protagonists

Good Words Discusses Protagonists and Antagonists As part of our first series on character, Evan and I discuss protagonists and antagonists in this week’s episode. I’m sure you’ve heard these words before; in fact, I am pretty sure I’ve used them on the show once or twice, or maybe even more. Here we discuss definitions and how these terms are used to define characters and to move along a story. Protagonist The main character of the story, often the hero, whose actions impact the plot and action in the story. Antagonist The character generally complicating the action or plot of the story. The antagonist oftenRead More →

peaceful

Life’s crazy. I get it. But remember that time-management illustration about putting the big rocks in the container before you put in the sand? Time to plan the the big stuff now and fill in the rest instead of letting the holidays get the better of you. This year you can get it right. Here are my twelve suggestions for insuring a calmer holiday season: Think about the reason for the season. If the holidays are rooted in religious meaning for you, make those the focus. Hanukkah starts December 24 this year, so you have some time. This site has some great suggestions. If AdventRead More →

protagonists

Introducing Good Words I am so excited to announce a super not so secret project I’ve been working on. New ambassador Evan Graham and I are launching a new series of videos about writing called “Good Words.” I’ll admit. This is a long time dream of mine to create a video series discussing writing and I am so pleased to be able to make it a reality with another amazing writer like Evan. Good Words will delve into all kinds of writing topics, from story driven issues like characters and plots to academic writing like thesis statements and effective arguments. The aim is for each segmentRead More →

fashion

Fall began in late September but even on November 8 temperatures were still too high to truly be wearing the fall/winter trends. So it’s not too late to consider these for gift giving, New Year’s parties and a fashionable return to work/school in January. Read More →

geeky gifts

Get your geeky gifts here! For our November hangout the staff of The Geek Embassy put together a wonderful gift guide of all kinds of geeky themed gifts. I won’t lie. Quite of few of my suggestions are things on my very own wish list. Check out our consulate themed gift suggestions. Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham Paper Girls, Vol 1. The Martian by Andy Weir Emergence by David R Palmer Stage Play Tickets Mothering the Game by Regina McMenomy The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher Solar System Glasses from ThinkGeek Art Book: Lois van Baarle Cooling Pillow  Nap Pillow Buddy: Minion, Storm Trooper MyBOOKmark BookmarkRead More →

Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, November 20th at 2 PM PST. We’re all looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Our theme this month is our yearly holiday gift guide! We’ll be suggesting gifts for each of the consulates: Story, Pop Culture, Tech, Gaming, and Lifestyle. You can watch the live hangout using the youtube link below and ask questions during the show via youtube. Do you have any can’t-miss gift suggestions? Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or via twitter. Until next time, get your geek on! Isabela Watch the HangoutRead More →

Christopher huang

Happy Veteran’s Day! Happy Remembrance Day! This week, I interviewed author Christopher Huang about his novel, Murder at the Veterans’ Club. Christopher is an independent author crowdfunding his novel through Inkshares. This murder mystery is reminiscent of Agatha Christie and the golden age of detective fiction. When the newest member of Eric Peterkin’s London club is found stabbed to death, Eric throws himself into a quest for the truth: missing nurses, mistaken identity, morphine addiction, shell shock … the Great War is over, but the memories remain…. Christopher shares with us his inspiration and love of this genre of fiction, how he decided to writeRead More →

ruin comics

In reality, I’m sure that the Internet ruined comics long before now but this past week was my personal tipping point. In case you’re unaware, these past two weeks were not particularly great for women in comics.  The Riri Williams variant cover controversy was bad enough.  Then the Mockingbird #8 cover controversy made the Riri scandal look tame by comparison.  It’s Comic-Ghazi. Let’s start with Riri.  On the Jeff Dekal variant cover of Invincible Iron Man #1 Riri looks like a normal human.  The much-maligned J. Scott Campbell variant cover features Riri doing her best impression of Simone Biles in a skintight, low-cut clothing.  Why isRead More →

occurrence

Happy Halloween, Geeks! Part three of A Strange Occurrence wraps up Mark’s spooky fiction offering. I hope you enjoyed this foray into the depths of Mark’s imagination… that is, if this is truly fiction. Please let us know in the comments if you’d like to see more serialized fiction on the site. ~ Regina Two days passed seemingly without incident. On the evening of the second day, I was lying in bed reading a book. Alex had just gone to take the dogs out for the last time that night. Suddenly, I heard her come crashing through the backdoor down stairs yelling and swearing atRead More →