‘Geekstress Goddess’ Felicia Day shares thoughts on gaming and more

 By Sabrina Otero
Times-News correspondent

Felicia Day is known to those in the gaming world as a 'Geekstress Goddess.' / Photo submitted

Best recognized for her self-created webseries “The Guild,” where she plays the protagonist, Felicia Day is also well-known among various sci-fi fans for starring in many of Joss Whedon’s projects. Whedon, director of “The Avengers,” cast her in the seventh season of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and then later as Neil Patrick’s leading lady in his webseries: “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
Recently, Teens & Twenties had the opportunity to interview the Geekstress Goddess herself and pose some burning questions including those sent in by a few of our local readers:
Teens & Twenties: It’s well-known by your fans that you’re a former home-schooler, and many of our local readers can relate to sharing that aspect of your upbringing. Did those experiences contribute to your success today?
Day: I definitely think being home-schooled helped me. I think it was because I had such a diverse number of experiences growing up, and had so many more hours to fill in the day because I wasn’t in school eight hours and then had homework afterward. My learning was structured around private lessons, so I developed a lot of skills early on that contribute to what I do now, like singing, acting violin. Oh, and video game playing.
Teens & Twenties: Most fans view you as a hardcore gamer. Is this an accurate assessment? How long have you been playing Skyrim? What are some of your favorite aspects of that game? Any areas for improvement? What newly released games are you most looking forward to playing?
Day: I consider myself a seasoned gamer, because if I have free time I’ll definitely play games instead of watch TV or go out. I played Skyrim since it came out and definitely put a lot of hours into it (114 as of now!) I love the feeling that you can do anything in the world.  I have a cheese collection in a barrel and I can do that because the mechanics have allowed me to make that decision. It’s an amazing amount of freedom. I would love the companion characters to be a bit more diverse and have more backstory like a Bioware game, that would make it perfect. I’m looking forward to Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2 for sure.”
Teens & Twenties: Adam Belcher, a freshman at Central Carolina College, writes: “Hi, Felicia. Will ‘The Guild’ return next season?” 
Day: I am working on doing more “Guild” now, but no official announcements have been made. We have a Fawkes one-shot comic coming out this month though. It shows how the Axis split up!
Teens & Twenties: Kacie Anderson, a junior and member of Western Alamance High School’s sci-fi society, asks: “Could you tell me more about your project called ‘The Flog’? I’m interested in details.”
Day: I’m doing a weekly show now where I just do really fun things every week, I’m having a really fun time thinking of weird things to do every week. You can email suggestions to theflog@geekandsundry.com.
Teens & Twenties: Many of your fans have affectionately dubbed you “The Female Joss Whedon.” Do you have any plans to work with him again?
Day: I would do anything for Joss, acting, craft service, anything! He’s my hero, but I wouldn’t give myself that title; give me some more projects to earn even a sliver of it. 
Teens & Twenties: Lastly, Jermaine Exum of Acme comics – and host of one the largest Free Comic Book Day events inNorth Carolina asked “Is there any possibility of you coming down to Greensboro?”
Day: I try to go to as many places to meet fans as possible, but I’m only one person, so I’ll do my best.

Want learn more about “The Flog,” see past seasons of “The Guild” or find out what else Felicia has in the works? Then, get your own geek on by visiting “Geek and Sundry’s” official youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/geekandsundry?featurefvstc

 Sabrina Otero is a freshman at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer

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