topics. At some point, without realizing it, I picked a side. I chose a team and didn’t even know it. So today, I’m claiming my colors and proudly proclaiming my stance on the really important issues, such as…
This week, we’re picking teams. Come back Friday for a discussion of some of pop culture’s most intriguing arguments. Find out which side I land on and tell me which teams you rep. Today, we’re starting with this throwback from the boys at ERB.
Black women have a unique voice in the world of comedy. When I write this, please don’t read subtext. This certainly isn’t to say that others don’t have unique voices as well or that the voices of black women in comedy are somehow more valuable than others. Mine is just a simple statement of truth. Black women do indeed have a unique voice within the world of comedy. With A Black Lady Sketch Show, some of today’s most talented black comediennes come together to create a hilarious experience that’s quite unlike anything we’ve ever had before. Continue reading →
Giving classic fairy tales a new twist isn’t a novel concept. However, the way that Drew Hayes brings them all together in a string of unexpected connections and creative new perspectives is original, unique, funny, and totally worth your time as a reader. In Second Hand Curses, we follow Jack, Frank, and Marie (a.k.a. The Bastard Champions) on their journey across magical kingdoms. The trio have specific skill sets. For a price, they are willing to take on odd, dangerous, and nigh-impossible jobs that may or may not include hunting, maiming, or killing someone who has taken advantage of someone else who didn’t deserve it. Did your fairy godmother forget to mention that in return for the prince’s love you must spend the rest of your life in her servitude? Did a mysterious piper whisk away all the children in your village and refuse to return them without a very handsome ransom? Were you tricked by a frog into trading places with him before he ran away and left you to fend for yourself as a lowly amphibian? Then The Bastard Champions are here for you… for a price, of course. Continue reading →
The Rules of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps is the first in a series of books deemed The Supervillainy Saga. The book follows the adventures of Gary Karkofsky, who inhabits a world filled with superheroes and supervillains. Gary, is just a regular guy, though, until he randomly inherits the magical cloak of his city’s most celebrated hero, who is recently deceased. Gary doesn’t dream of being a hero, however. He dreams of being rich. So he takes the hero’s cloak and becomes Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy. Now he just has to convince his wife to go along with his plans, figure out his powers, prove that he’s more than just a schmuck in a borrowed cloak, and keep from being arrested. Along the way, he’ll meet up with a few old friends and make a few new, as well as an enemy or two. At least it won’t be boring. Continue reading →