December 27, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Geek
Editor's Note: The holidays are still going, folks! Keep wearing those ugly sweaters. Post originally published on December 12/18/15.
The ugly Christmas sweater. Once the bane of any child’s existence, it has now become a chic throwback. Perhaps it can be traced to Leslie Hall’s epic “Gem Sweater.” Or perhaps it was inspired by simple irony – everything can be connected to irony. But not for us. We’ve always been fans of the bizarre garment.
In any case, what are rebellious geeks to do when everyone else has co-opted their look? Why, look even geekier! We are here to help, with our top 10 geeky ugly Christmas sweaters.
December 13, 2016 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Geek
A long time ago and in a galaxy far, far away, there's no holiday season. In fact, the only holiday viewers have seen in the Star Wars galaxy has been the Wookiee Celebration of Life Day. Yet seeing as the Skywalker family and the Millennium Falcon crew have saved the galaxy several times, they have certainly earned a gift during our festive season. Since they're far too busy with heroic adventures to deal with the mundane process of shopping for gifts, here are some suggestions to make this group of Rebel Alliance heroes happy for the holidays.
December 7, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Fiction, Geek
When I was a kid, all I wanted was to be able to step through the pages of my favorite book into the world its words described. A common fantasy, right? But now that virtual reality devices are hitting the mainstream market, my dream isn’t so farfetched any more. VR headsets will be on sale in time for the holidays, which made us at Quirk wonder…what would it be like if someone made games featuring our favorite fictional realities?
October 31, 2016 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Fiction, Humor, Geek
For many, Halloween means loads of candy, crazy costumes, and scary monsters. But monsters have feelings too! It may be hard to believe, but underneath the claws, fangs, and scales beats the heart of a romantic. That's why we're pairing up literature's scariest monsters in hope that they'll make a love connection.
October 25, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television
October, the month of Halloween, has long been the time to revel in fears and scares. For the crew of Starfleet vessels, however, they have no time for safe cathartic thrills when constantly threatened by hostile species, new forms of alien life and the harsh environment of space. It could seem counterintuitive to believe that Starfleet officers are afraid of anything when they so regularly prove themselves to be cool under pressure, calmly handling the week’s latest potentially deadly crisis. Yet these Starfleet officers have rather unconventional fears – nonplussed by a Romulan sneak attack, but intimidated by something far less deadly.
October 19, 2016 • Parenting, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Crafting, Geek
For many adults who never outgrew the joy of dressing up as our favorite characters, Halloween costumes aren't just reserved for our kids. Whether it's to wear to work, school, a local festival, or just around the neighborhood, coming up with a family costume can be a lot of fun and a great activity that adults and kids alike will look forward to year after year.