Sunday, December 21, 2008


So, I both love and hate Brenda. Why? You may ask? Well, I love her because we have such the same tastes that she always introduces me to good new shows. And I hate her for introducing me to these shows that then suck all my time. Her newest one? Los Hombres de Paco. From Spain. It's not even in English. Now, I did take 3 semesters of Spanish, but they were the same semester- repeated twice. So I don't think that counts. Beyond "Donde esta el bano," I am not much help.

But, my friend got me hooked on this show via youtube, by, of course- showing me the lesbian storyline they introduced this season. An luckily, the youtube version has them with english subtitles. But now that i have watched every scene with this storyline, i want to go back and watch the whole show. Damn you Brenda!

Los Hombres de Paco (Paco's Men, I think it's called) is about this guy, Paco, his family, and the police station where he works. God, i love European television. They may not show the violence that we do in the states, but they do swear and show a lot of sexuality. I'll take that over violence any day! Anyway, the lesbian storyline revolved around one of the main characters, Silvia, who is this gorgeous redhead that is the sister of Paco's wife (so sister-in-law) She is a Insepctor- which, from what i gather, means she does forensics and some actual police work. I am not sure how the Spainsh police force works. Silvia has been married, divoriced, and I believe miscarried all in four years. So, along comes Paco's sister Pepa, who is a police officer in Sevilla, and moves back home. Pepa and Silvia had shared an illicit kiss when they were 18 that tore the family up. So Pepa comes back, and it's about her and Silvia falling in love. *sigh* I hate you Brenda. And Love You. Thank You. Again.

Some things I now want because of this show:

1. A hot redhead named Silvia
2. A national dance that everyone knows when it is played in a bar.
3. To learn Spanish fluently
4. To move to Spain to be with a hot redhead named Silvia.
5. A friend named Rita.
6. To live in a country where being homophobic is unconstitutional (I about died when I heard a character say that to the homophobic dad of the hot Silvia)

Geek On.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pack up your predictability and go home....

Today's post is brought to you by Glad, Team Rainbow, and Padma's Sexy Scar. Oh, and Top Chef.

So, it's no secret I love all things Bravo. Ever since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy dragged me in, through my love of all things Kathy Griffin, and of course, Top Chef and Project Runway, I have been loyal.

This season of Top Chef is in NY, and so far, it's pretty good. Team Rainbow is down to one very sexy Lesbian "we are so gay" Jamie, and I am rooting for her. And as much as I love the show, I do have one complaint- it has become way too easy to figure out who is going home in the first five minutes of the show. Bravo needs to work on it's editing. Here are the clues, in no particular order:

1. The person has never really been shown before, but all of the sudden the camera if following them around like they are the second coming of Christ.

2. Other contestants are interviewed about that person.

3. That person is shown talking about how much they miss their family, dog, couch, etc. Or they have something really big coming up (like a wedding, for instance).

All three of those things equal one thing- your ass is getting booted off.

Please, for the love of Padma, STOP making it so predictable!

Geek On.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A trip back to my teenage years through bad sci fi tv shows

So, I have been addicted to Netflix's "Watch it Instantly" feature- mainly because I can now watch all that stuff through my xbox 360. What grand genius thought of that? I spent the weekend not only killing zombies, but watching tv shows that I remember from when I was younger. I started out watching Sliders (at least the first two seasons, after that it turned crap). Then I went on to watch SeaQuest DSV (also better the first two seasons). Then I found a gem of a show that I BARELY remember, mainly because i was only about 14 when it came out. It's called Earth 2.

And its fantastic.

It was one of the first sci-fi shows (at least a year before Star Trek Voyager) to have a female commander. It followed humans as they tried to resettle on a distant planet after having to flee Earth because it was so polluted. They crash land on the opposite side of the planet and have to travel to their original site. The show only lasted about one year, but I found myself addicted to the show again. It actually had a great cast, including Rebecca Gayheart, if you can believe it. I am sad the show only lasted one season, it was pretty good.

So after I glurged on that, I decided to find a good gay or lesbian film to watch. Wow, was that hard to find. There are plenty of gay and lesbian films that were produced independently, but I have to say, most of them were crap. The writing is bad, the acting is bad, or the production values are so bad that I laugh. It was a sad day in gaytown. But, I haven't gone through all the movies yet, so there is hope.

