Social media is an amazing tool, but it’s really the face-to-face interaction that makes a long-term impact.
I feel like maybe I’m part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It’s always been something I’ve done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I’m not out partying. I’m probably playing video games.
The substance of what it means to be a geek is essentially someone who’s brave enough to love something against judgment. The heart of being a geek is a little bit of rejection.
I’m super excited about gaming always. That’s the thing that I geek out over; those are the vlogs that I’m surfing if I’m not already playing a game at night.
Comic-Con has become more of a pop cultural festival, and to not be included feels like you’re missing the biggest celebration of the year.
Typecasting is something I have to be careful with, since I play myself on Geek & Sundry so much on my weekly show ‘The Flog.’ That’s why I did ‘Dragon Age: Redemption’ last year, so I could do something a little more dramatic and hard-edged.
Surprisingly, I think if you’re known on the Internet, you’re probably an introvert.
I love sitcoms, and I grew up on sitcoms. That’s my tasty junk food.
There is definitely a way in which women are raised to be less proactive, less business-oriented, and less willing to jump into creative no man’s land. I think media has more of an influence on how we perceive gender identity than anything else.
Every quirky girl doesn’t have to be the best-friend character. It’s a very limiting and self-fulfilling prophecy. People only write things that will get green-lit, so they write to those stereotypes.
Basically, my socialization as a child didn’t come from any schooling; it came from being in theater and meeting people online.
Every single job is a challenge. You are walking into a new set, a new character, creating a world and trying to get comfortable to do your best work.
My favorite ‘Mister Rogers’ episodes were always the ones where Mr. Rogers would go into the community.
I created ‘The Guild’ because nobody was offering me the roles I thought I could do best at in Hollywood.
I would never let somebody say that they’re me. That would be the ultimate betrayal of what I stand for.
When I carve out time to game, it’s because I rationalize that I ‘deserve it,’ so I relish every minute of that 2-3 hour session.
Geek and Sundry has an eclectic line-up of shows all targeted around things I love: Comics, Tabletop Games, Books and more.
Now that we’ve transitioned to more Smart TVs, where people are broadcasting their cable box, I hope that Geek & Sundry is something that people will click on in the future, knowing that they’re going to get content that they love.
I think the whole definition of a geek is somebody being passionate and focused, and being proud of saying that they’re passionate and focused, on a narrow range of subjects.
Whether you’re a Twitter follower, a YouTube subscriber or a Facebook friend, natural social instinct is to collect people and to not kind of see them later. But unfortunately, with social media, you collect them and they’re in your life, whether you really want them or not.
I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality. You can tell because I played online games for eight hours a day.
I’d been in Hollywood for five years before I started writing ‘The Guild.’ I worked enough to pay all my bills. So I was very lucky in that respect. Most people don’t make a living acting.
Just because you have star power and a huge marketing budget, you can see from some professional web series, it doesn’t equal views.
I’ve played pretty much every single-player RPG there is, has been, ever will be. But as far as the MMOs go, especially with the voice chat, it becomes like hanging out with your friends in a chat channel, and you’re playing at the same time. So it becomes a lot more social than people would probably think.
My dad was in the military, yeah. He was in the Air Force, and he was a doctor, so he would go places for six months here, and two years there. And I was home-schooled because I played the violin, and I did a lot of competitions.
I’ll be in a series for three or four episodes, but then I’ll be off the series, and downtime, as an actor, is a little more than most people understand. Most of the time you’re just sitting around taking coffee with friends.
I’m very persistent; I know the Internet very well, because I grew up on the Internet. I had Internet when there was just dial-up, and the Internet was my social outlet.
I’m a big champion of people doing things outside the system.
I think the more web video there is, the more press you’ll get, as well as all the people who want to tell stories that haven’t been told before but can’t do that on TV because different stories are a risk.
I believe you are never past the point of creating opportunities for yourself.
Voice acting is very different from live-action. You only have one tool to convey emotion. You can’t sell a line with a look. It’s all about your vocal instrument.
I learned that lack of budget can be overcome by fan passion if you can get your content to the people who like what you do.
At no point am I ever threatened by people who question who I am, or why I like the things I do, or my legitimacy. Because I know who I am very strongly, and I think that’s what geek culture can reinforce.
I was a huge fan of video games; I wanted to write something, and I saw the tools at my fingertips to upload a video to my audience, and that’s why I’m here today. I think that freedom and the lack of gatekeepers, combined with people’s passion, is what really the true spirit of Internet geekdom is about.