This Is Not Ephemera

You're An Idiot, Starscream

This song is “Nothing to Prove” by the Doubleclicks and shows a few, familiar faces with a message about “fake geek girls.” Here’s the thing: if you want to know what Speak Out With Your Geek Out was all about, this was it.

If you watch the video, there are cultural aspects to comments made. It’s not “just” about Superman versus Batman or who likes what more. Getting negative comments isn’t about “you” persay, but how you “fit” into a stereotype that other people use to define you based on their definition of who you should be. Quite frankly, that’s total nonsense. Let your geek flag fly! After all, isn’t the entire point of geekdom to have fun doing what you love?

    Mood: BOO-YAH
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Tiny bubbles…
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: There was fresh air. I think I coughed.
    In My Ears: White noise, courtesy of my fans. Not the real ones, the electric kind.
    Game Last Played: *coughs* Candy Crush. Otherwise known as the time-sucker. Have to stop now.
    Book Last Read: Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon
    Movie Last Viewed: Arietty
    Latest Artistic Project: *Still* *still* *still* need to take pictures… It’s on the list!
    Latest Fiction Release: “The Button” We Are Dust anthology
    Latest Game Release: A fun Scion: Extras (Supplemental Yet Can Be Somewhat Useful On Occasion Scions)
    What I’m Working On: July 2013’s Progress Report




Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Looking for Monica’s books and games that are still in print? Visit Monica Valentinelli on Amazon’s Author Central or a bookstore and game store near you.

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