Mrs Nerd answers

James / January 20th, 2012


Here is a response from my wife. Enjoy.


Some A’s for your Q’s:

Wow, over 1000 comments.  I sincerely appreciate all the support and enthusiasm.  I’ve read just about all of them.  I’ve pared it down to 22 general questions (in no particular order) since many of them were repeated or were similar in subject.  Hopefully all of you with reasonable inquiries will receive your answers.   I think I got the gist of them all, but my apologies if your specific question was overlooked.  I also want to apologize for the delay in getting the answers out there.  As you’ve been informed, James and I just traveled 3000 miles across the United States to Los Angeles, CA to start production on the AVGN movie.  Unfortunately, my original post went up just before we left and so I’m just now getting a chance to thoroughly read and respond.  Thanks for you patience and understanding.  My posts won’t always be this long, but hopefully this will give you a taste of what’s to come.  Thanks and enjoy!

1. Why write this at all? Why now? Why is this important?

My original post addresses this for the most part, but I do feel the need to express that I’m only doing this because James asked me to.  In terms of the timing, I think that is directly related to the progress of the AVGN movie.  As I take a larger role in the production of the movie, it will be harder to remain anonymous, so James and I decided it’s better to just come out and introduce myself, on my own terms, instead of allowing for speculation and rumors.

2. Do I collect anything? How do I feel about the game/movie collection spreading throughout the house?

A lot of people are far more concerned with this than I am.  Most people who walk into my living room and see a huge, framed, panoramic poster of Rocky above my mantel automatically think that I begrudge it, but I don’t! I genuinely like that the movie collection has shaped the design of my living room.  It’s like having a BlockBuster at my fingertips. The gaming collection is downstairs in the basement, so I don’t have to deal with that as much but I don’t mind that one either.  I personally don’t collect anything and am not much of a “stuff” person, but that’s just me.  James and I compliment each other in this way.

3. How do I deal with James’ love of his childhood and nostalgia?

It’s not really something to “deal with” really.  It’s a big part of what makes him who he is, so I respect and appreciate that.  I think our generation in general is very nostalgic because we are going through a rough time as a society.  Childhood in the 80’s was awesome, why not try to relive it?

4. Feeling on the fans in general? When did I notice the popularity? Any attacks in public? How has the “fame” affected our lives?

I can honestly say this is all still very surreal to me.  I am just so grateful for all the opportunities that James’ success has awarded us both and so because of that I am able to accept the otherwise less appealing aspects of the lifestyle.  Generally the fans are very supportive and polite though and I appreciate each and every one of them.  Without an audience, none of this would be possible.  Of course the popularity has affected our lives both positively and negatively. I’d be lying if I said there weren’t some trying times. We have to be really secretive about our personal stuff, which can be annoying.  At conventions or certain public situations we sometimes we have to be “the mean guy” just so we can rest, eat, go to the bathroom, etc.  I really don’t like doing that, but sometimes its just necessary.  Overall, the good outweighs the bad though.  As far as the first time I noticed the popularity that would have to be when I went to my first “Iron Man of Gaming” Convention with James back in 2008.  That was the first time I saw a room full of people excited to see him and hear what he had to say.  That was pretty cool.

5. What’s up with the photo that was attached to the first post?

Oh geez.  It’s kind of funny actually.  James decided that we needed to attach a photo to the post and he picked that one.  He really likes that picture for some reason.  It was taken at a wedding a few years ago.  I don’t dislike it, but I can understand how you all think I look pissed off or something.  Bottom line, I am not a very photogenic person.  This is one of the reasons I’ve stayed away from being in videos and such.  I do want to thank you all though for the nice comments.  It makes a girl blush. But yea, not to blame him or anything, but James chose the picture ; )

6. What are my tastes in media? (i.e. movies, games, TV, books, music, etc?)

So I’m going to break some hearts now, but I have to be honest.  I don’t play video games. I appreciate them, but I don’t play them.  I didn’t grow up playing them, so I never gained the skills or patience required to play them.  Movies, TV, books and music though, I totally dig!  This is where James and I really connect.  I love good classic comedies, sci-fi, horror (classic and modern).  The only film genre that James and I don’t see eye to eye on is the schlock films, I pretty much enjoy everything else though.  Stay tuned, perhaps one day I will post my Top 10.  I’m a huge fan of television.  Modern shows I like are How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, True Blood, The Walking Dead, and basically any cooking competition shows.  Older shows I like are Star Trek (TNG the best) and all the classic TGIF shows, Gilligan’s Island, Twilight Zone, etc. As far as books go, I like quirky autobiographies a lot.  My favorite authors are Jonathon Safran Foer, Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris.  James and I both love reading autobiographies from musicians, too like Ozzy’s book and Dave Mustaine’s book.  That leads me to music.  I love hard rock and heavy metal.  This is probably where James and I have the most similar tastes.  Some of my favorites bands are Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Megadeth, System of a Down, Judas Priest, Motorhead and many others.

7. Do I consider myself a nerd also?

Yea, I would call myself a nerd.  I know there are various stratas of nerddom, but I’m definitely in there somewhere.  I’d probably fall more into the classical description.  I did well in school, I’m quirky and have strange habits.  I tend to know a lot of useless shit.  So yea, I’m A nerd, but definitely not THE nerd.

8. What do James and I do for fun? How do we find the time? What do James and I have in common? Do we drink? Does James drink outside of the videos?

Over the years it’s definitely been hard to find the time to hang out and just have fun together.  There is an eb and flow to it though and we’ve gotten used to it at this point.  In other words, I know well enough not to bother him about going to see a movie if he’s elbow deep in fake shit.  Don’t worry though, we do make the time to enjoy ourselves occasionally.  Our classic night out is the typical dinner and a movie.  We also love going to shows.  As I alluded to, we are both huge hard rock and heavy metal fans.  We probably go to a show at least once a month.  Next up is the Gigantour with Megadeth and Motorhead. We are both fans of the drink as well.  We really enjoy tasting different kinds of beers and wines and learning about how they are made.  Good old educational drinking.

9. What was my original reaction to James’ work? How did my parents, friends and family feel about it? Did I know then that he’d be successful?

I saw some of James’ work on our second date.  We doubled with Kyle Justin and he made a point to break out some of James’ videos to show me.  Of course, one of those videos was “Stony” because Kyle acted in that one.  I thought they were funny for sure and his passion for what he was doing was undeniable.  I definitely saw that spark in him back then and new it’d take him places.  As for my parents, friends, etc. and their reaction… they were pretty used to the crazy shit I was doing so I think it didn’t really phase them much.  They are very understanding of artists, and James fit that bill.  They love him to this day and we all have a great relationship.

10. What do I do? (professionally/creatively?) What is my style? Why not do the AVGN title cards? Does James support or overshadow this?

I have an undergraduate degree in Illustration and a post bacc certification to teach art Kindergarten – 12th grade.  I’ve done some freelance illustration and I taught for 3 years after getting my degree but decided last year to leave my job to work full time for James and Cinemassacre.  I handle all the books, scheduling, and paperwork for the business and well as provide production assistance.  Basically I wear a lot of hats and help where I’m needed.  This keeps me quite busy.  My artistic style is illustrative and usually figurative with a surrealist twist.  I have not created original artwork in awhile since I’ve been so busy helping with the movie, but it is my goal to get back to creating.  At the moment I do not have any artwork available online. I do not do the title cards for the AVGN episodes, they are done by Mike Matei.  He has more of an animation style and is more familiar with the gaming subject matter so that’s why he does them.  I love Mike’s work and I think he does an amazing job.  I did paint the cover for “The Deader the Better” DVD jacket.  (Coming Soon) I did it with acrylic on canvas and James has the original hanging in his office.  He is very supportive of my artwork and encourages me to get back to it.

11. Do I help with behind the scenes stuff? Filming, props, scenery, sets, etc? Do I plan to continue?

Yea, as I said, I pretty much help where I’m needed.  I have a serious work ethic, so I’m always looking to use my talents and strengths to benefit the company.  I do not have a proper background in film, but I’ve learned over the years the basics of operating a camera, lights, fog machine, etc so when James needs an extra hand I’m always there to help.  I’ve even learned how to edit sound and have helped in that department a few times.  I’m also super organized and schedule oriented so I’ve used that strength to help out on the business end of things and all the event scheduling.  Occasionally I’m able to use my artistic talents to help the cause as well.  I make a mean Styrofoam gravestone and can Photoshop short key with the best of them.  I certainly plan to keep helping in any way that I can and continue to learn along the way. I’m just happy to be a part of it in any capacity.  Again, more of this type of thing will be covered as I share my stories.

12. My cooking… what do I like to cook? Does James cook? Does he like my cooking? Will I share recipes?

As I said, I haven’t really created traditional art in quite a while, but I feel that my cooking and baking has really been a creative outlet for me recently.  I love to cook just about every kind of cuisine and enjoy experimenting.  I really jumped on the gourmet cupcake fad.  As Stephanie Yuhas mentioned in the comments section, I do make a mean Mountain Dew cupcake.  Perhaps I will share the recipe for those (and maybe some others) eventually.  James does know how to cook, but I typically take care of it since I enjoy it so much. He and all the guys who work with us love my cooking.  I try to make it a point to make a nice meal whenever they are working hard on a shoot.  Craft services…yet another one of my many hats.

13. Do I travel with James to conventions and such?

Yes!  I love to travel! Thankfully over the past few years I’ve been able to come along to many of the conventions and shoots that James is involved in.  I don’t get to go to all of them, but I enjoy the ones I can make it to.  Over the past year or so, I’ve actually started to handle the arrangements for James’ convention appearances.  This has been a lot of fun and I enjoy the new friendships I’ve formed along the way.

14. What is it like to know other internet celebrities like Doug Walker? Or co-stars in Cinemassacre Productions like Mike Matei and Kyle Justin etc?

Speaking of travelling and new friendships, that’s how I’m able to meet other internet personalities.  I’m in awe of how tight knit this “family” is.  There really is a sense of respect and community among the majority of them that is really inspiring.  I’m happy to list among my friends many of the people you enjoy watching on the web.  I’m so happy for all of their success and would jump in traffic for any one of them.  I’m sure as I continue to share my stories, more of their names may pop up.  Oh and yea, I did tie the tie for Doug.  Not very well I might add. I was the best of the worst at it, I suppose.

