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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) ❰Reading❯ ➿ You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) Author Felicia Day – 6h 49mIn the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me—a funny uirky and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul actress and “ueen of the geeks” Fel h mIn the tradition of Girlboss and Weird on eBook ↠ Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me—a funny uirky and inspiring memoir from You're Never Epub / online entertainment mogul actress and “ueen of the geeks” Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing her rise to Internet stardom and embracing Never Weird on Kindle Ò her individuality to find success in HollywoodThe Internet isn’t all cat videosalmostThere’s also Felicia Day—violinist filmmaker Internet entrepreneur compulsive gamer hoagie specialist and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new worldor at least the world of Internet geek fame and Goodreads book clubsGrowing up in the south where she was homeschooled for hippie reasons Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat lady secretary But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series own her own production company and become an instant Internet starFelcia’s short ish life and her rags to riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media Now Felicia’s strange life is filled with thoughts on creativity video games and a dash of mild feminist activism—just like her memoirHilarious and inspirational You’re Never Weird On the Internet Almost is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

  • Audiobook
  • 7 pages
  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
  • Felicia Day
  • English
  • 07 May 2016
  • 9781442386822

About the Author: Felicia Day

Actress New Media Geek Gamer Misanthrope Voracious Weird on eBook ↠ reader of Fantasy and Sci FiFelicia is the creator of The Guild and former You're Never Epub / CCO of Geek and Sundry an online content company She has a podcast called Felicitations that can be found on iTunes and Never Weird on Kindle Ò is the author of her bestselling memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet Almost She currently acts on TV shows and produces and writes he.

10 thoughts on “You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    A couple months ago a little bird on the internet let me know that Felicia Day was writing a memoir And honestly? I didn't know how to feel about thatDon't get me wrong I was happy for her I love books and it makes me happy when one of my friends is writing one It makes me even happier when one of their books is getting published It's like they're getting to have a baby but with only a fraction of the nausea and weight gain What's I'm a fan of Felicia's She's done a lot of work that I really enjoy Not just acting Dr Horrible is still close to my heart after all these years but the work she's done as a writer and producer has really impressed me But at the same time I was scared Because well I love books And I can be a very critical person And when I'm revising my own work trying to read a book for pleasure can be like feeding it into an angry woodchipper because my critical faculties are already engaged When someone I like comes out with a book I'm always nervous What will I say if I don't like it?It's not that I was worried about the uality of her writing Far from it I enjoyed the hell out of the Guild and that was the pure child of her brain But there's a big difference between writing a screen play and writing a novel Things people say on a screen and words you read on the page aren't the same And there's a big difference between a writing a season of episodes and a book length manuscript Even so I went out of my way to get an advance reading copy of the book It's one of the few genuine powers I possess as an author and I abuse it at every opportunity Then with some trepidation I started readingWithin just a couple pages I felt myself relax The writing was good Better than that actually It turns out Felicia's delightful turn of phrase translated really well to the printed page It actually made me laugh out loud in places In fact I think I might have laughed out loud reading this book than any book I've read in yearsIt helps that the book is absolutely written in Felicia's own voice and that voice is delightful charming and earnest What's she's led a strange life and isn't bashful talking about it with disarming honestyBut of all the things I liked in this book and I liked a lot of them my favorite thing was the fact that Felicia doesn't shy away from discussing the dysfunctional parts of herself She talks about them plainly and goes into detail about how they've screwed up her life from time to time Sometimes this these stories are funny whimsical bizarre But there were a few chapters that stunned me Chapters where I thought Wow you feel that way too? I didn't know And that perhaps is the best thing a book can do for us sometimes It can help us feel like we are less alone So is this book worth your time? Yes Very yes I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone whether or not you know or care who Felicia Day is In fact I plan on picking up some copies as gifts and I'm going to give them away the same way I did Jenny Lawson's last book My one regret is that I didn't get my act together uickly enough to give Felicia a promotional blurb But judging by the other folks who are already there George RR Martin Jenny Lawson Ernie Cline John Scalzi Cory Doctorow it doesn't look like she was hurting for endorsementsHell Looking online I see that the finished version actually has an Foreword by Joss Whedon I'm going to have to buy a new copy just so I can read that So yeah Give it a try Seriously

