She recently popped up on my radar again as one of the principal characters in the British hit comedy Gavin & Stacey (playing Stacey’s best friend Nessa), but it wasn’t until I researched her for this post that I realised she’s actually a co-writer/creator of the show.
Acronym: Strong Independent Kick Arse Woman
Olde-tyme Hoydenizens may remember that I wrote about Keiko Fukuda back in 2007, in the Friday Hoyden feature. Fukuda is probably the most knowledgeable and accomplished judoka alive, the last living student of Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo. Geekfeminism… Read More ›
Played by Pauley Perette, the mischievous yet dedicated Abby Sciuto has geek cred off the charts.
No spoilers apart from long announced casting decisions. I link at the end to an article with more spoilers, so don’t click on that if you wish to remain surprised next year. Anyway, allons-y! I like the look actress Amy… Read More ›
Keiko Wakabayashi was featured in the UK Telegraph several months ago (and on Shakesville at the time.) Martial arts expert Keiko Wakabayshi, nicknamed the “Samurai Granny”, has been hired by [Italy’s] military to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat. Miss Wakabayshi,… Read More ›
So, it was raining here, there seemed little point in a Sunday outing, thus we set aside a few hours with the kids and watched the original Alien (1979) instead. Like all proper-thinking persons, the kids now [heart] Ripley.