Stupid For Dexter #6

{ Sunday, November 7, 2010 }

Mandy & I analyze Showtime's Dexter episode "Everything Is Illumenated," discuss Dexter's dark passenger with social worker Randy Gyorffy, and make predictions for the rest of season 5.

Stupid For Dexter is a weekly web show hosted by Dexter fans Mandy Schneider & I. New episodes stream live on UStream every Monday at 7 PM (PT) from the Kill Room. Each show includes episode evaluation, character analysis with a psychology professional, Dexter trivia with the King Of TV Paul Goebel, season predictions, and much more. Stupid For Dexter is produced by the Streamin' Garage and previous episodes can be found on YouTube and Blip.

Current Obsession: numbers stations
Current Music:
"Girls On Film" by Duran Duran

Grimm Fairytale Ball

{ Wednesday, October 27, 2010 }

Ooooh, I just love Halloween ~ its my favorite time of year! Living in Los Angeles has spoiled me because there are so many fun themed events all year round. One of the Halloween parties I'll be attending this year is the Grimm Fairytale Ball ~ I can't decide whether I'll dress up as Christine Daae (Phantom Of The Opera), Snow White, or Belle (Beauty And The Beast). Regardless of which costume I choose, I can't wait!

Current Obsession
~ clothing designer Rose Bertin
Current Music
~ "Playground Love" by Air

This Week In YouTube #127

{ Saturday, October 23, 2010 }
For your viewing pleasure, here's episode #127 of This Week In YouTube, hosted by Lon Harris and I. Highlights include a Japanese language lesson from Hannah Minx, "Whip My Hair" music video by Willow Smith, and Jimmy McMillan of "The Rent Is Too Damned High" political party.

Current Obsession ~ Versailles glide
Current Music
~ "Running With The Devil" by Van Halen

Stupid For Dexter #4

{ Friday, October 22, 2010 }
Woot ~ another Stupid For Dexter episode is up! Hosts Mandy & I discuss "Beauty And The Beast" (season 5, episode 4), play Dexter trivia with TV expert Paul Goebel, and discuss character predictions with social worker Randy Gyorffy. If you're a fellow Dexter fanatic, SfD is spoiler-tastic so proceed with caution!

Current Obsession ~ burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee
Current Music ~ "Elysium" by Portishead

Tsuruhime Gameplay For Sengoku Basara 3

{ Thursday, October 21, 2010 }
Here is a video of Tsuruhime's gameplay in Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes (Sengoku Basara 3). Oh my goodness, I love her magical girl (mahou shoujo) style attacks ~ she's like Michael Bay meets Sailor Moon! Recording Tsuruhime's voice was such a blast!

Current Obsession ~ Paris Opera
Current Music
~ "Da Funk" by Daft Punk

Stupid For Dexter #3

{ Wednesday, October 20, 2010 }
Dun dun duuun! Here's Stupid For Dexter episode 3, hosted by Mandy Schneider and yours truly! We discuss the episode "Practically Perfect" (season 5, episode 3), play Stump The King trivia with TV guru Paul Goebel, and delve into Dexter's dark psyche with social worker Randy Gyorffy.

Current Obsession ~ CLAMP
Current Music
~ "Would" by Alice In Chains

Tsuruhime For Sengoku Basara 3

{ Tuesday, October 19, 2010 }

I can finally announce that I'm the voice actress for Tsuruhime in Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes (Sengoku Basara 3​) by Capcom! It was a delight & honor to voice Tsuruhime and I'm so happy to be a part of the Basara series! I adore her strong, sweet spirit...I think some cosplay may be in order!

Current Obsession
~ Tommy Wiseau's The Room
Current Music
~ "Steady As She Goes" by The Raconteurs

Stupid For Dexter #2

{ Monday, October 18, 2010 }
Episode #2 of Stupid For Dexter is up! In this episode, we discuss "Hello, Bandit" (season 5, episode 2), talk about psychopathy with social worker Randy Gyorffy, and play trivia with Paul Goebel, the King of TV. As with all episodes of SfD, this show is full of spoilers ~ Dexter fans, proceed with caution!

Current Obsession ~ League Of S.T.E.A.M.
Current Music
~ "Lazy River" by Bobby Darin

Stupid For Dexter #1

{ Saturday, October 16, 2010 }
Here is Stupid For Dexter episode #1! Mandy Schneider & I analyze "My Bad" (season 5, episode 1), discuss Dexter's pathology with clinical psychologist Dr. Larry Benoit, interview actor Brad Carter, and play trivia with TV expert Paul Goebel. If you're a Dexter fan, please be warned that SfD is full of spoilers!

Current Obsession ~ Victorian Language of Fans
Current Music
~ "Ombra Mai Fu" by Cecilia Bartoli

This Week In YouTube #126

{ Friday, October 15, 2010 }
Here is another episode of This Week In YouTube (TWiYT episode #126)! This week's videos include Jack Black the Mis-Informant, Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, and Ron Jeremy's somewhat disturbing harmonica lesson. Enjoy!