15. How long is “before the beginning?” When did James and I meet? Get Married? How has marriage effected James’ film-making and acting performances, etc?

James and I met in July of 2004.  He had just graduated college, was living with his parents and working a “joe job”.  A few months before that he had made what was technically the first AVGN episode, but it was in a closet gathering dust somewhere.  His efforts at the time were focused on making “The Deader the Better”.  I distinctly remember when the AVGN series started to take off on YouTube and was picked up by ScrewAttack.  We were semi-living together at the time (when I wasn’t at college) and we were both really excited.  I’ve always been super supportive of James doing whatever it takes to make great videos and to do what he loves doing.  Case in point, moving 3000 miles away from home to make the AVGN movie. Some people have alluded to the fact that marriage may have caused James to go soft or get lazy, but this is just factually incorrect.  Since I met James, I’ve always encouraged him to make bold decisions to better his career.  For example in early 2007, I encouraged James to quit his corporate video job and focus more on the online series.  When we were married in November of 2007, I handled all the arrangements so James could continue working on the Dragon’s Lair episode of AVGN (and other projects) up until the day before.  In 2008 (our first year of marriage) James would create what he considers two of his “angrier” videos (Dick Tracy and Superman 64).  Not to mention, some of the “angriest” episodes of them all, I was directly a part of (that was my hand reaching over the sofa wearing the Freddy Kruger glove).  So yea, I’ve been around for a while and our relationship doesn’t affect James’ performance or career in the slightest.

16. Will I be in the movie or in any AVGN episodes? Will I do any guest appearances or acting in any of the videos?

I am not an actor and have no immediate desire to be on camera.  That’s never been my cup of tea. I can’t say for sure that I won’t pop up in some of the video blog updates for the movie or even possibly have a small walk-on cameo just for fun, but it will not be a regular thing.  I won’t be written into any episodes.  I won’t be creating my own video series.  My plans as of now are to occasionally share stories about AVGN and Cinemassacre related topics in a written format. That’s it.

17. The cats… what are their names? What are they like?

I’m a sucker for talking about our cats so I will entertain this question.  We do not have any human children at the moment, just our two fur-babies so they are definitely spoiled rotten.  First is our boy cat named Boo.  He is almost 5 years old and is all black with a little white spot on his neck.  He is active and sociable.  James and I love both of them equally, but Boo is definitely more of my cat.  Then there is Yeti.  She is almost 4 years old and is all white with an orange and black striped tail and orange spots on her head.  She is a little more timid and shy, but makes the cutest gestures.  She is definitely more of James’ cat.

18. How do I feel about the crude nature of the videos? The poop, foul language, etc.

I’m a big fan of shock humor and so I love it.  If we kept a tally, I might even curse more than James does.  I may be the only woman on the planet that loves the word “cunt” and I try to use it on a daily basis.  As for the shit and various other bodily fluids that appear in James’ work, it doesn’t really bother me.  Whenever he makes fake shit, it perfumes the house with the smell of Reeses peanut butter cups.  So that I enjoy.

19. What’s it like being married to James? How is he outside of the videos? Does he get mad? Does he make the same faces? Is he a leader? Is he a neat freak? Is he a handyman? How has he changed socially?

I got all kinds of questions about how James is as a person and a husband.  I will definitely go further into depth with this as I continue to share my stories, but if I had to use one word to describe him, it’d be “genuine”.  There is not an ounce of fake in the dude.  You can believe every word he says, everything he does and everything he says he’ll do.  Outside of his videos, he is the kindest, most gentle person.  He is pretty much the polar opposite of his AVGN character.  As for the specific characteristics that were mentioned… Does he get mad?  Of course, everyone does, but never at anyone and certainly not as mean spiritedly as the nerd does.  Yes, he makes some of the same faces as the nerd does, specifically that signature frown.  Is he a leader?  As a director, he is.  He’s gotten much better with leading as his business has grown, but is definitely a bit more of a “go with the flow” type guy in regular life.  Is he a neat freak?  Surprisingly, yes.  His games, movies, etc. are all labeled and in perfect order.  His files are all impeccable also.  I’m the same way though so we definitely compliment each other in that way.  Is he a handyman?  Not in the conventional carpenter way, but he can wire up an entertainment system like a pro.  He’s also handy at building any sort of contraption he might need for a film.  How has he changed socially?  That’s one of the biggest changes I’ve seen in him.  He’s much more at ease around crowds and people.  He’s not as shy as he was when I first met him.

20. Do I have any funny stories? Have I ever walked in on any weird, alarming or crazy situations? Did I ever get concerned and have to check on James while he was filming? What is the craziest thing I have ever seen or done because of James’ videos?

As I mentioned in my original post, I have seen some crazy, bazaar and outright genius stuff over the years.  This concept will be the basis of the stories I plan to share, so stay tuned.  I won’t share any specific stories at the moment, but I will say I’m probably the only wife on the planet that can come home to a sink full of bloody clothing and knives and think nothing of it.  I always joke that James could cut his arm off and I’d have no clue. I just tune out the yelling and such at this point so if he ever legitimately needed help, I probably wouldn’t realize it.

21. Does James seek my opinion on scripts, videos, etc? Do I ever disagree? Do I ever think he’s being crazy or too ambitious?

I always say, especially with the AVGN videos, that I’m kind of the control in the whole experiment.  Basically, if I think its funny and it works, then it’s going to be a huge hit. It really depends on the project though whether I contribute in the early stages, middles stages or at the end, but I usually see just about everything before it goes live and give my two cents accordingly.  I tend to catch things that James mispronounces and things like that.  On very rare occasions we have severely differing opinions on things.  I’ve been right a few times, but I’m more than happy to be proven wrong.  I’m also very aware that James has this mysterious way of making genius out of nothing, so unless I see a glaring problem, I usually just let the master do his thing.

22. What is my favorite AVGN video? What is my favorite video James has ever made? What made me the most proud of James?

Perhaps one day I will post my top 10 favorite AVGN videos or something like that, but for now I’ll just say that my favorite videos James creates always tend to evoke fond memories or have guest appearances by our friends.  For instances, I love the Ninja Gaiden episode because I think Kevin Finn’s performance is hilarious.  I also love the Dragon in my Dreams documentary video because it’s deeply personal to James.  What makes me most proud of James? I’m so impressed with his ability to share his love of movies and filmmaking with the world in such an eloquent and passionate way.  For a self-proclaimed “shy guy” he has a way of clearly expressing himself when he needs to.  This makes me the most proud of him.  Success couldn’t have fallen on a more deserving guy.

-Mrs Nerd



  • AndyWallace

    January 20, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Aw, that was actually kinda sweet.

  • metalcommand

    January 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I’m glad she answered us in this polite way. If I would be mrs. Nerd, I surely would mention the assholes with their retarded questions and remarks.

    • gamez

      January 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      @metalcommand That comment that c-word guy said should be removed. Whether someone thinks the word is awesome or not, it is differnet when the word is directed at you. Good to know that we put that guy in his place.

  • Mike-Towns

    January 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

    ” I may be the only woman on the planet that loves the word “cunt” and I try to use it on a daily basis.’You’d feel very much at home here in Australia. It’s thorn in to conversation pretty regularly and even used between friends the same way that words like ‘dude’ and ‘bro’ are (eg. ‘Hey cunt, how was your day?’ ‘Pretty good, hung out with those cunts over there’).Awesome country (cunt-ry…pehehehe)

  • Mike-Towns

    January 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    ” I may be the only woman on the planet that loves the word “cunt” and I try to use it on a daily basis.’

    You’d feel very much at home here in Australia. It’s thrown in to conversation pretty regularly and even used between friends the same way that words like ‘dude’ and ‘bro’ are (eg. ‘Hey cunt, how was your day?’ ‘Pretty good, hung out with those cunts over there’). Awesome country (cunt-ry…pehehehe)

    • Prophet Wing

      January 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      @Mike-Towns Oy vey… that pun was horrendous! A+

  • Big McLargehuge

    January 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I would like to see some of your artwork posted on the site. Mike should definitely post some non-AVGN stuff, too.

  • Max Marriner

    January 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

    It’s official: Mrs. Nerd is fucking awesome.

  • tysonatthemovies

    January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    LOL, I think it is interesting that she did not even acknowledge all the mean-spirited and disrespectful comments people left on the last post. Especially that dick sucking faggot guy.

    • Elyjaah

      January 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      @tysonatthemovies Technically it’s better to let them go on about their business and ignore them, even if it may be frustrating. “Don’t feed the trolls”, as they say.

      • tysonatthemovies

        January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        @Elyjaah That makes sense, don’t give into their hate.

  • TwistedSpeech

    January 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

    “I was directly a part of (that was my hand reaching over the sofa wearing the Freddy Kruger glove).”

    I can actually dispute you there, Mrs. Rolfe, since Mike Matei made that claim first in the commentary for the “Friday The 13th” episode back in 2007. I also saw quite a few grammatical and punctuation errors, so I find it funny you saying you sometimes have to correct James when you need quite a few corrections yourself. I’m sure people here are going to start throwing things at me for pointing those things out, but hey, I have a right to objective and point things out when I think something isn’t right too. The link below is to prove the dispute over your claim that it’s your hand.

    • metalcommand

      January 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

      @TwistedSpeech Well, you may be right……but the sentence ‘so I find it funny you saying you …….corrections yourself’ you wrote, is unnesecesary.

    • Dirk McGee

      January 20, 2012 at 11:21 am


      MIke says, “he believes that is his hand.” He sounded pretty unsure to me.

      • TwistedSpeech

        January 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        @Dirk McGee I agree, but then why didn’t James correct him or his wife all those years ago? I’m just pointing out inconsistencies is all.

    • fratzenjeballer

      January 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

      @TwistedSpeechYou seem to find no joy in your life, if you cant complain about something do you?

