Jersey Joe’s Favorite Actress is Absolutely Kate Mulgrew [XXOO]

From the EiC: Thank you so much for joining us for our month long tribute to our favorite Lady Nerds. It did sooo well, and we’ll definitely be celebrating more nerds with you next March. Til then, keep on appreciating your favorite Lady Nerds.  We started the series with Lt. Uhura...

A Cautionary Comic for Writers and Tananarive Due [One More Thing Befo...

The below comic has me wondering if we should create a “funny because it’s true” category for FaN. I mean … Oh, and speaking of writers, our second-to-last Lady Nerd of the month is Tananarive Due. From Ernessa: “MY SOUL TO KEEP by Tananarive Due is literally the...

Steampunk Disney Characters, Including Today’s Lady Nerd [One Mo...

How much do we love these steampunk versions of Disney characters by DeViant artist, Mecanique Fairy. Our favorites are below but go HERE to see the full set. ~via The Mary Sue Today’s Lady Nerd, appropriately enough, is Mulan from the eponymous Disney film. One of the few Disney...

The Girl Scouts ROCK and Are Apparently in the Candy Business Now [One...

Because so many fierce nerds we know started out as Girl Scouts, we’ve decided make them our Lady Nerds of the Day. But more importantly, did you know there’s now Girl Scout Cookie Candy??? I think we need a Jersey Joe review...

Joe Rusin Admires Sarah Vowell So Much, He Doesn’t Find Her Voic...

Sarah Vowell is one of my favorite writers. Period. When I first heard her read some of her work on THIS AMERICAN LIFE, I found her voice annoying, and ignored her for a long time. Then I forced myself to actually listen to her, and fell in love with her essays that mix humor, personal...

I Less Than Three Tara & Willow from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [Ne...

First up, if your loved one doesn’t appreciate this I <3 You notecard, then s/he ain’t nerdy enough to be with you. Seriously consider moving on. Get yours from Etsy seller InsomniaStudios for $4.99.  Speaking of Nerd Love, today’s special Lady Nerd couple is Tara &...

Baby Superheroes and Michonne from THE WALKING DEAD [One More Thing Be...

How cute is this Baby Avengers vs. Baby X-men by Skottie Young? Speaking of heroes, we’re very excited that THE BORING WALKING DEAD has finally cast the role of Michonne with the excellent actress, Danai Gurira (TREME). So in honor of that, this lawyer turned bad-ass zombie slayer is...

Amy Robinson Hearts Sarah Jane Smith [XXOO]

When I was around 11 years old, the local PBS station started playing episodes of Doctor Who. I immediately fell in love, with the show, The Doctor and his companions. When The Doctor brought Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) on board, I was transfixed by her. The character was like no...

Saturn Earrings -Christa McAuliffe & Astronaut Ellen Ochoa [Nerdy...

Hey Nerds, we found these purty cute Saturn earrings on Etsy. Click here to pick yours up from $12 at the Lily Pickford shop. And just in case you’re wondering or don’t remember, Christa McAuliffee was the hero/teacher/astronaut/earring-inspirer who died in the Challenger...

The Conflicted Introvert by Dana Zemack & Eleanor Roosevelt [One ...

This comic is funny because (as any artistic introvert can tell you) it’s true. ~via Jezebel Speaking of conflicted introverts, today’s Lady Nerd is the reportedly introverted, Eleanor...

Lego Patent Drawing from 1958 and Octavia Butler [One More Thing Befor...

Let’s all take a moment to admire this LEGO patent drawing from 1958, and get lost in nerdy childhood memories. ~via LikeCool And after we’re done doing that, give a wave to today’s Lady Nerd, Octavia Butler. She was nominated by Ernessa, who said, “I didn’t know...

Lord of the States & Mary Blair [One More Thing Before We Go]

So, I guess it would pretty impossible for a blog called Fierce and Nerdy to not love this map of the U.S. done up Lord of the Rings style. Here’s the story behind the map from i09: [R]edditor Jvlivs has made Middle Earth-ified America a reality. Jvlivs originally drew the map on what...

Missy Kulik Says “I Like You” Amy Sedaris [XXOO]

March is National Women’s Month, so we’ve decided to admire the heck out of favorite lady nerds with our special XXOO features. Here’s Missy Kulik from Dork Lifestyle: One of my favorite nerdy women would be Amy Sedaris. I admire her because she simply does her thing, is...

Liz Lemon vs. Carrie Bradshaw — Frankie Says..[XXOO]

Frankie Says… Tina Fey is my idol. When I first started writing, I thought of myself as a very young Carrie Bradshaw – all gumption and glory, no consequences or catastrophes. But through the last two-and-a-half years there have been a few consequences and some minor, but significant...