The first episode in a series of in depth examinations into George Orwell and the influence of his work. In this episode Dude, Andrew and Tracy look at Orwell’s most famous work, 1984. The trio discuss their impressions of the book, it’s meaning and whether or not it is an accurate prediction of where our society is headed.
In which our plucky hosts plan to fail by failing to plan and decide to wing it. Tracy talks books that Andrew may never see again, Andrew reminds us that he basically only reads comics in case we forgot the last 80 episodes, and Dude talked about his character dying while the other hosts fantasized it was actually him.
Star Trek Discovery Release Date
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The City and the Stars
Mary Shelley changes to Frankenstein
The Third Man
Pokemon Leaf Green
Star Trek Attack Wing
Fantasy Flight Games
Road to Wigan Pier
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Tagged as Battlelore, Black Science, David Brin, John Scalzi, Jonathan Strange, Pokemon, Pokemon Leaf Green, South Park, Star Trek Attack Wing, Star Trek Discovery, Stranger Things, Talon, The Third Man, Tie Fighter, Venture Bros
I’m sitting here on my bed (the same bed, in case you were interested; just in a different place), with my legs crossed. “Indian style” we used to call it, before such terms were beneath us. I know what I want to say, but I’m trying to find the words to say it. Andrew, the staff writers, and I all avoid talking too much about our private lives. We know you guys come to Therefore I Geek for witty analysis of geek news, reviews of the most recent comics, and cool anecdotes about comics history. However, sometimes real life interferes. Almost a year ago, I graduated from the College of William & Mary, and then took a ten week trip around Europe. However, since then, I’ve been occupied by a temporary job and a LOT of job applications. Six months after the end of my travels, I finally landed the job of my dreams. There was only one problem. It was in a big city, four hours away from home. Continue reading →
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Tagged as A Tale of Two Cities, Aerin, Baroness Orczy, Books, Brian Jacques, Charles Dickens, Cynthia Voigt, Editorial, French Revolution, Geek Life, Jackaroo, Martin the Warrior, Mossflower, Paris, Percy Blakeny, Robin McKinley, Sydney Carton, Talat, The Black Stallion, The Hero and the Crown, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tracy Gronewold, Walter Farley
In which, Andrew and Tracy revisit the topic of literary influences. We discover that most of Andrew’s are sci-fi books that have since been turned into movies, and that Tracy is a little too passionate about C. S. Lewis. Also we get sidetracked on Hunter S. Thompson, the libertarian views of Robert Heinlein, and the bizarre scientific theory that led six men to take a balsa wood raft from Peru to the Polynesian islands (a trip that took 101 days) in 1947.
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Tagged as A Song of Ice and Fire, A Tale of Two Cities, Bladerunner, Books, Breaking Bad, C. S. Lewis, Dark Matter, David Copperfield, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Grayson, Great Expectations, Hunter S. Thompson, Kon-Tiki, Marvel the Untold Story, Nicholas Nickleby, Podcast, Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers, The Hobbit, The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Sword of Shannara, Till We Have Faces