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A unicorn should either be the physical embodiment of rainbows and light or a grizzly horny thing with good PR that only unaccountably chills out in the presence of virgins. We've collected some of our favourite wrong unicorns. Damn you, internet.
Anonymous hackers are held to be a bunch of internet trolls hacking popular websites for lulz, but there's a lot more to it. Read our mini guide to Anonymous hacktivists... l33t before we all even knew what it meant.
Book reviews: You may think that Alice in Wonderland is just a children's tale you happen to take too seriously. Good news - there are more than a couple of reasons to completely justify your obsession with it! And people will be delighted to join you in discussing social issues in Wonderland over tea and treacle...
In RPG or roleplaying games, you'll get the most joy out of a well-developed character and people will start shaping the game around your character, too. Here's how to avoid cliches and create a living, breathing RPG human being!
Many mooks like to keep a little corner of the internet aside for their own blog-esque musings. One mook talks about trigger warnings - ways to spot danger signs if your nice, safe blog is in danger from evil eyes.
We’ve all seen the films. Girl loses boy; boy finds girl; girl gets boy. Good triumphs over evil; the wicked are punished; and justice serves up her richest trifle for those most deserving. Unfortunately, real life doesn’t follow suit...
Video games. It's a 'boy thing', right? Not anymore. Girl gamers are picking up the controller and developing the fine art of button bashing. Here's an xbox gaming guide for Jane Eyres yearning for a touch of Black Ops...
Video games are getting increasingly unconventional with their romance. We're allowed to hook up with African Americans, same gender partners, drells and elves. And now Dragon Age 2 may let us get it on with a suave dwarf. Good! Let's crack the glass ceiling!
A well-rounded superhero (and supervillain, for that matter) is ecstasy for nerds. A brooding superhero with persona, philosophy, ethics and worldview? Food for thought. And not just the junk popcorn variety.
Technology: Mobiles / cell phones have changed the ebb and flow of teenage romance. They can end relationships, empower shy wallflowers and be used to coerce people into stuff. How much do you love your phone?
Game consoles: All market products battle to win the war against their competitors. One of the biggest consumer wars ever is the epic battle between computer game consoles, with Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii scrabbling to be the best and outsell the rest. Game consoles deathmatch!
Penpals: Build your letter writing and craft skills with foreign penpals - swap crazy sweets with them (be wary of Denmark they have salty liquorice), send them music and artwork... A penpal makes the world a better place. Here's how to become penpals.
Creative writing: All those who love creative writing eventually encounter the dreaded writer's block. Mistress Geenyus brings you the best creative writing tips out there for curing writer's block - all in 1 article!
Girl Geek: Comics have been leaping out of print and, capes aswirl, onto our cinema screens. With an endless supply of comics to plunder, does CGI and movie fan interest spell the end for comic books?
Girl Geek: Computer games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill get turned into films. Movies like, er, Ice Age and Harry Potter become computer games. It's a great big franchise love-in. But are they any good?
Geek: "Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow" - Oliver Wendell Holmes. Zeta was puzzled to discover her friend could suddenly speak Icelandic. Out of nowhere. For no reason at all. So she forced them to show her how they did it.
Girl Geek: Reading. It hasn't exactly got the coolest reputation in the world - at least among those not in the know. However, all the sexy girls know that the best aphrodisiac is to saunter into a club wearing not much except a T-shirt that says "So many books, so little time"...
Girl Geek: Sick of holding out for a hero? Time to don the cape and mask and become a superhero (okay, masked vigilante) yourself. They're all over the television and are always hitting us on the big screen - so, if you can't beat them, join them. Seriously. Mookychick will show you how to become a superhero (okay. Masked vigilante).
Girl Geek: Instead of the familiar garlic/ash/sunlight/silver-fearing vampies of traditional lore, Stephanie Meyer has broken with tradition to present us with a bunch of superhuman sparkle fairies. Is it a premise taken too far... or not far enough?
Geek Girl: 'Twilight' is popular fantasy fiction for teenage girls: A series of books where a vampire falls immortally in love with a mortal girl. Fantasies aside, would any self-respecting girl truly expect a vampire lover to take her away? And should any self-respecting parents fear it?
Opinion: There's a certain phrase which we're all beginning to hear increasingly often. It's a turn of speech which can send Annis Cordy into a rant so vehement that the only thing that calms her is the thought that her tirade is one step below making snide comments about 'the youth of today'. The phrase? "I don't read".
Girl Geek: Ruby Mae has spent time honing her craft in a british TV comedy forum. She spent time getting to know the people on that forum, even if she never met them face to face. This piece is in honour of a friend of hers - a friend who died of a heart attack. A friend she never met face to face - but a friend, nevertheless.
