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  • The “Welcome To Night Vale” Pandemic

    The Welcome to Night Vale fandom just sort of… appeared. Like the Hannibal fandom, it just kind of slipped onto Tumblr subtly at first and then suddenly one day it was everywhere. For me, I noticed it slipping onto my Tumblr dashboard over the course of a few days, but it wasn’t until a friend […]


  • Geek and Sundry: the best-kept secret at ComicCon

    I was lucky enough to go to San Diego Comic Con this year and, like many others, unlucky enough to only have a badge for a single day. I fully expected to spend one day in rapture and three days crying into my cereal. But if anyone finds themself in my position in the future, […]



  • Neil Gaiman Live at the Crystal Ballroom

    Neil Gaiman’s voice sounds like his writing. I suppose that’s not terribly surprising. Of course the man who puts words together with uncompromising directness, and yet imbues so many phrases with little conspiratorial smirks, would also speak plainly and with a dry sense of humor. But there is also something about the quality of his […]


  • Help! I Don’t Watch Game of Thrones. Why Is Everyone Sad?

    So you’ve managed to avoid watching Game of Thrones for three years?  Impressive. You must be oh so very confused right now. We all had a collective melt down last weekend and there’s still one episode to go before the end of the season. I’m not saying you have to watch the show (you should), […]


  • The Red Wedding: A Study in Refrigerators

    After a string of mostly-quiet episodes that felt like nothing but rising action after rising action, we finally got our payoff: The Rains of Castamere was nothing but climax after climax. And while I’m excited for Bran, worried for Jon, elated for Dany, and sorry for Arya, I’m afraid I’m going to have to put […]




  • Game of Thrones Episode Review: The Climb

    This episode is going to be sticking with me for a long time, but not exactly in a good way. I guess I can’t expect this show to be perfect 100% of the time, but I feel like most of Sundays episode was a serious misstep for a show that is usually so spot on. […]


  • Elizabeth: Bioshock Infinite’s Subversive Damsel

    WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR BIOSHOCK INFINITE. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. Recently, I completed Irrational Games’ Bioshock Infinite. It was a thrilling, sometimes disturbing epic that not only took a hard look at America’s prejudiced past, but delved into the weird world of quantum physics and turned it all into a mind […]