In Loving Memory of Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou was an innovator of the greatest magnitude. She shed light on the essence of life because she lived a quintessential mystical life, from brothels to the library of congress. The world needed to hear her song, as it is the path of compassion, empathy, and self-liberation. She gave the literary world the gift of autobiographical fiction, perhaps the cornerstone of 21st century literature.

“The chicken has flown the coup
Songs of freedom transcribed in motion
No longer an imitation of freedom
The brewing, stewing, frothing broth is set
Chicken soup for the mind and soul.”

​​​In loving memory of Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014

​​​​​​​​​Rudy Edwards

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I Made You A Promise : A Review of Arrow Season 2.


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In the past, the show Arrow had been shaky at best. It had its high points and its low points.  It got to the point where some people just gave up on it altogether.  However, for those who stuck around through the good, the bad and the ugly of it all we were treated with quite a surprise when season 2 rolled its way on to our television screens.  So far season 2 has be fantastic.  It has more layers and deeper story and character arcs for everyone.  We are treated to multiple characters from the DC universe, and sometimes the show is a giant easter egg hunt to find out who’s who.

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Free Comic Book Day 2014!!


Hey, guys, it’s Free Comic Book Day! Head over to your local shop and pick up some great titles (the YA/middle school level ones are actually really really good, promise).

–Ley

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro Boogaloo


The Spider-Man reboot franchise is very polarizing.  Some people loved the new direction Marc Webb has taken with the series and some think that the Sam Raimi movies should never have been touched.  I am more of a fan of the former. Oddly enough, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is very very different from both the Raimi series and the first film.

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Raggedy man, goodnight: A Review of the Doctor Who Christmas Special


In May, Mat Smith announced he was retiring from being the Doctor. And, to be honest, most of the fandom felt sad about it. He was our hip, young, cool Doctor. Then Peter Capaldi was announced as the next regeneration. Again, most of the fandom reacted positively (especially after seeing gifs of him in In the Thick of It). So of course, we all expected a great, wonderful, amazing send off for Matt, as great and heartbreaking as we got for David Tennant.

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Happy Thanksgiving/Hannukah!


Happy holidays from us to you! We’re very thankful for all of our awesome followers and readers. We love you guys!

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Gallifrey Falls No More: A Review of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special


Let’s go ahead and get all the screaming out now, shall we? I’ll give you a minute.

You good?

Alright, let’s talk about some Doctor Who.

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We Do Stuff Sometimes: The Time I Joined the Harry Potter Alliance


So we all know the main theme in the Harry Potter series: good beats evil. Doing good things makes the world suck less. And there’s actually an activist–well, that’s not really the right word. “Activist” online has a weird connotation now. Let’s just call the Harry Potter Alliance what it is: an organization that uses the books and other pop culture things to make the world suck a little less. Continue reading

Happy Halloween!


All of us here at The Nerdicon wish all of our readers a happy Halloween!

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I Hate Space: A Gravity Review


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When I first heard about Gravity I wasn’t too interested. It seemed like it would be a big explosion-fest and another in George Clooney’s long line of action vehicles.  I am also not the biggest fan of Sandra Bullock (editor’s note: YOU ARE FIRED, SIR). I have mostly seen her star in romantic/romantic comedy films and well, that’s the whole cast.  However, the first trailer I saw for it got me hooked.  That and it was going to be directed by the amazing Alfonso Cuaron.  He is known by some as the guy who ruined the third Harry Potter film.  However, i remember him as the director of the fantastic film “Children of Men.”  He really knows how to bring characters to life and his style of directing action puts you in the place of the person engaging in said action and makes you fear for your life not knowing what will happen to these character main or not.  That is what I was expecting and that is exactly what I got.

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