My Fall 2018 Netflix List

My Fall 2018 Netflix List

One of my sister’s favourite things to tease me about is the lack of originality in what I watch.

It’s totally fair, because I have a nasty habit of turning on Netflix, watching things on repeat and not trying anything new. Once in a while, though, I get tired of what I’m repeating, and I actually find some other things I want to watch!

There’s been a lot of good stuff coming out lately, including some really neat Netflix originals.

So this is what I’m watching this season—and what I’m looking forward to! Continue reading “My Fall 2018 Netflix List”

My First Experience with a Loot Box

My First Experience with a Loot Box

When I was a teenager, I had a horrible habit of getting way too caught up in Facebook games.

There was one in particular, Pet Society, that was the bane of my existence. Well, kind of. I loved it, but it really knew how to steal me from the real world. I’d spend hours playing with my little pet, a green bear thing named Carlos, and saving up currency so I could buy mystery boxes. Continue reading “My First Experience with a Loot Box”

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

Okay. At this point, I’m just going to suck it up and admit it: I may be mildly obsessed with Final Fantasy XIV.

A few months ago, in a haze of sleepiness and coffee deprivation, I saw a news item on the Lodestone for Final Fantasy XIV Online GO and got far too excited.

It was supposed to be an app in the style of Pokémon GO, except instead of catching Pokémon, you could take your gathering classes outside to find some rare materials and goodies. Continue reading “The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review”

When Avengers Became Game of Thrones

When Avengers Became Game of Thrones

You may have noticed this, but I love Marvel movies.

In fact, usually, I’m such a nut for them that I go to see them at least within a week of opening night.

Avengers: Infinity War was the exception to the rule, for a few reasons.

It was a little bit because it wasn’t quite in the budget when the movie came out, but it was mostly because emotionally, I didn’t think I was quite ready to see it. Continue reading “When Avengers Became Game of Thrones”

How Geeks Inherited the Earth

How Geeks Inherited the Earth

Have you ever opened up a book, read the first few pages, and silently had the revelation that you had just read about your own life?

This past weekend, I read a book that did exactly that. It was magical.

Usually, when I get absorbed in a book like that, it’s some sort of fantastical adventure where the protagonist has a personality or worldview similar to my own. This time, though, I went a little out of my comfort zone with a social sciences book called I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture by A. D. Jameson. Continue reading “How Geeks Inherited the Earth”