January 19, 2012

Because Geek Girls Do It Best

Okay, everybody, I had a mind-bending, life-altering experience a few evenings ago--and no, it's NOT what you're thinking based on the title of this post!--that I just have to share with everyone.  Up to this past Tuesday night, I had never bothered to watch any on-the-internet-only "tv" shows.  Hell, I don't even watch actual tv unless it's available on Netflix, is a DVD or Blu-Ray that I bought, or can be streamed from PBS. (DOWNTON ABBEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!  *Ahem*  That is all.)

But Tuesday night, I made a new friend on Twitter, one @geekyjessica.  All right, "friend" might be a bit of a stretch, since she's quite a bit more famous/popular in the Geek world than I am and doesn't know me from Adam, "but in this [pseudo-anonymous, internet-driven] world in which we're livin'," Twitter conversations practically equal life-long friendship.  I once got a Tweet response from Wil Wheaton, for Heaven's sake!  You know? Wil Wheaton?  Here, memory refresher.  (Sorry, Wil, I know you hate being equated with your character, but they don't recognize you without the uniform.  Some of them aren't true Trek believers.)

Photo Courtesy of Memory Alpha

If the name STILL doesn't ring any bells, I'm afraid I can't help you, but I really like you as a person, and we can still be friends.  :)

Sorry.  Nothing sidetracks me like a Star Trek: The Next Generation (ST:TNG) reference.  So anyway, Ms. Jessica Mills, aka @geekyjessica, writes, produces, and co-stars in an internet show called Awkward Embraces, which is SERIOUSLY entertaining and hilarious and maybe the best thing that's ever happened to Geek girls since Ron admitted that he and Harry would die very quick and painful deaths if they didn't have Hermione to bail them out all the time.  *Deep breath*  Also easily sidetracked by thoughts of Harry Potter.  Moving on.

Photo Courtesy of the Berry

Does the fact that I now find most of the cast of Harry Potter extremely hot make me a dirty old woman?  *nervously biting nails*  Okay, Jennifer!  Writing a post here.  FOCUS.

SO, Jessica Mills plays, well basically, herself in this show (except that since she WRITES the show, I'm seriously doubting she's as sexually naive as her character).  She's a Geek girl--actually, Princess Geek Girl, second only to our beloved Queen Jen of Cake Wrecks--trying to find love and, well, get laid in the 21st century.  Not everyone understands her obsession with Star fill-in-the-blank: Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, BattleSTAR Galactica.  Her two best friends, for example, continually remind her that she's a Geek--as if that's a bad thing!--but they love and support her, anyway, and all we fellow Geeks think her Geekery is a gift to us straight from God, I swear.  I watched all of Season 1 and nearly all of Season 2 IN ONE NIGHT, finally succumbing to the inconvenient need to sleep.

Wherefore, I hereby declare that if you are a Geek girl, or if you simply have a sense of humor, you need this show in your life, and having watched one episode, you will be eternally grateful to me for clueing you in about it.  I swear.  By Grabthar's Hammer.  By the Suns of Warvan.  You haven't seen Galaxy Quest, either?!  Okay, we seriously have to talk about that in ANOTHER post.  Meanwhile, you will be hearing more from me about Jessica Mills and Geek girls in general soon.  Don't say I didn't warn you.


  1. Given that I know perfectly well who Wil is, and I watched my DVD of GalaxyQuest last month, I clearly need this show! (And while Neville is very cute, I must admit that the HP boys all look like babies to me. Nathan Fillion, aka Captain Tightpants, now...)

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. That looks really cool! Given that my husband has seen every Star-related show (and now I have too!) I'm sure we'd enjoy it.

  3. I'm new to your blog and I just wanted to say hi.

    I watched Star Trek when I was little with my parents. I never really knew actors until The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon's hatred and feud with Wil Wheaton. Do you watch it? It is one of my favorite shows.

    Sam (NotYourGramsAfghan)


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