game of thrones

One of the best things about Game of Thrones is the epic battles that take place in nearly every season. After recently watching the entire series from start to finish, they’re all fresh in my mind. Here’s how the battles rank in my opinion. 7. The Battle of Blackwater Bay Season 2, Episode 9 This seige is the show’s first attempt at a large scale battle. The coolest thing about this battle is that it shows us what wildfire can really do. There’s a good amount of suspense as we, the viewers, know Tyrion has something up his sleeve, but we don’t know what itRead More →

With the popularity of franchises like The Hunger Games, DayZ, and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, the battle royale genre has gained incredible traction over the last few years. The idea of many against one and the rise to the top is nothing new in storytelling. But what makes this specific end of the spectrum so special? Competition, conflict, uncertainty, paranoia, and survival, much like my typical Thursday night, are the core tenants of this genre. And, like my usual Thursday, it can leave you guessing as to what might happen right up until the end. So let’s jump into the narrative shallow-to-deep end and discuss what exactly makes the battleRead More →

If you weren’t already aware, Altered Carbon just showed up on Netflix – and it’s definitely worth your time. Now, I wouldn’t recommend sitting down and binge-watching the entire show in one sitting because, while it’s an amazing piece of storytelling with a variety of characters (all of whom have their own personalities and flaws that lead to some beautiful character development), several engaging story arcs, and a healthy dose of political intrigue and mystery thrown in for good measure, there’s a lot to digest throughout those ten hours and it’s probably best taken in chunks. I’m terrible at listening to my own advice, though,Read More →

discovery

The Geek Embassy cannot contain its enthusiasm about the newest Star Trek series. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, episodes premiere every Sunday night in the US. The second half of the season began again in early January and wraps at the end of February. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing episodes 1 & 2, episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8 , episode 9, and episode 10 & 11. Star Trek: Discovery From CBS All Access: Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered,Read More →

oscar

By now, many discussions about the Oscar nominations have happened and the nominations have been discussed both in and out of their political contexts. As a Wonder Woman fan, I was surprised (as many fans were) to hear that the 2017 film Wonder Woman didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination. The film’s director, Patty Jenkins, didn’t earn a nod. Lead actress Gal Gadot wasn’t acknowledged. Screenplay writer Allan Heinberg, director of photographer Matthew Jensen, and costumer designer Lindy Hemming also were not nominated. Other Wonder Woman fans and I grumbled about this, and we could have lived with it except… Boss Baby was nominated. Yes, aRead More →

Throughout the entirety of Game of Thrones, Lyanna Stark is mentioned. Usually this happens in the Winterfell crypts when characters are looking at the statue that rests by her grave. The Stark children know little about her except for the fact that their father had a sister. What Everyone Knew Was Wrong “Father never talked about her,” is said more than once in reference to Lyanna. It’s never revealed how they’ve all learned it, but they’ve heard a story that Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapped and raped her, leading to the start of Robert’s Rebellion and, ultimately, her death. In the Season 6 finale, Bran uses hisRead More →

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining

When I was younger, I liked to read. Scratch that, I loved to read. If I found a book I loved or a story I adored, I wouldn’t put it down. Seriously, bookworms know of the learned skill of successfully navigating crowded hallways and classrooms with your nose stuck between pages. (Books are great, kids. Support your local library.) Recently, though, I’ve rediscovered audiobooks. Since I have little time and attention span to physically carry a book with me, this seemed ideal. It was a flashback to the days in school, walking the halls and following the adventures of Martin the Warrior or the BaudelaireRead More →

dnd dice

Please welcome our newest ambassador, Tahani Nelson! For The Geek Embassy, she’ll be writing about comics, anime, dungeons and dragons, and fantasy.  Please welcome her to the site and enjoy the glimpse into her future articles! ~Isabela Hi, there. My name’s Tahani Nelson and I’m incredibly excited to be part of things here at Geek Embassy. For what it’s worth, I’m more of a Jack-of-All-Trades-Master-of-None sort of Geek—I’ve dabbled in almost everything to some degree, though there’s no particular thing that I know about more than anyone else. I actually prefer it this way, because there’s always something more to learn. My favorite geeky pursuitsRead More →

fandom

The (Fandom) Elephant in the Room Since The Last Jedi debuted in theaters last month, Star Wars fan reactions predictably split right down the middle.  Some fans welcomed the new lore with open arms while others openly despised it.  I fancy myself a fairly reasonable person. (However, I stand firmly against so-called Hawaiian pizza and that’s final).  I understand that folks dislike movies for many reasons: cheesy dialogue, terrible plot and/or pacing, shoddy cinematography, etc.  Sometimes you can’t even put your finger on it, but you know that you disliked it.  These reasons, for me, are easily digestible.  What I fail to understand are fans who harshlyRead More →

discovery

The Geek Embassy returns talking about the newest Star Trek series for TGE Watches. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, this series releases every Sunday night. The second half of the season began again in early January. We start our discussion with episodes 10 and 11 and will continue to discuss episodes every other week until the first season ends in March. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing the pilot movie, episodes 1 & 2, episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8  and episode 9. Star Trek: Discovery From CBS All Access: Star Trek,Read More →