You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Felicia DayFelicia is biting her nails on the cover. Her, anxious?
Yes. About a lot of things.

The book covers her home-schooled childhood, where she is not socialized into ignoring things she likes, and is not taught that math is not for girls. It covers her first forays into finding friends over the phone modem – the world wide web wasn’t a phrase, yet. Later the book talks about gaming addiction – ditching a job interview because you’re busy gaming is definitely an addiction.

The book covers her intense college years where she what?  took a double major with a 4.0 GPA??? Wow. Then she … does nothing at all with her college degree.

There are chapters about her beginning years as a actor, and how taking everyone’s advice got her jobs that she hated. There don’t seem many pages about her later successful years as an actress.

the guild.jpgThere is a lot of information about her gaming. And a chapter about the web-video-series that she CREATED and produced on a shoestring budget. Then refused to sell to Hollywood. Then lots of pages on how Felicia overworked. Then sold her brain-child after all, on a great deal to herself.

There’s a chapter where depression has physical causes, and that chapter has my best quote: (p228)
“Try telling someone, “I have a kidney problem, and I’m having a lot of bad days lately.’ Nothing but sympathy, right? Then pretend to say, “I have severe depression and anxiety , and I’m having a lot of bad days lately.” They just look at you’ like you’re broken, right? Unfixable. Inherently flawed. Yeah, society sucks.”

J2 and Felicia.jpgThen there’s a chapter on #gamergate, and that was pretty awful. But Felicia tells how she lived through it, which was interesting. No pics of her working on Supernatural at the time, which is a complete lost chance to post pics of pretty men. Why don’t I post one here? Thanks, I will.

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The last chapter ends on a high note, mentioning that George Lucas ran out of money while filming Star Wars, and parts of the shield generator on Endor were made of …  …  …  spray painted Dixie cups. *croggle*  So following your dream can be a great thing!

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