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Geekettes’ Book Challenge: March Updates

You know the deal by now. Back in January, Kayla, Megan, and Carly embarked on a reading challenge for the new year. Each month, they try to read some books that fall into very specific categories from a list put out by POPSUGAR, and check them off on their own copies of the list, until they’ve read them all by the end of 2015.  So let’s see what progress our heroes have made in their journey since February: Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: March Updates

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“Urban Legends”: Exploring The Meaning Behind “It Follows”

During sleepovers, many of us are told the weirdest of stories. Some are about ghosts, others could describe our future, while the rest are just the typical friendship dramatic tales. But if I had been told a story that was anything remotely similar to the horrors that occur in It Follows, I would have ran out the door and called my mom for a ride home ASAP.

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WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD

THIS PIECE IS MY OWN PERSONAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE MOVIE, AND NOT FACT. 

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Watch with Me: A Sample of My Netflix To-Watch List

I’m going to be honest Geekettes–even I get TV fatigue sometimes. As much as I love spending hour after hour watching characters clash and stories unfold, sometimes I need a little detox. So in honor of the fact that the only shows I’ve been bothering to watch lately are Grimm, The Flash, Arrow, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, I thought I would share a little bit about the shows I haven’t been watching yet. Like I imagine many of you do too, I have a very long to-watch list on Netflix (or as Netflix now calls it, simply “My List”), so I’ve shared some of them below. The idea behind this is that if any of you have watched these shows and think I should GET ON IT RIGHT AWAY–you will tell me. And if some of these are more meh – you’ll tell me that too, so I stop feeling like I’m missing out. And thirdly, if you want to watch some of these along with me, let me know!

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Here There Be Dragons…Sort of. Top 5 Unconventional Dragon Stories

Dragon-slaying is so old-school. But if you don’t slay dragons, what do you do with them? The authors of these five works have some unique ideas, having reimagined the nature of dragons and built up stories around them. If you love dragons but are tired by the same old treasure-hunting, maiden-eating cliché, I invite you to check these out. Continue reading Here There Be Dragons…Sort of. Top 5 Unconventional Dragon Stories

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Tenth Anniversary of Doctor Who

“Rose,” the first episode of the show produced by Russell T Davies and starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, premiered ten years ago today, on March 26th 2005.

The hype machine for the return of Doctor Who after its long hiatus was in full swing, with BBC viewers getting tastes of Doctor Who during 30 second promos.

Many of the Geekettes are fans of Doctor Who so we decided to share our thoughts on the Tenth Anniversary of nuWho.

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Farewell Fantasticks

imageOff-Broadway’s longest running musical will be closing on May 3rd. The Fantasticks has been running for 55 years. 55 YEARS. The Fantasticks is old enough to have fathered Les Miserables (longest running musical in the world) AND The Phantom of the Opera (longest running Broadway musical). The main response seems to be, “Aw, how sad!” I am legitimately upset by the loss of this historic show. In its prime real estate across the street from Wicked at the Jerry Orbach Theater, The Fantasticks has welcomed and cheered audiences with some pretty big names.

If you’re not familiar with The Fantasticks, it is the story of two men who are neighbors and decide they want their children to fall in love. What’s the best way to do this? Obviously to forbid these teenagers from seeing each other. Things get really ridiculous when the two neighbors hire someone to stage the daughter’s kidnapping so the son can rescue her and they can finally live happily ever after. *Note: if you’ve never seen the show, DO NOT watch the Joel Grey movie. IT IS NOT THE SAME. (I’m not just being picky. It’s truly terrible.)

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In The Grim Darkness of the 41st Millennium Some Eldar are Fabulous

A new hobby on my list of things to dedicate time and passion to is Warhammer 40K.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, here’s a bar stool explanation: Warhammer 40K is a turn-based tabletop strategy battle game which takes place in a setting in the 41st Millennium.  The hobby involves painting and assembling units in an army, of which there are many races, and constructing your force over time. Each army has a rules book, called a codex, that you can purchase and build around based on the extensive rules of the game and what units you’re allowed to have.

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Dalin’s Simulcast Corner – Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 18 Review

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Let’s get down to business, to defeat…. the Rabbit!? Yes, it is that time again to visit the ultra dramatic and somewhat hilarious antics of Sailor Moon Crystal, where we guess based on the episode title which senshi will get some focus, and then be stolen, and ultimately ignored, at that point in the series. But maybe something different is in store for everyone’s favorite 90’s magical girl? Or maybe we’re just in for another snoozer of an episode…. let’s take a look.

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What We Do in the Shadows: A Vampire Movie I Really Want to Sink My Teeth Into

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What We Do in the Shadows is a movie I never knew I needed: a comedic mockumentary following the lives of four roommates. Okay, so that sounds kind of boring, but what if I threw in the fact that they are also all vampires? That sounds better, doesn’t it? What We Do in the Shadows is a dark comedy romp that brings to life all aspects of vampire life we have never seen before in the cinema. For instance, we see these vampiric roommates fighting over chore delegations, figuring out what (or who) they are going to have for dinner, trying on clothes, and overall just being a group of friends trying to live undead life to the fullest. I couldn’t get enough.

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BAFTA Game Awards 2015: Unexpected Wins and More Than A Few Disappointments

Destiny takes home the top prize

So, Destiny won “Best Game” at the 2015 BAFTAs. Yes, Destiny. Beating out Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Alien: Isolation, the game that “tell[s] the same pedestrian stories time and time again,” won the award for the pinnacle of achievement in video games.

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