A Response to Joe Peacock’s Booth Babes Need Not Apply
I am mostly content to write enthusiastic reviews and tales of my life as a geeky girl on my blog. After reading Booth Babes Need Not Apply on Geek Out, however, I decided I would go all controversial (I such an activist!) and compose a response.
At first I was going to ignore Joe Peacock’s harsh words, but after ruminating on it for a week I decided I just need to get my thoughts out. So here they are (as always, brilliant and freaking awesome):
The claim that a woman wearing less clothes than are deemed appropriate should be tested on her knowledge of geek is one I recently became acquainted with (ah, sweet ignorance, I miss thee). Even I’d Rather Vlog Naked‘s Nixie Pixel has had some depressing run-ins with this confused and angry side of our culture. And no one can deny her level of nerd, if they bother to watch her vlog.
What are we doing as a group, making the claim that someone does not belong simply because they are not fitting our definition of ‘correct’? Shouldn’t we be accepting of anyone, no matter their motives, background, or choice of dress? Does no one else watch anime?
I have always thought that Geek culture rocks because of its inclusiveness and an outlook that demands acceptance, not persecution. This whole debate of which pretty girls are fakes out to destroy our culture (dramatic much?) and which aren’t smacks of a bigger societal implication. Somewhere along the lines of ‘if it isn’t my kind of marriage than it’s against god.’ Where do we draw the line in making a decision on who belongs and who doesn’t? Wouldn’t it be better to simply erase the line?
Adrian Paul Autograph!
Days 2 and 3 of Comic-Con 2012 were full of amazing cosplay, fun battles, and Adrian Paul! That’s right, I got to meet the Highlander…and we all know there can be only one highlander.
Adrian Freaking Paul!!!!
Even though it’s been twenty years since Adrian was swinging his sword on one of the best TV shows of all time, he still looks A-MAZING. And – super cute – he was all a flutter because his wife could go into labor at any moment! That’s right, a new little Adrian Paul made its way into the world on the Monday after the con!
Highlander will always hold a special place in my heart! My mother discovered it when I was about 12, and we watched the whole series together, complete with crooning over the hotness that is Adrian Paul and getting hyped up during the sword fight scenes. It was my first ever nerd out show, and you just can’t replace that in a girl’s heart.
My new best friend! Arrrg!
After driving for 18 hours, my sister and I were ready to stretch our legs and discover the wonders that our first ever Comic-con had to offer us. We easily navigated the public transport system to arrive bright and early outside the doors of Comic-Con International! For day one we decided to dress as swashbuckling pirate girls. With eye patches and bandanas in place and swords in hand, we felt pretty awesome and more than ready for our adventure. We even had parrots on our shoulders! Not even the protesters outside the convention center could bring us down (something about burning in hell because we like scifi…?).
Such a scary pirate!!!
Before we could make our way inside we were commandeered by a local news station and interviewed live for the morning news. We had people stopping and asking us if they had seen us on TV that morning! Of course we were too excited to remember which station it was…oh well.