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Geek, Card Games, Game Culture, Community, Play, Uncategorized

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

I said in my last article that Magic: the Gathering has become a sort of self-care tool for me. Unfortunately, as I also mentioned, I rarely get to play because I'm always busy. So imagine my reaction when I found out that, not only did I have a day off both jobs, but there was… Continue reading Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

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Why I Compete Even Though I’m Not Competitive

I'm not a terribly competitive person.  There's a reason that I spend most of my weekends officiating roller derby instead of actually playing it.  This is also why I prefer to play cooperative games like Dungeons & Dragons, Castle Panic, Forbidden Island, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.  I also love me a good escape room.… Continue reading Why I Compete Even Though I’m Not Competitive

The Geek Embassy Podcast, Watch, TV, Podcast, Uncategorized

TGE Ep 62 – Watches: The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 2

Llllllllllllllllllllllllet's get ready to humblllllllllllllllllllllllle! That's right, folks!  TGE Watches is back with another episode! The Handmaid's Tale caught fire last year and we're here to discuss season two in its entirety, and oh man is it some of the most depressing stuff that I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing through other people.  Host Dante… Continue reading TGE Ep 62 – Watches: The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 2

The Geek Embassy Podcast, Watch, Movies, Podcast, Uncategorized

TGE Ep 61 – Watches: Ant-Man & The Wasp

Hello and welcome to another edition of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This month Dante, Evan, and Tahani take you on a journey to the quantum realm and back with Ant-Man & The Wasp.  This is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie since Infinity War; how does it measure up, and does it get us excited for the… Continue reading TGE Ep 61 – Watches: Ant-Man & The Wasp

westworld
TV, Feminism, Gender, Uncategorized

Westworld S2E10: Heaven Can Wait

Where Season One of Westworld focused on the allegory of the maze and the inward journey toward consciousness, Season Two kept its eyes on the horizon, escalating toward a showdown at the mysterious Valley Beyond. Who made it? Who didn’t? And the biggest question of all... how long do we have to wait for Season… Continue reading Westworld S2E10: Heaven Can Wait

comedy podcast roundup
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Comedy for When the World is Dark and Full of Terrors

Podcast and media suggestions if you need to laugh and forget the real world for a little while. Put Your Hands Together, Hosted by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher “Put Your Hands Together delivers 75 minutes of jokes and backstage chats with LA's best and brightest comics directly to your earbuds.” Cameron and Rhea are… Continue reading Comedy for When the World is Dark and Full of Terrors

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Moving When You’re a Nerd

I moved recently.  It sucked.  Moving always sucks. This is my fifth move in 30 months, and I've not stayed in one dwelling for more than ten months at a time during that period.  One would think I've gotten used to the constant packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my life.  Truthfully, it's… Continue reading Moving When You’re a Nerd

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My Tiny Vacation

I recently wrote about my geeky obsession with tiny houses.... Before I got any further in this journey, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable in those kind of spaces, so last week, I booked a couple of days in two separate tiny houses. The first is the Savannah tiny home of Mt. Hood… Continue reading My Tiny Vacation