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Felicia Day: A geek girl icon

Felicia Day

I have been a long time Felicia Day fan. Since watching her in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as potential slayer, Vi, in season 7, I’ve followed her career eagerly. If you saw Day walking down the street, you would probably ...

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Worlds

The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson Cover Art

On September 30th, Penny Arcade ran a comic, ‘Sanderfuge’. It poked fun at the obsessive Brandon Sanderson fans who go on and on about the magic systems and worlds he creates in his fiction. I think it would be easy ...

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Manifest Destiny: Danny Dyer and Eastenders

The formula for Eastenders’ greatness is simple. In some scenes, there is crying. In others, shouting. On rare occasions – Christmas Day episodes, for example – there’s both. The heightened melodrama oscillates between peaks of fury and sorrow. There are ...

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Exported Culture

It has always been easy to travel as an English speaker. Over the years, I’ve met many Europeans around my age and I feel terribly ignorant and lazy. Most of them speak numerous languages – fluently. I speak English, and ...

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The changing nature of time travel stories

The distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent. Albert Einstein When I was young, I had a lot of trouble sleeping. My parents tried everything – from soothing music to almost meditation techniques, I was ...

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Violence in video games

In the early hours of 18th September 2013, a 23-year-old was assaulted and stabbed on his way home from the local Asda supermarket. He was robbed of several items, but the reason the story ran on the national news, was ...

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In Praise of Glass Boy

Who is Glass Boy? What is Glass Boy? Why is Glass Boy? The Boy of Glass himself is elliptical. Release titles have included This Isn’t Me and There Is No Artist. A few details are available though: Justin Charles Lambert ...

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