Felicia Day, The Guild Release 'I'm the One That's Cool' Music Video on Geek and Sundry YouTube Channel (Video)
The gamer actress icon and her web series co-stars unveil an anthem dedicated to the rise of geek chic.
Felicia Day is launching her new YouTube channel with a major bang.
Take Harvey Weinstein's Bully, toss in some MMORPG, set it to a pop punk soundtrack and zap it with a healthy thirst for revenge, and you have her new song and music video with The Guild, called "I'm the One That's Cool."
Day, with her massive gamer and web following, revisits the horrors of high school and hits back, touting the rise of nerd culture and the geek shall inherit the earth credo. The song, co-written with Jed Whedon, makes no bones about who would rule today at a high school reunion.
Role reversal must be a total drag / But there's no point, no point for me to humblebrag / I appreciate you for being cruel / I'm burning bright thanks to your rejection fuel / Got my in-jokes you won't get / Like Honey Badger, Troll Face and Nyan Cat / So now your ballin' parties seem so dumb / You can Evite me, and I'll say yes, but I won't really come
The video is just a small component of the channel's launch; they are debuting six series, including movie versions of The Guild, all focused on creating and fostering a loyal community.
"The thing that keeps me in web video and prevents me from jumping into TV development is the fact that my fans are one click away from me," Day recently told The Hollywood Reporter. "That's much more important than trying to go on some huge mass scale. When I sit down to list the things that I think would create a community feel to it, every single show has our audience in mind. I didn't want to make mini-TV; I wanted to make web video that really is a vehicle for community building and for people taking something out of each of the shows and incorporating in their own life."