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About MarzGurl



Kaylyn Dicksion is known everywhere online as MarzGurl, a name given to herself to use in forums and chatrooms. The name was used to represent both her fandom of Marvin the Martian and her gender.

Before TGWTG

A fan of video games and animation, MarzGurl finally became a self-proclaimed anime fan in 2004 and began attending anime conventions in the state of Texas. With the help of Shaun Chiaffa in mid-2004, the first “MarzGurl Productions” video from A-Kon in Dallas, Texas was shot and produced. It was the dream of Chiaffa and MarzGurl to make documentary-styled convention videos, although the projects did not quite end up going in that direction. By early 2006, Shaun Chiaffa had disappeared, leaving MarzGurl to produce videos on her own. She continues to search for Chiaffa to this day.

MarzGurl, as part of MarzGurl Productions, has attended more than 20 anime conventions in the United States and Japan and has filmed these events and documented them, showing the fans exactly what sort of entertainment they may have missed or might want to see again. Her videos are hosted on MarzGurl Productions and her YouTube Channel, and she continues to add to them every few months.


MarzGurl submitted an entry to TGWTG to become The Nostalgia Chick using the 1982 animated movie The Last Unicorn as her source material in mid-2008. MarzGurl was chosen as one of the top five Nostalgia Chick choices, and finally was narrowed down to one of the top three. She was eventually notified by admin that while she was not the one chosen to be the ultimate Nostalgia Chick, she was still chosen to contribute to the web site, and she created an announcement video together with the Dudette, That Chick with the Goggles, and That Guy With The Glasses.

MarzGurl has chosen to make her videos mostly skit-based, with other review/critic styled videos on the side. She is apologetic that the volume of her videos is not as large as the other contributors but hopes to pick up the pace within the last two months of 2008.

On November 22, 2008, MarzGurl released the first part of a new video titled “Animation: A Childrens’ Medium?”, in which she argues that animation is not a necessarily child-aimed medium.

She had also appeared in the video tribute to That Dude In the Suede and had a cameo in the Atop the Fourth Wall video where Linkara looked at Uncanny X-Men #424.

On March 15th 2009, Kaylyn started a new show called What’s That Animé? where she takes a look at several Animé people may or may not of heard of.

Real Life Information

Real Name: Kaylyn Dalene Dicksion

DOB: January 27th, 1986

Sex: Female

Graduated from Smithson Valley High School in 2004, attended/attending San Antonio College, Majoring in Mass Communications – Radio/Television Broadcast, Minoring in Japanese, Studied the Japanese language in Tokyo, Japan from January to April 2008

21 Comments leave one →
  1. sape101 permalink
    January 17, 2010 5:59 AM

    I really love your videos, especially the Anime New Editorials. I find them very infomative, so much so that they restored my love for anime. (I was losing interest since the newer shows that came to the US recently (cough, cough…Bleach, Naruto, Death Note) don’t hold my attention for long.

    Anyway, I find it odd how you are a self proclaimed Otaku, yet you don’t have any video reviews of an anime show. Why is that?

    • January 17, 2010 6:12 AM

      Why should I? I don’t see why I MUST review an anime show. And I’ve never exactly called myself an otaku, in fact I don’t even like the word because it essentially means “obsessed hermit” (or, to be more literal, it means “your house”, with the connotation that you stay inside with the things you’re obsessed with and never get out).

      In any case, I HAVE discussed things like Arcade Gamer Fubuki and Ninja Turtles: Choujin Densetsu Hen. Arcade Gamer Fubuki is one you can call a review, while Choujin Densetsu Hen, while being somewhat of a review, was more of a discussion. And I still plan on doing more Translation Terrors in the future. ANEs have been admittedly been taking up much of my time.

      In any case, I decided that I’m not a good reviewer, and I’m not funny. That’s why informative was my choice of direction. And so, it makes me happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed the ANEs. It means I truly chose the right direction and haven’t failed to terribly just yet. Thank you. I really appreciate it.

      • March 8, 2011 9:38 PM


      • January 18, 2012 9:17 PM

        you ARE very funny!
        come on, i loved your reviews of “Beauty and the warrior” and “Cool World”.
        Also, you are a very good reviewer, being one of the few in TGWTG that can make the informative part funny even for the ones that are not that much into the media, and also give your personal opinion.
        And you have not failed, come on!

