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These Are Your Appliances on Steampunk

By Tim WainwrightFebruary 19, 2014
Steampunk. Gearpunk. Clockpunk. Neo-Victorian. Edwardian Sci-fi. Gaslight fantasy. These are all variations on a cultural movement that is notoriously hard to define but at the very least unites around a love of beautiful anachronism. Here we are proud to present a collectio More  →
These Are Your Appliances on Steampunk

15 Clocktacular Steampunk Snow Globes!

By Tim WainwrightDecember 23, 2013
Are you a Steampunk looking to spice up your Christmas decorations? Then look no further! Gear up for the holidays with these incredible snow globes from Camryn Forrest Designs! More  →
15 Clocktacular Steampunk Snow Globes!

The Unfortunate Epidemic of Bullies in Geek Culture

By Tim WainwrightNovember 19, 2013
Sexual harassment is an unfortunately vague and PC term, often used in shrill and bureaucratic ways. Which is sad, because it distances the English-speaking world from the sheer scummy filth of the incidents we dub “harassment.” So let’s be specific. During the most recent NYC Comic Con, ... More  →
The Unfortunate Epidemic of Bullies in Geek Culture

The History of Creepy Art in 10 Disturbing Pieces

By Tim WainwrightOctober 17, 2013
Hello, poppets. If ye be bold enough to seek out pieces of fine art that will make your spine crawl, enter. We've brought examples of the odd, the perverse, the disturbed, the tormented, and warped—art that has the whiff of the nervous mutterings of dark abbots on a forgot More  →
The History of Creepy Art in 10 Disturbing Pieces

The X-Men Just Got Medieval

By Tim WainwrightSeptember 24, 2013
Uber-talented artist Nate Halliman has made a series of gorgeous prints titled The Order of X, and it's one of the best pop culture anachronisms yet. It answers the question, "What would the X-men be like in 1066?" Halliman explains his inspiration on his website: "Prejudi More  →
The X-Men Just Got Medieval

Top 10 Most Depressing Innovations

By Tim WainwrightAugust 22, 2013
Technology has brought us many wonderful things: IMAX theaters, Netflix, and cars. But progress has a dark side. Here are ten new products that will make you want to sigh, light your pipe, and pour yourself a whiskey as you watch the world descend into ... More  →
Top 10 Most Depressing Innovations

What Your Favorite Fantasy Author Says About You

By Tim WainwrightMarch 13, 2013
The advent of The Nook has made it difficult to judge our fellow books by their covers. There once was a time when you could glance across the city bus, see the the book someone was reading, and know a little more about that person. ... More  →
What Your Favorite Fantasy Author Says About You

10 Movies We Are Excited For in 2013

By Tim WainwrightJanuary 15, 2013
Yes, we are ALL looking forward to the second Hunger Games movie. But, believe it or not, there are a couple other movies coming out this year that look good, too. Here are 10 that we're looking forward to (in order of release): More  →
10 Movies We Are Excited For in 2013 That Aren't Catching Fire

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!

By Tim WainwrightJanuary 3, 2013
If John Ronald Reuel Tolkien were still with us, today he would be celebrating his 121st birthday. A humble philologist, Tolkien once worked at the Oxford English Dictionary studying the history and etymology of Germanic-origin words that begin with the letter W. He spent most ... More  →
Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!

How To Get Ready for The Hobbit Premiere

By Tim WainwrightDecember 10, 2012
Alright people. We all know The Hobbit is coming out next week. The only question is: how are we going to do it in style? Maybe some of your friends have said things like, "We should totally go on opening night", or "Let's dress up!" While ... More  →
How To Get Ready for The Hobbit Premiere
About the Author
Tim Wainwright

Tim Wainwright writes about monsters, sexual ethics, and public sector employee pension reform--and sometimes other things. You can follow him on twitter @Tim_Wainwright , because he has a strange desire to have people read the things he writes. He is growing to accept the fact that people will always call him "bud", and that he will never pull off the cowboy hat look.

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