Books, Movies

What Harry Potter Means to Me

I was a little late to the Harry Potter game. Though the books started coming out when I was a preteen, which would have been the perfect time to read them, I was devouring Lord of the Rings and Dune back then. And Harry Potter wasn't high on the reading list at my school. Maybe the silliness of some religious groups… Continue reading What Harry Potter Means to Me

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My Top 5 Refreshments from Fantasy and Sci-Fi

In my new Geek Force Network post, I talk about fictional foods and drinks I wish were real… I could really use a raktajino right now, too.

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Science fiction and fantasy have some of the best foods and beverages in fiction. I’m not just talking about Star Trek’s weird obsession with root beet — which is my favorite soda, by the way — but about the array of fictional dishes and drinks. Some days, I feel like the main reason to travel to a sci-fi/fantasy world is the eating. Here are the top five edibles I like to feast my mind upon:

5. Skyrim’s Sweet Roll

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The people of Skyrim take their sweet rolls very seriously. Sweet roll theft is running rampant across the land, and everybody knows when somebody’s stolen one of your sweet rolls. That kind of thing just shows on your face, you know? The sweet roll is surprisingly handy in combat situations, because it restores a decent amount of health – at least as far as Skyrim foods go. It’s also decorative, so…

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Escaping Into Fantasy and Sci-Fi Settings: My Top 5 Picks

While some people enjoy contemporary settings in their fiction, I've always preferred escaping to someplace different. It's part of why I love fantasy and science fiction so much. Having a video game or fantasy novel whisk me away to some fictional world for a spell is the most exciting sort of adventure. It helps me… Continue reading Escaping Into Fantasy and Sci-Fi Settings: My Top 5 Picks