  2. sape101 permalink
    January 17, 2010 8:55 PM

    Well said! And now that you mentioned it, Otaku has been used almost as a deragtory term, and ironically, it has been in such a manner in anime itself. I remember how Renge from Ouran Host Club was constantly refered to as an Otaku, and she was protrayed in a negative (yet hilarious) way.

    But you’re definitely funny. I was laughing uncontrollably after I saw your Last Unicorn Review, especially when you were mocking that awful song sung by Mia Farrow. I also found your FF8 respose video to be comical as well as the history of animation video when you were talking about the present state of Adult Swim.

    But yes! I love the ANE the best because there’s comedy, entertainment, and insight all rolled up into video. I can’t wait to see you next installment.

  3. February 6, 2010 6:23 PM

    Hey. Just wanted to say I think anyone who manages to flaunt blue hair and matching blue trainers with her internet name stitched into the side is awesome beyond belief. I enjoy your cameos in other peoples vids like linkara and even benzaie. Keep up the good work and stay away from DDR (else we’ll all get flash backs to that image we swore to forget).

  4. May 18, 2010 8:24 AM

    So… is it pronounced “DAY-Lean” or “DA-Lean” 🙂

  5. June 5, 2010 1:43 PM

    Marzgurl, great seeing your videos and work with TGWTG. I really enjoy your informative angle because there’s already so many anime reviews out there and I frankly don’t know what source to trust/turn to. I’m much more interested in knowing what’s going on in the anime industry anyways, so thanks for keeping me up to date and coming back to you for more.

    Stick to your guns; we’re behind you all the way.

  6. Eric permalink
    September 12, 2010 7:47 PM

    I wanted to let you know that you are one of a few online reviewer’s that my friends and I follow. We have been huge fans for several years and it is something that we all talk about at work (we all work in the foodservice industry) We all love your work, and I have found all of your work to be very insightful. If your ever in the Morgantown, WV area let us know and we would love to cook for you. Hell we would have a feast in your honor.

  7. Marko permalink
    September 17, 2010 11:33 PM

    You are really awesome! Keep up the good work!

  8. October 11, 2010 2:47 AM

    Just watched your Translation Terror of 4Kids segments. And one word to describe it, as well as you: Respecttttt.

  9. James Stone permalink
    March 17, 2011 7:49 PM

    I love how you’re going about reviewing every Land Before Time movie. That series didn’t know when to quit. Keep up the good stuff.

  10. March 24, 2011 6:00 PM

    Hi, what’s going on?
    I’ve watched some of your videos, thought you did a good job with them. They’re really entertaining. Looking forward to more Land Before Time videos.

    Talk to you later

  11. RussPipkin permalink
    April 28, 2011 4:35 PM

    I enjoy watching your videos. My favorites are the MarzGurl Sings. I love video game music too, but I never would take the time to sing them tune for tune.

    I also remember feintly the Ninja Turtles: Choujin Densetsu Hen. I think my brother and I had action figures when we were younger.

    Again, I must say that I enjoy your videos, and you should definitely check out some of my stuff sometime.

  12. June 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    I love all of your videos Marzgurl, they’re super awesome! And I thought your role in Suburban Knights was solid. I enjoyed quite a lot of Hayao Miyazaki’s work.

  13. November 6, 2011 10:17 PM

    You’re super hot and you have really good taste. Keep up the good work. Any chance I can hear you play some guitar?

  14. November 24, 2011 1:18 AM

    Hey, I yelled at you at Oni-con this year, but I was too shy/chained to my table to ambush you. I didn’t want to impose because you were there to enjoy the con, not working or whatever ; 3 ; I really enjoy your work, and I must say you are certainly made of stronger stuff than me to survive the entire Land Before Time collective D8 I can’t wait to read your Twilight analysis!
    Keep up the great work ❤
    (PS I'd love to do artwork for you)

  15. November 30, 2011 5:04 PM

    Oh MarzGurl! I ❤ You so much! You really do inspire me with your honest assessments that are rooted in really evaluating movies and not just fighting for a laugh!

  16. May 8, 2013 5:50 PM

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Chrome.

    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon.


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