Girl Geek: Live action roleplay is probably one of the ultimate forms of geekery. Wendy Withers chats about why she loves dressing up as a crazed artist in 'One World by Night' even more than making Tara and Willow get it on in 'The Sims'...
Opinion: What would you do if someone would not leave you alone? What about if they started spreading lies about you? What if they went through your mail and your diary? Calling you names? What if this abuse and invasion of privacy was all through your computer?
Girl Geek: You bought them, you re-homed them to your closet, now we remind you of the flash in the pan wonders of yesteryear. Try telling your teacher your pet rock ate your homework... the nostalgia alone may get you off the hook.
Girl Geek: Up until recently, computer and console games were thought of as something monosyllabic teenage boys played, locked away in their rooms. Have they now become something a group of women would enjoy on a girls night in?
Opinion: Ever seen a film or played a computer game and had it act like a filter so you see the whole world that way for a few minutes or hours? Liv tells you how to make the most out of playing your life like a video game.
Amber plays the old 'type the hell any old thing into google and see what happens' in order to discover if the internet is, indeed, awesome. Oh man, is it awesome. Wait, that last sentence should have had a question mark.
Girl Geek: Smotlock is not a girl geek. He is clearly a boy (Look! Beard!) but that has never stopped him from becoming the despotic king of his own internet kingdom. Smotlock gives you the cardinal rules for building your blog into a worshipped power zone.
Girl Geek: Superheroes have been back on our screens with a vengeance in the last few years, and we love them to bits but they're getting too dark to function. As Bonnie Tyler said, we need a hero... but what kind of superhero will fit the bill?
How big are stars? How big is the universe? How big are we? Let's scoot up above our bodies and our smallness and look at something romantic and life-changing and big, for a change. How do stars live and die and become funny little us?
Mind mysteries: Now you see it ... now you see it again! Or did you? The déjà vu experience can be just as confusing as the reports on studies that have been conducted into it. But perhaps we can unravel the mysterious phenomenon!
Geek World: Yep, it's another article on Facebook. Why? Because Facebook, with all its photos, news, comments, tags, applications, instant messaging and fan clubs, could be misused to become 1984 Returning. At first it was a network used by students. Now it's swarming with all sorts of people from all walks of life. Mookychick explains why Facebook is yet another step towards Huxley's Brave New World...
Geek World: We at Mookychick Towers were wondering why colour has any symbolic properties at all. This idea that black is moody, chic, evil... or that pink is fun and vibrant, or that purple is mysterious, dangerous and mad... WHY?
Geek World: Happy snapper photos and MySpace posing shots are the first step. Now it's time to start giving your amateur photos the edge. You don't need expensive equipment to have an artistic approach to photography - you just need to start building your artistic eye.
Girl Geek: Space is romantic, gothic, omnipresent and... odd. It's really very strange indeed. From dark matter to space cartwheels and impossible planets, space has offered us more beauty and puzzlement than a bag full of unicorn horns.
Geek Girl: Mobile broadband. What is it? Is it a good thing? Can you eat it? NO! But it does let you connect to the net on the move. The way things are going, it won't be long before fixed broadband connections become as obsolete as the home phone is heading to be, so better catch up with the future now...
Geek World: The CERN black hole project: Wow, wouldn't it be nice if each universe has been created by its predecessors' inhabitants reaching a stage of evolution at which they can recreate the Big Bang and thus start the whole thing over again?
Geek World: Dinosaurs were a dominant species that became puzzlingly extinct (humans, take note). Forget about relationships/jobs/life for a moment and pay tribute to some of the most blood-curdling creatures to ever walk this earth.
Geek World: Coders always get jobs, sometimes in the game industry (awesome), and girl geeks get surrounded by men who look far more handsome than stereotypes suggest and always have something interesting to say. Take your first steps towards becoming a coder.
Geek World: Who's been disappointed with the final results of a 'great' photo they've taken? Here are a few basic photography tips to bear in mind, whether the images you're capturing be arty or personal.
Geek World: These days almost everyone likes taking photographs. So, most of us could use a few helpful hints and tips. These tips will make your shots look clearer, more attractive and more professional. And we look at some really expensive digital cameras, too.
Gaming used to be a boys' club, but girl gamers have come into their own in the last five years or so. In an attempt to make the real big bucks, Nintendo plan to bag a few more girl gamers with their glorious white Wii. Find out how they plan to entice girl gamers into their snare...
Book reviews: Whether you love it or hate it, fan fiction is a cult phenomenon. Harry Potter dating Draco? Romping hobbits? Spock and Kirk behaving illogically? Despite the controversy of copyright laws, fan fiction is now so deeply entrenched in internet culture that - for better or for worse - it's truly beyond our control...
Feminist Geek Girl
Girl geeks shall inherit the earth. From girl gaming to gadgets, science and women in technology, we aim to cover the world of geek from a female perspective.