  2. Ashley Ashley says:

    Updated September 11 2015 Before I get too far into this review I just want to state for the record Felicia Day has said that she does not really like being dubbed ‘The ueen of the Internet’ or ‘The ueen of the Geeks’ or whatever crown we the people want to bestow upon her but the fact that she comes unwillingly to power only makes her worthy honestly I do feel a bit bad about potentially making her feel anxious over this responsibility we’ve all thrust on her but she’s so awesome I can’t even help myselfThe most awesome thing about Felicia Day though isn’t how smart or funny or creative or unapologetically weird or whatever other thing she is that also happens to be very true The most awesome thing about Felicia Day is how when you’re watching her video content or reading her book reviews or watching her hang out with her friends and talk about dirty books on her internet book club or reading this very book all that “I am BFF with Joss Whedon and I have awesome hair and I created The Guild with my brain” stuff just goes out the window and she instantly just becomes a human person you can relate toBottom line this isn’t a celebrity memoir all about how awesome it was to create The Guild and meet and befriend other famous people and how it is to be famous and me me me me This is a memoir that happens to have been written by a celebrityI feel like that’s an important difference to highlight mostly because the way she does it besides just being herself on paper I guess is by allowing herself to be vulnerable I loved all the stuff about her childhood and growing up homeschooled and weird and her stories about college but where this book really shines is when she arrives in Hollywood She talks about her addiction to World of Warcraft the process of creating The Guild and living and working in LA but the stories she tells about that time are ones we as the audience didn’t get to see if all we’ve done is know her through her content These parts aren’t just the story of how she overcame Hollywood typecasting to create her own niche and pioneer the creation of online video although that is part of it Mostly it’s the story of how she dealt with all of that stuff through her own insecurities production difficulties anxiety and health issues all the stuff you can’t see just by looking at the results Talking about everything that happened to her in this way brings everything she’s accomplished down to the human level and the book is all the better for itAnd oh man The chapter where she talks about writing that very first Guild script I was genuinely having a crisis while reading it because the parts where she’s all depressed and in a rut and filling the void in her life with World of Warcraft never bringing herself to actually do the things she wants to do it was like she was IN MY HEAD I don’t want to go into it here because this review is not a therapy space but reading what she did and accomplished after pushing herself past that point honest to God you guys I know this is going to sound cheesy as hell but it was INSPIRATIONAL It was a kick in the pantsThis isn’t a comedy memoir but in parts it is very funny Not every joke lands but even when they don’t it’s like when you have a friend who tells a joke and you just sort of roll your eyes lovingly at them and move on with your life And this isn’t one of those memoirs written just because a publishing company wanted to give a famous person a book deal either Felicia has actually accomplished some really awesome things She is a pioneer and it’s awesome that her story is on the official record nowI read this in hard copy actually bought my own instead of borrowing it from the library which is a decision I don’t regret in the slightest but I’ve heard so many good things about the audio version I know I’ll be checking it out in the near future alsoI feel like this review is all over the place and it took me forever to write because I knew it was going to be one of the top reviews over on GR just because I posted a silly GIF of Felicia throwing money into the air when the book was first announced and everybody gave me likes So hopefully everybody who gave me likes for that is okay with their life decisions after reading thisAnyway who cares Go read Felicia’s book if you are even marginally familiar with her or her work Heck maybe even if you aren’t But definitely check out The Guild if you haven’t yet That there’s a good time Just in case you have no knowledge of Ms Day here’s a uick overview of the big stuff A season long arc on Buffy the Vampire Slayer; guest spots on House Dollhouse Monk Undeclared; extended arcs on Supernatural and Eureka; web series The Guild of course Dragon Age Redemption Legend of Neil Husbands; she was one of the leads in Dr Horrible’s Sing a Long Blog; and all of her stuff on her Geek Sundry YouTube channel Co Optitude she plays video games with her brother and I love it Tabletop this is Wil Wheaton’s show but she’s on it a bunch and her vlog The Flog; and of course she’s going to be in Alan Tudyk’s upcoming comedy series Con Man which I backed She’s also written several comic books for Dark Horse and now this bookUpdated August 13 2015 This was really good I read it super fast and got really emotional while reading about Felicia being really emotional I will probably have lots and lots to say about it but for now BRB going to start a Guild rewatch And also go to bed I am up waaaay past my bedtime Thanks FeliciaDecember 10 2014 The ueen of the internet She speaks publishes uick give her all your moneys

