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!)
March 10, 2016 • Magic, Fiction, Geek
Here at Quirk, we’ve spent the week scouring the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links. Whether you are looking for Harry Potter quotes that didn’t make the movies or a recipe for cake batter frosting, we’re sure to have something to make your day a little brighter.
March 8, 2016 • Relationships, Classics, Geek
Remember how when you were a kid, all the smartest girls in your books were seen as “odd” or “different” by the other characters? Ever imagined jumping into the worlds of the books, Blue-skiddoo style, so you could be their friend? Well, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve paired together some girl wunderkinds who would totally be in the same squad if, y’know, they existed in the same universe.