Books, Life

My Identity Crisis with the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Quiz

Lately I've been diving back into Harry Potter. I'm going through some changes in my life -- I'll fill you in soon! -- and that leads to stress, which leads to this need for something familiar. Something safe. That's where Harry Potter comes in. A lot of people say they re-read the Harry Potter books or watch the… Continue reading My Identity Crisis with the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Quiz

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

Books, Games, Movies, TV

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.

Geek Force Network

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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