Anyone who knows me knows that I am a world-class geek.
I love all kinds of Sci-Fi. Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar, Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Marvel Films, Buffy, Angel, Firefly (basically anything by Joss Whedon) the list goes on and on.
So with this in mind, I have already started the process of Geekifacation of my daughter, even though she hasn’t been born yet. She is going to be the Queen of the Geeks because I’ve said before that I hate all the so-called “pop culture” women, like that Kim thing or Miley Cyrus. There is no way my daughter is going to turn out like that.
When we found out we were having a girl, which is what I had thought all along, I was talking to a good friend of mine, you know freaking out wondering how the I am going to cope with raising a daughter and what to do with her, this is what my friend told me “Dude! You wanted a girl! You teach her the ways of the force, to be as fierce as tank girl, as smart as Hermione, as brave as Ripley, as cunning as Maleficent. You got this!”
And you know what she’s right. The world of Sci-Fi and fantasy are full of strong female role models and the ones mentioned here are just a small sampling.
A lot of people look down on the SciFi genre saying it’s stupid and degrading to women. Are they mental? Have they ever watched any? Women in these shows and films are usually bad ass and the ones that save the day.
So with all that in mind, the Geekifacation of my daughter is well under way.
I’ve been playing, much to my wife’s dismay, Star Wars music to the baby through her belly and she really kicks when I do.
The decorations for the baby’s room have all been bought at comic con and are shown below.
At the advice of another friend, I am going to be getting a large world map poster that will be adorning her wall also on the ceiling will be glow in the dark stars, that I will attempt to put into the correct constellation.
The reason for this post stems from my latest purchase for her room. My family thinks it’s highly inappropriate for my baby girls room and that it will terrify her, but my thinking is that if it’s there from day one, it’s part of her life and won’t scare her.
Not only is this skull cool as hell but it has the added benefit that I get to bring my daughter up to love dinosaur. But I can fill her impressionable little head with stories of me being the last of the Dinosaur Slayers. And that’s just comedy gold.
Anyway that’s my ramblings on this just now I’d love to hear your opinions on what I’ve said and all the awesome stuff I’ve bought for my girl and about the whole role model thing as a well
Ok I’ll stop rambling now