Tag Archives: Brian Jacques

Editorial |Anchors in Times of Transition

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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Editorial | I’m not a “Star Wars Geek”

I spent the vast majority of this past weekend in the recording studio/Therefore I Geek office prepping and recording for upcoming podcast episodes and planning out the next three or four months.  One of the big projects that we are undertaking is a non-sequential series of episodes with an all geek girl cast, which is incredibly exciting, since it has been a naturally occurring phenomenon that most of our podcast guests and blog writers are male.  In the course of hanging out with the group of girls that will be the guests for these podcasts, and subsequently recording with a couple of them, I found myself getting excited about and reaffirming my affection for a part of geekdom that I had slowly abandoned as I grew up and got away from it. Continue reading

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Random Thought Generator Episode 5, Origin Stories

In which Andrew and Tracy discuss their favorite origin stories, and what makes a good origin story.  Origin stories aren’t limited to comic books, and we’ve got some good ones to talk about.  Also, there is some random bantering back and forth.  Tracy accidentally spoils Game of Thrones Season 4, and Andrew promises to edit it out.  We wrap up by telling Therefore I Geek’s own origin story, in celebration of our first anniversary.????????????

Podcast Links:

Amazing Spider-Man

All-Star Superman

Man of Steel

Superman

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Magician’s Nephew

The One Ring

The World of Ice and Fire

The Silmarillion

Uncanny X-Men 12 and 13

Redwall

Martin the Warrior

Cloud Strife

Most Hours Spent on a Game

Joker’s Scars Scene 1

Joker’s Scars Scene 2

Words of Radiance

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

Thor: God of Thunder

Uncanny X-Force

Foundation and Empire

 

 

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