Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer

After avoiding buying Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly a year, I finally succumbed to temptation and bought the game last week. I was avoiding it for my own good, since we have a history. One that started in 1987 when I went on my first quest and became completely obsessed with … Continue reading Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer

The TV Shows that Shaped My Early Childhood

My son is four-years-old and the TV shows I remember best from my early childhood, the ones that made the biggest impact, are the ones I starting watching around his age. Later, around six or seven is when I got more into cartoons, particularly the Saturday morning variety, but my early years were immersed in … Continue reading The TV Shows that Shaped My Early Childhood

Geek Life: I’ve Still Got Ms. Pac-Man Fever

I felt his eyes on me from across the crowded bar. Next thing I knew he was standing right behind me. After a few moments I heard him whisper, "Wow, you're amazing." A little shocked, but secretly pleased I could still elicit this reaction, I smiled as I turned to see who was dishing out … Continue reading Geek Life: I’ve Still Got Ms. Pac-Man Fever

Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Do you remember playing the recorder in school? For a lot of kids, it's their first musical instrument. I actually kept mine for years afterwards even though the only thing I could play was Hot Cross Buns and some terrible song about a goose dying called Go Tell Aunt Rhody. I think I would have … Continue reading Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

I like Star Wars in a perfectly normal way, like a normal person likes things...at least, that's what I thought until I was having dinner with a new friend and found out I have no idea what the normal amount is. I used to own a costume boutique so I was surrounded by cosplay/geeky people … Continue reading I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

The Changing Geek Generation

I'm old school. The only video games I kick ass at were released at least 20 years ago. And I love Star Wars, but I haven't even seen Rogue One yet. And I feel like that sort of define things. Especially with the death of Han Solo and then the real life death of Princess … Continue reading The Changing Geek Generation

The Reality of Costuming Kids

Before I had my son, I had grand ideas of dressing him up. I had a little dragon costume for him before he was even born, with plans to take a few Game of Thrones inspired pics. The reality: he screamed and cried as soon as the little outfit was on him. So I got … Continue reading The Reality of Costuming Kids