      • TwistedSpeech

        January 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        @fratzenjeballer You obviously don’t know me. I rarely complain. I found inconsistencies, so I pointed them out. Don’t like it? Well then you know how to ignore me, don’t you?

      • fratzenjeballer

        January 21, 2012 at 6:11 am

        @TwistedSpeech Pointing out little gramma mistakes in a post and some “inconsistencies” that are unnecessary to point out is called complaining, like who gives a fuck wich one wore that fucking glow in this short scene in that video? Well let my answer that, the guy thats complains about everything.

    • JamesAVGN

      January 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      @TwistedSpeech It was my wife for sure. She wore the Freddy glove that reaches over the couch. Mike wore the glove the rest of the time. Perhaps there was some confusion in how they each explained it. I think Mrs Nerd meant to specify it was the conclusion to the Friday the 13th episode.

      • MrBrrumpkins

        January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        James, can you ban this ass to the bowels of uranus!

      • TwistedSpeech

        January 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        @MrBrrumpkins Yes, I’m the ass because I pointed obvious things out.

      • tysonatthemovies

        January 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

        @[email protected] Do the Trolls who posted hateful or disrespectful things about you and your wife bother you?

      • TwistedSpeech

        January 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        @tysonatthemovies How am I being a hateful troll for pointing out obvious flaws and inconsistencies in what people say?

      • TwistedSpeech

        January 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        @JamesAVGN Okay, then why didn’t you correct him if that’s true? You didn’t say anything, you both just lead us to believe that what Mike said was true. Not to mention the arm attached to that hand is pretty big for a female’s arm. I’m not trying to be a dick, although that may seem to be the case, I’m just finding conflicting stories is all.

    • MrBrrumpkins

      January 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      ”I have a right to objective..”oops, either you forgot to put ”be objective”, or you wanted to say ”right to object”…anyways, who gives an ass. You are an idiot. In the video, mike says he believes it is his hand..If you notice the credits, she helped with the camera, so we can say she was there and perhaps that was her hand and mike just forgot. Anyways, who cares, you just made a fool out of yourself. and who cares about the grammatical errors.

      • TwistedSpeech

        January 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

        @MrBrrumpkins Forgot the “be” part. And I care, so there you go.

      • Big McLargehuge

        January 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        @[email protected] Ok, ok everybody. Jeez. Is this worth arguing over? Let’s watch some Board James, that’ll put everybody in better spirits.

      • MrBrrumpkins

        January 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

        @Big [email protected] I’m gonna turn up the diarrhea dial and watch some Bible Games, yeah! that’ll get the shit flowing!

  • HeidiPoe

    January 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for your answers! I’m looking forward to your stories 🙂

  • octopodesrex

    January 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I’m glad Mr Nerd has Mrs Nerd 🙂

  • Lady Lolita

    January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thanks, Mrs. Nerd, that was really cool. I always had the feeling that James was one of the nicest guys on the planet, it’s great that someone so close to him can confirm it.

  • RobertJosef

    January 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    James, you have an awesome life.

  • JonathanVincent

    January 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    It’s been really fun reading this 🙂 I’ve been following James a couple years now and I also feel really proud for what he is doing now, he’s even giving me inspiration to pursue what I really love. It must be fun living with James/Mrs.Nerd, it must not be an ordinary place to live XD

    Anyway I can’t wait to watch that movie and I’m going on this website everyday to check if there’s any update, I hope to see more soon!

  • benjigoenitz

    January 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Wow! that was very interesting!!, thanks for your answers! =D

  • Marvipe

    January 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    You guys left JUST in time; the east coast just had this big snow storm last night…

  • OlaviPössi

    January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    i love to think that if one time you would be having dinner with some guests of something. Then when you’d be eating, there would start this screaming from the basement (& cursing). You’re guest would all be like WTF, but then you’d be like “Oh thats just James.. You see he’s working!” . That’d be awesome. Anyways an awesome post & one thing i find really cool is that you like rock and heavy metal. I mean im 13 and i listen to slayer, megadeth, system of the down, Rob Zombie, Motorhead etc. But the thing is that i don”t know any chick who’d listen to rock or heavy metal 🙁 closest to that are some emo chicks listening to marilyn manson.. & don’t get me wrong i think marilyn manson is okay, but im no emo. Anyways it’s cool to know that there’s a chick who listens to metal 🙂

  • MartinTollberg

    January 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    It looks you answer my question in this post. What do you love the most about James? That was a pretty good answer I’m glad James has someone like you supporting him. That’s how I feel about Rebecca who lives over one hundred miles away. I still hope one day I can meet your husband. Honestly if all this wasn’t happening on my end. I would’ve already married her by now living in my basement. I got one of those two in one houses. I actually live close by your state line if you would like to meet up with me in person. James has a very interesting way to get people’s attention lol.

  • RobertJosef

    January 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to write all of this Mrs Nerd. I enjoyed reading it, and it’s very clear that James has an incredibly awesome life. I don’t think he would be able to do what he does without your support.

  • January 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    You guys sound like an awesome team. Being a cat owner too, it’s amazing how much you can talk about them. Boo is awesome!

  • EliteDeath

    January 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Could you do us a favor? Tell James to pronounce “bury” and “buried” correctly from now on, lol.

  • Elyjaah

    January 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    This was very fun and interesting to read, thank you! Totally looking forward to more posts in the future.

  • nescashew

    January 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the post, Mrs. Nerd — looking forward to hearing more from you. Did the cats make the trip with you?

    • Elyjaah

      January 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      @nescashew Yes. Did you miss the road trip video?

      • nescashew

        January 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

        @Elyjaah I must have missed it. Thanks — I’ll check it out.

  • deidara1

    January 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks,mrs.Nerd.By the way,you should watch some “Supernatural” i think it’s a great horror series,better than True Blood.Check it out.

  • maskedhobo

    January 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    It’s awesome to hear from the better half of the nerd. I know my wife is supportive of my goals and dreams. t is always good to hear from the person not on camera, but is such a huge part of the overall success of this place. I love that the fact you love the word cunt, James you are definitely a lucky man! Can’t wait to hear from you again.

  • mixounette

    January 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    That was sweet and inspirational to read. You’re a good influence on The Nerd and I look forward to your post series!

  • CarlWagner

    January 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I knew when I saw the “Making Of” AVGN Video that he was organized. With the numbered bins, numbered folders, time codes, console input codes and everything, alphabetical game collection etc… Except for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Throw that piece of shit somewhere under the bed or out the window lol

  • mwhitener

    January 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome, can’t wait to hear these “stories”. From seeing all the videos over the years you can tell there’s got to be of ton of them. I wish you two the best of luck in Cali, please don’t change while your there, and can’t wait to see the movie!

  • Drakekesda

    January 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you Mrs. Nerd! I hope L.A. treats you both well!

  • mwhitener

    January 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    By the way, I forgot to ask on the last post. Have you and Mr. Nerd ever met Mr. Plinkett from redlettermedia? Besides the Nerd he’s my favorite online personality.

  • encey

    January 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    This was great; thanks for sharing and can’t wait to read more. You two are a lovely, lucky couple!

  • A Person

    January 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I commented last time you wrote that I thought your reasoning for writing was a bit offensive and arbitrary (complaining that the site was a ‘Caucasian sausage fest’ and needed diversity – why is there a problem seeing young white males on a site where we expect to see them anyway as they’ve been established for years?), but I said I’d give the benefit of the doubt and will continue to do so as you seem like a good writer and come across as a nice person. Plus, since it was James who requested you to do this in the first place, it’s obviously a direction that HE wants to take and therefore we all owe it to him to go with this.

    • Also A Person

      January 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      @A Person I think it’s rather offensive that you do not seem to think Mrs Nerd should have as much power and respect than James does. Notice that you capitalize HE as if James is some sort of god that can do anything he want. It was not necessarily a direction that he wanted to take, Mrs Nerd could of refused to do this although it seems that this would anger you because “we all owe it to him to go with this”. I think you are being sexist in this matter and would advise you to mind your own business.

  • MarlonPJManalese

    January 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    LOL the answer to #20 made me laugh. Again, you are well written, Mrs. Nerd! Look forward to those stories. I also can’t help but baaaaawwwww when you talk about how less shy he’s become compared to when you first started dating him.

    • Oliver

      January 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      @MarlonPJManalese Me too 🙂

  • HowardTreesong

    January 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    There’s ‘support’ and then there’s “leave your corporate job and do your nerd website full time” kind of support. Fairly extraordinary, it’s great that you seem to be making such a success of this that it has become full time work for you both.


    January 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm


  • HowardTreesong

    January 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    You did answer about James’ beard. Your idea or his? There are fangirls dying to know!

  • HowardTreesong

    January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    You didn’t answer about James’ beard. Your idea of his? There are fangirls dying to know!

  • HowardTreesong

    January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    You didn’t answer about James’ beard. Your idea of his? There are fangirls dying to know!

  • RhyanChapman

    January 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Hello James!

  • DonSkiver

    January 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    This is such a nice column. I look forward to reading more of these in the future.

  • Oliver

    January 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This was actually a great read!

  • MouseZ

    January 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Great article, loved how clear your personality came through in your responses and gave a fuller picture than your first article. Can’t wait to hear about said exploits and adventures and look forward to more content from you Mrs Nerd :3
    P.S. I too am a fan of the word “cunt”, profanity lovers unite!

    • HowardTreesong

      January 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      @MouseZ I’ve only just noticed the ‘cunt’ comment and my wife likes using it too occasionally. She even has a badge with it written on in bright colours that she bought and dares to wear outside the house. Would probably get some interesting reactions..!

  • SethTarbox

    January 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I say if time allows do a wifey Wednesday where you talk about what ever cooking top tens music groups tv show (how i met your mother is my fave Gouda!) it’d be like mother fucker Mondays or do a monthly one mid month spouse time or something, your the professionals you’d think of something better

  • January 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    What a cool post thank you. My wife and I enjoy the vids and were also a little curious about the “lady behind the nerd” . Very nice of you to speak up and say hi to all the fans 🙂

  • Prophet Wing

    January 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    James is a “shy guy”, eh? So if he wore a cannon mask, would he become a Snifit?

