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May the 4th be with you!

I first saw Star Wars when I was 8 years old. My friend Molly and I sat awestruck in front of the screen for 3 nights, absorbed in sci-fi awesomeness. I had always been a bit of a nerdy child, running around with a headband over my eyes while my mom watched


Movie Review: Iron Man 3

I have a long-standing love affair with midnight openings. The anticipation, crazy costumes, and standing in line with fans just as avid as I am has always been almost as fun as the movie itself. The last few midnight showings I have been to, however, have lacked the excitement I have come


What We’re Up To: May

We’re entering summer which means there will be a whole lot of awesome going on. Conventions, summer movies, and meetups oh my! Here’s what’s on our plate, at least for now. What We’re Reading: Nicole – I’m reading some free comics from Dark Horse right now. Unfortunately, my Marvel Free Comics offer got sent


My Happiness Project: Namaste

I had an interesting run in with grad school insanity last week. After making a debatable choice in a presentation, a member of another group berated me and my group members, insisting we admit we were wrong. This continued over a week, with her getting nothing out of her efforts but “This


Convenient, Because That’s Precisely Our Goal…

You’ve been hearing about it since January and now How Geek Girls Will Rule the World, the book I was featured in, is available for purchase on Amazon. I received my complimentary copy on Monday and have been flipping through it over the last few days. What I really like about the book is, aside from the


My Happiness Project: Twelve Commandments

When the sun is shining and it’s 70 degrees outside, it’s much easier to work on happiness. Being outside in the sunshine (with appropriate sun protection) does wonders for the human condition. I believe that building my happiness when it’s easy will help me deal with the little things when times are


Free Comic Books?!

Free Marvel comic books, you say? On my tablet/phone/computer?! Have no fear, fellow comic geeks- ComiXology and Marvel wouldn’t leave dedicated fans hanging for long! If you missed it the first time, ComiXology and Marvel have returned their “700 Free Marvel #1’s” after the original March release crashed the ComiXology platform. This time,


What We’re Up To: April

Happy April! This is what we’re up to this month: What We’re Reading: Nicole – I’m still reading Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow. I usually read on my lunch break, and didn’t really get many of those in March. I read a good amount of it this past weekend while my husband


My Happiness Project

I’m going to level with you, dear readers. I hate self-help books. They evoke horrible memories of high school assemblies and bad Oprah episodes and turn me in to a twitchy mess. Roller Derby helped me through my divorce, yoga is helping me be more comfortable with who I am, I have


Spreading the Geek Love <3

I cannot say enough good things about Arsenal Game Room and Cafe in Fountain Square. Troy (the owner) is friendly and extremely welcoming to new faces, as were the clientele. A fantastic group of D&D-ers allowed us to tag along and watch their game, chatting and including us in the conversation. During