  3. Jacqueline Carey Jacqueline Carey says:

    A funny honest and surprisingly brave book As many reviewers have noted Felicia Day doesn’t shy away from candid discussion of issues like anxiety and the extreme amount of pressure she puts on herself at times which I think can be tremendously inspirational for readers dealing with the same issues in their daily lives What resonated for me was her journey from a math and violin prodigy to actress and Internet pioneer This isn’t a point she made explicitly but it takes a tremendous amount of courage and determination to make that kind of transition; to abandon the familiar trajectory of academic excellence and venture into a career in an industry notoriously fraught with uncertainty Brava

  4. Clumsy Storyteller Clumsy Storyteller says:

    i don't read autobiography a lot but this book was recommended to me and i don't regret reading it D GOOD JOB ueen of the geeks i've known Felicia day for her role Charlie in the Supernatural TV show D i loved her ever since she is funnyCute Nerd she got the whole package

  5. Megan Megan says:

    LIST OF V IMPORTANT DEMANDS FOR THE FELICIA DAY MEMOIR1 More pre teen Felicia Day game poetry2 A section on that time Felicia Day took sexy photos to send to boys she met on the internet3 Those photos includedPLS N THXUPDATE Hey everything I wanted was in the book Glad I choose audio too it was great hearing the stories from her own voice

  6. Diane Diane says:

    Reading this book confirmed my suspicion that Felicia Day is a manic pixie dream girl But I mean that as a complimentFelicia is funny and clever and a little weird So it makes sense that her memoir is also funny and clever and a little weirdFelicia writes about her unusual childhood how she was homeschooled and was an early adopter of the Internet and role playing games that she was a violin prodigy and started going to college when she was only 16 and about her acting career My favorite section was on how she created the popular Web series The Guild which was based on her experiences playing World of Warcraft Felicia admits she is an anxious person in the Foreword Joss Whedon wrote that Felicia makes crippling anxiety look easy and getting up the courage to write a TV show took months When she actually sat down and forced herself to write it was still really hard but she did it This is her advice for those who want to create but who find the creative process agonizingFind a group to support you to encourage you to guilt you into DOING If you can't find one start one yourself Random people enjoy having pancakesMake a goal Then strike down things that are distracting you from that goal especially video games Put the fear of God into yourself Okay I'm not religious Whatever spiritual ideas float your boat Read some obituaries watch the first fifteen minutes of Up I don't care Just scare yourself good You have a finite number of toothpaste tubes you will ever consume while on this planet Make the most of that clean tooth time For yourselfFelicia also takes about her struggles with depression and she addresses some of the vitriol that has come her way for being a gamer girl Overall I found the book amusing and interesting and would recommend it to fans of Felicia Like me at the end of the book you may find yourself rooting for her and chanting You go girlMy rating 35 stars rounded up to 4

