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Steam-pumpkins, Pump-cupines, and More: Seven Awesomely Quirky Jack-o-Lanterns

Halloween is days (day?) away, but fear not, procrastinator! There's no need to resort to a pedestrian triangles-and-smile face on this year's decorative gourds. Try one of these groovy ideas on for size!

The Greatest Literary Broships of All Time

Dudes and dudettes, let us be real for a moment: life can be pretty gnarly at times. Doubly so if you happen to be a character in some nerd's novel (what's the deal with a bildungsroman, anyway?). When the proverbial shizzle hits the fan, you're gonna need one righteous support system to safely lead you past the core conflict into a groovy dénouement. In the most trying of times, that is when you truly require a great bro.

Bros can come in all shapes and sizes. The important thing is that you find yourself a homie that will stick by your side through thick and thin. Sure, you may get all up in each other's grills from time to time, but—at the end of the day—your bro will unfailingly come through for you, every time. So, without further ado, let's celebrate some of the most epic literary broships of all time.

The Geek's Guide to Dating Webseries: Andrew & Lansie

Welcome to The Geek's Guide to Dating Webseries!

From local bloggers to podcasters, indie video game developers to celebrated filmmakers, hard hitting journalists to award-winning storytellers, over the next few months geeks-of-all-kinds will be sharing their love stories and dishing out advice.

In this week's video, you'll met Lansie Sylvia and Andrew Panebianco, two First Person Arts storytellers from Philadelphia. Philly folks might recognize Lansie from Philly Give & Get.

Hit play to learn how these two met, how building a story together can be an excellent bonding experience, and why Andrew is the sweetest guy ever. Enjoy! 

Forster’s Book Garden in Toronto Creates Awesome Quirk Halloween Display

Earlier this month, our friends up at Random House Canada issued a challenge to local bookstores. They wanted to see who could whip up the most fantastic, Halloween display featuring Quirk titles. 

Well, here's the winner. 

Forster's Book Garden, a indie bookshop located in Bolton, Ontario, put together this amazingly gory and creepy window display, featuring Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, 100 Ghosts by Doogie Horner, Tales from Lovecraft Middle School by Charles Gilman, and The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth... accompanied by chains, rats, crows, spiderwebs, and severed body parts. Awesome. 

You can learn more about the bookshop over on their official website, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Check out more photos below! 

DIY Costume: Kaylee Frye from Firefly

This summer I was busy getting married and moving into a new house. So when it came to choosing a character to cosplay this year I had some important criteria. The costume had to be…

1. Easy
2. Inexpensive
3. Epic*

*(Obviously.) Otherwise, what’s the point? ;)

It didn’t take me long to decide on Kaylee Frye from Joss Whedon’s short lived, but greatly loved TV series, Firefly. Here's how you can make one, too!

Wow, Amaze, Very Fiction: Our Favorite Doges from Books and Beyond

Wow. Amaze. Very fiction. Such fluff. So Quirk. If you don’t speak doge, then you might be a little confused—like many internet memes, doges and shibes just need to be seen to understood. In a nutshell, they're kind of like lolcats, but with Shibas instead of cats, and lower-case Comic Sans instead of ALL CAPS Impact. So book, wow, such characters, amaze.

Get it? Sort of? Then please allow me to translate: We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite fictional doge!

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