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Love, Time, Space, Magic: the Reformation of a Romance Snob

Love, Time, Space, Magic: Tales of Love for the Imaginative and Fanciful (PopSeagull Publishing, Edited by Elizabeth Hirst) is a collection of science fiction and fantasy themed stories that explores ideas surrounding relationships, the different forms love can take, and the drive to connect. As an inveterate Romance Snob ™, I would not have read it if I hadn’t been asked to review it for this site. I was secretly prepared to struggle through it and do my best to give it fair shake, but I ended up really enjoying it. No one is more surprised by that than I am. [Editor’s note: I wouldn’t be so sure, Pixel.]

As with any anthology some stories connected with me more than others, but this one has a good mix of character-driven and idea stories–all with a unique flare. It opens with “I sing the Recurring Melody” by Deborah J. Walker. It is the story of Verna, who, after a childhood encounter with the mysterious traveler/ lady /minstrel Dark Hand, follows her love of music down a mystical path, sacrificing much along the way. This one really set the tone for the collection, and is the reader’s first clue that this won’t be a paint-by-numbers romance story collection. Love takes many forms. […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Geek Video of the Week

 As a companion piece to the last Geek Video of the Week, we have Stephen Colbert getting his Geek on with Neil Gaiman. Dude knows Tom Bombadil songs by heart. WOOF!  The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cNeil Gaimanwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive

By |November 16th, 2010|MyBlog|2 Comments|

Geek Video of the Week

 This is a bit old, but definitely worth watching for the surprising  Geek Content. Jon Stewart admits getting sucked into a conversation about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles minutiae, and Roger Ebert goes right along with him. It’s awesome. Let your Geek flags fly! The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon – Thurs 11p / 10cRoger Ebertwww.thedailyshow.comDaily […]

By |November 13th, 2010|MyBlog|1 Comment|

Geek Video of the Week

 I’m not sure how long this has been making the rounds, but it is a level of awesome not commonly encountered, even in the vasty deep of the interwebs. Enjoy!  

By |September 13th, 2010|MyBlog|0 Comments|

The Princess Bride… with Cats

  For those of you who fondly remember The Engineer’s Guide to Cats, check this out:   

By |August 17th, 2010|MyBlog|0 Comments|

Futurama: Good News, Everyone!

 If you don’t get the reference in the title of this article, I confess, I pity you just a little. But never fear! It is never too late to get your geek on with the fabulousness that  is Futurama, an animated geekgasm of a show from the creator of The Simpsons.   Not only are Futurama fans geeky, but also devout enough to support the show after its cancellation by FOX, buy the DVD sets, and later, the movie DVDs.  Some of us even kept the flame of fannishness burning by constructing elaborate and freakishly detailed Bender costumes. (The photo to the left is an almost complete costume my own dear clan constructed — we did eventually complete the tri-fingered hand cups, and provide better attachment  of the bend-y limbs. In fact, this costume was a crowd favorite at Halloween costume contests. And although we never bothered to haul it out to Cons (It is unwieldy to transport and somewhat uncomfortable to wear. Yes, I’ve done it), Bender, being the party bot that he is, was recognized everywhere we took him. And frequently offered free beers.    After all that, the show is about to be resurrected on Comedy Central in an hour-long event tonight. Here’s a sneak peek at the first minute and a half :    […]

By |June 24th, 2010|MyBlog|1 Comment|

Timmy O’Riley by L. Hadron and the Colliders

 Naturally, many of us here at GeekaChicas appreciate online purveyors of Geek  accoutrements such as ThinkGeek. They have all kinds of cool stuff, and I love ogling their catalog (when I can pry it out of the hands of my offspring and Beloved).  Even so, every now and then something comes along that surpasses […]

By |March 9th, 2010|MyBlog|2 Comments|

I’m in Love with TED

 If you knew me in Real Life, you’d probably already know that I’m dangerously addicted to TED Talks. If you are reading this and have no idea what TED is, here’s an explanation from the TED website: TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference […]

By |February 16th, 2010|MyBlog|1 Comment|

Standing on my Last Nerve

  There’s been a bit of a brouhaha regarding Some of the Super Bowl commercials, it seems. Well, since I live in New Orleans, the commercials have hardly been at the top of my list of things to think about. The Saints are our superheroes these days, and no one within a hundred miles of […]

By |February 12th, 2010|MyBlog|0 Comments|

Creepy/Cool Bag Monsters

 I just had to share with you the awesomeness that is artist Joshua Allen Harris’ street art Bag Monsters. They are haunting and kinda creepy, brought to you by the same vagaries of air pressure that famously lifted Marilyn Monroe’s skirt in The Seven Year Itch.  They’re really fascinating to watch as they grow […]

By |January 21st, 2010|MyBlog|2 Comments|