    *gets chased off the computer by a squadron of Beezos*

    • ReesiePuffs

      January 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      @Prophet Wing Then that means James must have an achilles heel for vegetables and Yoshi eggs.

  • cachinstrattons

    January 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I’m sure James is proud to have you as his wife, for so many reasons.

    Mrs. Nerd, you are one in a million… just like James.

  • TH93Fin

    January 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    There is my question for Mrs Nerd (If she ever read this):

    Have you and James ever thinked for get childrens? Or do you have?

    • Shidow1123

      January 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      @TH93Fin She says in the section about the cats that they have no human babies, only furry ones.

  • vegeto247

    January 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I completely understand that you’ll be writing about AVGN and Cinemassacre behind the scenes but my second question is: Since you’re a movie buff like James would you write reviews or opinions on movies you like for the site? Not now of course but sometime in the future. I for one would love to see your movie perspective. This post has been awesome by the way!

  • TerrifyerX07

    January 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    funny you bring up the cunt thing, because i don’t think james has ever said it in an avgn episode…almost seems like it wouldnt sound natural though, there are certain swears that just don’t fit the nerd. Luckily for us, hearing james say fuck never seems to get old. Also, he only ever called a game retarded once in the original simons quest vid…I don’t know why i noticed that. k i’m done lol. thanks for the response mrs. nerd, shits fun to read.

    • cebulips9

      January 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      @TerrifyerX07 Actually he has said cunt, the only one i can think of off the top of my head is superman 64 but he does say it in that. I think it fits. But if he started saying stuff like the n word, that wouldn’t fit.

      • cebulips9

        January 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

        @MotherFucker Mike I knew he said it in others, my mind just hit a blank lol. Also he says it in godzilla? All i remember is him saying scunt (which was censored) also you’re awesome for replying.

      • chazreguil

        January 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        @[email protected] Mike He also says it in Zelda II “Cunt Thruster. That should be the the name of a band.”

      • chazreguil

        January 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

        @[email protected] Mike He also says it in Zelda II “Cunt Thrust. That should be the the name of a band.”

      • Dreamcast

        January 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        @MotherFucker [email protected]@TerrifyerX07

        Also in the NES accesories where he is shouting “Fire! Fire! Fire!” “You can say anything! Fuck! Bitch! Cunt!” 🙂

      • TerrifyerX07

        January 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

        @[email protected] [email protected] well…i stand corrected lol. i remember the cunt thrust comment now, but the others even after you guys mentioned them i don’t recall…weird man, i’ve seen this shit a million times and could probably quote a handful of them pretty verbatim. i guess to me at least cunt’s not a curse i associate with nerd rants, i dont know why.

  • Aaron CdeC

    January 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Woah! Big text. Didn’t read it all, but I will do it in another time. Anyway, congratulations on your marriage! I hope you have lots of little nerdies to review old (actual) videogames in a near future and make movies about it!

  • murphy2112

    January 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm


  • MetalNick

    January 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    What a lucky man James is – an attractive woman who enjoys Heavy Metal, drinking, movies, and swearing.

    • Thrashing Deth

      January 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm


      Hell yeah, he got himself a cool wife.

  • RhyanChapman

    January 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    SOPA and PIPA have been dropped


    January 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm


  • mrsoandso

    January 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I think I met you two while I was in Philly

  • SCoryWatkins

    January 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    @JamesAVGN just wanted to say that i read that whole thing and i just kept thinking the whole time that man, are you guys ever made for each other lol i don’t know how i got that from all that, but your wife seems like a cool gal’ and it’s awsome that she supports you in your efforts…i’m gonna try and melt some reeces cups now and see if my lady has the same reaction lolalso, good read mrs. nerd. as a writer myself i just wanted to say it kept me gripped and i’m interested to hear more stories…also…cunt is an awsome word lol i’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess you guys would love/do love the documentary ‘The Aristocrats’…if you havn’t seen it…run and watch it now and laugh your overies out lolthanks from small town Canada and congrats on being married for 4+ years now

  • January 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    You guys sound like an awesome couple of peas in a pod! I hope my husband and I have the pleasure of meeting you two someday at a convention. Cheers!

  • zolo1243

    January 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    You strike me as a really awesome person. Yay for metal and cursing! 😀

  • KeithEllwood

    January 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Wow! You’re awesome Mrs. Nerd! “Dragon in my Dreams” is one of my favs too. I can really relate to that one. 🙂

  • zachx

    January 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Mountain dew cupcakes!!!! That is my fovortie soda. I would really appreciate that if you send me the recipe. Tell James(if he’s not reading this already,lol) that I wish him luck on the AVGN moive and I hope theres no complications on fliming, but you never you know.


  • VíctorBalaguera

    January 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    A Mountain Dew cupcake? Please, share the recipe. Europe needs more Mountain Dew stuff!

    By the way, great post!

    Good luck with the movie, Mrs Nerd!

  • Snarf101

    January 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Great choice of music guys!! 😀

    Can’t wait for more stories 🙂

  • Doogrisa

    January 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    You are Awesome.

  • LukasSprehn

    January 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful post, mrs. Nerd.
    I am looking foward to see svar part in the production of the AVGN movie you have. And I swear to God, or day, I’ll meet you guys. Because you’re so much like me 🙂

    I would love to become part of Cinemassacre, og you guy’s need help, just contact mé and I’ll join. I am actually working on my own big film project 🙂

    Best wishes,
    – Lukas
    Stay creactive. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Keep on livin’ an artistic life, and keep on filming and doing crazy sh*t!

  • LukasSprehn

    January 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful post, mrs. Nerd. I am looking foward to see svar part in the production of the AVGN movie you have. And I swear to God, or day, I’ll meet you guys. Because you’re so much like me 🙂 I would love to become part of Cinemassacre, og you guy’s need help, just contact me and I’ll join. I am actually working on my own big film project 🙂

    Best wishes, – Lukas Stay creactive. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Keep on livin’ an artistic life, and keep on filming and doing crazy sh*t!

  • LukasSprehn

    January 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Beautiful post, mrs. Nerd. I am looking foward to see svar part in the production of the AVGN movie you have. And I swear to God, or day, I’ll meet you guys. Because you’re so much like me 🙂 I would love to become part of Cinemassacre, if you guys need help, just contact me and I’ll join, I want to be as supportive as possible, even if I need to come and give a hand. James, you, Kevin and Mike, Cinemassacre has great potential. And I wanna be part of it, livin’ an exciting. An exciting life, that is my dream. I am actually working on my two own first big film project 🙂

    Best wishes,

    – Lukas

    Stay creactive. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Keep on livin’ an artistic life, and keep on filming and doing crazy sh*t!

  • LukasSprehn

    January 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful post, mrs. Nerd. I am looking foward to see svar part in the production of the AVGN movie you have. And I swear to God, or day, I’ll meet you guys. Because you’re so much like me 🙂 I would love to become part of Cinemassacre, if you guys need help, just contact me and I’ll join, I want to be as supportive as possible, even if I need to come and give a hand. James, you, Kevin and Mike, Cinemassacre has great potential. And I wanna be part of it, livin’ an exciting. An exciting life, that is my dream. I am actually working on my two own first big film project 🙂

    Best wishes,

    – Lukas

    Stay creactive. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Keep on livin’ an artistic life, and keep on filming and doing crazy sh*t!

  • petehvill

    January 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    You never caught James’s continual mispronunciations of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. He always says [noter-dame] like the college. The correct way is [notruh-dahm].

  • RosinaLucyCalypso

    January 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I’m a woman and I like the word cunt 😀 I tend to use it several times daily, it’s a good word!

  • Minossos

    January 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for this honest answers, I never asked you a question, but I appreciate this post a lot and had a good time reading it. It got this whole cinemassacre-“thing” and AVGN-“thing” even more connected to me. Best Regards and thanks for everything from Germany

    PS: Mistakes are the finder’s loot, cause it’s terrebly late as I write this.

  • ReesiePuffs

    January 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I’ve always wondered about many of these issues. I’m happy for you two (and kind of jealous lol). James seems like such a cool, nerdy guy to hang out with, and you seem like the ultimate nerdy girl. Oh, and tell James that he picked a good picture for your last post. I was kind of surprised at it. You look really hot while James is making this face that’s like “Yeah, she’s mine. I’m so badass.”

  • GakFace90

    January 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    look forward to vids from you, thanks alot

  • FrizzleFry

    January 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Holy shit, you gave us quite a bit of info, which is great, so thanks for that! I enjoyed reading the whole thing. Looking forward to the next post.

    I’m very happy for James, he truly deserves someone like you: intelligent, 100% supportive (a rare trait), funny and hot. Yeah… I wanted to make you blush 😛

    BTW, the cunt thing was totally random and unexpected. LOL

    • Mike-Towns

      January 21, 2012 at 1:48 am

      @FrizzleFry Oh hey, I used to be part of a forum that had a FrizzleFry on it.. May not be you but I thought I’d check haha.

      • FrizzleFry

        January 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

      • FrizzleFry

        January 21, 2012 at 10:25 am


        It was another person.

        With a great taste in music.

  • Dr Bigs Kimble

    January 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Now that you guys are in LA you need to make sure you go and see Steel Panther. If you look them up on Ticketmaster or LiveNation you are guaranteed to find some shows. By the way, I am not posting an advertisement or anything, Steel Panther is hands down one of the funniest damn heavy metal bands I have ever heard in my life.

    • Inspector Butters

      January 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      @Dr Bigs Kimble

      I second that on Steel Panther. They are awesome!

  • ZombieKillerXXX

    January 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you for getting back to us with answers. I myself and I’m sure some other people weren’t expecting anything right away sense we were all aware of your guys cross country move. I’m glad you addressed the whole “pissed off picture thing”, it seemed like there was quite a few comments on that. Anyways I’d just like to say welcome to California, glad your guys trip went ok, and I can’t wait to hear more news an updates about the Movie.

  • January 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    WOW! A huge THANK YOU to you, April for the right and supportive influence on James and AVGN show in general.


