As a form of free-thought and exercise, every so often, i sit down to consider the implications of gender-swapped characters in my Strong Female Character blogs. To me, this is the most entertaining aspect of my blogs, sitting down, considering what, if any, actions would be different in “Show/book/movie X” if the character in question ...
Midichlorians ride humans. Anakin is mostly midichlorians. Yoda has the highest midichlorian count known … until Anakin. Yoda rides his Luke Skywalker steed. Luke must be ridden by a high amount of his Dad’s midichlorians plus Yoda’s. Luke might be carrying more midichlorians than anybody ever?
As we continue with Magical Mount Month, I’d like to take some time to talk about the most ‘mundane’ of horses in my favorite book series, the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and completed by Brandon Sanderson). I’m talking about none other than Bela. (Note: there are spoilers for the series in this post.) ...
A list of questions posed by Gerda Lerner to aid in the study of Women's History/
Where and who are the missing women?
What did they contribute to American history? To community work and reform movements?
What did women do while the men were doing what the textbook tells us was important?
How did women live?
How did women define the issue?
What was the female experience?
How was it different for women?
How is gender defined in a given period?
Who defined wome
Since True Blood Season 6 is partway underway, I thought I’d take this blog to discuss the show, the Southern Mysteries (also called the “Sookie Stackhouse novels” and what I like about the phenomenon in general. I first learned about True Blood when I worked at Blockbuster Video. HBO did something really cool prior to the launch of [...]
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When I was young, I heard about tabletop role playing games (RPGs) in hushed tones. Dungeons and Dragons was ‘evil.’ The people who played it were actually all Satanic devil-worshipers who were using real magic spells to drive their friends to suicide. People pretend to be thieves and wizards, evil things, and become so in [...]
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I am deeply saddened upon hearing the news of the passing of Canadian actor Corey Monteith. For those who don’t know who this fantastic young actor was, Corey, 31, played “Finn” on the television show “Glee!” for its first four seasons. Corey was found dead in his Vancouver Hotel room Saturday afternoon when he failed [...]
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This year, from August 2-4, 2013, this blogger and Anexandros, our film critic, will attend Spaces City Con in Houston. This will be the second Space City Con, and already, this Convention is drawing quite a buzz of popularity and some amazing special guests! Special guests this year include: Jewel Staite (Firefly’s Kaylee Fry) Sylvester [...]
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What I am looking forward to
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On a previous post, I talked about my tabletop role-playing game experience and some of my favorite characters from the various table-top RPGs I have played. Since another, long established part of my gaming experience also consists of live action role playing games (LARP), I should probably discuss live action role playing. Just like in table-top [...]
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Certainly not for Me
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As I start a new dungeon crawl this weekend, I am reminded of my first exposure to dungeon crawling with a party. The movie Goonies is by Richard Donner, the same guy who brought us the Lethal Weapon Series (1987-98), Scrooged (1988), Ladyhawke (1985),The Toy (1982), Omen (1976), and Maverick (1994). I accept that the [...]
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Contestants needed for Trivia Challenge at Coppercon Revolution August 10. On August 10, 2013 Coppercon Revolution at Windemere Hotel in Mesa, Arizona is going to host the very first Land of Nerds trivia challenge. Teams of three will compete in a live, web-streamed game show, broadcast on http//www.landofnerds.com on a larger-than life game show set. [...]
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All right Sports Fans. I have a couple friends who have thrown down a gauntlet. Normally when I take a dare, the sucker is humiliating, but rarely does it hit the net. This time, the net is the dare. They dare me to watch at least a season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic [...]
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Stop Stalling and Push the Play Button!
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Alll right Sports Fans. It is Anexandros back for day 2 of the Brony dare Challenge. I was initially going do an extra article by seeing the newly refurbished model of the Enterprise Shuttlecraft Galileo at my local Johnson Space Center. They are housing it in a permanent exhibition on the influences on the road [...]
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I might make it through this challenge today. I got out of bed, and said the words, “I get to finish the first season today.” My Significant other responded, “How good do you think the second season will be?” Before I could stop myself, I uttered the phrase, “So far it is not bad.” Did [...]
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Alright Sports Fans, Anexandros here, doing my Brony blog about my interactions with the ponyboys. As y’all may not be aware yet, I am taking the Brony Challenge to watch the first season so I can “Hate Smart”. So I made a mistake in my attempt to know more. I [...]
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Inspired by the Dr. Who Weeping Angel, Mark Greenawalt (http://www.futureclassx.com/) creates an amazing character with model Tia Dworshak at CopperCon Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention . This was a 2 1/2 hour art session. Special Thanks to [scych] Nerd rock, for nerds by nerds, for the Music Contribution http://www.youtube.com/user/Scychful And AZ TARDIS Fan Page for the great [...]
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The Dealer’s Room is one portion of every Con that everyone should at least make one trip to visit. It is the one place where you can find some REALLY COOL STUFF that you just can’t pick up off the shelves at your local mall or Wal*Mart, and sometimes comic book and game shops in attendance have [...]
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ouston, Texas, the home of Moon Sedai and Anexandros. We live near NASA, the Johnson Space Center, and in the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. So it was no surprise to me when we found out that there are some exciting games being developed right here in Space City. While at Space [...]
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All right Sports fans, Anexandros here with part four of the Brony Challenge. I would like to thank the fans and those who have stuck by me trying to get this dare done. I apologize that my Brony Challenge is not done yet, but Space City Con slowed me down and there are still ten-ish [...]
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Alright Sports Fans, This is Anexandros working on the next Brony Blog. I apologize that it has been a long time coming out with these. Wow, I am on Five (this is the sixth if you count the Fandom Men-ace) of these things. I thought I would pop this sucker out in two blogs in [...]
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Whattup, Sports Fans, It is Anexandros here, and I am doing another Brony Blog on August 21st. My girl is down for the count sleeping in and I am determined to finish this thing just so I can watch all of my shows on the DVR that I still haven’t touched. I am at least [...]
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First, let me apologize for taking so long to write this blog. I had a rather busy month of August, plus I spent time reading the Mistborn series so I could do a proper showcase for the character of Vin, from Mistborn. I promise that soon, I’ll be getting back to a regular blogging schedule, [...]
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Stop what ye be doing. Now and watch this video: AZ Corsairs: Talk Like a Pirate Day Video Now that that be done, Today be Talk Like a Pirate day. Okay, no I can’t keep that up. It is making me laugh too hard. The video you (should) have just watched was filmed and produced [...]
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When I was sixteen, one My of my lifelong best friends introduced me to a cheesy little film called “Help!” (1965) starring the Beatles. Help! Now, I’d heard the Beatles before, but I really listened to them the first time while watching this silly little film. It could be the silly story line (Ringo has a [...]
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