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Jul. 4th, 2014 12:54 pm Geek Girl Navigates "The Stand"

A friend of mine recently got "The Stand" on DVD. We decided to watch it and I was surprised at how much of the miniseries still worked well, even with special effects and costuming that look so dated. It was well worth the rewatch.

http://www.boomtron.com/2014/07/the-stand-rewatch-stephen-king/

Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: "Fortunate Son" Todd Snider

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Jul. 1st, 2014 08:00 pm Geek Girl Navigates "Maleficent" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2"

June was the month of fantasy movies. “Maleficent” offered up a different side of Sleeping Beauty’s story, while “How To Train Your Dragon 2” gave another piece of Hiccup and Toothless’ story.

They were both enjoyable movies for very different reasons.

http://www.bsckids.com/2014/06/geek-girl-navigating-the-world-for-bsckids-maleficent-vs-how-to-train-your-dragon-2/

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: "Once Upon a Dream"

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Jun. 25th, 2014 06:19 pm Geek Girl Navigates Aereo

Aereo stands to revolutionize the way we watch TV-again. By using cloud technology, they've set up a system that would allow users to go truly wireless albeit with local free over the airwaves broadcasts.

However, all of the major broadcast networks and other corporations with a vested interest in "protecting" their copyright have filed a lawsuit against Aereo that's going all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court.

The decision handed down in this case doesn't just impact future copyright infringement cases, it also has implications for internet services and technological innovation.

http://www.boomtron.com/2014/06/aereo-case-supreme-court/

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: "New Shoes" Paolo Nutini

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Jun. 5th, 2014 08:58 pm Geek Girl Navigates "Godzilla"

Ah, summer, the season of reboots and larger than life popcorn flicks. This summer blockbuster season kicked off with the reboot of “Godzilla”. It’s a much more worthy successor to the original movies for all the right reasons.

http://www.bsckids.com/2014/05/geek-girl-navigating-world-bsckids-godzilla/

Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Papa Gene's Blues" The Monkees

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Jun. 4th, 2014 07:43 pm Geek Girl Navigates "Believe"

As long as there are sci-fi shows, there are going to be shows that feature a kid with powers beyond imagination. “Believe” is full of the usual tropes, but it also has several elements that set it apart from the usual kid with special powers fodder:

As long as there are sci-fi shows, there are going to be shows that feature a kid with powers beyond imagination. “Believe” is full of the usual tropes, but it also has several elements that set it apart from the usual kid with special powers fodder:

http://www.boomtron.com/2014/05/believe-nbc-abrams/

Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "Goodbye Says it All" Blackhawk

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May. 21st, 2014 05:57 pm Geek Girl Navigates Chromecast

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but then, it always does, right? When I got a new TV, I thought I’d get some gadgets to go with it. The Chromecast was inexpensive and easy to set up, but all did not go smoothly.

Read about what happened here: http://www.boomtron.com/2014/05/misadventures-with-google-chromecast/

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Current Mood: Happy
Current Music: "Trees" Lovehammers

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May. 6th, 2014 11:11 am Geek Girl Navigates Paper Toys

When it comes to making projects with kids, some of the most accessible and affordable projects out there are paper toys. There are a wealth of free patterns available to download and the materials to construct them are simple to use and inexpensive. I share some of my favorite finds that can be fun and entertaining for a variety of skill levels in my latest column.

http://www.bsckids.com/2014/05/geek-girl-navigating-world-bsckids-paper-toy-palooza/

Current Mood: geekygeeky
Current Music: "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" the Monkees

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May. 5th, 2014 11:11 am Geek Girl Navigates ConStellation V

This year, rather than just going to the ConStellation convention, I went all in and presented three panels and helped out as part of the staff. It makes for an entirely different kind of convention experience.
http://www.boomtron.com/2014/05/constellation-v/

Current Mood: geekygeeky
Current Music: "Irresponsible" Voltaire

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May. 4th, 2014 08:49 pm Geek Girl Navigates True Detective

When a friend of mine discovered that I hadn’t seen “True Detective” yet, she decided that it needed remedied immediately. What I discovered was a bizarre head-trip into a twisted serial killer case that both surprised and satisfied me:

http://www.boomtron.com/2014/05/true-detective-hbo-binge/

Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: "Mack the Knife" Jimmy Buffett

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Mar. 31st, 2014 06:55 pm Geek Girl Navigates New "American Gods" News

"American Gods", the book by Neil Gaiman, was optioned for development into a TV series in 2011 by HBO and Playtone. The show didn't materialize as promised, but Gaiman's blog has shed some light on its whereabouts and offered new hope to his fans.


http://www.boomtron.com/2014/03/bringing-neil-gaiman-to-the-small-screen-geek-girl-navigating-the-world/

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: "Happy to Be Here" Todd Snider

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