    January 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    You, madame, have just won another internet. Props to you and congratulations to James for having you as a wife.

  • James Sunderland

    January 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    You like System Of A Down. So you have a fan here ^_ ^

  • RyanSmith

    January 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Well, Mrs. Rolfe, it seems that, whether you were planning it or not, you now have one large fan-base yourself! You seem like an awesome person, just like your husband. I can’t wait to hear more from you, and I hope you have an awesome time with James on your crazy adventure through the internet and life!

  • Cyberxion

    January 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    “Success couldn’t have fallen on a more deserving guy.”

    Amen. James always impressed upon me as being this intelligent, down-to-earth guy, and it’s great to see him doing so well. Best of wishes to both of you. 🙂

  • Nagash

    January 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    KIDS???????????????????????????????? NERD JUNIOR???????????????

    • Shidow1123

      January 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      @Nagash Read the bit about the cats (carefully).

  • DeweyJenkins

    January 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    You forgot my question about how you could say you’re down with the struggle when you ain’t got no kapris on BROTHER.

  • gvb118

    January 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Nice post. I liked it a lot. You seem like a nice person!

  • Sega32x

    January 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Really cool.

  • rammstein818

    January 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Can we see another picture of you two,?!!! Its weird how connected us fans feel sometimes to people we have never met, anyways awesome read. Cheers

  • AaronWomack

    January 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm


    What the heck happened to Kyle Justin???

    He was always my favorite character. He provided a much needed contrast because he was the super cool ladies man, opposite of the Nerd’s supreme nerdiness.

    I really hope to get an answer on this one. I’ve been wondering for what feels like forever. Will we ever get him back?

    • Devil_Rising

      January 21, 2012 at 2:19 am

      @AaronWomack My guess is, the dude is busy with his own music career. It would be wonderful to have a Kyle (as well as Mike and Kevin) cameo in the movie though.

  • nowhere4321

    January 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    You need to dump that zero and get with a hero, baby.

    • Nuketehbomb

      January 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      @nowhere4321 Sometimes it’s better to be with a “zero” (in this case a famous internet icon) than a “hero” (or a snobby user who hits on married women).

  • Alskie

    January 21, 2012 at 12:20 am

    My cat’s name is Boo too! Hes a black and white tuxedo born on April 1st. 🙂 Awesome!

  • EvanThomas

    January 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

    We still don’t know what your real name is.

    Is it April? That’s what it says under James’ IMDb page of Spouse.

  • DanLeeSowels

    January 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

    James is a great filmmaker, he’s greatly inspired me with my films, and he has gotten me interested in a wider range of movies. If I ever make it big, he’s the ideal director I’d wanna live up to.

  • fightgenie

    January 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Thank you for putting so much thought into your reply; you’re super nice!

  • OneDimensionalMan

    January 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

    lol I didn’t think my question asking whether James and his wife were Communists or Marxists would be answered. Ah well… a commie can dream, can’t he? I guess I’ll keep dreaming that some day I’ll find out one of my favorite stars are also historical materialists. It would be cool if James reviewed a game from the Soviet Bloc, I wonder if they exist…?

  • TommyO'Neil

    January 21, 2012 at 1:28 am

    It’s great to hear from you Mrs. Rolfe.

    I gotta say, you have a really awesome husband there. Watching his videos has brought a lot of joy into my dull and boring life, and today, even after having been suspended from my job and feeling like complete crap about myself, all I had to do was fire up a good AVGN video and I cheered right up.

    I absolutely agree with you that James is genuine. You don’t find too many guys who are these days.. I mentioned this before, but after the couple of minutes I spent with him in person at Magfest, I could instantly tell he was a really nice person. That’s also why it really bothers me when I see a select few of people on here bashing him and saying the movie will suck and all that BS…. They’re just immature, really, and they fail to see the true nature of James.

    Well, I wish you both the very best, and I’m really looking forward to seeing future posts from you. ^^

  • Zaibatsu

    January 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

    “There is an eb”

    What does that mean? Typo?

    • Hummingway

      January 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      @Zaibatsu She means “ebb”.

      “Ebb and flow” = like or relating to water, a metaphor to describe a naturally recurring series of events.

  • ThrowntoReality

    January 21, 2012 at 2:01 am

    You’re Freddy’s hand?? That’s AWESOME!

    (AWESOME is a great word; it can mean a lot, just like when you say FUCK…)

  • JamesHarris

    January 21, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Honest and touching. Never a bad thing. Cinemassacre feels alot more “personal” these days – in a good way. Thank you for taking the time and effort to reply to us all. And if you can bring back the 80s please do – cheesy fashions and all 😉

  • Devil_Rising

    January 21, 2012 at 2:20 am

    If I met an artist chick, who was accepting of my own quirkiness, supportive of my career choices, and loves old movies and Metallica? I’d be set for life. Kudos, Mrs. Nerd.

  • AhhxDumb

    January 21, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Wow I love this, its very interesting and entertaining. I’m really looking forward to reading more from you soon Miss ^_^

  • Some Guyx

    January 21, 2012 at 3:43 am

    attention whore, tits or gtfo

    • Nuketehbomb

      January 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      @Some Guyx How flattering that must be for her if she were to read that. get a life or gtfo

    • gamez

      January 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      @Some Guyx And here we have another piece of shit

  • Snejku

    January 21, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Very nice.

  • RichardKaltenbock

    January 21, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Very awesome. You sound like such an awesome wife 😀

  • January 21, 2012 at 4:31 am

    It’s cool that Rolfe found a good-looking, supportive broad that genuinely connects with him, let alone married one. And more power to both; an articulate woman isn’t always easy to find.

  • KaitosDrakath

    January 21, 2012 at 4:51 am


  • HeXiGON

    January 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

    James is very lucky to have such a supportive wife. Nice responses Mrs. Nerd!

    Nice hearing from you after all these years hiding from all the nerd fans 😛

  • JoshuaDavis1

    January 21, 2012 at 5:57 am

    It’s a pleasure to meet the woman behind the nerd, Gonna miss the nerd episodes though but I can wait, I have a feeling this movie is going to be worth it in the end. James has a passion for his work and it shows in ihis videos no matter how big or small.

    Never let him have any doubts about this movie and about his path in life, This man is set for great things, but I guess you know all that you don’t need a fan like me telling you that lol.

  • JoshuaDavis1

    January 21, 2012 at 5:58 am

    It’s a pleasure to meet the woman behind the nerd, Gonna miss the nerd episodes though but I can wait, I have a feeling this movie is going to be worth it in the end. James has a passion for his work and it shows in ihis videos no matter how big or small.

    Never let him have any doubts about this movie and about his path in life, This man is set for great things, but I guess you know all that you don’t need a fan like me telling you that lol.

  • TasosSaroglou

    January 21, 2012 at 6:17 am

    James my friend with that person you have hit the jack pot! she’s really really special as a person because he respects you and the things you do.None of the greek girls alomst none will sit and deal with all those game collections,movies,toys,nostalgia of yours! I am so jealous of you now man because not only do you live i a country that can make almost everything comedic but also because your people in the usa actually have much more interest in stuff like those.If i would want something for christmas those past holidays it will be to come out there meet you in person and be friends.

  • Bronson

    January 21, 2012 at 7:16 am

    James must be really lucky guy to have a such a supportive wife! I hope Nice to meet you Mrs Nerd!

    Btw. I can’t believe how can there be so many foul mouthed people commenting here. Do you people have any manners? Don’t comment unless you have something good to say. Just stfu! It me reminds me how Yoko Ono was hated because she supposedly caused John to leave The Beatles and the fans were pissed at her and calling her by names. Just geez… Grow up!

  • Solobear

    January 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

    TL DR; James is married.

  • KlondikeBar

    January 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Awesome! Big fan of all the work here and it’s nice to know James has a lady like you.

  • heliocentra

    January 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Awesome post. So glad for you and James.

  • jabberwuck

    January 21, 2012 at 9:47 am


  • jabberwuck

    January 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Does kyle justin still hang out with you guys, because he seems to have left the internet forever.

  • WalterDavid

    January 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

    “I think our generation in general is very nostalgic because we are going through a rough time as a society.”

    Mrs. Rolfe, for this only you have earned my respect. Please whenever possible/necessary make your contributions to the website. I truly wish you and James anything but happiness and sucess.

    • theoneyoudontknow

      January 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      @WalterDavid “anything BUT happiness and sucess”? I think you have that backwards.

      • WalterDavid

        January 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

        @theoneyoudontknow hahaha yes i had. My bad.

  • ChillCherry

    January 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I was watching South Park before I read this so I imagined Cartman saying all of these things.

    • Nuketehbomb

      January 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      @ChillCherry How flattering.

  • RundownCard

    January 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Great Post, Hope to hear more in the future. Wish my wife was more supportive, just joking!

  • Ultimateownage

    January 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

    “I may be the only woman on the planet that loves the word “cunt” and I try to use it on a daily basis.”You should move to England. You’d love it, the word is much less controversial over here and we all use it.

    • RosinaLucyCalypso

      January 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      @Ultimateownage We sure do 🙂


        January 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

        @[email protected]

        Finding an American woman who’s o,k, with the word “CUNT” ???

        …….. Is like finding a Woman who laughs at the “3 Stooges”?!!

        That word is like Kryptonite to most women in the Western Hemisphere.

        I need to move over seas.

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        @[email protected] You sure do! Wow, I didn’t realize it was such a big thing, I’d better remember that when I come over there. Also, what is the 3 Stooges, it gets mentioned in movies and TV a lot, I’ve always wondered, I’m guessing it’s a TV series or something 😀


        January 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        @[email protected] If you don’t mind?,, Can I please ask what country you are from Rosina?

        No 3 Stooges in your country? Is there no GOD?

        WOW,, O.K. The 3 Stooges were 3 Goofball brothers, who did short films in the 1940s’, here in America. ,,, And they were funny,, as cunt!!,, (can I say that now? … has SOPA censored me yet?)

        Wait,, Lemme back up here. The 3 brothers were Shemp, Moe, and Curly Howard. Also, there was Larry Fine. (My favorite Stooge!!)

        I know, that makes 4,, but damn.

