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Pokemon GO

Episode 49 – Pokemon GO

In this episode, Liz and Heather finally talk about Pokemon GO, get our first icky e-mail from a “fan”, and answer some questions of the week from the Houston Nerd-Casting Collective (houstonnerd.org).

Pokemon GO

Reminder that our next book club is coming up soon, and we will be reading both Pride and Prejudice AND Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to compare the two.

Pokemon Go

It’s been a few months since the release of Pokemon Go back in July, so it is time for us to finally hop on the bandwagon to talk about. We were both a little too old when Pokemon originally came out in the 1990s, so we weren’t really into it back in the day. Heather has been playing every day. Liz, not so much. It is a time consuming game and encourages people to get out of the house, walk around, and meet others who are playing the games.

[Excuse the crazy dog barking in the background. She is a lunatic.]

Pokemon teams – no one really knew much about the teams and had a 1:3 chance in being on the same team, but people seem to hate each other because of the teams.

Heather’s tips:

  • If you get the limited-use incubator, use those for your 10K eggs because you can use those three time.
  • While lower level, save all your stardust and candies. Once you get above level 25, you need those more than when you are lower level.
  • You can find BIG and great Pokemon around bodies of water. Not like a ditch, but like the beach, bayous, etc. Being in Houston, we are lucky that we have a lot of great selection. Galveston is possibly the best place in Texas to catch them, so get out there!
  • Once you are in a gym, you get 10 free coins. But, only while you are IN those gyms, so take them as soon as you can so you don’t lose them.
  • If you are out in the heat catching Pokemon (or out shooting portraits) in the heat, take along a Gatorade! It really helps you to fight off dehydration even better than water.

In other news…

We have been wondering how long it would take us, being female podcasters, to receive our first weird sexual troll. It finally happened this week, so we talk about this in depth.

HNCC Questions of the Week

We have been invited to be part of the Houston Nerd-Casting Collective, so we are finally sitting down to answer some of their recent questions of the week. We don’t tend to record every week, so we can’t really answer the questions in a super timely manner, so we will be doing them in batches.

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Episode 4 – The Doctor’s Companions

Spoilers… In episode 4, we talk about Doctor Who companions. companions

We focus on the reboot of Doctor Who, starting with the 9th Doctor, in 2005. Companions covered are:

  • Rose Tyler
  • Captain Jack Harkness
  • Mickey
  • Donna Noble
  • Sarah Jane Smith
  • Amy & Rory (“The Ponds”)
  • River Song/Melody Pond
  • Craig Owen (only in 2 episodes, but we love him!)
  • Clara Oswald (in all her iterations)

We discuss our favorites and least favorites companions throughout the series. We love River Song. She is the number one on both of our lists. We also love Captain Jack! The Ponds also made it to our favorites list. Donna Noble makes the list in our favorite for all of her snark, wit, and personality.

Donna wins our vote for the saddest ending for any companion.

Our Most Hated Least Favorites – Mickey (the Tin Dog!), Martha Jones (UGH!), Clara (Booooring!), and early Rose Tyler (we liked her better going forward).

We also talk a bit about the show’s writers, including a slight debate regarding Russell T. Davies vs. Steven Moffett. Who writes the cheesier episodes? Who writes the best day-to-day shows versus big plot twists?

What is the point of the companion for the Doctor? Why does he need them and what do they bring to the table for a Time Lord?

Recommendations

Feed the Troll – from Sunderland56 – “To be fair, if she had two female parents, and no male in the house, How would she learn to drive?” … Seriously?

Out of Context Comment of the Week – from YouTube – Braden says, “Likes dogs and cats.” That is definitely a controversial topic… ??

Bitch of the Week – High School Reunions – WTF? Why is it 6 months too early? Where the hell did the time go? This is not ok. Do you feel like a grown-up? We still don’t. But we are old.  And it sucks.  The End.

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Episode 3 – Marvel is AMAZING

Marvel is Ah-may-zing! This episode, we talk all things Marvel and the past, present, and future of the Marvel cinematic universe.

