The Passion of The Exclusionary Geek

One night, we went to karaoke and met a woman with a Serenity tattoo and a Captain America t-shirt. I was also wearing a Captain America shirt, so naturally, we chest bumped (as you do when you meet another geek in the wild) and merged our groups for the rest of the night. At the end, we were invited to a charity costume ball being run by one of her friends. It was way the hell out in the suburbs, but hey! Geeks! Costumes! Tasty adult beverages! Of course we’d go! How could we not? These are our people! Right?

Boldly Geeking Out

Nerds are nerds wherever you go. That’s kind of the beauty of cons. Whether you’re in a convention center in Central Florida or San Diego, it’s a gathering of people who are passionate about something, to the point that they have to share that passion with others in a communal experience. And that’s kind of awesome.

Badland Girls: Everyone is Jonah Ray

This week, the Badland ladies discuss personal style! We look back on favorite outfits and accessories, our fashion role models, and get angry about plus sized sections and how they suck. Rhea talks about the Evil Dead musical and Destiny falls in love with Shotgun Seamstress.

Badland Girls: Love Your Neighbors

This week, Destiny and Rhea put on a revised interpretation of an excerpt from a book of old radio plays. We also read fan mail. There’s talk about VHS collecting culture, Marvel comics (again!), and found footage horror films.

Badland Girls: What’s Wrong, Tim Riggins?

Film February continues with some Marvel-ous picks from Rhea. We discuss Ultimate Avengers influence on Whedon’s Avengers, what animal Beta Ray Bill looks like, and why Taylor Kitsch can’t seem to score a blockbuster hit.

Badland Girls: Reality Cold

This week, Rhea and Destiny kick off FILM FEBRUARY! Rhea’s pick is The Call of Cthulhu (2005) and Destiny’s pick is Elvira Mistress of the Dark (1988). We also discuss some awesome music (Jaill and the new My Bloody Valentine album), the magical world of konapun, and give some birthday love to our good friend, John Thome.

Badland Girls: Hug A Powerpuff Girl

This week, Rhea and Destiny explore sadness including the saddest movies, the saddest songs, the saddest games, and the saddest fictional character deaths.  We also talk about V/H/S, rap music, and Chris Evans (again)!

Badland Girls: SCUM Rolls

This week, Rhea and Destiny give you the Valerie Solanas-tinged, rambly basics, as this is another regulars episode! We discuss the surprising appeal of Vin Diesel, give out suggestions on what to do with your Junk Food Dinner t-shirt, and read some comments from friend of the show, Tracie Mauk!