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Geek Word of the Week: Post-PotterDepression

Post-Potter Depression: noun 1. The period of sadness following watching the final Harry Potter film and realizing there would be no more films. 2. The period of sadness following finishing the final novel. I told my boss that I needed to stay home from work because of my strong case of Post-Potter Depression.   Todays … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Muggle

Muggle: noun 1. A non-magical person who is unaware of the magical world. 2. Someone who is unfamiliar with the Harry Potter universe. The Muggles at work didn’t understand why I took time off for July 15th.   Todays Word is brought to us by the Geektionary by Gregory Bergman and Josh Lambert (with additional words from … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Space-Time Continuum

  Space-Time Continuum: noun 1. The timeline of the universe starting with the Big Bang. The continuum cannot be disturbed , or it may result in an alternate continuum or destroy the universe by paradox.       A related theory to the Space-Time Continuum is the butterfly effect, stating that even the smallest actions … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction: noun 1. A broad genre including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural fiction. 2. Term believed to have been invented by Robert Heinlein as an alternative to “science fiction.”   Often Geek snobs wishing to distance themselves from the term “science fiction” utilize Speculative Fiction.   Todays Word is brought to us by … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Graphic Novel

  Graphic Novel: noun 1. A comic book that is longer in format and covers a larger story. Graphic Novels are usually more experimental and often deal in adult themes. 2. A medium often viewed to have more credibility and prestige than normal comic books.   Comic books? Do I look like a peasant to … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Zerg Rush

Zerg Rush (noun): 1. A tactic in Starcraft where a player sends out attackers immediately. Works best with Zerg. 2. To quickly overwhelm your opponent before they have an opportunity to defend.. My girlfriend zerg rushed me about my browser history and somehow now we’re going jewelry shopping. Todays Word is brought to us by the … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Steampunk

This week’s word is brought to us in light of the one of the big themes of this past weekend’s Comicpalooza in Houston! Steampunk (noun): 1. A genre of Science Fiction based on an alternative history  where Victorian era steam technology has advanced to a highly developed state. It often includes steam-powered airships, mechanical computers, and robots. … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week:  Zombie

This week’s word is brought to us in light of the zombie apocalypse that didn’t happen. It also will be one of the themes for this weekend’s Comicpalooza in Houston! So we are having a very zombified week and you should also check out last week’s interview with the chief zombie wrangler himself. Zombie (noun): … Continue reading

Geek Word of the Week: Fortress of Solitude

In honor of Smallville’s epic finale here is our Geek word of the Week…. Fortress of Solitude: (n) Superman’s headquarters in the Artic. It first appeared in 1958 and has been represented in several mediums such as the animated series, Batman Beyond, and Smallville. It includes an alien zoo, a chess-playing robot, and central heating. … Continue reading

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