I’d Like to Report a Case of MacGuffin Abuse

Via shadowhunters.com I’d like to report a case of MacGuffin abuse. Perpetrator: Cassandra Clare Locale: Chain of Gold, Book One of The Last Hours In her most recent addition to the Shadowhunter Chronicles, Chain of Gold, Cassandra Clare rode one literary device to ‘til it died: the MacGuffin. MacGuffins, named by film great Alfred Hitchcock, […]

5 Reasons Fantasy Fans Should Watch Crash Landing On You

Minor Spoilers Something crazy happened to me last week. I spent 24 hours in North Korea. On Monday, I got some really disappointing news. Then on Tuesday, my husband’s work schedule took him back into the field for the first time since March, totally up-ending my daily routine. By Tuesday evening I was feeling really […]

Diaries of a Warcraft Widow Volume II: 6 Things to Do While Your Partner Games

@Diablo via @Geekologie I’ve written before about the surprise of finding myself in an inter-geekery relationship. If you’re in a relationship with diverging geeky interests, you might not ever be one of those couples who shares a hobby. But the time intensive nature of gaming can leave you with plenty of time to hang out […]

Best Fan Vidders

Photo credit: Vicky Fotopoulou 3D Art Direction It’s the nature of the beast that fan-made art is not going to get as much attention as original content. But I’ve long been a fan of fanart, fanfiction, fan music, fan crafts–and fanvids. Fanvids are clip compilations put together by fans of their favorite TV shows and […]

How Game of Thrones Was the Perfect Eff You to Grown-up Harry Potter Fans

Game of Thrones All Ages of Geek

It’s been a year and I’m still upset.  When I think about the way I feel about the end of Game of Thrones, versus the way I’ve felt about others of my favorite series coming to an end, immense disappointment fills my crushed, crushed soul. I’ve had to say goodbye to beloved characters before, but […]

5 Book Series to Revisit During Quarantine

Book Series All Ages of Geek

During quarantine, you may have a lot of time on your hands. It’s the perfect time to revisit some favorite literary series. With the ubiquity of library apps such as Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, or RBdigital, and paid e-reading apps like Kindle or Nook, getting a new book while social distancing can happen in seconds. This […]

Diaries of a Warcraft Widow Volume 1

Diaries of a Warcraft Widow All Ages of Geek

For a geeky person, dating is always nerve-wracking, wondering when your inner geek will become full-fledged outer geek to your new love interest. When they spot the Harry Potter doll sitting on your bedside table? When they stop by unannounced when you’re six hours into a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon, hair a mess, chin […]