March 28, 2016 • Movies & Film, Classics, Fiction, Geek
We already know Archer is a reader. He’s even gone so far as to determine himself to be a “Kristy, with maybe like a dash of a Claudia” from The Baby-Sitters Club books. So we’re preparing for the March 31stSeason 7 premiere of this hilarious and smart show with a mash-up of Archer + famous literary quotes.
March 25, 2016 • Comics, Geek
Here at Quirk, we recently provided you with our favorite team of Ultimate Female Super Heroes in comic books. However, while it’s true that this team kicks absolute and total ass, heroes are nothing without their other half— the villains. So, next up is a look at the greatest female villains in comic books, and we’ve put together a squad that will rival that of our ultimate super women.
Like our Ultimate Female Super Heroes, each and every female villain chosen came from a different comic book publisher. If any of you thought that our hero team was full of some bad-ass ladies, this next group could bring the world to its knees.
March 23, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Geek
Too often, Star Trek fans tend to focus on the amazing male friendships amongst Starfleet officers (Kirk and Spock, Data and Geordie, Picard and Number One, O’Brien and Bashir.) Yet Starfleet has produced some amazing female friendships and enviably strong and accomplished women. The perfect squad contains women with skills, talents and the ability to get things done. The women of Starfleet may span several centuries, species and areas of expertise, but their common talents are their courage, competence and dedication to their continuing mission to explore strange new worlds – and boldly go where no one has gone before.
March 18, 2016 • Dogs, Crafting, Geek
(From Illustrator KERBY ROSANES)
Here at Quirk we’ve spent the week scouring the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links. Whether you are looking for the cutest author pets on Instagram or dessert recipes for your slow cooker, we’re sure to have something to make your day a little brighter.
March 15, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Tarot Cards, Fiction, Geek
The soothsayer’s “Beware the ides of March” from Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar is one of the most famous lines of prophesy in Western literature. Aside from Oedipus and Macbeth, there are tons of ominous warnings, especially in the fantasy genre where prophecies are the reigning method of foreshadowing. While the prophecies themselves might be well-known to even casual fantasy fans, you might not know the fan theories that percolate from them. So, soothsay, I say, and let’s do this thing.
(Warning: spoiler warnings and conspiracy theories ahead!)