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April Nerd Block Unboxing

Talk about a turn around. Earlier this month, I did a review of my March Nerd Block Box. It was…well…okay. I loved some items and meanwhile tucked others away in a closet. NOT THIS MONTH. Yesterday the April Nerd Block plopped onto my porch. I was excited and curious to see what was in it. This time, I was not ...

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Review: Game of Thrones, “The Red Woman” (Season 6, Episode 1)

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing each episode of Season 6 from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Season 6 is a milestone for the franchise as it will be the first to continue the story beyond George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice books. Fortunately, Martin provided showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss with a rough ...

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No Gods, No Parents – Adoption in Orphan Black

In the second episode of Orphan Black‘s fourth season, “Transgressive Border Crossing”, there is a small but important side story happening with Sara’s brother – secondary character Felix – on an often-avoided subject that I am thankful to see become a plot point. If you’re not familiar with the show, Orphan Black is present-day sci-fi, where several of the main ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Grimm

Grimm-Episode: Good to the Bone Nick and Hank deal with a case where the victim’s bones seem to be liquefied and removed. They are led to a Wesen with a gruesome family arrangement. Nick and Hank visits the parents of the suspect to tell them about the death of their son. The parents do something that Nick and Hank would ...

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Supergiant Games announces ‘Pyre’

The storytelling masters responsible for Bastion and Transistor have finally announced the third game in their reservoir, a party-based RPG for Steam and PS4 called Pyre. From Supergiant Games, Pyre tells the story of a group of exiles, traversing a purgatory and participating in a competition that they hope could lead them home. Along the way the wanderers will encounter a sizable ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Roasted Asparagus with Mustard Sauce”

  By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Hobbits probably grow asparagus all over the Shire and pluck them right out of the ground as a crunchy, healthy snack! Be sure to get lovely, thick asparagus stalks for this roasted recipe; skip the sauce and change your oil flavor for variety. Please follow this link to my blog for the Savory Seasoning recipe! ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: The Originals, Grimm

The Originals-Episode: The Devil Comes Here and Sighs Klaus is held hostage by Aurora, Finn, and another unlikely person. Aurora wants revenge for what Klaus did to her and the others just want Klaus gone. Cami and Hayley work together to free Klaus. Elijah and Freya are busy dealing with someone who has power like they’ve never dealt with before. ...

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When Joss Whedon returns to television

Image source: http://goo.gl/Hh6RFr Joss Whedon is a master of his craft. He’s been long known as a boundary-breaking, genre-bending pioneer in the film and television industry, having created or worked on many beloved projects ranging from television classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, to major blockbusters such as Toy Story, The Cabin in the Woods, and Marvel’s The ...

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March Nerd Block Unboxing (Doctor Who)

Subscription boxes are all the rage right now. No matter what you enjoy, I can almost guarantee that there’s a subscription box for it. I considered some literature boxes (such as Owlcrate or LitCube), but for $30-$40 I can purchase books that I WANT from Book Outlet without all of the buttons and Out of Print socks  (of which I ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals, and Grimm

Arrow Episode: Eleven-Fifty-Nine The truth about Andy and his loyalty to Damien Darhk comes to light. It’s not surprising considering Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E. controlled him for so long. Laurel receives a job offer from the new mayor that she’s determined to turn down. Malcolm devises a plan to break Darhk out of prison and the team gets caught trying ...

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