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The Nerd Degree: Star Wars Special II
18 December, 2016
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The Nerd Degree: Star Wars Special II

Yet again I pretended to know more about a topic than I do and got to mix it with the nerds on another panel-quiz-podcast sesh of the Nerd Degree. Full disclosure – I may have bribed my way onto the show with the promise of cookies. Yes, actual cookies. See?

Get your Star Wars on
13 July, 2015
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Get your Star Wars on

I have been feeling the Star Wars love a lot lately and have been noticing more and more non-specialty stores stocking Star Wars merchandise which is kind of why I got all excited and wrote a little happy shopping list thing. Read Geek Edit: Star Wars on Cake Oven.

Confessions of an X-Phile
17 April, 2015
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Confessions of an X-Phile

It is the mid-1990s. I am an undergraduate humanities student at the University of Canterbury. One of my favourite pastimes involves sitting in the subterranean depths of the Mac Lab under the main library building wearing a stone wash denim jacket emblazoned with a small X-Files badge I got free with a comic book and indulging […]

My Katee Sackhoff Girl-crush
17 March, 2015
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My Katee Sackhoff Girl-crush

Armageddon Expo. If you’ve never been to the annual pop culture event, it could be because you don’t live in one of the main centres. Or maybe you’re just the kind of person who has no desire whatsoever to come face to face with a zombie.

It’s cosplay but not as we know it
2 March, 2015
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It’s cosplay but not as we know it

Welp, Armageddon Expo: Christchurch edition is imminent and as was fully expected I have yet to complete my cosplaying endeavours, though I have made a start on junior’s Eleventh Doctor fez.

Twin harpists ruin Star Wars
13 February, 2015
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Twin harpists ruin Star Wars

Okay now, when I say “ruin” what I really mean is “pay musical tribute in questionable cosplay”.

Why a female Dr Who would definitely work
31 January, 2015
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Why a female Dr Who would definitely work

Recently the 5th doctor, Peter Davison (who by-the-by was probably my favourite as a kid, though Tom Baker will always have a special place in my heart too) made some comments about whether there should be a woman Doctor Who (or rather, a Doctor Who who happens to be a woman).

  • "No, I'm not Mike the pogo stick." David Lynch has nothing on a 3 year old talking to his Lego.,
  • Forgot about so here's a drunk one. ,
  • Kay Eff Seeeee! ,
  • You know you're I'd when you get drunk and all you want to talk about is infrastructure. ,
  • Someone just asked me if I wanted another drink and in answer I raised my arms up and sang "baaabysiitterr". So that's where we're at.,