A series of words and images about people with nerd pride.
I was lucky enough to get hold of Rapper MC Lars during his tour of the UK with Wheatus to talk about his upcoming Edgar Allen Poe EP, some of his inspirations, Nerdcore as a genre, religion and his tour in Australia later in the year.
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This week i talk with Cody Davies, the webmaster of Zelda Universe, one of the largest Legend of Zelda Fansites on the internet today.
We discuss the suspicious Zelda timeline, the fans, the Top Geek competition and the political history of the website.
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Recently I had the chance to talk to Sam, Nick & Charles from alternative comedy group Million Dollar Extreme. For years the guys from MDE have been making videos that pushed their own specific brand of Hyper Colour Offensive Disturbing Internet Comedy. Just so you can get an idea of what these guys are like I’m going to be including a lot of videos throughout this article and I can almost certainly say that all for one reason or another will be NSFW (not safe for work)
You have been warned
This episode i talk to professional Xena Cosplayer Kelly “Xena” Mitchell about what it’s like to emotionally identify with fictional characters and also about what kinds of strong female/male/transgender and gay role models are on Television today.
Find Kelly at www.ilovexena.com
This week i chat with Polaris Banks the Director of Casey Jones, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spin off film.
We discuss how to find Ninjas through Craigslist, the perils of making fan films, how cartoons in the 90’s shaped us in our adulthood and what other comic book adaptations we would like to see brought to the silver screen.
Stay tuned for an intensely nerdy conversation about not only Ninja Turtles but Alternate Universe Batman, Spider-Man 2099, Ren & Stimpy, Gargoyles & the return of the Cyber Punk genre.
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Humans VS Zombies is a week long epic Nerf powered Zombie Apocalypse game played throughout the world. Today i talked to Connor & Tim, 2 of the Melbourne organizers of the game to try and shed a bit of light on what the game actually is, how to best survive the Zombie Apocalypse and finding love in all the wrong places.
Jeff Rubin is a Comedian, Actor, Host & Writer known for his nerdy work with popular comedy website CollegeHumor.com & Jest.com
In the first official Revenge of The Nerd Podcast we discuss his career at College Humor, Doppleganger Economists and his own Podcast “The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show”
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Blue Turtle Shell are a 2-piece band based in Melbourne, I had a chat to band members Homan and Pip recently about the perils of being Nerdy Musicians in a town where being a musician alone is becoming increasingly difficult.
So how would you guys describe what Blue Turtle Shell is?
Homan: Well I suppose I’d describe us as a kind of “somewhat whitty-pop-culture-acoustic-comedyish-geek/nerd rock band” meaning that basically we write quirky songs about pop culture, particularly videogames, TV shows and movies. There’s a fair bit of incorporation of the music from our beloved geekdoms too, so when you put it together its kind of music written by geeks, for geeks.
Particularly the two geeks up on stage with the instruments
Pip: I agree. Although a lot of inspiration comes from frustrating moments that can only be found in true geekdom, such as impossible Mario Kart tracks.
Recently I caught up with Chip Musician cTrix at the Wah Wah Lounge in Melbourne to discuss what exactly Chiptunes is, how making music with old hardware can actually help with the creative process and his latest creation the gAtari.
How would you describe what Chip Music is?
Chip Music usually refers to taking an old gaming system from the 80’s or early 90’s and writing music for that platform. Back in “the day” making music for a games console was a luxury that only game companies could partake in. This was mainly due to the dev kits being exclusive and costing a fortune. Now we’ve got whole online communities centred around reverse engineering the old hardware and opening them up for musicians to compose with. We also have 20-30 more years of user interface experience so the programs being created now are much easier to use than back in the 80’s! We are also able to push far beyond what the old software companies could do with their “background” music. We’re making music that stands in the foreground and uses all the CPU and memory. This is a huge shift forward for music on these platforms because “games music” generally meant being very careful with memory and always putting the game play and graphics as the primary focus. So now we are focussing on just the music and taking things to a whole new level. The chipmusic and demoscene community are constantly creating sounds you won’t have heard in a first generation game. And that’s why we love it. Chipmusic (in a nut shell) is geeks + old computers + online communities = good times!