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Roleplay games explained

Whenever I’m inclined to tell someone I roleplay–which is very rare in non-nerd circles–I usually get the same reaction. “Oh really,” they say with a condescending smile and hair flip, “what, do you run around casting spells?” No. No, I don’t. Roleplaying is pretty misunderstood by the general public, and ...

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Nerdy for newbies: video games

Ah, we’re back to video games. This is one of my favorite topics — right up there with ancient Greece, bacon and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Anyone who’s ever held the title “hardcore gamer” knows it’s not just a hobby: It’s a lifestyle. As such, this topic is pretty sensitive ...

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What to do when your favorite show ends

If you’ve ever hung onto a show for the long haul, you’ve experienced post-finale depression. Whether it’s the show or just the season that ended, sadness inevitably follows. I’ve been there; when season one of “Orange is the New Black” came out, I watched it within about three days. Also, ...

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Robot apocalypse

How humanity will end is a hotly debated topic. Some say fire, some say ice, sure. I think, however, we will be destroyed by robots. That’s right: I’m automatonophobic. I hate those jerks and their stupid, mechanical brains. That term isn’t entirely accurate, however; I may have an irrational fear of ...

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Science fiction writing isn’t a dead art

Now that I’ve gotten a couple of lighthearted topics out of the way, it’s time to get serious. I’m going to talk about the commercialization of science fiction literature. I know what you’re thinking: Whoa, Marina, chill out. It’s okay, dude or dudette; I will coax you through this difficult time. ...

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