disÂ·crimÂ·iÂ·natÂ·ing adj. Showing careful judgment or fine taste: a discriminating collector of rare books; a dish for the discriminating palate. (American Heritage Dictionary)
fanÂ·girl noun A person obsessed with an element of video or electronic culture, such as a game, sci-fi movie, comic or animÃ©, music, etc; a person obsessed with any other single subject or hobby. (Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary of English)
The Discriminating Fangirl is all about geeky stuff. We glory in it. We revel in it. We review speculative fiction, movies, comics, tv, and video games, and we post random geeky chatter. This place may be called The Discriminating Fangirl, but discriminating geeks of all gendersÂ are more than welcome!
Meet The Geeks
Pamela was raised by wolves in the wilds ofâ€¦ wait, no. Â She was abducted by aliens as a small child and subsequentlyâ€¦ that’s not right either. Â She was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy, and that has turned her into a grown-ass woman who collects toys and obsessively watches the Star Wars original trilogy. Â She got the obsessive geek gene from her mother and has a Master’s in English that she’s not really using (but she’s okay with that).
When she’s not battling the local wildlife, she reads, watches ridiculous amounts of nerdy documentaries on Netflix, and writes both original fiction and fanfic, most of which involves attractive characters having improbably athleticÂ sex. When she’s not doing crafts in fits and starts, she can be found obsessively playingÂ Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Pamela lives with her husband (Mr Fangirl), her daughter (Fangirl Jr), a goldfish, and a 75 pound pitbull who thinks she’s a lap dog. She started TDF in 2007 as an outlet for all of the geeky crap she does in her spare time.
Ever since she picked up a Care Bears book at 3, Amanda has devoured every bit of fiction that has crossed her path. In addition to being a little voracious reader, she was a fangirl from the word go â€“ being the only girl in her elementary school who liked Star Wars guaranteed her part as Leia on the playground. The X-Files was her first big fandom and it introduced her to fanfic (let’s just say she was 100% of age to be reading the things that she read back then *cough*).
Amanda has two degrees to her name (and piles of student loan debt to show for them) – a Bachelor’s in French and a Masters in Library and Information Science. Though she doesn’t get a chance to speak much French anymore, she tries to keep sharp with the French module on Duolingo and watching French movies or listening to French pop music on the NRJ app.
Amanda spends her free time writing, crocheting, embroidering, and finding new recipes to try out. Michaels is her second home. She has an old lady black cat named Puss who probably should have been called Bitey.
The Bibliomaniac has been working as a writer (since 1992), editor (since 2008), and reviewer (since 2006). She holds a B.A. in English from Calumet College of St. Joseph, with a concentration in Lit. Her hobbies include reading (of course), writing (also of course), comic books, RPGs, and SF/fantasy/horror TV and movies. She lives just outside of Chicago with five cats and a house full of gargoyles.