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Time for #AnimeSquees

Hey Nerdettes & Nerds,  JP Fairfield will be hosting an anime livetweet on twitter starting June 3rd!  

Follow #AnimeSquees and @nerdgasmnoire on twitter to join in the fun.

Livetweet will be every Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm starting June 3rd. (until Empire comes back).  Check the Nerdgasm Noire calendar for any changes.

8pm - Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!The story revolves around the members of the “Earth Defense Club” aka the “Do Nothing Club” at Binan High School. One day, the club members are soaking in a hot bath together when all of a sudden a mysterious pink wombat appears out of thin air! The wombat asks the members to lend it their help to protect the Earth. At school the next day, each of the club members receives a magical bracelet enveloping them in a dazzling light.

8:30pmThe World is Still BeautifulNike, the fourth princess of the Principality of Rain and one who holds the power to call forth the rain, travels to the Sun Kingdom to marry Sun King Livius for her country, despite her own reluctance. She soon discovers that the King, who conquered the world in only three years after his ascendance to the throne, is still a child!! Furthermore, for trivial reasons, he has demanded that Nike call forth the rain…!?


NNN Episode 199 - #SuperWhite90sShow

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, #DiversifyAgentCarter Reminds Us That “Because History” Isn’t a Reason to Whitewash a Show.  The Black Owned Business of the Week is Luxe Oil, specializing in all sorts of things to moisturize your skin and scalp!   

Our main topic this week is a showdown between 90s shows that were super white.

Our Match-ups

  • Boy Meets World vs Clarissa Explains it All
  • Sabrina, The Teenage Witch vs The Secret World of Alex Mack 
  • Saved By the Bell vs That 70’s Show
  • Friends vs Seinfeld 
  • Full House vs Step by Step 
  • Frasier vs Mad About You 
  • Suddenly Susan vs Veronica’s Closet 
  • Dawson’s Creek vs 90210 vs Melrose Place vs Felicity 
  • Blossom vs Boy Meets World 
  • Charles in Charge vs Mr. Belvedere 
  • Home Improvement vs The Nanny 
  • Highlander vs Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 
  • Hercules vs Xena 
  • Sweet Valley High Vs Clueless 
  • ER vs Law & Order 
  • Homicide Life On the Streets vs The Wire 
  • Charmed vs Buffy 
  • Roswell vs Dark Angel



NNN Episode 198 - Much Ado About Black Widow

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Joss Whedon left twitter... again.  The Black Owned Business of the Week is Oyin Handmade, specializes in natural hair care products that smell delicious.  

This week is all about C2E2 experiences, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and leaked emails from Marvel executives saying women-lead movies don't work.  Spoilers, Spoilers, SPOILERS. 


NNN Episode 197 - Daredevil Lip Service

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Black developers speak out on stereotypes in video games.   The Black Owned Business of the Week is Stacy Brown (@slb79), an awesome writer who needs assistance with tuition and travel expenses to the inaugural Thread program at Yale.  

This week is all about Daredevil tv series on Netflix aka #AllDayLongABlindManGotHisFootUpYoAss.  We go over environment, casting, storylines, themes, lips, and stunt double butts.


NNN Episode 196 - Sad Rabid Velociraptors

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, a 7-year old wins $16k for her comic book, The Adventures of Moxie Girl.  Twitter working on everything but improving their harassment policy and reporting.  We mention new trailers for Fantastic 4, Jurassic World, Batman vs. Superman and Star Wars Force Awakens.    The Black Owned Business of the Week is the Indiegogo campaign for The Book of Mojo Animated Pilot; fantasy story about young black girl who stumbles upon a powerful magical artifact. 

This week we discussed the controversy around the Hugo Awards nominations.   The nominations were over-taken by the fan slate campaign orchestrated by Sad Puppies group.  Many writers, such as Philip Sandifer, John Scalzi, and George RR Martin, give their opinion on the situation.

Then, we tangent to twitter direct messaging, colorism and Dyson-West beef


NNN Episode 195 - Pants of the Patriarchy

Art by KivaBay

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Wonder Woman movie loses director, Michelle MacLaren and this doesn't bode well for the project.  We have two Black Owned Businesses of the Week. The first is an Indiegogo campaign for Paralysis movie; a horror film with a Black Woman protagonist who's experiencing very weird possibly supernatual events. The other is Kickstarter campaign for De La Soul's new album.   

This week we welcome guests, Tanya D. (@cypheroftyr) and Bianca Anderson(@biancajand).  They talk about their experience in the [A]List Daily interview. Bianca told a great story on how interview series came to be.   We discuss gender and racial identity in video games and gaming community, shirtless guys in comic books tv shows and decided a game about stealing the pants of patriarchy is greatly needed. 

Other topics include a Black Steampunk Sherlock Holmes, 12 year old girl researching why mobile app games don't have characters that look like her, and Tanya D.'s article on historical accuracy in fantasy worlds.


NNN Episode 194 - Review of Half-Resurrection Blues

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Game of Thrones tv series will introduce the Sand Snakes of House Martell. The Black Owned Business of the Week is Boutique de Bandeaux offering silk and satin hair accessories for thick natural hair.  This week we review the book, Half-Resurrection Blues: A Bone Street Rumba Novel, by Daniel José Older which is the first novel in a brand new Bone Street Rumba series.  We interview Older last year about his other book, Salsa Nocturna.



NNN Episode 193 - Interview With @TheDoubleclicks

The Doubleclicks; Photo by Cohoots Photography

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Trevor Noah named successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show and GDC Vault: Game Developer Harassment: How to Get Through panel.  The Black Owned Business of the Week features Whipped Goods offering plant based and handcrafted bath and body goods.  This week we interview The Doubleclicks who currently on their #NerdsNightOut tour!  They are a pair of sisters who sing about dinosaurs, super-villians and other things that geeks love.  Their latest album, Dimetrodon, was release June 2014. Support them on Patreon and Youtube.


NNN Episode 192 - #EmpireFinale

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, the teaser trailer for the live action "Attack on Titan" premiered.  The Black Owned Business of the Week features K. Tempest who was the genuis behind “K Tempest Challenge”.  Check out her Patreon to support her work in podcasting and book reviews.  This week is all about that Empire season finale!


NNN Episode 191 - #nonCSWMbooks

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Topics: On Nerdtastic News, talked about cool Buzzfeed list about 23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand. The Black Owned Business of the Week is Absynia where you can buy beautiful handcrafted jewelry.  This week discussed the “K Tempest Challenge” where people challenge themselves to read authors other than white straight cis male authors for a year.  We share 5 books we recommend to read for the challenge.  For more recommendations, check out the #nonCSWMbooks tag on twitter.

JP Fairfield's Picks

  • Living Large anthology with Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, Francis Ray
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History
  • Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
  • Bayou graphic novel by Jeremy Love
  • Half-Resurrection Blues by DJ Older 
  • Minion (Vampire Huntress Legend) by L.A. Banks

Melissa's Picks

  • Big Machine by Victor LaVille
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones (or Lost in the City or All Aunt Hagar’s Children)
  • Americanah by Chimande Adichie (or That Thing Around Your Neck)
  • Before you Suffocate Your Own  Fool Self by Danielle Evans

DeAna's Picks

  • Kindred by Octavia Bulter
  • The Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Repatriation of Henry Chin by Isaac Ho
  • Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin