Monday, March 3, 2014

Episode 52: Science Fiction & Fantasy in Mainstream Media Today

In this episode, the girls talk about some of the science fiction/fantasy/horror genres currently available on t.v. and in the movies; when they were growing up, they were hard-pressed to find more than a handful of t.v shows and now they can't keep up. In the crafting part of the show, they discuss the creativity juices that flow during the various conventions because of the interactions between geeky fans and how it continues afterwards -- from costuming to knitting/crochet to jewelry to LARP writing...or even creating a podcast.

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Get Geeky!

The girls give a list of some of the science fiction & fantasy shows that are currently available in the mainstream media, today. It is not an exhaustive list, by any means:

  • Hannibal, 
  • SHIELD, 
  • Arrow, 
  • Helix, 
  • Archer, 
  • Hollow, 
  • Supernatural
  • Game of Thrones
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Almost Human, 
  • Grimm, 
  • JourneyQuest
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, 
  • Being Human
  •  Iron Man: The Animation
  • Log Horizon

Get Crafty!

In addition to all of their crafty-goodness, the girls talk about how conventions really get their creative juices flowing as they are surrounded by creative geeky fans who help inspire, conspire, and encourage their endeavors from writing stories, LARPS, costuming, knitting/crochet, or even creating a podcast!

For Ravellenics, the Geek Girl Crafts had mixed results. Jade got the gold with her Alice Starmore cable cardigan, but Sandy fell like the Jamaican bobsled team and had to frog her Apres Surf hoodie sleeve. However, she's determined to cross the finish line!

    Fiber Optics

    • Project: St. Brigid Aran Sweater
    • Yarn: Cascade 220
    • Status: Finished all the knitting for a GOLD! It still needs to be blocked & seamed, but the goal is accomplised.
    • Project: Apres Surf Hoodie.
    • Status: Finished a sleeve for the Apres Surf hoodie, then FROGGED IT. AUGH.
    • Project: Sock Monkey Houdinis
    • Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Sock - Grey Brown Marl
    • Status: Finished.

    • Project: Color Affection
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Yet
    • Status: Nearly completed with the 3-color section during the Ravellenics, but this was a stretch goal for Jade
    • Hexipuffs!
    • Project: Peacock Houdinis
    • Yarn: Manos del Urugay
    • Status: Started casting on
    • Project: Stitches Sweater -- Ribby Cardy by Chic Knits
    • Yarn: Cascade Greenland
    • Status: Sweater tradition. Finished Front Left Panel

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