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Writers’ Perspectives: Dealing With Writers’ Block

Writing is one of the most rewarding things in my life. I absolutely love it. It has fulfilled me in ways I can’t even express. So, honestly, you’d think that I’d spend less time actively avoiding it. Writers' Block: Everyone Has it. Everyone Hates it. We've all been there. We've all told ourselves we need… Continue reading Writers’ Perspectives: Dealing With Writers’ Block

Write, Relationships, Story

Pitching Woo: Tips for Writing Sex Scenes

It’s February and romance is in the air! For writers, though, the prospect of romance all too often leads to that most tricksy of tasks: penning the dreaded sex scene. Sure, there are writers who have made smutty stories into a craft all their own. They have my respect and my undying envy, because, for… Continue reading Pitching Woo: Tips for Writing Sex Scenes

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Write, Story

A Geeky Guide to Getting the Words Out: Writing Resources

The gang here at TGE covers a wide range of topics, but we share a love of the written word, of storytelling, of all the wild wonders that come with indulging in the wordsmith's art. While no one can tell you how to write, thanks to the wonder of the Internet, there are countless resources… Continue reading A Geeky Guide to Getting the Words Out: Writing Resources

The Geek Embassy Hangs Out 2018
Write, Read, Watch, Geek, Play

The Geek Embassy Hangs Out: The Best of 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… Continue reading The Geek Embassy Hangs Out: The Best of 2018

Write, Feminism, Gender

Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

Hey, Geeks. I’m glad you’re here. I know that I’ve been poking fun at other people’s creations over the last several weeks, but I want to take a break from that. Let’s dive into my favorite Geekdom: Writing. As some of you know, my debut novel came out a year ago this month. It has… Continue reading Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

Write, Geek, Community, Health

A Letter to Myself: Identity in Geek Culture

Warning: serious stuff ahead. I'll try to keep it humorous. I was thinking back to the most impactful moments of my nerd life, wondering how things might have changed without them. Various small decisions and influences shaping me into the reasonable facsimile of an adult I am now. What if I'd seen Star Trek before… Continue reading A Letter to Myself: Identity in Geek Culture

simon and kaylee from firefly
Relationships, Geek

Sex and Sexuality: Romance Relationships in Media

So here’s the thing...I hate arbitrary romance plotlines in popular media. Be it The Walking Dead TV show (damn it, Andrea) or a popular book defacing religion, forced romance will always kill my interest. The last thing I want to see when consuming media is the trope-y protagonist hooking up with a character meant to… Continue reading Sex and Sexuality: Romance Relationships in Media

Chilling Tales Podcast
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The Best Way to Lose Sleep: Chilling Tales for Dark Nights

It’s a little past midnight in the middle of winter. I’m working third shift at a local store, bored out of my skull. By then I’ve listened to every podcast I normally would, heard a few audiobooks at least 3 times each, and I’m realizing that a motivation playlist probably needs more than a dozen… Continue reading The Best Way to Lose Sleep: Chilling Tales for Dark Nights

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Comic Books, Story

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

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining
Book Reviews, Story

Shine on, you scary diamond: Stephen King’s “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.… Continue reading Shine on, you scary diamond: Stephen King’s “The Shining”