Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm (Uncategorized)

Vulture releases a pretty damned accurate list of the 50 comedians you should and will know! Go enjoy!

New Indoor Kids up today! We have the guys from Unfinished Swan on to discuss indie games, and we also talk gaming news, TV, games we’re playing and more!

Jason Collins came out as gay today! Go read all about it!

My review of Doctor Who is up at!

I was interviewed for SPARK, an organization hellbent on fighting the sexualization of girls in the media.

For the past few weeks I’ve been working to put together the first ever comedy festival that takes place entirely on Twitter, alongside Caroline Creaghead, Twitter, and Comedy Central. And it starts today! Enjoy it!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room, and it’s mostly me!

April 28, 2013 at 9:34 am (gynomite's reading room)

My weekly review of Doctor Who at!

I was on Alie & Georgia’s podcast Slumber Party, and it’s literally just like listening to me hang out with two of my favorite ladies.

This is a comic that Esme and I collaborated on for Rookie- I wrote the text, she drew the rad images! It’s about my understanding of what sex was through my lifetime.

I collaborated with an awesome photoshopper for this post for where I reimagine horror movies as YA horror novels.

New episode of Fetch Quest, the animated show about video games I wrote for and helped voice!

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April 26, 2013 at 10:27 am (music)

I’ve never actually watched Screamin’ Jay Hawkins perform before today, and I’ve been inhaling YouTube videos for an hour now.

Watch this performance of “I Put a Spell On You”, and watch as Screamin’ Jay plays with racism. Also, THAT VOICE!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 22, 2013 at 10:55 am (gynomite's reading room)

Hi there! So if Gynomite seems a bit sparse these days, it’s because I’m doing a bit of a reorg. This blog, running for five years now, is everything I like, but I have set up a Tumblr that is more focused on body image and self-esteem, as part of a larger project I’m working on. It’ll cull stuff from Gynomite and also have a bunch of new stuff too. Go follow!

Let’s all celebrate Reese Witherspoon getting arrested (and releasing a pretty classy statement).

New Indoor Kids episode up today, with Blair Butler and FilmCritHulk, discussing everything Bioshock: Infinite! Full of spoilers- you have been warned!

Two amazing posts about being ladies in a boys club- one from Sara Schaefer, and one from Molly Lambert. Go read!

My review of Doctor Who at!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

An interesting look at how TV works now and why some of your favorite shows get axed.

Kumail and I were on Bullseye, making video game recommendations! Listen to the whole show here, and our segment here.

New Doctor Who review from me is up at!

Yikes, we need some sexism Avengers.

I’ve started blogging for Elizabeth Banks! Yup. First post- how the reality of living in Game of Thrones time isn’t as cool as the fantasy.

These Dove ads will make you cry. Thanks Amanda!

Belief in a punitive God is correlated with poor mental health, and belief in a loving God is correlated with less poor mental health qualities. Interesting, huh?

New Indoor Kids is up, with Tom Bissell as our guest!

A gorgeous look at cheerleading uniforms from the 80s, at Jezebel.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 11, 2013 at 10:34 am (gynomite's reading room)

A nice examination of how young women are portrayed in popular shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men, using YA archetypes.

Half of Justin Bieber’s followers are fake. I’ll file this under “things that make me feel smug for no reason”.

This just in: Kid Rock makes sense!

I loved this post from Naomi at Rookie about hibernating from the world because of an illness.

New episode of Fetch Quest! Listen up, I do a bunch of the voices in this one!

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The Mamas and Papas and the Petes.

April 11, 2013 at 10:06 am (my life)

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From last night’s Meltdown. We’re singing a song called “OhMyGodEmily”. I love these dudes- differently, sure, but they’re the best.

Picture by @eloyvseloy

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 8, 2013 at 9:32 am (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

I wrote for and helped voice this new animated series at Geek and Sundry called Fetch Quest! Watch and you’ll hear me yelling!

A really fun juicy post on what may happen at the end of Mad Men. (No spoilers, just speculation.)

I appeared on the Nerdist podcast JV Club with Janet Varney, discussing my teenage years in North Carolina. As a bonus, here’s the Tumblr borne out of that appearance-

I didn’t hear about this case when it happened, so pardon me for being late: In 2007, two goth kids were walking home around 1am when they were attacked by a bunch of teenagers. Both went into a coma. The girl, Sophie Lancaster, died. As a result of her family’s tireless campaigning, being attacked for looking goth/emo/alternative is now considered a hate crime in Manchester. Read all about it here.

Also, my review of Doctor Who at!

New Indoor Kids episode up today, with Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot talking babies and Bioshock!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

April 1, 2013 at 10:20 am (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

This was a fascinating read in Entertainment Weekly about how we have way less sex scenes in movies now, even when the movie stars a woman who is a sex addict or prostitute. Blame kids and their disposable income.

The top 5 runway casting directors talk about why runway shows are often so white. It’ll probably make you mad.

New Indoor Kids episode up, with Ivan Van Norman from King of the Nerds talking tabletop games versus video games!

Period panties exist, and they can be yours for as little as $24.

I wrote a review of the newest Doctor Who at!

VICE chats with the “dirty girls” (from a few Gynomite’s Reading Rooms ago) 17 years later.

I was on the 50th Harmontown episode, because my husband Kumail proposed to me on it. Listen if you like.

The Tacocopter will bring you tacos. If you’re in San Francisco.

I just found this old ad from the Nerdist BBC show I was on last season and it made me smile, so I’m posting it here. I just guested on the new season and it should be on the air soon!

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