You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Author: Felicia Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147678566X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9133


The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world. When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was. But if it hadn’t been for her strange background—the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naïve confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers. Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming. Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

Embrace Your Weird

Author: Felicia Day

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1982113227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 5676


An instant New York Times bestseller In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions. Including Felicia’s personal stories and hard-won wisdom, Embrace Your Weird offers: —Entertaining and revelatory exercises that empower you to be fearless, so you can rediscover the things that bring you joy, and crack your imagination wide open —Unique techniques to vanquish enemies of creativity like: anxiety, fear, procrastination, perfectionism, criticism, and jealousy —Tips to cultivate a creative community —Space to explore and get your neurons firing Whether you enjoy writing, baking, painting, podcasting, playing music, or have yet to uncover your favorite creative outlet, Embrace Your Weird will help you unlock the power of self-expression. Get motivated. Get creative. Get weird.

The Guild Library Edition Volume 1

Author: Felicia Day,Jeff Lewis,Sandeep Parikh

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616559837

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

View: 4408


Felicia Day, author of You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), brings her original webisodic-sensation to comics with the help of The Guild cast (most of 'em!), crew (producer Kim Evey and director Sean Becker), and an amazing group of artists. Set before the web series begins, these stories follow lonely violinist Cyd Sherman trying to navigate a frustrating personal life as she stumbles on an online MMO called "The Game". As she gathers friends in-game, she gains confidence to confront all the problems in her real life. With, ahem, varying results. The Guild is a pioneer among web series, referred to by Rolling Stone as "[one of] the net's best serial shows." Heartwarming and hilarious, this is a comic origin story that brings an award-winning world to life in a unique way that will delight geeks of all ages. Especially gamers.

The Guild

Author: Felicia Day,Jim Rugg,Dan Jackson; Georges Jeanty

Publisher: Dark Horse

ISBN: 9781595825490

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 83

View: 2538


Chronicling the hilarious on--and offline--lives of a group of Internet role-playing gamers, the Knights of Good, The Guild has become a cult hit, and is the winner of numerous awards from SXSW, YouTube, Yahoo, and the Streamys. Now, Day brings the wit and heart of the show to this graphic-novel prequel. In this origin tale of the Knights of Good, we learn about Cyd's life before joining the guild, how she became Codex, her awful breakup with boyfriend Trevor, and how she began to meet the other players who would eventually become her teammates. * This story line fills in details never before revealed on the web show, making it an essential new chapter for existing fans as well as a perfect jumping-on point for new fans! * See the web series at watchtheguild.com. * Collects the three-issue series and features a sketchbook section and pinups! Written by Felicia Day! Internet phenomenon The Guild comes to comics!

The Invisible Woman

Author: Felicia Day

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781729332795

Category:

Page: 105

View: 8585


The story of an African American woman's struggle with physical and emotional abuse. I purposely wrote this book raw. It's written in bad Grammer,and a lot of slang. I wanted to reach women like myself. Women who are so focused on survival we forget to address our mental health. We endure so much, and the world expects us to keep going. How we sometimes let the opinion of other's become the opinion of ourselves. We then get this idea that by blocking our emotions we're being strong. This story will make you question am I being resilient, or am I slowly dying? CiCi found out the hard way that a life without feeling is a life without meaning. I hope sharing my story will inspire someone to seek help. That it's ok not to have all the answers, it's ok to fall apart when life gets you down. What's not ok, is continuing to stay down once you've fallen. It's not ok to live life without purpose. To live is to love. We must first learn to love ourselves in order to live. It's ok to seek help. Most of my adult life I had to reevaluate the behaviors I was by people who didn't have their shit together. For once in my life I want to live! I will no longer be Invisible to myself. Simple me... Simply Fi.👑🌻

Issues of the Day

Author: Ian W.H. Parry,Felicia Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136526404

