Felicia Day's Blog, page 6
June 27, 2012
Hey all! I’m down in Anaheim for my first Vidcon ever! Week after next I’ll post a Flog we are shooting from there, so if you want to be in the show, find me on the convention floor! I’m asking everyone one question, so it should be a fun segment!
I’ll be hanging around all weekend but if you DEFINITELY want to find me, here’s a schedule of my panels:
11-12pm Geek and Sundry panel with Kim Evey, Wil Wheaton, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt
2:15-3:15 Vaginal Fantasy Meetup with Veronica Belmont, Kiala Kazabee, and Bonnie Burton
11-2pm Felicia Meetup (Bring stuff and I’ll sign it, ask you a question for the Flog, take pictures etc!!!)
COME FIND MEEEEEE!
June 11, 2012
I hadn’t noticed how long it’s been since I updated this blog, so sorry. The last two months has been very challenging for me. Geek and Sundry launched, with 3 women at the helm and a SMALL but dedicated crew of assistants and interns helping. It was a monumental task, that went FANTASTIC thanks to you guys’ help, so THANK YOU!! Unfortunately for me, who is used to wearing MANY hats, this was just a BIT much. I came down with pneumonia after being very sick for weeks and not taking care of myself. We made over 120 videos in 4 months or something, and I guested in Supernatural as well as over a dozen other collaboration videos, PLUS doing press and social media…yeah, my body was definitely saying “EFF YOU DAY! TAKE A BREAK!”
So the last few weeks have been just trying to recover my health and figure out the mess that is my personal stuff, I mean I haven’t gone to the doctor or dentist in WAY too long, my closets are a disaster, friends have had babies and I haven’t even talked to them, etc, etc. So…still working that out, that balance thing, haha. Also the weekly show The Flog I’m doing is super fun but more work than I thought, so writing has been a challenge to fit in. BUT the balance is happening slowly but surely. Digging out bit by bit. Playing Diablo level by level.
This week on The Flog we did a bit more elaborate segment and released a country music video. Why? Because I wanted to do a bit of everything, it seemed like something that would amuse people, be different from what we usually do. We did it really low-fi, quick and simple, but we had fun doing it.
SOOO I guess some unnamed internet sites got wind and thought it would be cool to troll and basically flood the video with the nastiest comments ever. After a day of really hurt feelings (I have never had something THIS bad, so I’ve been lucky on the internet for YEARS!), I backed up and tried to figure out WHY it sparked so much hatred? I mean, sure, it’s low-fi, yes my eyeshadow is TERRIBLE (bad choice yeah), BUT I finally figured it out, I THINK. In all my years of championing gaming, I have ALWAYS avoided the title “Gamer Girl”. I always just said I’m a gamer, and left the gender unsaid. I don’t mean to disparage anyone who uses that title, to me, you change minds by being who you are, representing, and not pointing out you’re different from anyone else. That was just always my unconscious choice, to avoid that. But for THIS video in particular, I decided to portray a few stereotypical characters, I PLAYED a “Gamer Girl” and Jason Charles Miller PLAYED a “Country Boy”. WE WERE PLAYING CHARACTERS. But that didn’t really come across to some people, and I guess that gave them an IN to attack me, or attack the IDEA of “Gamer Girl” in that video. And the attack…thousands of Ouch.
Backing up, I feel like most of the hatred wasn’t even directed at ME personally, it was at this general IDEA of some “Gamer Girl” type, who, in the perceived mind of these guys, disenfranchises gamers? I dunno. Clearly a segment of guys on the internet HATE “Gamer Girls”. This is the part I don’t understand, why they are so frikkin emotional about it. They hate on this type of girl who “pretends” to game for attention. This archetype they can somehow factually attribute to a few women (then paint the whole gender with the brush) that exploit them for attention, cheapens their hobby with “casualism”…who knows. The irony here is that the “Hot Gamer Girl” is there because….guys click on them/watch them more than non-hot girls. So yeah, talk about creating their own problem, lol.