        Not to be confusing, here???

        Larry, and Moe, were always there, but Shemp, and Curly kinda traded off from time to time. Shemp was the first,, he didn’t want to do the gig, then Curly came in, and let Shemp off the hook,, Curly got sick, and died, then Shemp came back.,,,, then died. Are you confused yet?

        Moe, and Larry pushed on later with some Curly wannabes. (Joe Dorrito, Joe Besser, etc…)

        Crap? I dunno?,, Look it up on youtube, and if you’re a woman that likes this stuff?,, then you’re o.k. by me!!!


        January 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        @[email protected] I’m from the UK, it’s lucky English is my first language, no offence, but that was ever so slightly confusing, I’m glad you cleared that up for me.

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

        @[email protected] Haha, classic slapstick 😀

      • senna4ever

        January 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        @[email protected]@Ultimateownage

        I’m from England and I know of the 3 Stoogies.

        I think it’s more of an age thing than a geography thing as they were pretty big in the UK back in the day.

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

        @[email protected]@Ultimateownage That’s probably true, I try to find and appreciate things from my parents and their parents era. Most of my favorite music was out before I was born, hell, most of my favorite games came out before I was born. The 80s looks awesome from my perspetive, I kinda feel like I was born late. I am 17, but I try to evade being a stereotypical teenager. Sorry I though it was an american thing :/


        January 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        @[email protected]@Ultimateownage It’s a people thing. It’s a normal thing. The 50’s looked awesome from my young perspective, as I was growing up in the 70’s. Now that’s nostalgic. The 80’s? Crap, I was raising kids then. Yes, I have a daughter that is James’ age. I must be the oldest one here? It’s o.k. I love this site!

      • January 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        @[email protected] What is more commonly used in England – fanny or cunt? Is one harsher than the other?

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        I wouldn’t say either is more used, I’d say it’s about even. Fanny is like a jokey word and is actually used as a name for a vagina. Cunt, although it means the same, is always taken as a swear word and depending on the context can be taken quite offensively, only vulgar people use it to name a lady’s private parts. It’s not that an offensive word though, no way near as offensive as it is taken in america.

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        I wouldn’t say either is more used, I’d say it’s about even. Fanny is like a jokey word and is actually used as a name for a vagina. Cunt, although it means the same, is always taken as a swear word and depending on the context can be taken quite offensively, only vulgar people use it to name a lady’s private parts. It’s not that an offensive word though, no way near as offensive as it is taken in america.

      • January 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

        @RosinaLucyCalypso Interesting, thanks for the reply! I never used to say, “The C word” as many people refer to it in the States, but I guess Mrs. Nerd is a horrible influence. Now I get in trouble for mixing profanity levels, i..e., “Gosh darned cunt” or “darn tooting twat”.

  • January 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm You like the Nerd you will love this Chick!

    • MarlonPJManalese

      January 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      @ExhaledHippo two things happened when I went to that blog. I tried to play the PICTURE…and then laughed at how she personifies the red block

      • January 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        @MarlonPJManalese lmao me too

      • MarlonPJManalese

        January 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

        @ExhaledHippo who is she? doesnt look like she has many articles or views. It’d help if there was a way to connect FB to it so I could comment

      • January 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        @MarlonPJManalese Shes brand new just discovered her, actually emailed her and she will do any request. You comment under each review, & she said shes getting FB underway.

      • MarlonPJManalese

        January 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        @ExhaledHippo you ARE her aren’t you? lol

      • January 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        @MarlonPJManalese ? no really im not lol. Im a dude haha i suck at that shit thats why i just sit and read shit.

      • January 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        @[email protected] Nope I am 🙂

      • MarlonPJManalese

        January 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

        @[email protected] I don’t know what to believe anymore. My world has turned upside down.


      January 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      @ExhaledHippo Whooo!! There’s a Resident Evil 6 Trailer there!

  • January 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I agree with James. You should get back to doing some creative artwork when you can. I can’t speak for everyone here, but as a fellow artist, I’d love to see some. And thank you for taking the time out and answering these questions!

  • January 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Please check out my brand new blog and send me some feedback/ideas for new reviews. I am pretty new to this and Im looking for some ideas 🙂

  • DerekShort

    January 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks 4 the post Mrs. Nerd. Love you guys keep up the awesome work!

  • Boris Carloff

    January 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Wow! I’m not a fan of big messages, but this one i really enjoyed to read. I always thought that i won’t find any woman with my interests, but looking at you two giving me hopes for my future. What even funnier, i have much more common with you, than James (i really love classic movies, this shows like How I Met Your mother (by the way, highly recommend Black Books, this show was awesome), rock music, 80-90’s cartoons and i can’t imagine how the hell James even watching this schlock shit). Can’t wait for next messages or even better, your first video.


    January 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Not to be off topic here, but is there a projected release date for the movie?

    …. and Thank you Mrs. Nerd, for responding to all the questions.

    I hope you, and James have fun in Ca!

  • January 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    It’s awesome to meet the girl behind the nerd! One of your answers made me wonder something, completely off-topic. Will the title cards ever be sold/auctioned/given away as prizes? I’m sure that most fans would love those, or at least reproductions of them. But more to the topic, it’s awesome that you guys seem to mesh so well and that you support James in making all the things that we all love and that you both get to benefit from it.

  • JayDecay

    January 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hey, hey! You’re in a cinamassacre video. Not trying to be a creep here, but when I saw the original Mrs. Nerd post, I saw the picture and immediately thought of this video: The Michelangelo’s Pizza Tase Test.

  • DaveMcGrath

    January 21, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    These responses are insanely thought out… Sadly I cannot recall my questions. But the best one I saw was the one about the cats. I saw them in the vlogs and wanted to learn more about them lol. Typically artists and cinematographers/screenwriters will have pet cats for their intelligent companionship traits in contrast to dogs. (not bashing on dogs in any way. Me and my gf own a little nugget of a pup.)

    Kudos on the effort taken on this for the fans. Thanks for the read.

  • Nickingzis

    January 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Wow I wasn’t expecting such a big reply but I really enjoyed reading it!

    Thanks for answering my question, I can’t wait to here some of these stories. Do you have any stories associated with the AVGN game glitches episode that you could share with us? If so do you know if James tampered with the games to make them mess up? If so how did he do it?

  • senna4ever

    January 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    My missus also loves the word “cunt” and she uses it a lot when we are “naughty” together.

  • Ms Significant gamer

    January 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I think it’s great that you are coming forward and telling your perspective of the story. As a fellow nerd and someone who has now been dating a gaming nerd for almost 7 years, I can say it does make for some interesting and fun times (especially at MAGFest). I understand where your coming from with the posters in the living room as I currently have a giant poster of Kid Icarus: Uprising in mine. My family looks at me like I’m crazy but I enjoy it. I also enjoy the fact that you are not afraid to tell the world “I use the word cunt and enjoy it”. My personal favorite is Bitches. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more.

  • Percent03

    January 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    You’re great , Mrs Nerd ♥

  • CraigMillar

    January 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    That was great. I’m super jealous of James. He has quite the amazing wife and life. =p

  • Bobby1001

    January 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you for the Q&A Mrs Nerd! This was entertaining to read! 🙂

    I look forward to your future posts! 🙂

  • FernandoLuis

    January 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Interesting. But I don’t like the idea that you like to curse. It looks bad on men, but worse on women. It makes you lose all of your femininity. Its one of the reasons there’s more divorces now. One of the reasons americans are now marrying foreign women.

    • CurtisSchneider

      January 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      @FernandoLuis You’re a fucking idiot.

    • gamez

      January 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      @FernandoLuis Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuuckkkkkkk!!!! . I’ m sorry was that too tmuch cursing for you?

    • WalterDavid

      January 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      @FernandoLuis Can’t say that you’re completely wrong there friend…

      Thanks for sharing your opinion.

      PS: So… you do like “fast song”? hahahaha….

  • FernandoLuis

    January 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Also, keep your 2 cents to yourself. It’s no secret that his newer videos aren’t as funny as before(its true, its just constructive criticism, I know many people, including me, who use to give 10s to his mediocre avgn videos even though we knew they deserved a 7 or an 8).

  • Mister Buckethead

    January 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for the answers Mrs Nerd , looking forward to your videos 🙂

  • christburner

    January 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm


  • Psykhophear

    January 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks so much for answering our questions, Mrs. Nerd.

  • January 22, 2012 at 12:19 am

    It’s awesome to hear that you take such an active part behind the scenes. I’m always baffled by couples who don’t seem to have anything in common and don’t work together in anyway. My boyfriend and I collaborate a lot and it just adds to the fun we have together.

  • ROFL

    January 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

    She didn’t reply to me. ;_;

    Forever arolfe.

  • JoeR

    January 22, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Do you like Nirvana?

  • NewQuinn

    January 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I loved your one word for James: “genuine” because that is totally the feeling I get from James. He provides us with so many candid behind the scenes videos that really show who he is. He’s more than just another show on the internet, we get a sense of who he is, and that he is a cool person to know. Thank you for sharing even more about the inspiring person that is James Rolfe.

  • MykeJv2

    January 22, 2012 at 3:08 am

    This is so nice to read about who James is as a person, husband, and a cat lover from his wife. I kind of figured he would be a genuine person as well. Also, I love your cats names, Boo and Yeti. Sounds like an Italian sports car if you put their names together.

  • tomtiss

    January 22, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Thanks for sharing so many personal things to the general public Mrs Nerd – I feel like I know James better now, the more I learn about him the more he reminds me of myself, being a film maker and loving games and being about the same age etc I’m even shy like James too – its been great watching James success and I’ve watched his videos ever since the TMNT NES review (I then went back and watched the other videos)

    I love all of the other work James does too (the reviews, his docs, his short films), I can’t wait for the movie and I’m so glad that your so involved in every aspect Mrs Nerd

  • Shidow1123

    January 22, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Mrs Nerd, you have good taste in music.

  • lolcats_nico

    January 22, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Great stuff. Can’t wait to see more!