Geek On.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Killing Zombies

So, Brenda yelled at me for not posting for awhile. I apologize, it's been a busy couple of weeks. Today is brought to you by the letter "Z", for Zombies.

I finally have my xbox 360 and have been looking for games to play. It was suggested I try Left 4 Dead, and so armed with my Blockbuster Game Pass I rented it. And it was FANTASTIC. I played with some friends who are in Australia, and we pretty much kicked some zombie ass. Ok, we really got our asses kicked a few times, but this game rocks.

The graphics are smooth and realistic. The sound is great and the characters are pretty diverse. I played single player mode, and it was ok. The bots do a good job of covering you and not shooting you in the back, but you have to take the lead, which sucks when you are hurting and are about to die.

All in all, it was a good game, but the multiplayer mode is what makes this game from good to great.

Geek On.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Joss is My God

So, after a fun week in Missouri (I’ll blog about that later when I am at my home computer complete with pictures) I find myself cursing Brenda’s name. Why?

Because she got me hooked on another Joss Whedon project- Firefly. Yes, I know it’s sacrilegious to call myself a Whedon fan and not have seen it. I really have no excuse. I just never got around to it. So, I spent all last weekend watching it, plus the movie Serenity.


I am pretty glad that I didn’t watch it when it came on though. From what I hear Fox pretty much F*ed it up by showing episodes out of order and moving it around and basically making an ass of themselves. They thought it was dead in the water.

Shows what Fox knows.

It came roaring back on DVD and people are STILL fascinated by the world he created. And, of course, so am I. I ordered the DVD’s on Netflix so I can watch them again more slowly, and with commentary. I hear it’s hilarious.

Next up- Dollhouse. I just saw the new trailer and it looks awesome. And of course, it stars Eliza Dushku, aka Faith from BTVS. I’m already in love with it.

Just don’t F it up Fox.

Geek On.

Friday, October 31, 2008

It's Just a Jump to the Left

So, today I had a milestone. One that many of you will gasp in shock and horror when I reveal what it is.

I finally saw Rocky Horror Picture Show.

That’s right, I have never seen it. Even the movie. Ok, I think I started watching the movie when I was 10, and fell asleep. But I hope you don’t think less of me. Because even though I was but a young geek then, I just didn’t understand what I was watching.

Now I do.

And it was fabulous.

I saw the stage version here in Kansas City, and we have fabulous seats in the 2nd row. I was forced to keep quiet by my twin and not tell our companions (Beth, our half-sister, my Twin’s mylady, half-sister’s friend, and family of half-sister’s friend.) Perhaps I will create a flow chart so you can keep track of everyone.

But anyway, this show is pretty much the most insane thing ever. Transvestites, sex, aliens, and maid costumes. I am pretty sure everything and the kitchen sink was in this production.

And it was FABULOUS.

The woman who played Magenta made me laugh hysterically and pretty much fall in love with her.

Geek On

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We Can Be Heroes, Just for One day

So, I love the show Heroes. I don’t think it’s as good as it was in the first season, but it’s still some nice television for me to lose myself into. Normally I just laugh at the stupid in the show, but today actually made me go WTF out loud to my dog.

The WTF:

1st. Mohinder, you are the dumbest person EVER. How many times does a strange company have to stab you in the back and be out for world domination before you realize you shouldn’t trust them? It’s like you have 3 total brain cells and they are all fighting each other for domination. And they are all losing. STOP TRUSTING COMPANIES. And take the moron Mya with you.

2nd. Oh Claire, I know the stereotype of the cheerleader is a dumb blonde, but I thought you rose above that. I was wrong. Oh so wrong. Why in the world did you think that taking Elle, who can’t control the electricity pouring from her body, on a plane? Heeeeeeello! You can’t even work a damn Ipod on a plane, much less Ms. Electric Company.

3rd. Peter. What can I say about Peter? So, he really thought he could take on his super powered dad with a ficken chair?

4th. Nathan and Tracy/Jessica/Nikki/Whatever-the-hell-your-name-is. Yawn. When you are on, it’s when I go to the bathroom.

So, here are the good parts, or at least the parts that didn’t suck.

1st. Oh, the slashy goodness that is Elle and Claire. That sound you hear? It’s a thousand fanfic writers frantically typing away after tonight’s episode. And I, for one… will read them all.

2nd. Matt- you actually became interesting. Your power doesn’t suck. Good for you!

