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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 43, Literary Influences Revisited

ettkc32bi8wz9e39qercIn 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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Andrew & Tracy’s New Year’s Resolutions, 2015 Edition

It’s that time of year again. Out with the old and in with the new year’s resolutions. Tracy and I are going to take a couple minutes to review how we did on our resolutions this year, and make some new ones for this year. Continue reading


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Personalized Anime Recommendations for the Discerning Geek

Shiawase na Kyujitsu mina-san! Happy holidays to you all! In my never-ending quest to get more people interested in manga and anime, I’ve learned that one of the easiest ways to get people to try new things is to make suggestions based on the type of entertainment that they enjoy.  Today, I’ve compiled a list of items that you should include on your anime wish list. Are you a fan of the Hunger Games? Breaking BadSupernatural? Game of Thrones? Then boy, do I have suggestions for you!


If you like Hunger Games, give Battle Royale a try.

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Andrew & Tracy’s New Year’s Resolutions


Hey, everyone!  Like many of you, we here at Therefore I Geek each have a list of New Year’s resolutions, some geeky, and some not.  We thought that we would share them with you as a way of saying farewell to 2013, and looking ahead to 2014.


Read More – I haven’t been reading as much as I would like and it’s my own fault. I tend to put the TV on for noise and do other things at times when I could be reading. It’s time to take on the Reading List of Doom and hopefully make it a little smaller.

Catch up on select TV shows – While I want to watch less TV, I would also like to focus that TV watching so I can catch up on several shows that I have never seen. This includes, but is not limited to Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Lost and maybe (a very tentative maybe) Battlestar Galactica.

Lose more weight – Some of you may remember my Fit 4 Con posts and my attempts to lose weight before NYCC this past year. While not a resounding success, I did lose some weight and I’d like to keep going. Now that the holidays and their endless supply of treats are coming to an end, I’m in a pretty good place to keep going. I now have a rowing machine with which to torture myself, so I think I’m set.

Be more social – We are constantly advocating for geeks to be more social and while I have gotten much better about this than I use to be, there is still plenty of room for improvement. It does me no good to tell you guys to do something that I don’t do myself.


My first resolution is to learn to swim properly.  I’ve tried some beginner classes, but instructors want to focus on treading water, which I cannot seem to grasp.  I can float and doggy paddle, so I won’t drown, but there is entirely too much splashing and it takes too long to get anywhere.  This year I want to take on the pool and learn to swim correctly.

Secondly, I want to spend some time researching and reading Cloak & Dagger.  This fun comic duo has always interested me, but I’ve been more enthralled with Beast and the Scarlet Witch in the last couple of years.  It is time to branch out to a series that I don’t know much about.

Like Andrew, I also need to up my book count this year.  It’s a big undertaking, but my goal is to read fifty two books in fifty two weeks.  I remember reading far more than this as a child, but I have gotten out of the habit, and become involved in reading more online or for school.  Books that qualify can be anything other than comic books (although I am willing to include full graphic novels).

Lastly, and perhaps my most difficult and most important resolution, I want to graduate in 2014.  I’ve been working on my degree for almost three years.  Because of careful planning, hard work, and some blind luck, I may be able to graduate a semester early, and I really want to do this.  It will take focus and even more hard work, but I believe I’m up to the task.

So those are our lists.  We cannot wait to see what 2014 holds both for us and the blog.  Are you making resolutions?  Share them with us in the comments.

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