Monthly Archives: March 2013

Episode 10: Game of Groans

ImageIn an extravagantly long episode we indulge ourselves in a spoilerific discussion of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s epic book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Warning: SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS. Come wallow with us in an hour plus of fawning fan girl antics, feminist critique, and predictions for the coming season.

Team Brienne,



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Look What You’ve Done (**Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoilers**)



This dear readers was the text I received late a couple nights ago. A little background info – I read the first three books from the Song of Ice and Fire series years ago but my roommate wanted to catch up after seeing the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. She loves Robb Stark. A lot. As soon as she started reading Storm of Swords I had been waiting for that moment.

You know what moment I mean.  Below is the reaction I recorded.

This is what true pain sounds like. George RR Martin, look at your life, look at your choices.

–Rachel (aka Flumpy)

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Everyone is Joff’s to Torment (shudder)

The latest trailer that has left us all tenterhooked.

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March 18, 2013 · 5:42 pm

Episode 9: Oh Honey, Young Adult Heroines


We’re back in the Jungle of Death with a terrific, rambling, and sometimes insightful episode about Young Adult Heroines. Join us as we chat about the explosion of YA and the rise of the introverted YA heroine. Thrill as we critique Katniss for the umpteenth time! Recoil in terror as we talk about the merits of Stephanie Meyer’s writing! Rise up as with us as we join together to demand more complete heroines!

And well, just give it a listen. There’s a lot going on in there.



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Your Lady Nerd Haven V: Monster Mash

I love the beasties. Cryptids, boogie men, any monster you can imagine. I like to look at them especially, as they represent a sort of beautiful, terrifying apex of humankind’s ability to creatively spook itself.

But I’m also a sap, so I’d have to say I like the friendly monsters, like Totoro, and the cute monsters, like Jackalopes, the best.

Here’s my round up of the best monster stuff on the internet. With a range from custom tentacle chairs to sasquatch guest soaps, you can find some inspiration to invite the monsters into your lady nerd haven.

Monster Mash

Babe, I’m a monster no good blood sucker,


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Happy Pi Day!

Here’s our gift to you.

Nailed it.

–Rachel (aka Flumpy)

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March 14, 2013 · 10:20 pm

Why I Love io9. For Reals, Y’all.


I’ll preface this article with a small warning. Ahem.

The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of all citizens of the Jungle of Death (i.e. Nissa and Lindsay).

Here’s the thing most women don’t want to talk about – being a feminist is exhausting. You can never stop because the problem will never go away. On some level, even optimists like myself, can’t help but feel like this is a never-ending battle that we will forever be fighting and the internet doesn’t exactly make it any easier.

I’m also looking at you, Gawker.

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