Each of the remaining major characters in Game of Thrones has a pivotal scene that has changed them from who they were at the beginning of the show to who they are leading into the final season. This scene for Jon Snow comes at the end of episode 3 in season 6. The Lead Up Throughout season 5, Jon has been making lots of choices that people disagree with, but he’s put his honor before everything else. Right before he’s elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Stannis Baratheon offers him the chance to be legitimized as a Stark, so he brings the North toRead More →

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If you’ve ever wanted to listen to some of the ambassadors for The Geek Embassy wax poetic about the women of Game of Thrones, now is your chance! Nicole, Isabela, and I were joined by authors Andrew and Demetria at GeekGirlCon 2018 to discuss what we love and hate about the women of Game of Thrones. It was truly an honor to be on this panel and to be featured on the main stage. We had a great audience and an engaging conversation. Panel Description So Different Yet Still the Same: The Women of Game of Thrones Game of Thrones isn’t particularly kind to anyRead More →

game of thrones daenerys targaryen

Each of the remaining major characters in Game of Thrones has a pivotal scene that has changed them from who they were at the beginning of the show to who they are leading into the final season. This scene for Daenerys is the ending scene of episode 4 of season 3. The Lead Up Season 3 sees Daenerys arrive in Astapor after leaving Qarth at the end of season 2. Astapor is home to the largest and most respected army known as the Unsullied. She has dragons and a bit of gold, so the next item on her list is securing an army. The onlyRead More →

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. The Nightmare Before Christmas has steadily moved its way out of Halloween/Christmas “cult classic” status and into an annual Halloween/Christmas tradition for millions of people. But when you really look at the film you have to wonder why people have obsessed over this so long. Is it the highly-marketable characters and art style? It must be. Romantic Goths need something to decorate their room with, after all. But honestly, that’s not enough. Or at least it shouldn’t be. Let’s talk about why TheRead More →

gifts in the background with title of shopping for that one nerdy friend

It’s that time of year where many people find themselves shopping outside their comfort zones in order to get the perfect (or at least acceptable) gift for that one nerdy friend. Whether it’s a coworker you got assigned for Secret Santa, a grandchild who won’t stop talking about… something (you’re not sure what), or one of your best friends that’s just really into a different fandom, nerds are everywhere. And now you have to figure out exactly what they want. Don’t worry. It’s not as scary as it seems. Let’s talk about the different types of fandoms, and the DOs and DON’Ts of each. Fandom: TV SHOWS/MOVIES You know what?Read More →

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Hooo, boy!  Last night, Marvel Studios treated us to a brand new trailer for the 20th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain Marvel. We’ve talked about Captain Marvel before on this site, and this extended trailer continues to promise a spacefaring epic about an amnesiac fighter pilot from Earth. Let’s take a dive into the trailer and see what we learned. It’s Marvel.  They’re all quippy. And you’re Kree: a race of noble warriors. — Heroes. Noble warrior heroes. *playful smirk* My fear from the first trailer was that Carol seemed slightly robotic — stiff in her movements and fairly humorless. Carol is all business,Read More →

game of thrones jaime lannister cersei lannister

Content warning: this post contains mentions of sexual violence and rape. Do you remember that Bryan Adams song from the 90s? (Everything I Do) I Do It for You? That song could easily describe Jaime Lannister’s feeling for his twin sister Cersei. Though he comes off as confident and cocky at the beginning of the show, every major action of his can be traced back to his love for Cersei. Shove a 10-year-old boy out a window? Done to hide Cersei’s secret. Beat his own cousin to death in order to escape from the Stark’s camp? Done so he can get back to Cersei. RefuseRead More →

The Geek Embassy Hangs Out 2018

Greetings, Geeks! 2018! The end of the year is quickly upon us! The staff of TGE is gathering this weekend to chat about our favorites from the year. It’s been a while since we’ve gathered together as a group! Excitement abounds in our preparations! Join us Saturday, December 1st at 10 am pacific time.  To discuss will be our favorite movies, TV shows, books, games, and our own wild card. Got a geeky genre you want us to cover? Let us know! Until next time, get your geek on! Regina, Isabela, Dante, Evan, Tahani, Max, Stephen, and Nicole   Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, andRead More →

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. It’s Halloween, and I bet at least 70% of you reading this have already watched Hocus Pocus at least once this season, and that it’s one of those things you do every year. While everyone else in the world keeps saying,”Yeah. It’s a thing,” I’m sitting here wondering why more people aren’t saying, “Yeah. It’s a problem.” Let’s chat. You’re Really Only in it for the Nostalgia Every millenial I know watches Hocus Pocus at least once during Halloween season — and they have been doing so forRead More →