Girl guide dating geek excerpt
I remember last year a guy raised a ton of money on Kickstarterto self-publish a pick-up artist book, so I was very determined to have The Geek’s Guide to Dating not be anything like that.
And in the geek community, there’s the whole people-going-after-the-geek-girls-thing and I hate it. Paste: What was the most entertaining section for you to write?
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Smith: I did come to know what I was taking about, because I spent a lot of time with my friends at a comic book shop here in Philly called Brave New Worlds.The geek world can be a discouraging place for women, from sexism in the comics industry to the underrepresentation of women in videogames.So when I discovered Eric Smith had written a book titled The Geek’s Guide to Dating, I was skeptical.Paste caught up with Smith to chat about his book, comics and a rabbit named after Watchmen’s Rorschach.
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They took me under wing, showed me all of their paper comics, and now I have shelves upon shelves of hardcover, collectible comic books that I hungrily devour all the time. Smith: It’s a toss up between Fables by Bill Willingham and Mouse Guard by David Peterson. Back to the book, did your fiancée come up with any of the ideas? I’d show her bits and pieces of it and ask her what she thought, and she was supportive. Paste: I really appreciate how you portray women as equals rather than as princesses to be saved. Smith: It’s my personal belief, and also, while I was doing research, I found so many of those pick-up artist articles all over the place.