Marvel Studios

The phases of the Marvel universe include:

  • Phase 1: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton), Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America (swoon!), and The Avengers.
  • Phase 2: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (TV), Agent Carter (TV), Guardians of the Galaxy (HOLY CRAP!!), Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man.
  • Phase 3: Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War – Part I, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II.

We talk about each of the movies in turn that are already out, and the ones upcoming. We spend a lot of time talking Guardians of the Galaxy because it’s freaking awesome.

Well now I’m standing. Happy? We’re all standing now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle. – Rocket

Bitch of the Week – Women’s geeky t-shirt sizes. Why the hell are they so small? Men don’t have this problem when attempting to buy clothing!

Feed the Troll – “If we didn’t have Democrats, we wouldn’t need police.” … Really.

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Episode 2 – Hobbits-es

HOBBITS!! Or Hobbitses, if you prefer the Smeagol/Gollum pronunciation. Either way, we love them!

 

The Hobbit

Bag End – Hobbiton – The Shire – Middle-earth

This week, we cover all things Middle-earth, Hobbit-ish, and Peter Jackson (as related to these films (LOTR, and The Hobbit). The basic truth is that we LOVE them. Whether you read the books or only saw the movies, you have to love these stories. If not, get the hell off our podcast! Just kidding… sort of…

We discuss the transition from book to movies – should they have been translated into three movies? Did they destroy the plot line? Did they overstep their bounds by showing so much of the White Council?

We also talk about the technical aspects of high frame rate (48 fps) photography and 3D and our opinions on whether those are worth the high ticket prices. And motion capture – Andy Serkis and Benedict Cumberbatch are both completely amazing in their motion capture roles of Gollum and Smaug, respectively.

And… SPIDERS! What the hell is up with all of the spiders in movies? We blame Tolkein for spiders popping up in various movies and shows like Harry Potter and Doctor Who. And that giant puppy-sized spider in our real world??  Just – No.

And we discuss the characters and actors portraying them, inclusive of random characters that were never in the book.

Bitch of the WeekEbola. Scare tactics and fear-mongering in the media after the recent scare in the U.S.– This is clearly medical science’s Super Bowl, much like the weatherman’s hurricane here on the Gulf Coast.

Random Internet Comments taken out of contextfrom DaddyScratches, “The time to buy a used, almost free Bobcat is when you see one. That’s what my old Grandpappy used to say.”  Sound advice, DaddyScratches. Machinery or wildcat? You decide.

Machine     Animal

 

Recommendations

  • From Heather – BoJack Horseman (animated series) – available on Netflix
  • From Liz – Daria (animated series) – Entire series available on HuluPlus

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Next episode – MARVEL!!

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Episode 1 – Introduction to the Nerdy Bitches Podcast

Nerdy Bitches Podcast

Nerdy Bitches Logo Created by Heather

Welcome to the Nerdy Bitches podcast!

In this introduction episode, Liz and Heather discuss all manner of nerdy topics, including Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and more! Liz is the owner and blogger at Self Saving Princess, and Heather, in her words, is just your average Nerdy Bitch. The bitches recall their indoctrinations into nerd culture, and discuss some of their favorite things.

When searching for female-hosted nerdy podcasts, we found the genre was a “sausage fest”, and any podcasts run by chicks were either solely dedicated to one nerd topic, or were the kinds of female-related issues you don’t really want to listen to–A podcast with wings!

We are also taking back the word “Bitch,” so deal with it. We discuss what that means in regards to women who are willing to speak their minds versus terms given to their male counterparts.

This episode introduces the kinds of topics we enjoy, our weekly Bitch of the Week, random internet comments taken out of context, and each bitch’s recommendations.

Our first Bitch of the Week – Fucking Hipsters! (Adjective, not verb – we never condone sleeping with hipsters!) Stupid nerd-posers who wear their geeky glasses (with or without lenses) and beanie hats, and ruin Geekdom for the rest of us.

Recommendations:

  • From Heather: Snowpiercer (movie), available on Netflix
  • From Liz: The IT Crowd (BBC series), available on Netflix

Explicit language is to be expected – but it is all in good fun!

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