Dear Sherry: Writer, Interrupted

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Dear Sherry, This is a practical question. So many of us are writing around a day job, stopping and starting our projects, and it’s maddening for me, at least. Every time I get back to a project, I’ve forgotten things that were important and either have to waste a day of could-be-writing trying to get the details back into my…

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Feed the Chic(k)!

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It may seem hard to believe, but Speculative Chic is coming up on its first year anniversary! We launched officially on July 27th, 2016, but we started publishing our weekday content in earnest starting on August 1st. With that in mind, as Editor-in-Chic, I thought it would be an excellent time to sit back and take a look at what…

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Misconceptions About Bookstores

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People can come into bookstores with some pretty odd notions. Most of the time they’re confusing the bookstore for a library. Other times they just think they know better than the booksellers. But the truth is that the customer is far from right (and whoever coined that phrase clearly never worked in a bookstore — or in any sort of…

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When Horror Outlasts Its Welcome: A Review of Outlast 2

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Ever since Amnesia: The Dark Descent, survival horror has been in vogue. With the inability of the playable character to fight back and the discovery of the plot through found items, all you can do is run, scream, and hopefully get to the end with your sanity intact. Then Red Barrels developed Outlast, a game that put you inside of…

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My Favorite Things: Evil Clowns, Immortal Goblins, Exceptionally Adorable Artwork, and Sense8 Returns!

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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 bring you the second season of one of our favorite speculative shows, a trailer for a thrilling new horror…

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From the Salt Mines: The Big Bang Theory

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From the Salt Mines: A new occasional series in which I will talk about the things that stick under my craw for various reasons. Future plans include other TV series, several books, and at least one video game. I have a lot of feelings, and not all of them are pleasant ones. You may have noticed, if you’re the kind…

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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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Persona 5: A Married Couple Bickers over one of the Best Games of 2017

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After nearly a decade of anticipation, Atlus finally unleashed the long-awaited Persona 5 to a large and appreciative audience in April of this year. Over a month and 100 hours played later, how does the Japanese RPG stand up to the withering winds of criticism? Keyes and her maxed-out Social Link/Confidant/Husband Howard discuss the game, how it compares to its acclaimed predecessor…

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