3rd . Sylar: I have gone from hating you to being way intrigued to your storyline. Can you overcome genetics? I am sure there are some “If you Love Jesus Enough You Can Be Straight” organizations that would say “yes”. *coughExoduscough* . But then you go back to being evil. It’s like a guessing game every week.

4th: Noah and Claire’s Bio-Mom. It’s a good combination that works well. Of course, I always love HRG. He rocks.

Here are the ambivalent:

1st. Ando and Hiro: I used to love you two. Now, I am not sure what I think. Can you please do something interesting and not make you both look like morons.

2nd: Daphne: I am not sure what I think. Don’t break Matt’s heart.

Geek On

Monday, October 27, 2008

So Say We All


I love Halloween. It’s not a holiday that my family celebrated much when I was younger, but now I am embracing it.

So, you may be asking yourself, what are your plans for this Halloween? Well, first I am traveling down to Missouri to hang out with my Twin, aka Brenda. We will be meeting up with our half-sister Nik and going to a party at Beth’s. And, it will be a geek-a-palooza.

I am dressing up as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. This outfit includes a kick-ass tattoo, dog tags, and a toaster. Brenda is going as Suicidal Boomer, complete with bandage across face.

I don’t think you can get much more geeky then that.

Now if only I could find Apollo’s Arrow. Or my own President Roslin to make out with.

Geek On.

Friday, October 24, 2008

All My Bad Storylines

I wasn’t expecting to write another entry so soon, but I was compelled after watching yesterday and today’s All My Children when I got home from work, and caused a little geek out. Now, I’ll be honest, I am only a casual watcher of AMC, and usually only when Bianca is on. And yes, I did start watching it back in 2000 because I heard she was coming back as a lesbian. Somewhere along the way I found myself really liking the character. So, now I usually only watch it when Eden Riegel reprises her role. And, she has come back for an extended stay. So, I tuned in to watch.

And remembered how INSANE soap operas are.

A short recap: I tuned in as a huge ass tornado hit Pine Valley, basically putting EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER in mortal danger. Bianca showed up into town about 10 minutes before it hit. And she was pregnant. 8 months pregnant, and she didn’t tell anyone. Seriously? NO ONE? Then she gave birth with the father of her child (who happens to be her brother-in-law) in the middle of the beach house which was completely destroyed. Then she went to the hospital just as ANOTHER tornado hit. Where is Pine Valley? Kansas?

So, why am I geeking out? For a few reasons. First of all, I have never laughed so hard in my life then when Zach held up the unnamed baby like she was Simba in the Lion King. The background was so obviously fake and I couldn’t stop laughing for a good 10 minutes.

Second, Binks (as she is called) started talking non-stop about her “partner” (and I almost keeled over when I heard them actually use that term) named Reese. We haven’t actually met her yet, but apparently she is the love of Bianca’s life. The way that Bianca has been talking, I now expect Reese to come to town in a carriage that is pulled by 12 pure white swans. She will descend from the carriage with birds singing around her and possibly a cute animal sidekick who talks.

Third, I have yet to hear Erica Kane call any of Bianca or Kendell's children her “grandchild”… and I will fall off the couch if I ever do. No one calls La Kane “grandma”

Good thing I Tivo it so I can ff through the parts I don’t care about. Which is pretty much everything else.

Geek On.

What is a Fanatical Geek?

I guess that's the question you are probably asking yourself right now. Or, you are wondering "Sweet Jesus- Dany, how many blogs do you write?" Well, the answer is 2. I have my personal one over at Livejournal which is not updated nearly that often. Possibly because I am: a. boring, or b. have a job I can't really blog about without possibly being fired. So, this one is a mix of personal and all of the things I geek out over. And that, my friend, is a fanatical geek. Someone who geeks out over things that are considered, well, geeky. And yes, I know that using the word to define the same word is grammatically wrong. I'm going to do it anyway.

Yes, I am coming out of the closet. As a geek.

A fanatical geek.

A fanatical lesbian geek.

Deal with it.

Some of the things I might possibly blog about (besides my life), are:

Wii games
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Battlestar Galactica
Veronica Mars
Greys Anatomy
Law and Order: SVU
Xanadu: The Movie
Hot Women
All My Children (yes, a soap opera)
Criminal Minds
Trips to Missouri to hang with my twin
Whatever else my twisted mind comes up with.

See- I told you I was a geek.

Geek On.