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Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned from Stan Lee

If you're here reading this, you know who Stan Lee is, you know what he created, and you know why the geek world mourns this week.  You can find lists of his greatest achievements and his influence on the comics industry in a billion different places, but I'm not here to do that.  I choose… Continue reading Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned from Stan Lee

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Halloween Corner: The Tell-Tale Heart

Greetings my freaks and geeks, my nefarious nerdlings! It's that time of year again: spooks and specters and unnecessarily sexy work uniforms will soon be around every corner. So, why not celebrate that a little bit? If you weren't here last year, we released a special Halloween reading of Lovecraft's "The Outsider", and it was so fun… Continue reading Halloween Corner: The Tell-Tale Heart

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Crustaceous Corner: The Suicide Shop

IMPORTANT WARNING! The following piece will be a discussion on the novel The Suicide Shop by French author Jean Teulé. With a title like that, there will be references to self-harm and suicide. We'll also briefly go over the plot of the novel, so there will be spoilers. Reader discretion advised. Worst of Times Most post-apocalyptic… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: The Suicide Shop

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Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Deadpool

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Things Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. Deadpool 2 is coming out this week, and we are all flipping our tater tots with excitement. Why wouldn’t we be? The Merc with a Mouth is awesome. Groundbreaking. Amazeballs. Or maybe we’ve… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Deadpool

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Congratulations, Lynda Carter!

Congratulations to television’s best Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. At 66 years old, Carter finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Patty Jenkins, director of 2017’s smash hit Wonder Woman was at Carter’s side as she posed with her star. Jenkins captured the importance of Carter’s portrayal of the Amazon princess: “In my… Continue reading Congratulations, Lynda Carter!

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Crustaceous Corner: The Heroic Villain — The Great Train Robbery

Picture, if you will: a dashing rogue with a British accent sets up a year-long plan to steal money from a corrupted government. Everything seems covered, the plans are laid, and the heist goes off with only minor inconveniences. The rogue flees the government and is never captured. The money, taken from a government train,… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: The Heroic Villain — The Great Train Robbery

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Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Ready Player One

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to The Geek Embassy’s new series — Your Favorite Thing Sucks! Where I get to point out all the worst parts of your favorite things. Let’s start with something new that everyone is talking about: Ready Player One. Just so you know, this article only covers the events in the movie, and… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Ready Player One

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TGE Ep 56 – Reads: Becky Chambers’ “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet”

Greetings, Geeks! Welcome to The Geek Embassy Reads! In this episode, we discuss Becky Chambers' novel, "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet." * Book Description Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space — and one adventurous, young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the… Continue reading TGE Ep 56 – Reads: Becky Chambers’ “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet”

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Fishing in a Goldfish Bowl: Some of the Complexities of Golden Age Wonder Woman

In December 1942 Wonder Woman was asked to star in a feature film. Initially, she suggests hiring an actress to play her part. But after hearing that Steve Trevor would be in Los Angeles she changes her mind. (Note: This contradicts previous stories where Wonder Woman is uninterested in Trevor. However, her alter-ego Diana Prince is… Continue reading Fishing in a Goldfish Bowl: Some of the Complexities of Golden Age Wonder Woman