When I was looking through the Desktop Girl of the Week gallery trying to spark ideas on who this week's selection would be, I noticed that all the picks since I re-started this feature last month have been television actresses. So I tried hard to find someone from outside the world of TV to go with this week, but I kept coming back to Felicia Day -- which is helpful, since Felicia is so much more than a TV actress.
Like many people, my first exposure to Felicia was her role as Vi, one of the slayer potentials on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Of course, I didn't actually see the episodes until two years after they aired, but for some reason, I've been late to the game on pretty much everything Felicia Day has ever done -- and pretty much everything she's done has been awesome (well, unless you count "Bring It On Again", which sadly, I do, because, sadly, I've seen it).
I didn't see "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog", in which she played the adorable Penny, until about a year after it debuted on the web. And, not surprisingly, I fell in love with it when I did finally see it (though, not all the credit goes to Felicia on that, since I'm also an unabashed NPH fan and think Nathan Fillion might be the coolest dude ever). I've just started watching her web series, "The Guild", which debuted back in 2007. Yeah, I'm behind, but it's pretty awesome.
Speaking of "The Guild" (and making this DGOW selection timely), the first issue of Dark Horse Comic version of "The Guild" comes out tomorrow, and you know I'll be adding that to my pull list (note: I don't actually have a pull list at my local comic store, because I feel like that would be the final nail in my nerdy coffin).
Also, unlike previous DGOW selection Christina Hendricks, Felicia is a natural red head, which makes her at least 22% more awesome in my (red-headed) mind. And while I don't play any MMORPGs, the fact that she does is pretty freakin' cool.
As always with DGOW, I’ll provide a widescreen (1680x1050) image for downloading. If you want to see past DGOW, then just check the archive album.