Geeking Out

True love, all because of Star Wars

Being the Star Wars nerd I am, it’s only fitting that my ‘fairy-tale’ romance started because of the franchise. Scott grew up in a small town where my grandparents lived from the time I was 10 until I was in my 20s. It’s a beautiful little port town with a beach, a quaint harbour, and small enough population that everybody …

Return of the Expanded Universe?

One of the most devastating blows to my Star Wars fanaticism was the day Disney announced the Expanded Universe (EU) was canon no more, and would now be reclassified as “Legends”. I had bonded with the Expanded Universe characters; as pathetic as it may sound, there were times they were my closest — and only — friends. In a way, …

Dragon Age’s Varric to be a Published Author

If you’re a fan of the Bioware series Dragon Age, then you’re likely more than aware of Hard in Hightown. The novel is a piece of fiction within the fiction–a book written by Varric Tethras, one of the main characters of Dragon Age:2. For those unfamiliar with the game series, Varric is a smooth talking, wry, poetic, and witty ‘sexy’ …

The Last Jedi; A New Hope for the EU?

With the release of The Last Jedi a mere day away, anticipation–and expectations–from fans are incredibly high. The feelings left behind from Force Awakens were mixed. Some loving it, some hating, some feeling it was just a rehash of the original trilogy. Many people have avoided watching trailers altogether, wishing to be completely surprised upon release. Some of us have …

Live-Action Mulan Dream Casting

While many people are getting tired of the constant live-action remakes of Disney movies, I am over here lapping them up and throwing my money at them for MORE MORE MORE. Partly, because I love the sort of darker yet more realistic look they’re giving the stories, like how Maleficent got her background story, but also, because it’s Disney, and …

The Gaming Platform Debate: Xbox, Playstation or PC?

For those of you who only follow me on this blog, you probably aren’t aware of my attachment to gaming. While I would no longer refer to myself as hardcore (sadly, due to time restraints), I’m still a gamer (and would argue that when I go on my gaming binges, immediately return to my ‘hardcore’ persona). I don’t really have …

Geeks, Sexism, and Assault

Sorry I’ve been away for a couple weeks. Things got a little crazy at the paper with multiple deadlines and trying to get life stuff done.   I wanted to share the column I wrote for this week’s paper, because it’s both an issue I’m passionate about and ties in relatively well with my last post. It’s one of the …

As if you guys needed more proof that I am the coolest…

The official, verified Star Wars and Lucasfilm Twitter account officially acknowledged my existence yesterday by retweeting one of my tweets.   I’m kind of in fangirl heaven right now.   And hey, who knows, now that they know I exist, maybe that’s just one step closer to becoming an official Star Wars novelist.   Either way. I am officially the …

Firefly – The show that should never have been cancelled….

Firefly.   The word speaks for itself.   Okay, not really. But the show certainly does. 8 months ago I had never seen a single episode, and though I had seen Serenity, I had never quite understood it.   Now, I’ve watched the series thoroughly twice, and the movie twice after. I’m in love. At the same time, I am …

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

When I first saw the previews for Scott Pilgrim, being unaware that it was part of an awesome comic series, I completely missed the point and thought ‘Man, that film looks lame.’ Largely because Michael Cera, as adorable as he is, only ever plays Michael Cera, which, after Superbad became slightly overdone.   But when friends started coming to me, …