- File Size: 600 KB
- Print Length: 69 pages
- Publisher: Serial Box (June 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XYDVXVV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,827 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
WTF (Geek Actually Season 1 Episode 1) Kindle Edition
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With that said, this first episode did wonderfully capture what it's like for females in geek industries. Having worked as an EIC on a geek site for two years, and now working as a freelance writer on another, I know how difficult it can be to be accepted by males in the industry and the story managed to capture the unpleasant confrontations that tend to happen from time to time. (Seriously, I had plenty of Michelle moments as an editor; and I've had plenty of Aditi moments when it comes to writing.) Where the story fell short for me was in the romance aspect. The relationships were poorly constructed, and lacked any real background to make sense of the events that take place within this first episode.
I do plan to follow the series through though, as it looks to be a fun read, but I'm hoping for more character development going forward so I can actually come to care about these characters.
This was a pretty fun little short story, although it's not the kind of thing I usually read. I loved how real the characters felt, a very diverse cast of women dealing with problems every geeky girl can relate to. I was kind of worried because NetGalley had it under the erotica category, but there is only one sex scene in the last chapter [a few pages long] and you can easily skip past it [I kind of skimmed]. Just make sure you read the very last page-ish after the sex scene. Overall I'm not crazy about the serial publication style but I might try a few more of these.
I saw myself in Michelle as she tried to pick up the pieces of her crumbling marriage while embracing a new realm of sexuality.
I saw myself in Taneesha as she sat surrounded by a company full of men and tried to make her voice heard only to be shut down and shut out.
I saw myself in Aditi as she sat in front of her computer with the crushing pressure on her shoulders of having so many projects and not a single ounce of inspiration to guide her.
I saw myself in Christina as she wound herself up in what she thought was a fling and suddenly found her heart going a completely different direction than she expected.
I saw myself in Elli as she embraced the world of cosplay and video games while turning a blind eye to the adult world.
I was both shocked and thrilled by the references to modern pop culture: Pokemon Go, cosplay, and the chat program, Slack, to name a few. I’ve played Pokemon Go, I’ve cosplayed, and I use Slack in my 9–5 job, but I never imagined I would see these references in any publication.
It’s the little things that are interwoven throughout the pages of this series that really captured me. It felt extremely modern and realistic, as if I were just taking a quick peek into someone’s real life today. There wasn’t anything that felt fake about any one of these women and their situations.
Feminism is definitely a very strong theme in this series, and I feel like it was very well done. The theme was very clear without being shoved down my throat. Even when Aditi goes as far as to write a very powerful and passionate blog article with strong, feminist points, I still felt like it was very tastefully done. The authors did great to promote feminism in a way that promoted a message for equality rather than feminine supremacy.
10/10 Would Read Again. I absolutely recommend this series to everyone, especially my geeky ladies out there.
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