  • JadeGryphon

    January 22, 2012 at 5:26 am

    First off can I say, I appreciate you taking time out of your day to answer these questions Mrs. Rolfe. Also I must say, brofist (erm…should I say sisterfist? XD) for being another american woman not afraid to use the word cunt. I use it as well, albiet I kinda save it for those who truly deserve it, but I use it nonetheless. XD

  • Bertanius

    January 22, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for sharing this! It was interesting, hope to see more sometime.

  • mishaTHEowl

    January 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Love this post, can’t wait to read more stuff from you!

  • adamrocks133

    January 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

    my goodness i wish my wife had the same tastes in music as i do lol.. James, if u have a chance to glance at this comment “YOU HAVE A KEEPER, DONT SCREW IT UP” lmao

  • TRhamy

    January 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

    out of all the internet talent James is the only one with whom i think God smiles upon, i begrudge him nothing

  • CyrilWindlovver

    January 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

    What an awesome person!

  • bk994

    January 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    You seem to have a pretty solid romantic relationship, but more importantly, a great friendship. I firmly believe your mate should be your best friend. It’s clearly the case with you too 🙂

    Stay real. Stay humble.


  • metalcommand

    January 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I wonder why the ‘atari cartridge’ topic was deleted?

  • LicaWolf

    January 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This was a delightful read. I’m an illustrator myself, so I’m kind of curious about your illustrations, I wish you could share some of your work with us if it’s possible 🙂 I’m really looking forward for more stories. Thank you so much, Mrs. Nerd.

  • GeoffreyAlexanderErmert

    January 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    As a man who loves to bake, I need the Mountain Dew Cupcake recipe please!! All my friends will be like “OOO Geoff, did you come up with this?” and I will be all like “Nope! I got it from Mrs Nerd Herself.”

  • theretrogamer14

    January 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    this was very insightful and loved it! Thanks a ton Mrs. Nerd hope to hear more in the near future!

  • TheLHP

    January 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Wow, very insightful!

    I hope you both enjoy your stay out on the west coast 🙂

  • sinlaael

    January 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Read the whole thing 🙂

  • jadekitten5425

    January 22, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    what is your name? i didn’t ask, because well, i figured you’d say bit it’s really bugging me not knowing

    • metalcommand

      January 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      @jadekitten5425 According to various sources, it’s April.

      • jadekitten5425

        January 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        @metalcommand thanks, it was driving me mad lol

  • Spaghetti Cat

    January 23, 2012 at 1:44 am

    This is excellent. Ever since I started coming to Cinemassacre when Youtube could no longer sustain my want for the Nerd, I’ve been a huge fan of everything James does. Hearing from Mrs. Nerd now is really awesome because I’ve always identified with James because outside of AVGN he seems like a really cool everyday kind of guy, and this really backs it up. Thank you so much for supporting James and helping him do what he does. I hope to read more great articles in the future 🙂

  • andersnextdoor

    January 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Typical uncreative girl, he got some fame and now she wants part of it, I get sick thinking of it.

    • metalcommand

      January 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      @andersnextdoor Umad, bro? You trolling, son? U jelly?

      • Olivania

        January 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        @metalcommand I’ve seen a lot of your posts lately, and I mostly agree with what you say, also with the answers to all the haters showing up here. But somehow it made me think you see yourself as some kind of “defender of the Nerd/cinemassacre). XD In my opinion these morons should just be ignored. All they want is attention so they can cause even more trouble when someone responds to the crap they post.

      • DBZMagus

        January 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        @[email protected] metalcommand is the board’s official hall monitor / professional unfunny internet meme spouter.

      • metalcommand

        January 24, 2012 at 2:32 am

        @DBZMagus I just like to reply to haters, nothing more nothing less actually.

      • metalcommand

        January 24, 2012 at 2:34 am

        @Olivania Maybe you’re right, but my comment above was meant to be in a funny way, making andersnextdoor ridiculous in a way. His comment is so dumb, it only deserves a whitty/dumb reply =)

      • Olivania

        January 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        @metalcommand Agreed XD

      • andersnextdoor

        January 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        @metalcommand did you not pass first level english ?

      • metalcommand

        January 24, 2012 at 2:32 am

        @andersnextdoor Never heard of memes?

      • firewarrior2112

        January 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        @[email protected] i guess not…

    • chalino

      January 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      @andersnextdoor congrats you’re that one asswhole who makes a dumbass comment

      • andersnextdoor

        January 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        @chalino congrats.. you are an idiot

      • chalino

        January 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

        @andersnextdoor at least im not an asswhole

      • gamez

        January 24, 2012 at 3:51 am


    • Obzcure

      January 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      @andersnextdoor why did she wait 8 years to steal some fame?

    • Doogrisa

      January 25, 2012 at 4:33 am

      @andersnextdoor ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐

  • wilhitewarrior

    January 23, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Wow… thanks for being so thorough with your responses to our questions. You and James both seem like really nice people. btw im a big cat person too. lol

  • Mount Eerie

    January 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Are you afraid of anthropomorphic buckets?

  • Strazdas

    January 23, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for answering all those questions. you certainly shared a nice insight into James life.

  • JamesSmith1

    January 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

    question 20: ‘bazaar’ :’)

  • JuttaLamm

    January 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Mrs Nerd, you seem to be the wife that I want to be: both supportive and honest 🙂

  • RenzoNaupari

    January 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Thank you for answering the questions, both you and James are just great together. Happy marriage!

  • KirbyMatt

    January 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

    lol I can imagine you coming home smelling peanut butter in the house asking:”What’s that smell”?And Jame’s like: “I’m making shit.”

  • Olivania

    January 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Nice so see such a big answer to all the questions. Also, no need to apologize, I was actually surprised to see an answer so soon after that long road trip. 🙂

    I have to say I was rather critical when you suddenly “came out of nowhere”. I’m glad to see your answer showed that the timing of your appearance was well thought out. I was also surprised to learn what an important role you have behind the scenes. I don’t have any experience of how to make videos like James does. So it’s always interesting to see how much work there really is in all these videos and the page. I’m glad that you, James and all the others working on cinemassacre are such a great team. 🙂

    I’m looking forward to read more of your articles.

  • zen310

    January 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    How did you guy’s meet? How long have you known each other before you got married?

  • zen310

    January 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    How did you and the Mr. Nerd meet? How long have you been together before marriage?

  • Taitter

    January 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I just wanted to say I completely agree with this statement: “Childhood in the 80’s was awesome, why not try to relive it?”

    My husband mentioned something to me the other day that children of the 80’s have a strong nostalgic fascination with 8-bit music. 🙂 I have to say I agree. Who hasn’t walked around the house humming dramatically the dungeon theme from Mario?

    • Olivania

      January 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      @Taitter I was born in 1982 but I have never ever even thought about humming any 8-bit tracks. O_o

      • Taitter

        January 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        @[email protected] Well as with all blanket statements there are always many exceptions. I and most of my friends were born in 78/79 so perhaps the four years difference makes an impact on where 8 bit gaming fell into your life and memories.

      • Olivania

        January 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        @Taitter I think you’re generalizing too much here. It’s not like everyone in born in 78/79 is humming Mario 8bit tracks and everyone else doesn’t. It’s pretty difficult to actually hum these tracks anyway. XD

      • RosinaLucyCalypso

        January 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

        @[email protected] I was born in ’94 and have an obsession with 8-bit, I get the original Tetris 8-bit theme in my head. Admittedly I would have loved to be an older child/teenager in the 80s, my mum was born in 72, I reckon that’d be perfect. When I started to be more aware, in later childhood, everything turned to shit, around 2001 :/

      • Taitter

        January 26, 2012 at 6:42 am

        @Olivania @Taitter And I think you are taking this conversation entirely too seriously. It’s anecdotal.

      • Taitter

        January 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

        @RosinaLucyCalypso I agree you would have had a blast 🙂

      • Olivania

        January 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        @Taitter Nope, I’m not taking it too seriously. I was only commenting about what you said about the four years of age difference.

      • Strazdas

        January 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

        @[email protected] in the 80s things as computer games in general didnt even exist in here. they started to appear in around 95 or so.

      • Taitter

        January 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

        @Strazdas Well not really. Nintendo came out in 1985 and by 89 we had Game boy. I bought my first Nintendo around 1990 and by 1995 had a Playstation. As far as computer goes I was playing Into the Eagle’s Nest in 87 on a chunky Tandy computer, and a myriad of cartridge games on my friend’s Commodore 64. In 5th grade, so around 88/89′ we were doing Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego. So gaming in general had it’s talons well into us during the 80’s.

      • Strazdas

        January 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

        @Taitter Well maybe you had them. Here they didnt exist till 95, so 80s is nothing but bad memories when it comes to this.

  • Downstroyer

    January 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Awesome answers!!!! Thank you Mrs Nerd! It’s really interesting getting such a behind the scenes look.

    A question I had if you ever decide to do this again… do you reguarly watch all of James videos? Have you seen all the AVGNs? (I know I have) Do you watch all of his monster madnesses? Or do you just watch some of the bigger ones? Thanks again for the QandA. I can say that I personally greatly appreciate it and I’m happy to add to the list of reasons I look up to James as to finding a special someone who matches me perfectly.

  • JustinLail

    January 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    his fake shit makes the house smell like Reeses’ too funny

  • amundo011

    January 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    share your musical tastes, I love metal and I did not ask any questions porq’m just a readerbut he enjoys his work and all you do …

  • amundo011

    January 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    share your musical tastes, I love metal i’m just a reader but and enjoys his work and all you do … sorry for my bad english

  • amundo011

    January 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    share your musical tastes, I love metal i’m just a reader but and enjoys his work and all you do … sorry for my bad english

  • Doogrisa

    January 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Give James a wedgie the next time you see him. Just for the hell of it.

  • kuksoolwon

    January 24, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Will James still be making AVGN Videos during the Filming of the Movie?

