Yep. Starring William Shatner.
My SciFi Geek and Paranormal Geek worlds have collided to form something unholy…
For years, the supernatural genre of urban fantasy has been dominated by female protagonists. Not just any females, but kick ass strong women who struggle with the hero journey. They filled an important need for female role models. Urban fantasy gave women a new perspective on their place in the world. The genre allowed…Details
Since I already did a post on Grimm, I decided to use my "G" day to give a nod to my fellow geeks & nerds. Here are some fantastic blogs that will make you happy.
From his bio: I am a very eclectic reader. You'll find crime, fantasy, non-fiction, sci-fi, contemporary fiction in my repertoire at any given time. Do not expect anything normal from my little corner of the web.
I have been reading as long as I can remember and love to talk about books, technology and anything else that is going through my head. Expect book related posts to be here in my little corner of the web. I'm also an aspiring writerI hope that you do enjoy my thoughts.
Run by Jeremy, a self-proclaimed scifi/fantasy fantatic who enjoys reading, gaming and watching tv & movies, the site features geeky commentary about all of the above.
The other day I was tweeting with someone about the show Firefly. Those of you who follow me know that I’m borderline obsessed with it (okay, maybe not borderline). As that tweet revealed, I’m not alone in my passion. Invariably, every time I tweet about the show, someone (or several someones) pops up and enthusiastically…Details
I have a rather vain character who is, unsurprisingly, a vampire. His name is Esteban and he had his own Twitter account and Vampire Esteban blog. The blog was a vampire advice column for all the supernatural creatures in his territory. Unfortunately, the internet gremlins ate the database on his blog and all his wonderful advice went poof!
Below is one of the advice column posts that I was able to resurrect. His advice columns always included Lyla, his new and unimpressed assistant.
Destiny. When used in the context of the hero, destiny seems glorious. It takes a character (or person) on a journey outside their control. It hones and polishes until the hero emerges. But do each of us have a destiny? Are we pawns in the clutches of its larger game? God, I hope not. …Details
“When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies.” Wendy from Peter Pan
On a walk through a meadow, with bugs buzzing in your ears and the sun setting through the trees, have you ever caught a glimpse of a face peering out from the leaves? Have you ever felt dozens of eyes upon your back, only to turn and find no one there?
Or maybe just no one you could see.
That is the allure of the fairy. It has inspired people all over the world and for many generations to tell stories of nature sprites and tiny winged creatures.
And on one hot summer day, it inspired two adolescent girls to make some mischief. Unfortunately for them, the need to believe in fairies was so strong that their mischief was taken as truth. A controversy that lasted decades was born.
In 1917, two cousins, Elsie Wright (16) and Frances Griffith (10), were in trouble for playing in the stream in their back yard. In wet and muddy dresses, the girls replied that they only went to the stream to play with the fairies. To prove it, Elsie borrowed her father’s camera and the next day they caught their new winged friends on film. Elsie’s father dismissed it as a prank, but her mother was amazed.Details
For those who are fans of bigfoot (and let's face it, who isn't?), today's post will make you happy. So feast your eyes on these babies, my sasquach-loving shoppers:
by Graham Roumieu
Description from Amazon:
Like many reclusive celebrities, Big Foot is misunderstood. In his touching memoir Me Write Book he wants to set the record straight, proving that although he’s larger, hairier, and more foul-smelling than most of us, he’s really not so different underneath.
Only the most coldhearted among us could look on without compassion as this hirsute Everyman struggles bravely with casual cannibalism, Pringles potato crisps, embarrassing moments with peach Schnapps, the desperate loneliness of personal ads, and philosophical quandaries.
Readers will never forget the plaintive voice from the wilderness that howls from every page of this searing, intimate account of a man-beast in the promised land.
And because one was not enough, we present to you the sequel:
Get Ready for an A-Z Para-GeekFest! (And no, this isn't an April Fools joke!) This month I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge. If you haven’t guessed, today is A. For the next month this blog will be serving up a daily dose of the paranormal, the fantastical and anything para-geeky. So let's…Details
I have to admit, I really love the Friday night line up of paranormal genre shows. I’ve been a long time Supernatural fan and have found the new fairy tale series, called Grimm, really enjoyable. Although it is more of a procedural than the action adventure of Supernatural, Grimm has a lot of the same elements. With a few tweaks, I think it could harness a lot of the Supernatural fans.
For those of you who haven’t seen Grimm yet, it’s about Nick, a guy who inherits the power of a grimm. With that power, he’s able to see monsters who are disquised as humans, lurking amongst us. He inherited this ability from his aunt, but currently has little understanding of what it means to means to be a grimm. His only clues are in the trailer that his aunt left him after her death. Within the trailer are books and weapons that help him hunt the monsters.Details