The Nerd Habit
The Nerd Habit is a collaborative group of writers who love all things nerd. We write about the latest happenings in nerd/geek culture as well as short fiction.
Our 2022 Team:
Christopher D. Horton, Hani Masry, Jerah Rose, Whitney Thompson
Studio 666: Deadly Good or Dead on Arrival?
Looking around the mostly empty movie theater, I wondered if anyone else had come to see Studio 666 directly after church like my husband and I did. Maybe not as common an after-church event as a meal with the family or a nap, but hey, we are unique.
How a Girl Growing up in Mississippi in the 1980’s Became a Nerd
A radioactive spider bit Peter Parker. Melvin Junko fell into a barrel of toxic waste. Gollum found a ring. All great stories start with the origin of the hero, villain, or anti-hero. So how does a girl growing up in Mississippi during the 1980s become a nerd? I will revisit the things I enjoyed in the past to try to answer that question. Spoiler alert: there is no radioactivity involved, though my cousin and I did try to dig a hole in a hill for shelter to protect us from the Cold War.
Outrage or Opportunity? All We Know About Amazon Prime's "Rings of Power"
Since 2001 it has been impossible for me and millions of other fans to get enough of the Tolkien universe on screen. The Fellowship of the Ring brought Middle-earth to us in a way that had never been seen before. The Hobbit movies received endless criticism for the CGI and added storylines. But we all went to see them anyway. My household owns the extended editions of those films because it's more Tolkien on the big screen.
Here and Where You Are: Modern Tools To Strengthen A Long-Distance Relationship
I exist in two places, here and where you are. – Margaret Atwood I have been in a relationship with my fiancée since June 2020. As far as relationships go, I have never found its match. The moment I saw her on Tinder, a swarm of butterflies grew in my stomach. I will never forget how my jaw dropped when I first swiped to an animated picture of her batting her eyes at the camera. Her bright smile and beautiful brown eyes lit up the camera and my heart.
Memories of Magic: the Harry Potter "20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts"
Twenty years have happened more quickly than I ever guessed they would, but some things never change. The worldwide love for the Harry Potter books, films, and universe as a whole seems to have only grown stronger over the last 20 years since the first film debuted.
Why Badminton Is Indonesia's Favorite Sport And What It Means To Me
When asked to discuss badminton, I get excited because it is my favorite sport. How fascinating, you may say! Isn't that a sport you play in your backyard or at family reunions? Yes, the very same. However, I live in Indonesia, where badminton is the top celebrated sport. America loves their football, and other countries are obsessed with fútbol (soccer), the differences in which I find so silly, but in Indonesia, badminton reigns supreme.
Funko Pop Digital NFTs - Is This The Future Of Collectible Toys?
Being an 80s/90s kid, my passion for collecting things has always been a part of who I am. The issue for me was always how long my passion would last for a specific collectible. As ever-growing and changing as my collecting itch has been, I never would have thought collectibles could reach the point they are at now.
"The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim": New Tolkien Anime Adaptation
Tolkien has such an extensive fan base. Some people have been avid readers for years, while more people fall in love with his world by the day through the film franchise that began twenty years ago. I still remember how excited I was to see The Fellowship of the Ring with my brothers when it first premiered. I have been just as enthusiastic for every adaption and every biopic that has come out since.
"Invincible": A Who's Who of Amazon Prime's Latest Animated Adaptation
In my final article in the Invincible article series, I wanted to walk you through each of the major players, their powers, and a little about who they are. This article will be the final article covering season one of Amazon Prime’s animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible! I can’t wait to cover news and happenings for season two!
"Invincible": Amazon Prime Video or Robert Kirkman? The Best and Worst Character Changes from Image Comics to Animated Adaptation
All film adaptations, big screen and small, inevitably see changes from the source material. Robert Kirkman's Invincible is no different. Some of these changes are more drastic than others. As a superfan of Kirkman's comic series, I believe some of the character changes impact the storyline more than they need to, while others are a welcome addition!
"Invincible": Why You Need To Watch The Newest Can't-Miss Animated Series From Amazon Prime
Amazon's Prime Video has just wrapped its first season of Robert Kirkman's Invincible animated adaptation! One of Image Comics' most popular and exciting titles finally found a home on the small screen. Invincible aired eight episodes from March 26 through April 30, 2021, with plans for a second season to air in 2022!
Mario Party's Rise And Fall: Can Nintendo Revive This Once Proud Franchise?
Mario Party has been a staple on Nintendo consoles since its debut on the Nintendo 64 in 1998. Mario Party gained massive popularity by using popular Nintendo characters as the game pieces on a round-based, board game style multiplayer delight. Over the past 23 years, Mario Party has sold over 39 million copies worldwide.