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Get your geek on

    • 4 posts
    December 5, 2017 2:15 PM PST

    What do you go geeky for? Which cult film, tv series or comic book or character do you love beyond all reason? Perhaps you're a fan fiction writer or a cosplayer.

    I have a long shameless love for Doctor Who and look forward to seeing the first female Doctor! I love the Penguin and the Riddler in Gotham and the Daredevil tv adaption is fucking awesome.

    Im a Sense8 fan (but not seen the 2nd series yet so no spoilers please!). I've seen a few series of Orphan Black as well but still working my way thru that too.

    In the past few years I've also got into yuri anime, which is girl on girl romance usually with magic powers or dragons thrown in for good measure.

    I like Star Wars but thought Ahsoka Tano's big moment in Rebels last year was better than TFA. I reluctantly watched Star Trek Discovery and found it won me over.

    Although I love aspects of ST, SW and DW as well, they all have become big lumbering beasts of mythology and I find watching newer smaller shows much more rewarding these days.

    What about you? What's your idea of geek heaven?

     

     

    • 117 posts
    December 5, 2017 3:12 PM PST

    I'm a sucker for The X-Files ever since the beginning and even though the last few seasons weren't that great I'm quite excited to see Mulder and Scully return early next year.

    I also go a bit overboard when talking about my favorite video game series which is The Legend of Zelda. Not many people know this but the only real piece of fan-fiction I ever wrote was related to it. I believe I lost that writing when my computer fried a few years ago but, honestly, I'm not sure.

    • 36 posts
    December 5, 2017 4:47 PM PST
    I geek out over the final fantasy video game series. I also love the tv series lie to me and the mentalist. Super hero stuff is good too. Liked Netflix luke cage
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    December 6, 2017 1:22 AM PST

    The world wouldn't be the same without Mulder and Scully! Not heard of Zelda fanfiction b4 but Im sure theres a forum on it somewhere out there lol.

    I have seen a few episodes of Lie To Me and am def tempted to watch more. I've heard Luke Cage is good but I've not seen it.

    • 36 posts
    December 6, 2017 1:53 AM PST
    pro tip, only watch the first season of lie to me. The following two seasons get progressively worse
    • 4 posts
    December 7, 2017 9:10 AM PST

    Thanks for the heads up on Lie To Me! Perhaps I'll watch it over Xmas.

    • 36 posts
    December 7, 2017 9:28 AM PST
    Glad to help :) I love the new tomb raider video games and also Horizon Zero Dawn is sooooo goooooĆ²d
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    December 16, 2017 11:37 AM PST

    I've yet to play Horizon. The new Tomb Raider is a lot like Uncharted and whilst I appreciate Uncharted I wish the new Lara Croft series had more actual... tomb raiding. The second game was more entertaining to me than the first but I can't help but think that the overall writing was abysmal. Not a fan of that all.

  • December 19, 2017 8:03 PM PST

    I'm super into the X-Men, femdom hypnosis, and monster-girls, and like that's it.

     

    • 17 posts
    December 20, 2017 2:34 AM PST
    Considering comics my favorite has to be Magneto and of course many of the villainesses/heroines who possess magical powers. But I'm not anymore geeky about it, in teens I was a subscriber.
    Games that combine RPG elements and character development, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines and Deus Ex are still able to get me immersed in gaming. But pinball machines like Lady Death, Scared Stiff, The Machine: Bride of Bin-Bot and few others are something I really enjoy. When I have more coins will purchase one. The art, details, sounds...just love them.
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    December 20, 2017 4:40 AM PST

    Looking at my profile pic, you can tell I have a big thing for Doctor Who, from the old, pre-Chris Ecclestone incarnations right up to the present and, yes I anticipate a female doctor with great excitement. 

    Yet for me the thing that really gets my geek antenna quivering is whenever I catch a rerun of the ever excellent Babylon 5. From its inception it held so many great ideas and and richly imagined worlds and characters. In this current climate of "fake news" and challenges to the legitimacy of the mainstream media reporting of events, one of the central threads of the series, the story of the weak and arrogant President Clark and his Ministry of Truth's systematic destruction of democracy and any credible opposition in the judiciary and military is so very relevant.

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    January 1, 2018 9:55 AM PST

    Babylon 5... *geek girl sigh*

     

    • 117 posts
    February 9, 2018 9:53 AM PST

    I'm enjoying the new X-Files season more than I thought I would. Not enjoying having just learned I'm going to have to wait three weeks for the next episode. surprised