  7. ֆɦɛʟʟʏ ȶɦɛ քǟȶʀօռ ֆǟɨռȶ օʄ ƈʊʀʍʊɖɢɛօռʟʏ ƈʀօռɛֆ ֆɦɛʟʟʏ ȶɦɛ քǟȶʀօռ ֆǟɨռȶ օʄ ƈʊʀʍʊɖɢɛօռʟʏ ƈʀօռɛֆ says:

    I didn't really know who Felicia Day was before reading this Vague things like she was on Supernatural and did internet stuff I've seen her in gifs posted and she's so darn cute and seems sweet and funny so I read thisIt reads mostly like an average memoir I am not a gamer but was still able to keep up with the lingo and slang and stuff Her background was interesting and I could relate to the discussions of her depression and anxiety There were some inspirational parts She comes off as charmingly neurotic and very smart I had no idea she could play the violin She is very talented in many waysOne thing I would have liked to read about is experiences with the people she's worked with I think everyone who reads a memoir wants to hear about that Not even in a dishing the dirt way but just in general She doesn't go into any of that She mentions Supernatural only in passing and I was dying to hear about working with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki I'm sure she gets asked about it all the time thoughShe briefly mentions Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris during a convention for Dr HorribleI also think the section on The Guild went on a bit too long But I understand it That was her baby and first big thingOverall I read this very uickly within 24 hours and was kept engaged for the most part throughout Read for the MacHalo group reading 2016 challenge12 A biography of your choice

  8. Heidi The Reader Heidi The Reader says:

    Excruciatingly honest memoir from Felicia Day about her uirky childhood gaming addiction cultural attitudes online and life long struggle with anxiety and other mental health issues She reminded me a great deal of Jenny Lawson in her straight forward presentation of difficult topics and also in her exuberant storytelling style And in many other ways she reminded me of myselfBeing a female gamer is hard There I've said it Not only do your female friends not want to play video games with you but your male friends never really accept you as a legitimate gamer You're kind of stuck in this twilight space of this is what I love to do but society doesn't agree that it is appropriate for you to do Now unlike the early days of MMORPGs many women play video games and I'm sure that I'd make female friends if I tried But back then in the fall of 2000 when I first got into Everuest one of the predecessors of WoW the game that Felicia played many men played female avatars than actual women played That's just how it went I loved that Felicia addressed this female gamer white elephant so to speak There are few people who really talk about it but it's something that I've been dealing with for a long timeI loved her cheerful attitude even when things got tough My story demonstrates that there's no better time in history to have a dream and be able to reach an audience with your art Or just be as weird as you want to be and not have to be ashamed pg 19 ebook That's a pretty powerful lesson and one which artists and dreamers everywhere should knowFelicia admits that she has very few hands on skills something which I also have in common with her In this passage she's joking about ordering coffee I'm determined to enjoy the liuid indulgences of modern life Might as well take advantage of it all before the zombie apocalypse I have no practical skills; I'm fully aware that I'll be one of the first ones turned Instead of learning motorcycle repair or something else disaster scenario useful I'll order the drink I want until I become a shambling corpse pg 17 ebook I've thought about my librarianship skills and book reviewing abilities in that same light If something catastrophic happens I'm kind of screwed I mean yes there have been favorable depictions of librarians after the apocalypse Station Eleven comes to mind but really what good could I do for people struggling to survive or myself? While we're on the topic of librarians I also enjoyed that Felicia's first job was working for her aunt a librarian She said about it No job since has left me feeling so well rewarded pg 67 ebook AwwwwwChapter Five uirky Addiction Still an Addiction How my obsessive personality steered me into a twelve hour a day gaming addiction and an alt life as a level 60 warlock named Codex pg 85 ebook was my favorite Gaming addiction is an actual thing I've known multiple people who dropped out of college or lost their jobs because they couldn't stop playing video games I've also known people whose relationships started or ended because of it too It seems silly for people who don't have any interest in video games but it can be as destructive an addiction and as real as anything else drugs sex whatever Felicia nails the siren call of video games in this passage When we graduate from childhood into adulthood we're thrown into this confusing Cthulhu like miasma of life filled with social and career problems all with branching choices and no correct answers Sometimes gaming feels like going back to that simple kid world pg 93 ebook That's it really Do the uest get the reward and repeat Real life is never that simple or straight forwardThough she felt like she wasted a lot of time Felicia managed to break free of her addiction and channel her passion into the hugely successfully series The Guild I had never watched it but after reading this book I binge watched every episode She managed to take the culture friendships and craziness that is online gaming and turned it into a compulsively view able series I loved it If you haven't had a chance to watch it yourself I highly recommend it One of the overarching points of this book and the television show is that not only can you overcome hurdles that held you back from the life of your dreams but you can use the very thing that was the stumbling block to move onwards Well done Felicia very well doneOne last little bit that I wanted to include in this review because it rang so true for me was Felicia's thoughts about her struggles with mental illness She says I couldn't trust my own mind any which was the scariest thing I've ever experienced pg 170 ebook When your own internal filter your brain is compromised you feel like you can't trust yourself ever again It's as simple and as terrifying as that and unless you go through it yourself there's not really any good way to explain what's happened to you or why you're so afraidIf you've ever had any struggles with anxiety or mental health issues you may really enjoy this memoir Also if you enjoy online gaming or want to understand one of your loved ones who does you may like this book Some read alikes Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks An Epic uest for Reality Among Role Players Online Gamers and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms by Ethan Gilsdorf or Just a Geek Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life love and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise by Wil Wheaton