Current Obsession ~ Behind The Names database
Current Music ~ "I Want To Break Free" by Queen

Stupid For Dexter

{ Thursday, October 14, 2010 }
I have a confession ~ I love Showtime's Dexter. I've been a fan since episode one and watch it religiously. The study of abnormal psychology has been a lifelong passion ~ I got a BA in psychology and wrote my senior thesis on sociopathy.

My friend Mandy Schneider is a charming & fabulously talented actress who is a fellow Dexter fanatic. Most of our conversations eventually turn into Dexter fangirling sessions, complete with schoolgirl squeals & crazy character conspiracies. Mandy & I decided to finally channel our rabid fandom into something constructive and Stupid For Dexter was born!

Stupid For Dexter is the 4th show on the Streamin' Garage network. Its a weekly show hosted by Mandy & yours truly that includes in-depth episode analysis, interviews with criminology professionals, trivia with TV expert Paul Goebel, plot predictions, & much more. Our set is a Dexter inspired "kill room." You can catch the show & participate in the chat room live every Monday at 8 PM (PST) on Here is a teaser trailer Mandy & I made for the show:

You can find more Stupid For Dexter information & past episodes at:
Official Site: Stupid For Dexter
FaceBook: Stupid For Dexter Fan Page
Twitter: @StupidForDexter
UStream: Stupid_For_Dexter Channel
YouTube: SfD Past Episodes

Current Obsession
~ Cats 101 on Animal Planet
Current Music ~ "Down On Me" by Janis Joplin

This Week In YouTube #125

{ Thursday, October 7, 2010 }
Yo! Here is episode #125 of TWiYT, hosted by Lon Harris and yours truly. You can view past episodes at MissKatSteel, my YouTube account. Highlights of today's nugget of joy include an oldschool Wendy's training video, Katy Perry's Halloween tutorial, and Conan O'Brien's grievous bodily wounds.

Current Obsession ~ photographer Julia Margaret Cameron
Current Music
~ "Ongyilkos Vasarnap" by Venetian Snares

This Week In YouTube #113

{ Friday, July 23, 2010 }
Katy Perry parodies, news bloopers, and a Mel Gibson prank phone call are the highlights of today's This Week In YouTube, hosted by Lon Harris and yours truly! Hope ya dig it!

Current Obsession ~ fainting goats
Current Music ~ "Gloria" by Van Morrison

Labyrinth Ball 2010

{ Monday, July 19, 2010 }
One of my favorite annual events in Los Angeles is the Labyrinth Of Jareth. Inspired by the masquerade scene in Jim Henson's Labyrinth, LOJ is a weekend full of fairies, goblins, mischief, mayhem, fantasy, and revelry.

Here's a description from the official LOJ website: The Labyrinth of Jareth is a Masquerade Ball based on Venetian Histories, Celtic Faerie and Goblin Lore. Lost within the borders of chaos and light, nobles dance among the Fey while goblins wait with hungry eyes in the wings of their court. Some of the most amazing fantasy artists, costumers and special effect crews participate in bringing a diverse host of creatures and mythologies alive each year within the annual LOJ Fantasy Masquerade.

I look forward to Labyrinth Ball every year! Here's a picture of me at LOJ 2010 dressed as Belle from Beauty And The Beast. If you have any interest in fantasy, fairy tales, costumes, or art, I highly recommend this uniquely magical event!

Current Obsession
~ tasseography
Current Music
~ "As The World Falls Down" by David Bowie

Anime Expo 2010

{ Friday, July 2, 2010 }

What a busy summer so far! I was recently invited to co-host the Anime Expo Masquerade alongside fellow voice actors Kyle Hebert (guest of honor) & Matt Mercer. It was a delight to host the biggest event at AX alongside my There Will Be Brawl buddies! (Also, humor me for a second & check out those fabulous Sailor Neptune inspired heels I insisted on wearing!)

The term masquerade or masq is used to describe costume craftsmanship & performance contests held at conventions for anime, fantasy, and science fiction. As a longtime anime fan & con attendee, it was surreal to experience the AX masquerade from a completely different perspective!

Aside from co-hosting the masquerade, I also had the opportunity to cosplay as Vanessa (human Ursula) from Disney's The Little Mermaid ~ the costume was a gift from my incredibly talented & creative friend Vani and I absolutely adore it! It was such a treat to join Lisa Fabio as Ursula & Traci Hines as Ariel, the fabulous & magical ladies of True Enchantment, for a photoshoot with photographer Andy Lee ~ here's a link to the gallery. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend!

Current Obsession
~ circle contact lenses
Current Music
~ "Never Forget You" by Noisette

This Week In YouTube #108

{ Thursday, July 1, 2010 }
On today's episode of This Week In YouTube, hosts Lon Harris and I review Olga Kay's Circus, 8 Bit Twilight, and Conan The Barbarian...the musical!

Current Obsession ~ theremins
Current Music
~ "Inhaler" by Hooverphonic

This Week In YouTube #106

{ Friday, June 25, 2010 }
Here's episode #106 of This Week In YouTube! Hosts Lon Harris and I discuss Bristol Palin, naked Rock Band, and the Green Hornet. Enjoy!

