Posted by admin on July 3rd, 2012
Interested in becoming a guest writer for the D-Pad Damsels? We would love to have you! Please e-mail us at:
We’ll be sure to get back to you right away with information for the position.
Girls get to proudly represent the 8-Bit Babes with the guys being our d20 Dudes. Available topics range from Anime to Zelda! We just ask that you stick with the geeky theme! Our advice is to pick something you’re well versed in and passionate about; it always comes through your writing. Don’t worry if someone has already covered your topic–we love different views and opinions! We look forward to hearing from you!
Posted by TaraTheBard on June 28th, 2012
Now that we’re back online and preparing new content, I’ll let you in on a secret: The D-Pad Damsels are about to go to war over something.
Who is the best Avenger and why?
Do you have a strong opinion on the subject? Go provide some ammunition for this upcoming debate by voting in the poll on the D-Pad Damsels Facebook page. What are you still doing here? Go! Go now! Go forth and vote now!
Posted by TaraTheBard on June 28th, 2012
Hey there, readers! It’s been a while since we’ve updated, but the D-Pad Damsels are still here and preparing an epic re-launch of this site! I’m going to get started with something awesome: photos of Chris Hemsworth, AKA Thor. (You might recall Shenanagin’s completely true review about the awesome nature of this movie and the handsome nature of its most amazing star.)
Check it out! These THORgeous photos were taken at Philly Comic-Con in 2012. We were there for another publication, but because people usually blink or look weird in photos, my photographer just shot a ton of them. However, Chris Hemsworth doesn’t usually take bad pictures. He’s basically gorgeous in all the pictures…so now we have plenty extra to share with you.
Being there as press, I was completely professional and not at all fangirlish. That said, I was the only one in the press row wearing a Thor shirt and when he walked on on stage I wasn’t exactly sad to see him smile right at me!
There are five photos in the photo set (some after the cut tag) and you can find five more over at Sweet On Geek. You can read my official coverage of the Chris Hemsworth Q&A on Yahoo! Movies.
Posted by TaraTheBard on May 15th, 2011
Many geeks have no problem finding a date. Photo: sxc.hu : Mart1n
My DVR’s been pretty full as of late, between “The Borgias,” “Glee,” “Castle,” and “Game of Thrones.” I do still frequently check the On Demand section for MTV’s reality shows–and recently noticed a “True Life” episode called “I’m a Fanboy.”
Posted by shenanagins on May 13th, 2011
Thor was released May 6th, 2011. However, as the clock struck 11pm on May 5th, something amazing was happening. My troops rallied in my quarters before the battle began. We knew that most of us had work at 8am the next morning. But we’re soldiers. I and my brave clan of sleep-deprived warriors strode into the theatre with full intent to gorge ourselves on the glory that was the midnight showing of Thor.
And, man, did we gorge.
Heed the warning, ye faint of heart…
Posted by TaraTheBard on May 5th, 2011
I loved my Easy Bake Oven!
[poll id="2"]Most people are aware of gender roles and how childhood affects development. Boys are encouraged to play with gun toys and play swords while girls are given dresses and kitchen sets. When I was a child, I was usually given ‘girl-appropriate’ toys and I usually found myself to be more interested in them.
I liked to cook and help my mom in the kitchen, so I was really interested in my Easy-Bake Oven. I loved to play dress-up, so I adored my cowgirl outfit. While I had to do math workbooks, I was interested in reading books–and if I wanted a book, I got it.
At 30, I love to bake desserts, I own many costumes (and am an avid LARPer) and I am earning a Masters in Publishing while I work as a full-time freelance writer. I’d say those interests and allowances really shaped who I am.
Posted by shenanagins on April 22nd, 2011
Elisabeth Sladen 1965-2011
For those of who haven’t heard, our beloved Elisabeth Sladen passed away on April 19th, 2011. She had cancer for several months but was still filming the Doctor Who spin-off, The Sarah Jane Adventures. Elisabeth portrayed Sarah Jane Smith in the original and new series of Doctor Who. Lis joined the iconic series in 1973 in an episode called The Time Warrior, playing opposite Jon Pertwee’s Doctor.
Posted by TDZ on April 21st, 2011
Annie is always in blues and hanging out in her Inn.
One of the more exciting parts when it comes to LARPing is the costuming or sometimes also known as garb. Guys are enthralled by armor and weapons while the woman look for the perfect corset for their… ah… weapons. Starting from scratch can be on the intimidating side especially if you’ve never LARPed before or you’re just looking for something new.
The first step would be to read over the rulebook. See which genre you’re looking to fit into (renaissance, medieval, fantasy, zombie, vampire, post-apocalyptic… etc.) and do a little homework. Once you note some of the key styles of that time period you can then start to critically look at your character. Will you be engaging in combat often or are you the more scholarly type? Have your costume reflect that.
Posted by TaraTheBard on April 14th, 2011
From ancient epics to modern thrillers, heroes and heroines often depend upon mentors and guides to provide knowledge, experience and to help overcome weighty quests and decisions. Mentors must have strong personalities and they usually (along with the hero’s group) leave the hero to tackle certain tasks alone. These five mentors exemplify the hero archetype and complement the personalities of their heroes.
Posted by shenanagins on April 13th, 2011
We’ve all done it. We’re reading or watching an awesome movie/TV show and it ends and we want more. It can’t be over yet; they never elaborated on that character’s back story! I never found out what made that character tick or how he/she got to where they are now. It happens even more so in the science fiction genre because there are near limitless possibilities for these characters’ pasts. What’s up with that?! That being said, here are my top five characters that we’ll never have the sweet satisfaction of saying: “Oh, yeah. I know everything there is to know about them and they are totally what they seem.”