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Fandom

Wandering around YouTube I discovered, via a very funny excerpt below from The Graham Norton Show, that fans of Chris Pine (the new Capt. Kirk), are called Pine Nuts. And that fans of Benedict Cumberbatch (Pitt the Younger, Sherlock Holmes, the new Khan) are called Cumberbitches. I tend to be a fan of shows and writers or […]

‘By Heart, not Rote’: some observations on geeks and geekiness

Chrissie Amphlett and the Divinyls provided a decent chunk of the soundtrack to my young life; reports of her early death (aged 53) hit me in the childhood memories, hard, much like the arrest of Rolf Harris, or pictures of Berliners crawling over the remains of the Wall. I have, by saying those things, disclosed […]

The werewolf is cuter than the vampire

As readers are aware, I am not a fan of the Twlight phenomenon in any form. But one thing has become obvious even to a militant non-fan such as myself. The consensus is clear, the werewolf is cuter than the vampire. Out there in the naughty image blogosphere, there are remarkably few pictures of Edward […]

This spoke to my SciFi geek soul

A laugh out loud moment.  From here (via) Something for all the Star Trek fans out there. For those not Star Trek fans, an explanation: After sitting through four years of dull interspecies protocol seminars and tactical maneuvers groundwork, you successfully graduated from Starfleet Academy. As a newly commissioned Federation security officer, your first assignment […]

Stop the world, I want to get off II

One could do worse than join the crew of the Starship Enterprise and head off to explore the universe right now, all the while knowing that your home planet has solved the problem of scarcity… Alternatively, (and in other Trek related news), this guy has landed the ultimate Trek geek’s job – after being talent […]