Current Obsession ~ Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park
Current Music
~ "Black by Pearl Jam

This Week In YouTube #104

{ Thursday, June 17, 2010 }
Yet another TWiYT for all you crazy kids! Highlights of this week's episode include Katy Perry, Hitler's opinion on vuvuzelas, and an awkward serenade by John Travolta. And please excuse my fail-tastic attempt at a German accent!

Current Obsession ~ International Quidditch Association
Current Music
~ "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" by Elton John

Ibuki Cinematic From Super Street Fighter 4

{ Saturday, June 12, 2010 }
This is a cinematic clip of Ibuki's story (arcade mode) from Super Street Fighter IV. Being the voice actress for Ibuki was a treat because her character is sassy, mischievous, and oh so girlish!

Current Obsession ~ Sugar Bush Squirrel
Current Music
~ "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes

This Week In YouTube #102

{ Friday, June 11, 2010 }
For your viewing pleasure, here's TWiYT episode #102! Highlights include a Mortal Kombat fan film and BP execs spilling coffee ~ hope you dig it!

Current Obsession ~ lawn geese
Current Music
~ "Lucky" by Radiohead

This Week In YouTube #100

{ Friday, June 4, 2010 }
Well, well, well...what do we have here? Its another episode This Week In YouTube! In this very special episode of TWiYT, Lon Harris & I countdown the top 100 YouTube videos of all time. This video includes our top 10 choices ~ highlights include drunken Orsen Wells commercial outtakes, Montgomery Flea Market, and (of course) Winnebago Man.

Current Obsession ~ himegyaru fashion
Current Music
~ "Tick Tick Boom" by The Hives

This Week In YouTube #99

{ Friday, May 28, 2010 }
I'm the co-host of This Week In YouTube alongside Lon Harris. Its a weekly web series that chronicles the best (and worst) of YouTube, complete with snarky commentary and wacky antics. Past episodes are viewable at MissKatSteel, my YouTube account, and TWiYTube. Here is episode #99 featuring Greyson Chance, San Antonio teen wolves, and a belligerent "Criminal Minds" fan.

Current Obsession ~ clothing designer & stylist Margi Kent
Current Music ~ "Angel" by Jimi Hendrix

Celebrity Liar

{ Friday, May 14, 2010 }
I recently co-hosted Celebrity Liar with Andrew Hill Newman for The Room Live!

aken from the website: "Celebrity Liar" is a game show where two celebrities tell the same story as if it happened to each of them. In truth, it only happened to one of them, and the chat room decides...who’s the liar?

The celebrities for our episode included Kevin Pollak, Samm Levine, and a special guest appearance by Matthew Perry. It was a wonderful experience and I'm so grateful to The Room Live's Robin Ruzin, Andrew Hill Newman, & Michael Davis for giving me an opportunity to be part of the show!

Current Obsession
~ synesthesia
Current Music ~ "I Got Mine" by The Black Keys

Ibuki For Super Street Fighter 4

{ Saturday, April 24, 2010 }
Here is the big announcement I've been waiting to share ~ I'm the voice actress for Ibuki in Capcom's Super Street Fighter 4! As a Street Fighter fan, working on this project has been a dream come true & I'm honored to be a part of the SF universe. So with great joy & pride, I can finally say: Ibuki ~ on the scene!

Current Obsession
~ tanuki
Current Music
~ "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones

There Will Be Brawl #1

{ Saturday, February 20, 2010 }
Here's episode #1 of There Will Be Brawl! The TWBB cast & crew are all Nintendo fans and this dramatic web series was a labor of love ~ Brawl is by the fans and for the fans! I play the role of Princess Peach, ruler of the dystopian Mushroom Kingdom, who is fighting to save her people from an unknown agent of violence & terror.

Current Obsession ~ silent film star Buster Keaton
Current Music
~ "The Time Has Come Today" by Chambers Brothers

Vamped Out

{ Sunday, February 14, 2010 }

I started filming for a web series directed by Kevin Pollak called Vamped Out yesterday! The cast and crew are a dream and I'm so excited about this project!

Our DP & editor is Oscar winner Robert Legato and our producer is Mike Rotman. Our cast includes actors Jason Antoon, Seana Kofoed, Samm Levine, Kevin Pollak, Sebastian Roche, & little ol' me.

Here is a picture of me getting hair & makeup done. For more information, you can follow the official Vamped Out Twitter for more updates & pictures!

I'll report back soon with more Vamped Out news!

Current Obsession ~ mori girl fashion
Current Music ~ "Sensual World" by Kate Bush

There Will Be Brawl

{ Saturday, January 2, 2010 }

There Will Be Brawl is a dramatic web series that parodies the video game Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Nintendo Wii. Its a dark look into a decaying Mushroom Kingdom & the lives of its citizens.

I play the role of Princess Peach and the final episode is now available on the Escapist website.

The series was created, directed, and written by Matthew Mercer & Zach Grafton. It was a labor of love and I hope you like it!

Current Obsession
~ Gunne Sax dresses
Current Music ~ "Fleur Blanche" by Orsten