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SIX OF THE BEST… things about classic video game systems

Every year for the holidays, I get myself a little something that I find on sale. Sometimes it's off my Amazon wishlist; sometimes I come across it on a daily deals site; sometimes it's in [...]

By |December 24th, 2014|Gaming Addicts Anonymous, Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things Chicago Hope did 20 years ago that you thought were new developments

Have you heard of ER? Of course you have; it ran for more than a dozen seasons in the coveted 10pm-Thursday slot on NBC, and received almost two dozen Emmy Awards. But fewer people have [...]

By |December 17th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about relationships that started out long-distance

A year ago, I wrote a column for this very website extolling the virtues of long-distance relationships. At the time, I was in such a relationship. Six weeks after that post was published, the relationship [...]

By |December 10th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… revision tips

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I’ve written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. I've been part of writing groups for a few years now, and [...]

By |November 26th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… sex writing tips

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I’ve written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. Time for me to dust off my soapbox and start talking about [...]

By |November 19th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… writing tips that I could come up with

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. Look, most of us nerds do want to be writers of some [...]

By |November 10th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|2 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… fandom actor crossovers on Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13 was one of Syfy/The Sci-Fi Channel's most interesting and consistently-humorous shows. Though it wasn't always awesome -- and though the third and fourth seasons were often "let's put our heroes together in different [...]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about being Mark Oshiro (part 1 of 2)

A few years ago now, I stumbled upon a website where this guy was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time, just like I'd finished doing recently (at the time). I was flabbergasted [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|3 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Star Trek AU beards

Okay, let me explain how I came up with this: back on September 4, I tweeted a link to Dion Beary playing every Mumford And Sons song. Mr. Beary has a beard. There's a band [...]

By |September 24th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… reasons that nerds + fantasy football = awesome

With the NFL season about to start, the usual comparisons are going around about how fantasy football is just "D&D for sports fans". And when you think about it, it really is: you assemble a [...]

By |August 27th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments