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Rhydnara Sveinsdottir is a ninth century Viking Jarl who took power from her brother after her father died in a hall burning. In her free time, she enjoys obsessing over BioWare games (at the moment Dragon Age Inquisition) and playing with her demon dog, Brynhild. In her not spare time, she designs nuclear submarines for the Navy.

Gamergate and the State of Being a Woman on the Internet

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I am a cis-gendered, straight woman who plays video games on the internet. I do actually exist. Most of you are probably getting pretty sick of seeing articles like this. Gamergate supposedly blew over months ago, and I’m sure everyone just wants to get back to normal life. The problem is that women online can’t ...

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How To Be a Geek – Tattoos

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How to be a GeekPart 1: TattoosI want to be the ultimate geek – the ultimate fan. I want to be the fan who knows more about my particular interest than the creators of said interest. I want to devote my entire life to obsessing over Lord of the Rings, or Halo, or Mass Effect. ...

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10 Things the Divergent Series Got Wrong

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This post was written by Guest Contributor Rhydnara I read Divergent when I was in a really weird place in my life. At the time, I was in a serious relationship in which I was crazy in love, but he wasn’t. I knew I had to break it off, but couldn’t bring myself to make ...

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18 Tips and Tricks for Enjoying PAX

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I was pretty sure everyone in the geek community had heard of PAX, and then was proven wrong on more than one occasion. For the uninitiated, PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is a convention dedicated solely to gaming in all of its forms. Created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, four expos take place around the ...

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Who’s the Rightful Heir to the Iron Throne?

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Warning: contains very VERY large spoilers I was raised on English court drama. I could recite all six of Henry VIII’s wives by the time I was ten, and I can list every British king from William the Conqueror to James I from memory. In other words, keeping track of all of the noble families ...

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What is Canon, Anyway?

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Recently, I re-read The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s been 13 years since I last read them. I initially had a plan to re-read them every ten years, but back in 2011 I had a hard time getting into them (I’ll get into why later). As I was reading Fellowship this time around, I ...

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