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3428


Issues of the Day provides an easy way for students, academics, journalists, policymakers, and the public to learn about a diverse range of policy issues affecting the environment, energy, transportation, and public health. Each commentary gives a short assessment of a topic, summarizing in a non-technical way the current state of analysis or evidence on the issue, along with selected recommendations for further reading. The essays are written by world renowned scholars, mostly economists, and provide useful insights on policy problems that are often complex and poorly understood. Some of the topics covered include air pollution, hazardous waste, voluntary environmental programs, domestic (U.S.) and global climate policy design, fishery management, water quality, endangered species, forest fires, oil security, solar power, road and airport, fuel taxes and fuel economy standards, alternative fuel vehicles, health and longevity, smoking, malaria, tuberculosis, and the environment and development. The objective is to disseminate the findings of sound, objective research on the costs, benefits, and appropriate reform of public policies. The book provides a useful supplement for undergraduate- and graduate-level course reading, a reference guide for professionals, and a way for the general reader to quickly develop an informed perspective on the most important policy problems of the day. Issues of the Day is available to download as a PDF from the Resources for the Future website: www.rff.org/weeklycommentary

The Guild vol. 2 Knights of Good

Author: Felicia Day,Jeff Lewis,Sean Becker; Kim Evey; Sandeep Parikh; Darick Robertson; Kristian Donaldson; Ron Chan; Becky Cioonan; Tim Seeley; Ron Chan; Becky Cloonan; Georges Jeanty

Publisher: Dark Horse

ISBN: 9781595829009

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 113

View: 6867


Set before the first season of the show, these hilarious stories delighted fans and newbies alike and introduced plots that influenced the show itself, including season 5's backstory of Tink, originally hinted at in these pages. Featuring a huge variety of comics' best artists as well as many of the talents key to the web series, and leading directly to the moment Zaboo unexpectedly appears at a startled Codexís front door in episode 1, this collection comprises a true season of The Guild! Collects the one-shots The Guild: Vork, The Guild: Tink, The Guild: Bladezz, The Guild: Clara, and The Guild: Zaboo. * Written by Felicia Day, with the series director, producer, and actors! * Featuring art by Darick Robertson, Becky Cloonan, Kristian Donaldson, and more! * Leads directly into The Guild Season 1!

Zero World

Author: Jason M. Hough

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0553391275

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5561


Published in rapid succession, Jason M. Hough’s first three novels, The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge, earned mountains of praise and comparisons to such authors as James S. A. Corey and John Scalzi. Now Hough returns with a riveting near-future spy thriller that combines the adrenaline of a high-octane James Bond adventure with mind-blowing sci-fi speculations worthy of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell has been dispatched on a top-secret assignment unlike any he’s ever faced. A spaceship that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of its murdered crew—save one. Peter’s mission is to find the missing crew member, who fled through what appears to be a tear in the fabric of space. Beyond this mysterious doorway lies an even more confounding reality: a world that seems to be Earth’s twin. Peter discovers that this mirrored world is indeed different from his home, and far more dangerous. Cut off from all support, and with only days to complete his operation, Peter must track his quarry alone on an alien world. But he’s unprepared for what awaits on the planet’s surface, where his skills will be put to the ultimate test—and everything he knows about the universe will be challenged in ways he never could have imagined. Includes the complete bonus novella The Dire Earth, a prequel to the bestselling sci-fi adventure The Darwin Elevator. Praise for Zero World “This is sci-fi writing at its best. I couldn’t put the book down.”—Felicia Day, author of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) “An enjoyable read . . . Expect minor whiplash from the frenetic pace.”—Entertainment Weekly “[A] science fiction [novel that] smashes The Bourne Identity together with The End of Eternity to create a thrilling action rampage that confirms Hough as an important new voice in genre fiction.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “No one has created a multiverse like Jason Hough does in Zero World. Imagine Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets James Bond.”—New York Journal of Books “A fast-paced cinematic novel full of action . . . Story, character, world building, action—all points are firing on all cylinders here.”—Bookreporter “Hough has combined all the ingredients of a first-rate sci-fi thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews “One hell of an entertaining read. Hough continues to deliver white-knuckle books anchored by unusual and fascinating characters. Zero World is a giant cup of pure badassery that secures his place among the finest sci-fi action writers today.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles “A high-octane blend of science fiction and mystery, Zero World is a thrill ride that shoots you out of a cannon and doesn’t let up until the very last page.”—Wesley Chu, author of Time Salvager “Warning: Do not pick up this book if there is anything else you need to do.”—Brian Staveley, author of the Emperor’s Blades series “I just finished Zero World and there’s only one thing I need to know: How long must I wait for the sequel!?”—Raymond Benson, former James Bond novelist and author of the Black Stiletto series