You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) – Felicia Day Book Review

On the surface and considering her unconventional upbringing, it seems bizarre that so many people would feel such an intense kinship with Felicia Day. In her fascinating new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), the actress, writer and producer lets us in on her life and, once you really get to know her, it becomes obvious why she’s so irresistable to so many. The geek world is generally a mainstream lifestyle choice these days, but Felicia wasn’t just … Read More

The Self-Sabotage of Nerd Culture

There once was a time where being the shy, quiet nerd was niche. I have a distinct memory of sitting in the school library during my final year of high school with people I didn’t especially consider my friends, they were just classmates. People to pass time with. We didn’t have much in common. I looked across at the cool kids, all classic beauty, confidence, both admirable athletic and academic ability. I didn’t quite see myself with them either. I … Read More

On being a science groupie + the Full Frontal Nerdity DVD

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Toward the end of Year Eight in high school, right before the summer that was going to lead into the first year of GCSE work, I did exceptionally well in a maths exam. One of those top-of-the-class marks. Just to be clear, I was never a particular fan of mathematics, it was just a thing we were all required to do and I coasted through it without too much thought. I was so stunned by the high mark on my … Read More

Comic Block Unboxing June 2015

Today I’m unboxing the Comic Block subscription box offering from June 2015. All the comics were ones I’m really looking forward to diving into this month. Have a watch of the video and let me know what you’d do about my Tank Girl dilemma. Close-up photos now appear in the video itself, if you’re looking for them. Interested in the Ghostbusters III column I mentioned in the video? You can find that here. Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up … Read More

Growing into Geekery + The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

  [NOTE: Want an audio version of this post? Scroll down to the bottom of this page.] This past Sunday I sat in the shopping concourse of a hospital with a grande-soy-latte-extra-hot, a Starbucks Rise & Shine muffin and a copy of the latest shiny issue of SciFi Now magazine. I wasn’t visiting anyone or attending an appointment of my own, I just like it there on a Sunday. No, it doesn’t have that antiseptic hospital smell that creeps everyone … Read More

Nerd Block Unboxing April 2015 | Growing Up 80s

You know how I said in my last Arcade Block video that I definitely wasn’t getting the April Nerd Block even though it had a Ghostbusters item in it? It turns out that everyone really does have a price and mine sits with Back to the Future junk. So with no regrets whatsoever, here’s the Growing Up 80s Nerd Block unboxing for April 2015. There’s a gallery of close-ups below, but if you want to see science live and in … Read More

Nerd Block Unboxing February 2015

Time for another video, this week it’s a Nerd Block unboxing for February. As I mentioned in the video, you can find a gallery of close-up photos of everything that was in the box in a gallery below. Happy nerding, nerds!    

Nerd Block Unboxing January 2015

I’d hoped to make a video of this unboxing, but as I’ve been struck down by some kind of cold/flu/ebola hybrid for the best part of the week, I’m not looking very camera-friendly. Plus, there would be a high number of random cuts where I save your ears and remove the hacking cough. Couple that with all the cuts I already make where I fluff and realign my fringe and it might judder enough to set off a seizure. So … Read More

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