Tag Archives: fantasy

She Geek Critique – High Fantasy & Dragons

I have never been into high fantasy. You know the type – set in its own world, playing by its own rules, characters typically include some form of dwarves, wizards, giants, plus there are mythical creatures like dragons or unicorns. Think Lord of the Rings, Discworld, Dungeons & Dragons. I dabbled with it a bit as a kid because I do enjoy fantasy in general. But the world building would bore me, with its extensive explanations and descriptions, which I’ve never cared for. (I stopped reading Stephen King and Anne Rice as their novels got longer for that same reason.) And honestly, I’ve never enjoyed over-the-top magic, which seems to be the only type wizards and magicians in those worlds are able to perform.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – High Fantasy & Dragons

Comics Cosmos – Action Packed Saga

If you’re looking for a space opera full of adventure, strong characters and all around good storytelling, Saga is the one. Created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, Saga follows two people from warring factions who found each other under interesting circumstances, fell in love, had a child and are trying to escape, well, everyone.  Continue reading Comics Cosmos – Action Packed Saga

Comics Cosmos – When Gods Roam the Earth

ccIf you prefer your comics to be less superhero and more fantasy, you might want to take a look at The Wicked + The Divine. From Image Comics, this dark, contemporary fantasy series is written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Jamie McKelvie. It follows a group of people, known as The Pantheon, who are reincarnated deities walking the earth. Continue reading Comics Cosmos – When Gods Roam the Earth

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Classic Geek Filmdom

Blog-MDMFor geeks of a certain age (north of 35), there are certain movies that should be on the “of course I’ve seen it” list. I’m not talking the obvious ones that should be on all geek lists regardless of age, like the original Star Wars trilogy or Lord of the Rings. No, I mean the less mainstream, the ones only lovers of scifi/fantasy would love… the true classics.  Continue reading Miss Dawn’s Musings – Classic Geek Filmdom