Most recently published stories in Geeks.
Must The Show Go On? Upholding Our End Of The Entertainment Bargain
“The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation,” said P.T. Barnum, the man who founded “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which ultimately became the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Phineas Taylor Barnum showed the trademarks of an entrepreneurial spirit from a very young age and excelled at finding money.
The Picture of Everything Else #2
The Picture of Everything Else #2 Vault Comics 2021 Written by Dan Watters Illustrated by Kishore Mohan Lettered by Aditya Bidikar
The Lord Of The Rings Merch: 6 Oddities Fans Will Want To Own
There is no shortage of merchandise available for purchase in a fandom as enormous as one like The Lord of the Rings. Options range from fan-created art, Etsy shop products, or mass-produced memorabilia. All it takes is a quick Google search, and endless possibilities come up for the standard t-shirts, snow globes, or Funko Pop figurines.
The Magicians: A Must Watch For Any Fantasy Fan
I spent my childhood adventuring in Narnia. Before bedtime, I’d plunge into that world and then dream of drinking tea with the Beavers, sailing with Caspian, and dancing with Bacchus and the fawns on the Dancing Lawn.
Actually, WE'RE the Morons
Authors Note: As both a Dungeons & Dragons player and an author, I've decided to retell sessions of a recent campaign I've started with my friends. This is not simply a transcription. I have put this in my own voice based on the events that "happened" in the campaign session as I would if I were writing a fantasy novel through traditional mechanisms. I'll put this note at the start of any following episodes in case people are just tuning in.
Saint treasures: The beginning of new guardian
My name is Stella, and this is the story about how my vision about the supernatural change in one night, everything started with the dead of my dad’s uncle, his name was Antoine Gardein. Since he never got any children’s himself, he and my dad were always close. Has I grown up I don’t remember talking with him, the little I remember is that he always had a black book with him. The only thing I knew about my dad’s uncle Antoine is that there was a big mystery surrounding that uncle and his little black book. Also, although I never saw any proof of it apparently, he was rich my dad always used to say how he travel but he never mentions a job.
I'd be the first to admit my ignorance of Nigerian cinema, otherwise known as 'Nollywood'. Ever since reading some articles about its fascinating early days in the 1990s, when films were produced on shoestring budgets and retailed on market stalls, I've planned to get around to watching some. Namaste Wahala popping up on my Netflix recommendations a few days ago seemed like a great place to start.
Bingers Beware: An Addictive Series That Feeds You
Spoiler Warning** If you are the type of viewer that does not like ANY spoilers whatsoever, no matter how small, then I advise you to not read further. What are you doing here anyways? I will, however, recommend you to watch the show if you are a viewer that loves movies, and/or TV series that are in the realm of end of the world scenarios.
Little Black Book
It was small and unmarked with a shine to the rich black leather cover. The side was all cream colored pages with that cute deckle edge. Out the bottom flopped a scarlet red marker holding place about a third of the way through the book. I remember it being in the journal section of Hardgrave's Book Emporium. I should let you know that the journal section is next to where they sell coffee, trust me its important for later.
Negroes in Narnia
“It’s based on Medieval Northern Europe and there aren’t many black people in Europe.” “They changed that character to a person of color to fulfill a diversity quota! It ruins the character!”
"My name is Mrs. Norris, it is an honor to meet you, Mr. Filch," said the thirty years old woman as she raised her gentle hand in a conservative handshake.
Oh No! I Didn’t Like a 98% Fresh Movie
Well, it finally happened. After years of being the pretentious film guy among many of my social circles, I met my match against a piece of Oscar bait I typically love. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom showed me that there is in fact a “good” movie that I don’t like. By that, I mean I didn’t enjoy a movie that both critics and audiences agree is good. There are plenty of film scholar favorites like Jules and Jim and plenty of crowd pleasers like Venom that I don’t like, but each of those appeals to one base while alienating the other. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the first true consensus pick that left me out in the cold, and yet everyone else is eating it up with its 87 on Metacritic, 7.1 on IMDb, and 98% critic and 78% audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Instead of taking the loss and moving onto other Oscar hopefuls, I wanted to dive into this anomaly and try to figure out exactly why I feel different than the general population.