I know, for ME, when I started this road with The Guild, I had NO women to look at who were not wearing bikinis while they gamed. There was no “relatable” woman/girl figure for me to look to, and that’s why Codex, Clara and Tink are EXACTLY NOT THAT: Because that’s not who I personally gamed with, that bikini-chick. I gamed with moms and angry college students and shut-ins. So to be accused of pandering Girl Gamer, of BEING A CASUAL (whatever the EFF that means)…well, it hurt. But the comments from MY viewers, who didn’t wanna be bullied, that made my night. So thanks to all of you who commented, even if you didn’t like the video, who defended “casuals” and “girl gamers”. Whatever label you slap on it, it’s just another way to hate.
Thank you for standing up for me. Even if you HATE COUNTRY MUSIC
April 27, 2012
I’m on Supernatural tonight, “Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo”! Please watch! It’s a great role and things like this help me make health insurance for SAG hahahah!
And here are this week’s@geekandsundry videos in one convenient playlist! Flog, Dark Horse Comics Osaki Yojimbo, new Sword and Laser, GREAT WEEK!
April 20, 2012
Hey guys! My Supernatural episode had a preview tonight, here it is:
Please tune in April 27th, Friday, to see me! So Psyched!
And you can check out all of Geek and Sundry‘s new shows this week on this playlist link. Flog, Tabletop, Dark Horse Motion Comics and more! Thanks for watching!
April 3, 2012
Lots of press out about Geek and Sundry (and BOY will I be relieved to not talk about myself much in a week or so, haha).
But this article was pretty baller, in the Washington Post. I dunno about me being a "deity" but Joss Whedon gave a quote for me that brought tears to my eyes, so it's an article I really like. And the reporter actually came to a shoot, which I think is one of the first times that has happened.
Question for myself: Where the HELL did I take that photo with the weird balloon? I seriously have no recollection. Frightened!
April 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your support, this is gonna be a great year!
THE GUILD MUSIC VIDEO: I'm the One That's Cool
(directed and written by Jed Whedon)
DARK HORSE MOTION COMICS: The Secret #1
THE FLOG: My video blog show!
TABLETOP: Sean Plott (Day), Grant Imahara, Jenna Busch guest in Wil Wheaton's new show
March 27, 2012
First up, thank you SO MUCH for the support that you've given Geek and Sundry. It's an uphill battle to start an online network from scratch, but I really REALLY appreciate your spreading word about the shows, and subscribing to the channel, it's gonna be so great!
THIS SUNDAY APRIL 1rst (NO it's not a prank) We will be doing a G+ Hangout ON AIR on the Geek and Sundry page to celebrate our launch. For 12 hours I'll be streaming, getting guests to Hangout in, pulling YOU GUYS into talk, giving away a ton of schwag, and doing crazy activities like drawing competitions and writing a screenplay with you. YES! Our chatroom will also be up on geekandsundry.com so we'll be interacting a lot with you there. 12 hours! YES!
Please spread word about it, and make sure to Subscribe to G&S!
ALSO Here is Vaginal Fantasy #3! We had a mishap and THIS video happened too. haha. Next book is "Iron Duke" by Meljean Brooks, April 30th! Yay!
March 19, 2012
We created a playlist of 13 short videos where I walk you through each show, I think it's kind of a cool way to see the shows, and then be able to link to the specific video you're interesting in sharing
Thanks for all the support everyone! This is such a huge monumental effort to launch a whole new channel, your interest in what I do is immensely appreciated
March 18, 2012
Finally! The last 8 months of my life can be revealed!!! 6 shows, all of The Guild edited into movies and season 5 YouTube release, etc etc, just watch for yourself what we've been busting our butts making ready for an April 2nd launch!
If you could, please spread word and click here to subscribe to the channel. I'm gonna be annoying about asking for that, but the reality is more subscribers=more chance we get to do these shows (and maybe more) for more than the first year, and initial numbers will count a lot
geekandsundry.com is also live, in beta, and check out the lovely design by Luisa Lui and Dane Hessedahl! They rock!
Oh also, I was in Canada the last 2 weeks doing a HUGE guest star on Supernatural. They approached me a few months ago to do the part, and I can't say much, but it will 100% be worth watching, I promise Episode airs I believe end of April.
And for those Eureka fans out there, be sure to tune into the season 5 premiere episode on April 16th, I'm definitely in it, and…there are surprisingly awesome things to be seen