Tag: Geekery

4 Annoying Story Tropes I Want to Kill

4 Annoying Story Tropes I Want to Kill

Our favorite pastimes are full of tropes and cliches. It’s inevitable. Stories fall into predicable patterns. Not all tropes are bad, but it takes skill to make them feel original. And since I’m a romantic sap at heart, there are plenty of tropes I’ll willingly follow. But there are a few that aren’t just eye-rolling, …

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Saying Farewell

Saying Farewell

The British Museum is huge. You’d probably have to live in London to see the whole thing. Even then, I wonder if anyone ever feels like they saw everything the museum has to offer. We were members for just shy a year and we tried to see as much as we could in the time …

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One Last Special Exhibit

One Last Special Exhibit

By the time we returned to Edinburgh for our last hurrah, we knew we were going to miss the Ming Dynasty exhibit at the British Museum. We were still members at the time it debuted but, alas, we were on the other side of the world. Lucky for us, the National Scottish Museum had unveiled …

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Both Geek and Girl

Both Geek and Girl

These days, women have to fight to defend their position in the ‘geek sphere.’ Women are either quizzed or ridiculed the moment they express an interest in something. Women are accused of being ‘fake geeks'(for what reason I can’t imagine). And there are endless discussions on the portrayal of female characters in movies, games and …

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Persistent Creativity

Persistent Creativity

In high school, my friends and I loved Sailor Moon. It was in the midst of revived popularity, largely because the end of season two had finally arrived in America, followed by seasons three and four. Sailor Moon was, in many ways, my gateway to writing. It’s one of those worlds that inspired many writers …

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Ye Olde York

Ye Olde York

Our first experience with York in England was a both lacklustre and whirlwind. We stopped briefly on our way to Edinburgh on a family road trip. We only had time to catch lunch and visit the Jorvik Viking Centre before we hit the road again. My husband and I both agreed we wanted to see …

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The Tower of London

The Tower of London

The Tower of London is an interesting bit of living history. Though it is no longer a royal residence, and is no longer maintained by the crown, it still plays an active role in the kingdom. The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is still housed there, as are the Yeomen Warders (better known as ‘Beefeaters‘). Though …

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