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And I’m back……

No seriously this time. That being said, grad school kicked my ass. Well worth it though. Now that I am done I get to devote some much needed attention to my passions, one of them being this blog. I took two weeks to completely veg out. I watched a ton of anime, burned through my … Continue reading

How About Some Awesome Violin Action!

What do violins have to do with geeks and gamers? Well if it’s Lindsay Stirling, quite a bit! Lindsay made a big splash on America’s Got Talent and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. With a very active YouTube channel she blends amazing violin work with dance beats and even makes the time to … Continue reading

Can Gaming Make You Smarter?

A really interesting post hit the Boston Globe’s website a couple days ago about the positive effects of gaming. Essentially, challenging games that force you to solve through puzzles, without access to the internet and the plethora of walkthroughs and cheats, actually help make you smarter. Well maybe not “smarter” but definitely increases critical thinking skills. In … Continue reading

The Evolution of Geek: A Personal Retrospective

So I had planned to talk about Glee and its effect on geek culture, but it’s my birthday so I’m going to go a different route. We’ll talk about Glee next week, which will also give us a chance to see what’s new this season. Today I turn the big Thee-Oh. I actually took a … Continue reading

My Thoughts on the Whedonverse and Its Impact

So a couple of days ago I was painting and decided to pop Serenity in for noise. Big Mistake. I’ve learned that pretty much anything Whedon is going to result in me sitting down, watching intently, even if I’ve seen it a hundred times. Of course this isn’t a new realization, ever since they ran … Continue reading

The Voice Behind the Curtain: Comics and Political Discourse

With the Fourth of July right around the corner I thought we’d go a little political and partly patriotic for Friday’s post. Earlier this week we reviewed ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction and talked about  the implications of the ethical messages in the story.  This got me thinking about a growing trend in the comic … Continue reading

Geek is dead? I don’t think so

So I weighed in on the whole “who is a Geek” debate a couple of weeks ago. However, the veritable shit-storm that rose up after the Miss USA pageant brought both hope and frustration back into view. Of course, there were the masses who decried Alyssa Campanella’s claiming of the Geek title as being false, … Continue reading

The Power of Unlikely Casting in Comic Book Movies: Can We Start Trusting Hollywood Again?

In case you haven’t heard, there is a rumor floating around that Russell Crowe is being looked at to play Jor-El in the Superman reboot next year. This would be adding to a cast that includes Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane as Lois Lane, Jonathan and Martha Kent respectively. Now some may be … Continue reading

Music to Grind to: Do Geeks and Gamers need an anthem?

I got an idea from Katrina Hill’s (of ActionFlickChick.com) twitter feed today. There was a call for what our anthem would be. That got me thinking, we really don’t have an anthem and we should. As a culture, Geeks and Gamers grew to a point where we hold substantial clout when it comes to influencing … Continue reading

Admiral Adama shows us his Mettle

I was very fortunate to be present at the Comicpalooza panel when Edward James Olmos announced his new project, Mettle. This will be a film, with a concurrently produced comic book, that will center on what happens after a hero hangs up the proverbial cape. Olmos partners with his son and Bob Layton, who reimagined Iron Man … Continue reading

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