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Mary Sues Revisited, Part 1: Insert Self Here

People have been talking about Mary Sues a lot these days, mostly in the great kerfuffle of a conversation that sprang up around Rey, the undisputed heroine of… 1,730 more words

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A Little Phile-osophy

It’s a wonderful time to be a fan of geeky things right now. We’ve just had a new Star Wars film, they’ve announced there’ll be new Star Trek tv episodes, and bringing superhero comics to screens big and small is a thriving business. 875 more words

Fanatics: Australia

They come from a land down under, and these “Men (and Women) at Work” are making  a name for themselves on the football supporter scene, … 274 more words



Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: TFA

Tonight, I went with my husband to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, courtesy of a marvellous friend who agreed to childsit for us. 1,699 more words

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The X-Files - Underneath (Review)

This December, we’re taking a trip back in time to review the ninth season of The X-Files.

Nothing like cancellation to get the vultures circling. 5,006 more words

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Why Is Geek Suddenly Chic?

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, being a geek was seen as a bullyable offence. Any poor kid who was seen sporting thick glasses, braces and a keen interest in science was subject to abuse and torment. 804 more words


Episode 33: Connnnnn!

Hey, it is another edition of Mundanity pod live! We are continuing the conversation from The Pub at International Plaza in Tampa, this time focusing on the “con” experience with our resident nerds, co-host Shawn and our friend Nick, both veterans of San Diego Comic Con and the Star Wars Celebration events. 124 more words

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