In the Spotlight – Felicia Day

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Felicia Day has been one busy girl. I first took notice of her as Vi on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (yes, I am a Whedonite), but this fiery red head has done so much more. She acts, writes, produces, sings, games, and flirts with Warlocks via emote ;). I seem to fall in love with everything she touches and I can’t wait to see more. For those not internet stalking her, let me fill you in on why she is becoming so popular and stealing the hearts of nerds everywhere (with the help of a +5 Dexterity Vest).

1. She games!  Felicia doesn’t fake it and use geekdom as a step to higher celebrity (like many others out there).  She’s part of the culture.  “I had a REALLY bad WOW addiction for almost 2 years. The life of an actor is either very busy or VERY SLOW, and I filled every second of the slow times with WOW. I knew it was bad when I was turning down professional opportunities to run MC with my alt :)”

I had a REALLY bad WOW addiction for almost 2 years. The life of an actor is either very busy or VERY SLOW, and I filled every second of the slow times with WOW. I knew it was bad when I was turning down professional opportunities to run MC with my alt 🙂 Source

2. She’s creative.  She took her internet gaming addiction experience and produced the smash hit web series, The Guild.  If you have ever played an online game, you will be falling out of your chair at all the inside jokes.  Felicia meant it when she said “by gamers for gamers.” (Felicia may or may not have actually said this).

3. She’s smart!  Felicia was home schooled (In your face public school!) all the way until college.  She majored in math (geek!)  She also plays the violin.  Too bad she didn’t go to public high school.  She could have been a hot orchestra club nerd!

Day chose to double major in mathematics and violin performance at the University of Texas at Austin, despite having been accepted to the Juilliard School of Music. She graduated with the highest honors, having a 4.0 GPA. She was also the student speaker at her department’s convocation.  Source

Fd brainiac4. She’s cute!  Don’t believe me?  Watch the music video for “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar”  or the musical episode from “The Legend of Neil.” (This reminds me – add ‘sings’ to that list on the top)  Felicia may not have the looks of a super model, but that’s why we love her.  She cute and quirky and looks like the girl next door.  Mom would be so proud!  Just don’t tell her about doing it dragon style… hopefully your not having a conversation with your mother where that might slip out anyways… weird.

5. She is always at it.  The Guild is in its third season.  It is already available on Xbox Live, while the rest of us wait patiently for it to appear on the interwebs…  (Is it here yet?)  In addition to The Guild, she is working on a new project with Machinima.com.  Details of this new project are scarce, but it looks promising.  Machinima is a new medium for web series, which has spawned such hits as “Red vs. Blue.”

Felicia has been working hard and making some real gems.  She has stayed true to herself and her geeky roots and that is exactly how she has carved out a little place in the hearts on gamers and fellow geeks everywhere.  Keep your eye on her because Felicia Day is headed places.

Links

feliciaday.com

IMDB.com

watchtheguild.com

wikipedia.com

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