by Rebecca Pahle | 5:26 pm, May 19th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:26 pm, May 19th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, April 15th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:36 pm, April 11th, 2013
This is what happens when you baselessly challenge a woman on her gaming creds and said woman happens to be the gaming editor at a major tech site.
Let’s slow clap it out for TechLife’s Rae Johnston, everyone.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:34 pm, March 1st, 2013
We’ve previously confirmed the United States has the geekiest administration in history but earlier today we found out we might have been duped! President Barack Obama is not a “real” geek as we assumed but a horrifying Fake Geek Girl!! While speaking on his sequester plan, the President was asked why he can’t force Republicans and Democrats to cooperate by locking them all in a room together. He replied, “The fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi Mind Meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.” Big mistake, Mr. President. But the White House was quick to respond with the above image tweeted from their official Twitter account and www.WH.gov/JediMindMeld smartly redirects to “What You Need To Know About The Sequester.”
(via Geekosystem)READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:25 pm, February 6th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:44 pm, January 16th, 2013
Ohhh, so this is why everyone is so scared of the “Fake Geek Girl.” I get it now. Totally legit problem we absolutely need to do something about. But seriously, Patrick Willems does a great job at poking fun at the controversy, and uses some real internet comments to do it. (We’ve seen a similar take on this before actually.)
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:34 pm, December 31st, 2012
We’ve already let you know what our most talked about and most popular posts of 2012 are. But as the people who write all those stories you read, we at The Mary Sue have to admit that we have favorites of our own. They might not have garnered page after page of comments or tons of hits, but darnit, we like ‘em. So now, in our final roundup of 2012, we’ve let our biases out to play to share with you our Favorite Articles of 2012.
Here’s to a geek-tastic 2013!READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:33 pm, December 28th, 2012
Yesterday we gave you our most commented on posts of 2012, but most commented on is not the same as most popular. And by popular we mean looked at. The number of time a specific URL was visited. And what holds true on the internet holds true here: people like galleries (as long as they’re not too annoying). So without further ado, here’s the ten most viewed posts we wrote this year. We would have had to go to twelve to reach a post that didn’t have a gallery of some kind in it (although that post would have been the announcement of The Casual Vacany, J.K. Rowling‘s first post-Harry Potter novel).READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:32 pm, December 27th, 2012
We’ve had quite the year here at The Mary Sue. Looking back on it now, we can say without any snarkiness, it was a great one. Part of that has to do with all of you, the folks who visit our site daily to participate in (usually) engaging conversations. When we post an article, we hope it garners discussion, even if that discussion is about how much Peter Jackson must have spent on shampoo for The Hobbit or how hilarious tap dancing zombies are. Some posts never get any comments (and how sad they must be) but others take on a life of their own when a particular topic gets readers talking whether the topic was controversial or not. We like it when things remain civil and do our best to step in when they don’t, but it’s always interesting to see different perspectives. Here now are our Top 10 Most Talked About Stories of 2012 on The Mary Sue.READ MORE
by Dr. Andrea Letamendi | 12:30 pm, December 21st, 2012
I’ve been telling myself to stay out of this debate. I’ve been assuring myself that any time spent reading rants, posts, and their circular comments will only make me feel resentful and defensive. I tell myself that the fight is over and no one won. I rationalize that only a few people are ruining it for the rest of us and therefore, those few should just be ignored. I vow to stop drawing attention to this ridiculous creature, to stop reinforcing the idea that the “Fake Geek Girl” exists.
“Why don’t you just drop it?” “Why can’t you take a joke?” “Why aren’t you over this?” I ask myself these things too.
The truth is, I don’t know.READ MORE