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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Back-to-School: Fangirl Style

Leigh Lahav decided to make a new video in honor of good ol’ back-to-school time! Is it difficult to keep your fandom out of school work or are your teachers more accepting of your hobbies?

(via Leigh Lahav)

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This Makes Sense

The 5 Stages Of Geek Fandom [VIDEO]

I’ll just leave this here.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Take A Look At Some Of The Many Geek Girl Sentiments Inspired By The Doubleclicks’ “Nothing To Prove”

The Doubleclicks’ music video celebrating all geek girls brought together members of the geek community to celebrate the many geek girls out there and assert once again that fake geeks, male or female, do not exist. The enthusiasm for that “Nothing to Prove” concept continues on The Doubleclicks’ and Geek Girls Have #NothingtoProve‘s respective Tumblrs, the latter of which is still collecting story submissions. We’ve compiled enough of our favorite photos of ladies proving they have nothing to prove to cover a whole spectrum of geeky interests and experiences.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Will The Fangirl Meeting Please Come To Order? [VIDEO]

Disclaimer: Not all fangirls are the same, some lady fans don’t even like the term “fangirl.” Now that we’ve got that out of the way, watch this, it’s adorable. Harsh dig there at first but this might produce some feels from fans of Sherlock, Firefly, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Marvel, etc.

(Created by Leigh Lahav via So Geek Chic)

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This Exists... Because of A Lady

Her Universe Wants You To Nominate Your Favorite Fangirl! [VIDEO]

Our friend Ashley Eckstein of HerUniverse.com has dubbed 2013 the Year of the Fangirl! To celebrate, they’ll be highlighting a different fangirl every day and she’s looking for your help finding them. Take a look at the introductory video above, there’s a few rules but you can find out more and nominate someone at HerUniverse.com.

(via The Bird and the Bat)

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A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Comedian Shares Her Nerd Dating Experiences, Getting Dumped Via Puppet

Comedian Dani Herd recently did stand-up at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, George, you know, the home of Dragon*Con. That’s important, see, Herd is a geek. Her set mostly revolves around her love life and love of Fraggles. I adore her instantly. Adult language is used, you have been so forewarned.

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Essay

The Psychology of the Fake Geek Girl: Why We’re Threatened by Falsified Fandom

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.

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Consider the Following

Problem Solved: Geek Girl ID Cards

You might recognize Nerdache Cakes as the the young woman whose confectionary treats we feature here frequently, from an incredible birthday cake based on Gurihiru’s Baby Avengers, a set of Gotham City character cookies, to an entire cake based on one piece Avengers fanart drawn by Adventure Time‘s Natasha Allegri. In response to an anonymous poster who decided that this wasn’t enough evidence that she genuinely enjoyed the things she spent hours recreating in dough and fondant, she has created a gift for all of us.

I’m sure it will completely fix the “fake geek girl” “problem” forever. In the meantime…

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And All Was Right With the World

Jemma Salume Wins Best Commentary On The Latest “Fake Geek Girl” Controversy

I won’t say this comic from Jemma Salume is better than the one we posted last week from Meghan Danger, but it wins for illustrating exactly what artist Tony Harris seemed to be accusing certain cosplayers of in his recent Facebook rant. In the most literal, comedic way possible. Hit the jump to find out what happens when this “Fake Geek Girl” preys on the unsuspecting, “Super Mang” reading dude at VeldtCon. 

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i'll just leave this here

No “Fake Geek Girl” Shall Escape His Sight (Apparently)

It’s been an interesting week in geekdom. If you missed the most recent kerfuffle, you can catch up here. Luckily, tumblr user sailorsway (aka Meghan Danger) has created a delightful two-panel comic strip that explains why some of us ladies are frustrated. Here’s how the conversation goes between two men when a Green Lantern t-shirt is spotted. Now hit the jump to see what happens when it’s a woman wearing the shirt.

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