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Most Metafictional Episodes of Nerdy TV

Metafiction (metəˌfikSHən)–Noun: Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions (especially naturalism) and traditional narrative techniques. -From the Oxford English Dictionary Meta Fiction (“meta” meaning “beyond”) … Continue reading

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When I examine my life, the aspect I’m always the most grateful for is my friends and community. Despite my debilitating nerdiness, I’ve always managed to have fantastic, varied social groups. I’ve been blessed with a certain amount of extroversion … Continue reading

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Short Heroes of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

I noticed something while busing across the Ross Island the other day. It’s weird that I had not noticed it before; spending most of my life in this town, growing up on the streets of Hawthorne and Belmont, leaving for … Continue reading

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My First Comicon

I’m still wearing the bracelet pass–I don’t have it in me to take it off. I’ll have to before I go to work tomorrow, but I’m unwilling to accept being back in the real world just yet. It’s strange: I’ve … Continue reading

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5 Most Hopeful Episodes of Nerdy TV

Sometimes we need these. I’ve entered an odd time in my life. I’ve always considered myself optimistic, hopeful, positive. Recent events have tried those aspects. Political seasons generally do, but it’s more than that; Financial, career, relationship, and family stress … Continue reading

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Top Five Strongest Women of Science Fiction who Don’t Kick Ass

Do a quick search for the strongest female characters in nerdom and you’ll probably come up with some similar lists: Ripley, Buffy, Starbuck, Seven of Nine, Aeryn Sun, Xena, Sarah Conner, etc…  These lists are great, and highlight some of … Continue reading

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So, according to Tor.com, Whedon suggested to RDJ a number of food stuffs, including Shawarma, which Downey picked in the famous scene in the Avengers. But where did Joss Whedon come up with the idea of shawarma in the first … Continue reading

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