Narrative of a Newb: What the Heck Are All These Buttons For? (Part 2)

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Read Narrative of a Newb Part 1 And I thought I was doing okay, tuning the three of them out, and opting to listen to the game instead. I heard an announcement “UAV INBOUND”, so I did what I assumed was the correct maneuver, pointed my weapon skyward, looking for some flying vehicle that must pose a threat to me, since the game warned me of its approach. Meanwhile, two bodies fell off the living room sofa howling in fits of hysterical laughter, while my husband had suddenly hunched in on him … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Rogue Reviews 2 Great Albums from TRIPOD

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who can't seem to shake the change in seasons affecting his sinuses...Some weeks ago, I introduced the Geek Goes Rogue agents to a band from Australia called Tripod.  This trio of very talented musician/comedians have been huge down under for more than a decade, but their presence on this side of the globe has been fairly minimal.Thanks to advances in technology and this wonderful thing we call the interwebs, we have access to most of … [Read more...]

Narrative of a Newb: What the Heck Are All These Buttons For? (Part 1)

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I’ve always considered myself a tech savvy lady. Not to toot my own horn, but I know my way around HTML and CSS, I can customize my iPhone settings with the greatest of ease, I still remember how to program a VCR (that is, if you’re still in possession of one and need assistance), and my first computer’s operating system was DOS, which I still know how to use. Yet somewhere amongst those lofty, geek-worthy credentials, I missed a step. I neglected to maintain the status quo on video gaming skill … [Read more...]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap

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Okay, so we are little late on this one, but it can't be helped. The Founder in Geek, me, is a bit busy with movies and books.So, here are my reactions to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as I watched... (MASSIVE SPOILERS)1-5 Great opening intro with an ordinary single being a hero by saving a woman from a burning building. Turns out, he may have super powers.  Awesome. Then, cut to D-Bag Hot Agent who is on some mission, shows his skills and will most likely be the show's "rebel". Not liking him … [Read more...]

Introducing a new Rogue Geek Writer: Melody Evans

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Okay, so, Geek Goes Rogue has turned into a boys club lately. Not intentionally, but hey, that's the way things go sometimes.So to fix that, we've searched high and low for a woman geek/gamer type.Look no further, friends, we've found one. We give you Ms. Melody Evans. Welcome her, all!Melody Evans is the Chief Marketing Officer of K-9! Video Gaming and a freelance book review blogger for Up All Night Novels. When she’s not hopelessly attempting to improve her lackluster video g … [Read more...]

GGR’s 2013 Emmy Recap

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who is finally feeling like all those years investing in Breaking Bad has paid off...So, I caught the Emmy awards Sunday night, and there wasn't much to go on about.  Jimmy Fallon's presentation was one of the simplest, yet most well-performed gags of the night, only to be capped off by Will Ferrell, who came out on stage with his three kids, dressed in vacation duds, and turned his presentation of the Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series … [Read more...]

2 To Go — Geek Goes Rogue Reviews Breaking Bad: “Granite State”

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who, until a few minutes ago, was having the hardest time deciding whether to watch the Emmys or do this...My wife is in the bedroom on the phone.  She thinks I'm balancing the checkbook.Here it is, my review of the penultimate 75-minute episode of AMC's Breaking Bad.  I have mixed emotions because I was drawn to Bryan Cranston's character, and he's always been the centerpiece.  But last week's episode thrust me into the realm of hating Wal … [Read more...]

Press Release for Father Jim Sichko’s book, Among Friends…..

FATHER JIM W. SICHKO TO SIGN ADVANCED COPIES OF HIS MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW BOOK, AMONG FRIENDS  For Immediate Release: LEXINGTON KY (September 20, 2013) -  Father Jim Sichko will be signing advanced copies of his new book Among Friends: Stories from the Journey on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m., at a private book reveal at the historic Carrick House.  A Public book signing will be held Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mark Catholic Church, 608 West Main Street, in Richm … [Read more...]

Final 2 Episodes of “Breaking Bad” Extended to 75 Minutes Each

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who can't believe this news wasn't delivered in a colorful package all tied up in a bow...One of the worst things about one of your favorite television shows ending is that you wish you could get more.  The end is near, all the signs are pointing towards certain doom, and the writing has been on the wall, in the papers, and on all the message boards for some time.  And yet, hope springs eternal.Today, I give you, the Breaking Bad fun, glad t … [Read more...]

Grace Unplugged: Creating Art out of Personal Pain.

One of the questions I get as a writer is: where do I get my ideas? I find it a difficult question to answer, because some of my stories are grounded in deep personal pain that I have no wish to discuss with the wider world. Usually, I give some lame answer about “not really knowing.”A few weeks ago, I went to the press junket for Grace Unplugged. One of my fellow journalists asked, “Was Grace Unplugged inspired by a real story?” A very natural question, and one I assumed would be answered wi … [Read more...]


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