Down from the Door Where it Began

As Edmonton makes its yearly transformation into Hoth, sadly without Tauntauns (seriously bio-engineers, what are you even doing with your time?) I find myself drawn back to the keyboard, and this blog.  I know I gave a little tease back in August with my Gencon reports, and I’m sorry if you all felt that was a sign of glorious purpose.  It was not.

Simply put, I wasn’t ready.  The things that had driven me away from blogging had to run their course, and I needed to work on a few things personally before I felt I could get back to this.  I kept telling myself I’d start again when I was done that work.  Recently I’ve come to realize the work is and should be ongoing and never ending.  And so I’m starting this again, for better or worse, and I aim to keep going.

Was that cryptic and pseudo-wise sounding enough for you?  Too bad, moving on!

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Like a batter warming up, I’m just going to hit a few easy ones to start.  So here are a few things that have caught my eye of late…

- Apparently shaming “fake” geek girls has become a thing again.  Some comic artist got his panties publicly in a knot over this tired straw-woman argument, and the Webs World Wide, they erupted.  I’m not going to lay out the latest details; if you want them the internet is there to help.  But I will say this: what is the downside?  Let us assume all the douche-canoe exclusionist idiots are right, and there are females among us just pretending to be nerds.  How does that affect my geekiness?  Or the geekiness of anyone around me?  Answer: it doesn’t.  Nerdiness is a renewable, not finite, resource.  My geek levels do not depend on the geekiness of those around me, and a person pretending to be a nerd takes nothing from me.  So lets put aside this tiresome faux-rage and stop acting like the idiots that picked on us when geekiness was not as cool as it is now.

- Hi, my name is Brent and I’m a Tumblr addict (Hi, Brent!).  I started an account mostly just to follow people I found interesting, and to explore a possible alternative to Facebook.  Now I can’t get through a day without scrolling through my ever-growing list of ‘shipping news, memes, picture posts and animated gifs.  Because of Tumblr, I now understand the concept of “joyful misery”.  If you want to join me in my addiction or simply increase your own, I’m Dork Musings.  We can get through this together…

- Some quicky show reviews/views:  Arrow: Love the story and writing, most of the acting and the fact that John Barrowman in on it.  Beauty and the Beast: I…I just don’t know yet.  I want to like it because I loved the original series growing up.  But the writing is uneven, and the heavy hand of plot blunders in at the weirdest moments.  Doctor Who: So stoked for the Christmas Special, I have Dickensian goose bumps!  Once Upon a Time:  This is a really solid, fun, dark little show, and if you don’t get at least some enjoyment from it you are just wrong.  Castle:  Remember on Moonlighting when things started the downhill slide after they got together?  That is not happening on Castle, and I’m loving it!

That’s it for now.  My new job is pretty much going to have me working 12-14 hour days until December 21st, so posts until then will be sporadic.  My goal, depending on my level of tired, is to get at least three a week up here.  Might be three days in a row, might be M-W-F, who knows.  Right, probably The Shadow, but good luck getting that slippery bastard to tell you anything.

Catch you next time, gentles.