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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 64, The News According to Us


In which, Andrew, Tracy, and the Dude take on a plethora of geeky news.  From whether or not Captain America should remain sexually ambiguous to a possible Black Widow solo movie, Steven Spielberg’s return to the fantasy genre, and the fallout from Fox’s decision to eschew Hall H at SDCC this year, we discuss it all.

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Glorious, Wonderful Fluff

Though I may not be a hardcore gamer, I have been playing video games since I was five on my beloved Nintendo Entertainment System (which still works, btw). Through the last twenty-five years I have noticed that while a great in-game story and cunning gameplay are essential to a top notch experience, what puts some of my favorite games over the edge is the wonderful “fluff” that accompanies them. Continue reading


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Starting a New Hobby

Everyone needs a hobby. Doesn’t really matter what it is, hobbies help people relax and deal with the stresses that everyday life brings. Personally, I have several, and they have changed over the years as my interests have changed. Most recently I have started playing Magic: The Gathering. While this isn’t exactly a new hobby for me (I dabbled in college) I have recently taken a renewed interest in it and am really enjoying myself. While I do have a busy life, and I don’t get to play as often as I’d like, I still find that when I have the chance to get out and play a few games, I am in a much better mindset after.

So how does one go about getting into a new hobby? Personally I have never had a shortage of things I’m interested in doing. The process of starting a new hobby is easy. First, of course, I have to find out about the pastime. Sometimes I discover a new interest because my friends are into it. Other times I might stumble across it accidentally on the internet, radio, or TV. Regardless of where I found it, it now has my attention. Continue reading

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