Felicia Day Quotes.
It’s so much easier to measure life in experience points.
When I go to a web video meeting and look around, at least half the show runners are women. And a lot are actors-cum-writers who are frustrated with the situation of being a woman actor in Hollywood and have decided to create their own show.
Typecasting is something I have to be careful with, since I play myself on Geek & Sundry so much on my weekly show ‘The Flog.’ That’s why I did ‘Dragon Age: Redemption’ last year, so I could do something a little more dramatic and hard-edged.
Voice acting is very different from live-action. You only have one tool to convey emotion. You can’t sell a line with a look. It’s all about your vocal instrument.
My goal with every show we put on Geek & Sundry is to make it that big of a success, not just within the video but within fandom itself.
I could go off into the wilderness and write fantasy novels for the rest of my life and probably be happy; but I always want to challenge myself.
I always enjoyed acting. My aunt was actually an actress.
I came from a dance background, so that’s what I did my whole teenage years. I was at the dance studio a lot. It just becomes your social scene and part of your life.
I think Hollywood has seen what fandom can do for a project. You can definitely see that when you go to Comic-con.
Basically, my socialization as a child didn’t come from any schooling; it came from being in theater and meeting people online.
I’ve read every single fantasy novel there is. I mean, I would challenge a lot of people to read more fantasy novels than I have.
Finishing games has been something I’m really proud of, seeing something through to the end.
I don’t appeal to everyone well. I appeal to fewer people in a much stronger way. That’s what fandom is to me, and what creates fans for everything I make.
Just because you have star power and a huge marketing budget, you can see from some professional web series, it doesn’t equal views.
I’m a huge fan of BioWare games. I think they do some of the best character-building. I mean, I have a relationship with Thane from ‘Mass Effect’ that is as vivid as any crush that I’ve had on a TV-show character.
If you know your characters well enough, you aren’t trying to grasp for storylines. You’re really thinking about their flaws and their passions and what they’re chasing.
‘TableTop’ is packed with gaming celebrities and independent game creators. This is a huge subculture that really doesn’t have a vehicle to rally around or educate people with.
I’m not a very vengeful person. I like to accept people; I tend to see the good in everybody, so I’m kind of stupid like that.
I would never let somebody say that they’re me. That would be the ultimate betrayal of what I stand for.
On Tumblr, I’m really careful about not following too many things. I enjoy going on there to discover new things more than anywhere else now.
People don’t teach you how to handle the workload that comes from a little bit of success, and it’s something I’d never had to handle, because I’d been rejected for so long.
TV and comics and movies are what you think about when you think about geek, but people can be a geek about anything.
Each one of us is finite, and if we can spread ourselves out in a way to inspire and help other people to be all they can be, I think that’s so much more important than one person’s glory.
Nobody sets out to break new ground. I think change comes when people have no other choice.
People always ask why I stay in the online space versus going to TV or film, like most people would do, and the answer is that there’s opportunity for innovation online – not only innovation in storytelling, but also innovation in how you interact with your audience and that is very fulfilling to me personally.
I’m very persistent; I know the Internet very well, because I grew up on the Internet. I had Internet when there was just dial-up, and the Internet was my social outlet.
I’d been in Hollywood for five years before I started writing ‘The Guild.’ I worked enough to pay all my bills. So I was very lucky in that respect. Most people don’t make a living acting.
At no point am I ever threatened by people who question who I am, or why I like the things I do, or my legitimacy. Because I know who I am very strongly, and I think that’s what geek culture can reinforce.
My favorite ‘Mister Rogers’ episodes were always the ones where Mr. Rogers would go into the community.
My dad was in the military, yeah. He was in the Air Force, and he was a doctor, so he would go places for six months here, and two years there. And I was home-schooled because I played the violin, and I did a lot of competitions.
Every single job is a challenge. You are walking into a new set, a new character, creating a world and trying to get comfortable to do your best work.
Now that we’ve transitioned to more Smart TVs, where people are broadcasting their cable box, I hope that Geek & Sundry is something that people will click on in the future, knowing that they’re going to get content that they love.
Every quirky girl doesn’t have to be the best-friend character. It’s a very limiting and self-fulfilling prophecy. People only write things that will get green-lit, so they write to those stereotypes.
Comic-Con has become more of a pop cultural festival, and to not be included feels like you’re missing the biggest celebration of the year.
I created ‘The Guild’ because nobody was offering me the roles I thought I could do best at in Hollywood.
I feel like maybe I’m part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It’s always been something I’ve done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I’m not out partying. I’m probably playing video games.
When I carve out time to game, it’s because I rationalize that I ‘deserve it,’ so I relish every minute of that 2-3 hour session.
I love sitcoms, and I grew up on sitcoms. That’s my tasty junk food.
I’m super excited about gaming always. That’s the thing that I geek out over; those are the vlogs that I’m surfing if I’m not already playing a game at night.
I think the more web video there is, the more press you’ll get, as well as all the people who want to tell stories that haven’t been told before but can’t do that on TV because different stories are a risk.
I’d been on ‘Buffy’ – that is an amazing community, the Joss Whedon fans.
I learned that lack of budget can be overcome by fan passion if you can get your content to the people who like what you do.
I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality. You can tell because I played online games for eight hours a day.
I’m in a very fortunate position, in that if I had an idea, and I could do it on a web budget, I could probably get it made; it’s just a question of finding the time to really develop it, because I don’t want to make anything that I don’t believe in 100 percent.