  9. Rachel Reads Ravenously Rachel Reads Ravenously says:

    4 stars Do you know Felicia Day? If so where do you know her from? Personally I am a crazy Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan since the age of 11 so I always knew her as that potential slayer in season 7 Other people may know her from the tv shows Eureka and Supernatural or for her own show The GuildSo as I have mentioned in other reviews I made a New Year's Resolution to read types of books and genres other than romance this year as I used to read ALL genres at one point So while I was watching Supernatural one day I saw this actress and thought Hey didn't she write a book? and promptly reuested it from the libraryI lost track of the amount of times this book made me laugh Felicia has a very strong and present voice and I felt like I could hear her voice talking to me while I was reading From her childhood being raised in homeschool to her college experiences and her efforts to make her show The Guild My favorite part of this book was the parts about her childhood and college experience I found I could relate to some of what she was going through despite our very different upbringing Some of the parts about gaming went way over my head because I'm not a gamer Wish I was but I am terrible at video games They get too hard and I give up hence I prefer booksIf you're looking for a fun uirky different kind of reading experience this is the book for you Now I am off to go and watch The Guild D

  10. madamescozycorner madamescozycorner says:

    So this was the first memoir I enjoyed from beginning to end Normally I get bored at one point or another but Felicia's story really made me laugh a lot her narrating I listened to the audiobook alongside the physical copy is really pleasant to listen to I can't with audiobooks where the narrator has a sueaky or scratchy voice I just have troubles following what they are saying so eventually If they haven't got a good narrating voice I'll stop listening and most important of all I could relate to a lot of what she was saying Not like I was having similar experiences being a multitasking superwoman I'm lazy and thus can't relate to these aspects 'that much' but her talking about being socially anxcious having depression and how what actually makes it even worse is society and the stigma they put on you like you're unfixable which isn't true or that you're no fun to be around anytime because you're always depressed and blah Which is also not true I really felt like nodding my head in agreement the whole time saying 'yes Yes Exactly' This woman really is an inspiration to me for what she's standing up for and for how brave she is to openly talk about all of this Of course this book is not entirely about depression in fact only one of the last chapters really is but readinglistening to this book really gave me much to rethink in my life to laugh about to be accepting of certain things and a great sense of comfort So if like me you didn't even know of Felcia Day before ah yes why read her memoir then? Because the title spoke to me It called my name basically Because I'm a weirdo you still should definetly read her book or better listen to it her Narration is just fabulous

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