Monday, October 29, 2012

Keeping in Touch

Gentle readers, I want to apologize for my lack of updates recently. You see, I've had a great deal of "real life" happening which has prevented me from writing and posting as often as I'd like to (or at all). I'm halfway done with my last semester of my BA, so school is really taking precedence, which I know you all can understand and empathize with. I have a bunch of ideas brewing for content that I'd like to bring you guys, so when the time comes, I really hope that you'll enjoy it.

Facebook has put a definite damper on the way I'm intereacting with you guys. With page owners having to pay to promote individual posts, it means that only about 10% of followers see any given post. Honestly, that's not fair. Things were fine the way they were before and Facebook was still making its money. No one thinks this is a good idea and even George Takei posted a call out to his fans to add the page to their interests lists. That's exactly what you need to do. Hover over the "Liked" button then click "Add to interests list." It's super simple and will ensure that you're seeing all of my updates.

I'm still around over on the tweet machine, but these days I'm really just tweeting about my thesis word count. (For the record, as of this writing, 2700.) The first draft of my senior thesis in history is due this Friday. I'm giving a presentation on Colonial Boston tomorrow for my Colonial America class. I have two other classes (Art History and Intro to Archaeology) but there isn't anything major for those classes now. Mainly it's just getting this thesis done.

I have have a couple of life related things in the works that I will definitely share with everyone when I can. If you follow me on Twitter you've seen me talk about them a little bit, but it's not something that I can share with everyone just yet. Big things are happening!

So, this is just an update to let you know that I'm still thinking about you and to say that I'm very, very sorry for my lack of updates. I really hope to rectify that very soon. Please go add Kentucky Geek Girl to an interest list on Facebook!

Much love,


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pandoracon Goes Gangnam - "Oppa Docta Style"

Pandoracon is a brand new multi-genre convention held in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Which sadly I did not get to attend, though my thoughts were there!) Though it is focused on science fiction, fantasy, anime, LARP, cosplay, and gaming, there is also a definite Steampunk element. And also: Doctor Who. There was a lot of Doctor Who going at Pandoracon. In fact, one of the guests was Travis Richey, who portrayed Inspector Spacetime on Community and has also started his own web series based on the Doctor Who parody character.

So what does this have to do with Gangnam Style? I thought I'd seen it all. Really. The Gangnam Style parodies have abounded in the last few weeks and I really thought that I'd seen all there was. But no. Not until I saw a video straight out of Cincinnati from this past weekend. Team Con-Doc is a Doctor Who improvisational group who put together this parody video and it's absolutely brilliant. With Ten leading the charge, Pandoracon went Gangnam Style. The coolest moment from the video in my opinion is when Richey, Inspector Spacetime himself, begins to do the Gangnam Style dance with Ten. Fantastic.

I had every plan to make it up to Cincinnati this weekend for the convention, but was unable. Seeing this video and the level of commitment that people have to the genre definitely makes me want to attend next year. Especially now that I've become a Whovian!

Huge kudos to the folks from Team Con-Doc and the organizers of Pandoracon.