Geek Girl Grief

Darth Amethystos

I’m a girl, I’m a geek and I’m proud of it. My cred may not be as extensive as some, but I genuinely enjoy and understand an awful lot of things held near and dear to the geek community.
Long before it was cool to be a “fangirl”—long before I even knew the word “geek”—I was wearing Star Wars and Superman garb, watching He-Man, Super Friends, The Real Ghostbusters and TNG, playing with action figures and blabbing about those things with anyone who got stuck listening. I played video games with my dad on the Atari and Intellivision before graduating to Dark Forces, Doom, Rise of the Triad and Day of the Tentacle on my PC. It’s been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember.

Recently, the interwebs have been thick with debate raging over the legitimacy of fangirls at conventions and in the geek…

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