July 06, 2011

Exciting news!*

*a.k.a an excuse to post silly GIFs. 

I wanted to wait to make a post on this exciting news until it was official. And now that I've gotten word that it is ...

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Yours truly is now a part-time research intern at io9!

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I bet some of you were thinking that I was posting about being pregnant, didn't you. Not yet, friends. Not yet.

When the call came out for io9 summer interns in early June, I jumped at the chance. This is an amazing opportunity that I would have been silly to pass up. I'm super excited about the spot, and the chance to flex my nerdy research and writing skills in a more "official" capacity.

My first item of research—my interview task, if you will—was a post on "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Star Wars." I spent quite a while researching Star Wars trivia, trying to complete a somewhat daunting—yet fun—task of finding facts that Star Wars fans might not know. (I like a good challenge.) I'm not sure if you know this, but Star Wars fans can be very thorough in their knowledge on the universe.

Since then, I've worked on a couple of other posts:

The Greatest Car Crashes in Science Fiction and Fantasy!
True Stories of Animal Actors in Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies

And I compile stuff for Morning Spoilers; you'll find what I've found in these posts on Wednesdays and Fridays. I've worked on three so far: June 29, July 1 and July 6. (Definitely similar to Nerd News.)

It's been a super fun side project so far, I'm looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

There are good things afoot, my friends. Good things!

10 comments:

  1. AWESOME! you know...i did read the Star Wars article but failed to notice your lovely name credited on the bottom!!! I'm off to read your other contributions...way to go, Mandy!!

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  2. Congratulations! I'm with Catherine Tate on this one!

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  3. That is so cool! So perfect for you! :) Congratulations!

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  4. This IS exciting!!! I'm so happy for you, this sounds wonderful. :D And yay, I can read even more stuff you type up! ^_^

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  5. This is awesome!! YOU are awesome!! Congratulations, Mandy!

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  6. Aw, thank you guys! You're all so sweet. <3!

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  7. Eeeeeeeeeeeee!! That is awesome Mands! Yeah, I totally thought you were preggo. Hahaha.

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  8. SO very proud of you! <3!

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