Sunday, April 28, 2013

Captain Carrot's Dwarven Carrot Cake Scones

Sir Terry Pratchett is 65 today. I bet you he enjoyed a small party with friends and family, full of laughter, smiles, and cake. If you don't know Terry, you should. Maybe you've seen him hanging around your favourite Neil Gaiman novel.  Or maybe you've come across his surname taking up at least three shelves in the fantasy aisle of your favourite book store. The man has a goddamn ancient sea turtle named after him, for god's sake.

All I'm saying is, if you haven't read Pratchett, then you really really should.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ghostbusters' Ectoplasm Tarts

My feet are covered with mud and Mr. C is busy wiping down the armor - all in all, we had a lovely time at Fan Expo. We'll have to talk more about that later. Right now, it's time for something spooky.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Simple Yoda Sugar Cookies

Last month, Mr. C and I enjoyed a little March Madness. No, not the one with the basketballs. The other one. The nerdier one.

This is Madness compiled 32 of Star Wars characters and pitted them together in a bracket system to find out which Jedi, Sith, or Droid would be declared the best of the bunch. This was serious business - no Jar Jars were even considered.

I enjoyed the game, but, like usual in any sort of playoff situtation, I got a little bitter towards the end. I mean, how on earth was Han beat out in the second round? By Obi Wan, no less? And pitting two female characters against each other in the first round? That just prolonged the epic Star Wars sausage fest. Come on now.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Settlers of Catan Cupcakes

I remember back when I was a bright eyed, bushy tailed nerdlinger in university. The world of geekdom had just opened up to me - I started reading comics, got pulled into MMORPGs, and discovered the world of D&D. Before, all these things were out of my reach. Being president of my high school drama club got me abused enough; I don't think I would have won any popularity contests if I admitted that I religiously watched Next Gen or Mystery Science Theatre.

In university, I found a set of people who loved what I loved. Discussed things that I was passionate about. Played and laughed at games that were so cool, yet so absolutely ridiculous. Finally, I felt like I could pin my nerd badge onto my coat and wear it proudly.

Nowadays, geek citizenship is becoming even more widespread. Thanks to movie reboots and social media, we've got new generations of Trek, Who, and X-men fans. Being a nerd is cool. And you can feel at home almost everywhere.

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