I had a genuinely exciting Weekly Geek moment a few days ago when I stumbled upon this new blog, The Border House, which offers feminist/queer commentary on the world of video games. It’s rare that two things I’m so passionate about link up in such a coherent way — and rarer still that they come in such a well-written, diverse and truly appealing package. It’s as if Feministing and AfterEllen.com had a wonderfully dorky baby.
From the site’s mission statement:
Recent posts have discussed everything from the gay sex scene in Bioware’s newest RPG Dragon Age to the existence of a foreign game based on rape to the favorable representation of female characters in the recent Uncharted 2. It’s intelligent, meaty (and still very “bloggy”) discourse, all wrapped up in a warm, queer-centered environment. If you’re into games or social media at all, this one deserves a place on your bookmarks bar.
Also deserving of geeky attention was this week’s announcement that new-cult-classic novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which mashes up the Jane Austen classic with hordes of the undead) will be made into a TV miniseries.
There are no firm details as of yet, but the story was reported on I09, after the book’s Twitter “formally” announced the news:
If nothing else, this could be a riotous good time in the Mystery Science Theater sort of way. Plus, I’d really love to see some zombies in period dress — they’ll be the classiest undead ever to grace the screen!