Author Archives : Nancy O'Toole Meservier

Doomed Love: Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Failure of Relationships in Superhero Comics

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Three years ago, my husband and I finally got married after eleven years of dating. And like most couples, we received plenty of wedding gifts. Knowing our geeky tendencies, my mother-in-law gave us a sign which placed our names alongside famous superhero couples: from Superman and Lois Lane to Daredevil and Elektra. I loved the sign and still do, but…

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My Favorite Things: Murderbots, Milestone Movies, Superheroic Women, and Dragon Age

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, three of our selections are perfect for book lovers. This includes a brand new sci-fi novella with a murderous protagonist,…

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My Favorite Things: Fantasy Video Games, Obscure Fairy Tales, and Ghost Stories

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week we have two video game selections- including an old favorite, and a MMORPG perfect for people who don’t normally like MMORPGs. On…

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My Favorite Things: Female Jedi, Top-Notch Literary Sci-Fi, and “The Inner Light”

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. Can’t chose between Star Wars and Star Trek? Well, neither can we! This week we highlight a couple of our favorites from…

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My Favorite Things: Superior Spin-offs, Alternative History, and Word Games

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about a surprisingly excellent spin-off to a beloved TV show, a platformer perfect for fans of puzzles, and…

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“The Flow of Time is Always Cruel”: On Finally Finishing The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time begins in childhood. Specifically, Link’s childhood. At the start of the game, the camera pans down to a sleeping boy clad in green. He is the only one of the Kokiri (forest children), who does not have a fairy. That is until Link is visited by the the persistent sprite Navi, who wakes…

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My Favorite Things: Emergency Fun, Serialized Fiction, Geeky Ts, and Zombies on a Train

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we have a successful reboot of a beloved cult classic, a fiction serial that’s perfect for urban fantasy fans, a scary/action…

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My Favorite Things: The CW, Comedic Sci-Fi, Cartoon Cats, and Penny Dreadful Continued

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week we’re highlighting an addictive (and at times adorable) new RPG, a promising comic book continuation of a beloved television show,…

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My Favorite Things: Aquatic Horror, Sci-Fi Podcasts, Faerie Fiction, Charming Animation, and More Love for Geek Fashion

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re got quite an assortment. There’s not one, but two top notch speculative books, a podcast perfect for sci-fi fans,…

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My Favorite Things: Non-Speculative Edition

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Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we (usually) gab about the greatest in geek. But with April Fools having recently passed, we thought we’d shake things up a little. No pranks! We promise. Instead, we thought that we’d share a little more about us. Because here at Speculative Chic, the focus is always on the speculative:…

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