    • fratzenjeballer

      January 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      @kuksoolwon Guess what… No corse he is shooting the movie

  • georgetasick

    January 24, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Speaking of James’s hook on childhood nostalgia … I’ve had similar conversations with my fiance and I think you hit the nail on the head. The 80s and 90s was a fantastic time to grow up! We where presented with virtually no serious hardships (politically/economically) and it was a very innocent time. Unfortunately since 2001 it’s just be one dramatically disruptive event after another … not really giving people any time to catch their breath. Despite the dramatic technological advances of the last decade, the mystery and wonder of late 20th century tech is gone and everyone is so thoroughly jaded. And, with he weight of current political/economic problems right now, it’s no wonder we need to look backward to find happiness and comfort.

  • ChadHicks

    January 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    ^_^ im glad to see such a nice secoend artical after the responses i seen on her intro. im glad that she wont just give up becuse of the trolls, your writing is vary interesting and i look forward to more of it 🙂

  • ReeseKaine

    January 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Question: Chairman Kaga or William Shatner?

  • CryoMan

    January 25, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Since you really love your cats, would you ever consider signing them up for cryogenic freezing? Head only for cats is only $2,000 and it’s tax deductible. My dogs and I are signed up.

  • CryoMan

    January 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Since you really love your cats, would you ever consider signing them up for cryogenic freezing? Head-only for cats is only $2,000 and it’s tax deductible. My dogs and I are signed up.

  • xiaoxiao22333

    January 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    who were the children in avgn michael myers

    • January 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      @xiaoxiao22333 watch the video, mate. it’s in the video’s credits. Michael Myers was played by their father, and the mother was the lady who was ‘Trick or treated like shit’. I don’t even consider myself a serious fan, and I know that.I’m guessing you want to translate that to: “What’s their relation to James? Friend, Family, neither/both?”

  • January 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Honestly, hearing that the Nerd is attached has disheartened me a little. I’m not some screaming fangirl wishing to stalk him, I’m a guy after all, but I considered James’ “go-it-alone” movie-making ventures part of the appeal of his work. Yeah, you don’t help DIRECTLY, but knowing he had emotional support makes my own pursuits seem that much harder to accomplish.When I was down about relationships, I’d think “At least I have my stories . . .” but knowing that it may be harder without a second half . . . how are we soloists to cope, Mrs Nerd?

  • looks2ce

    January 26, 2012 at 1:13 am


    I always assumed him and mike were on the down low… guess I was very, very wrong.

    Suggestion/request: If you are going to play with the format of the site as James is going to focus on the movie (Day 1 purchase, BTW), please change the colors. Dark txt on light background is so much easier on the eyes.

    I usually don’t read any long posts on here because of that. Only read this, and the introductory post, because it was such a stunning development.

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    January 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Great article Mrs. Rolfe I really enjoyed it. James is a lucky guy to have found you. Looking forward to more contributions from you in the future, this was very entertaining.

  • adamsr

    January 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, James, she’s a keeper. Thanks, Mrs Nerd. If you don’t mind getting even more questions: How much money has James spent on films and video games over the years? And on Earth was he able to afford it all?

    • DanielSmith

      January 27, 2012 at 3:56 am

      @adamsr Most of the games anyway are donations as he has mentioned in several videos.

  • MetaZora

    January 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Neeyaahh. This made my day!

  • starscream

    January 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you for the Q&A session. Keep ’em coming!

  • AndyGarner

    January 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    OMG, james she isn’t a gamer, divorce her now! j/k

    When he makes a mess in the videos, who’s the one who has to clean it up?

  • BenjaminOstermeier

    January 27, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Yet, I am surprised he didn’t manage to get her into gaming after all these years.

    Anyway, I don’t have much to add that others haven’t said already, so I’ll just say that I immensely loved reading this, along with your first post. It’s great to hear behind the scenes insight, especially from someone who knows James, the master, so well! 🙂

  • MajorWood

    January 28, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Damn James certainly has himself a winner for sure. I’d be lying if i said i wasnt in some way jealous, but I’m happy for you two. Nice to finally get to know Mrs. Nerd 🙂

  • lashiec

    January 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    @Sprite37 ‘Childhood in the 80’s was awesome, why not try to relive it?’ /SWOOOON~

    • MadiTC

      January 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      @lashiec i think i see your lady boner from here

      • lashiec

        January 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm


      • MadiTC

        January 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm


  • RetroRumble

    January 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Awesome, thanks for sharing!And this, “Success couldn’t have fallen on a more deserving guy.” is so true!

    I’ve always been impressed by his dedication to his videos and fans, ever since YouTube when I first found and devoured his first Nintendo Nerd videos. Then he went on to keep making them! I couldn’t have asked for more.

  • BurnaNate

    January 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It’s very nice to get to know you, and pull the veil back on another aspect of Cinemassacre. I’m a huge fan and if you are ever working in Jacksoville, FL (or somewhere near) I’d volunteer to help out in a heartbeat!

  • Keith_C

    January 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

    “As far as the first time I noticed the popularity that would have to be when I went to my first “Iron Man of Gaming” Convention with James back in 2008. That was the first time I saw a room full of people excited to see him and hear what he had to say.”

    This would make a great scene in a movie.

  • Azathoth

    January 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Very cool article. I got to meet James at an expo once, but only had a chance to chat for like 2 minutes. Reminded my of Bruce Campbell, of all people. Nice to see another angle on him, and on his lady. Thanks for the opportunity for us to get to know you both a bit better. In today’s world of celebrities walling themselves off, it’s nice to see how people who’s work we respect are just real people like the rest of us. Cheers!

  • Starcraft39

    January 31, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Dragon in my Dreams is my favorite as well! The best AVGN episode is all of them.

  • SvenMeier

    January 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    the Dragon in my Dreams! nice!!! great choice!

  • destroiz

    February 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

    james is the luckiest person in the world i mean he is doing what he loves to do and is succesful he knows how to express him self with no problem doesnt need to be bad to feel better and what is almost the most imposible thing to do fiding a wife that is completly supportive and who loves him just the way he is and not of what he can give

  • lunalicrichard

    February 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you mrs Nerd for your answers . I am happy that you and James hit it off so well and share the same passions .

    as Richard Pryor once said : ” if your girl is a crackhead and you are not , it’s not gonna work ! ” , and i agree . I wish you both to be happy and have little nerds running around at some point .

  • jaredludy15

    February 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    do you have a problem with James hanging out with Stephanie Yuhas?

    • Starcraft39

      February 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      @jaredludy15 I’m sure it’s only the Nerd lovechild that bothers her.

  • darknerd64

    February 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I would just love to be a fly on the wall at the Nerd household.

  • February 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    did u do something in the elmo st.?

  • gamers_love_sprite

    February 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I dislike Kevin Finn. There I said it.

    • Qufa

      February 13, 2012 at 2:45 am

      @gamers_love_sprite why?

  • Arcade

    February 9, 2012 at 12:02 am


  • Starcraft39

    February 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    You sound like a normal person before getting sucked into the Nerd’s world, I almost feel bad for you. Then again, who wouldn’t want to see their significant other fake defecating on their significant other’s friend in a bugs bunny costume? I WOULD say I’d take my phone camera out but obviously cameras were rolling.

    • Starcraft39

      February 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      P.S. You have fantastic spelling and grammar! /NOTsarcasmsrsly

  • captkiro

    February 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

    wow thank you for taking the time to answer the questions in depth!

  • JaysonGeronca

    February 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Mrs. Nerd is a hot chick

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  • February 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Well said Mrs Nerd, Power to ya!. Can’t wait to see some of that artwork, it sounds very interesting. (Art nerd is nerdy). I love surrealism, but surrealism that leans more to the realistic side (Salvador Dali) as apposed to just plain obsurd (Jackson Pollock). I’d love to hear about some of your favorite artists.

  • Qufa

    February 13, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Not photogenic? You looked f’hot to me in the picture. (As in fucking hot.) Congrats, James. You certainly broke my heart by not playing video games. I mean, the angry video game nerd is married to someone who doesn’t play video games? That’s heart shattering.

  • AshleyEscott

    February 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’m so glad that you decided to come forth 🙂 I find your posts to be very interesting! I feel like I can relate a bit as my boyfriend has become a self proclaimed superhero. I too prefer to be a few steps back, & help with behind the scenes things as much as I can. So if you ever need a green spandex man with a cape, hit me up 😉 Oh, & you are super adorable!

  • DavidEitle

    February 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Do either of you smoke?

  • speelbergo

    February 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I’ve been following james for 5 years now and i didn’t even know he was married, so congrats you guys! As a struggling artist who never was able to break away from the 9 to 5 grind, i really admire you guys and am happy for your success. Go get ’em!

  • sylvaindubois

    February 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    this is not specifically a question for Mrs Nerd but let’s say the Nerd couple: how do you handle money problems related to the videos? do you have some? Because i remeber an episode on the cdi where the Nerd tells us that the broken consoles cost a lot of money.

  • February 17, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Mountain Dew cupcake? I am intrigued.

  • Spewella

    March 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I’m really happy inside to know James has such a lovely wife – he is such a lovely dude so he deserves someone like you Mrs nerd. <3

  • Steven

    April 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    just by reading your blogs I can tell you have influenced AVGN alot.Crazy that it has been one of my fav shows for years and im just now joining the blogs.But not get off topic,its seems as thogh you help provided a very organic liveing place for your husband.Probly why is is abel to make such a great show.Dont change a thing,and please dont let the crazy fans get to you.There will always be someone that has to talk shit

  • Jonehxx

    May 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

    This is great. It’s nice to have a true face on the AVGN. Especially someone who brings so much entertainment and joy to the inner nerd in all of us! I could tell that when he wasn’t showing his angry nerd side in videos, he was genuine and sincere like you described and it made all the craziness that much more humorous. Thank you, you two, for all your hard work and giving all his fans such great entertainment and nostalgic value over these past years!

  • July 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

    You had me at Led Zeppelin!

  • January 8, 2013 at 12:17 am

    amazing,the way you wright is just amazing

  • Calavera

    May 27, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I have a question. Would you be with James if he wasn’t rich from doing the nerd videos? Be honest please.

  • nammm3

    June 19, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Very cool for you to do that, best wishes in all that you two do with your personal and professional lives 😀

  • meinerHeld

    July 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    “I make a mean styrofoam gravestone”

    Our generation is so fucking rad.

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