LARPing As Represented In ‘Knights Of Badassdom’ And ‘Role Models’

By | February 9th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

LARP, live-action roleplaying, is Dungeons and Dragon's less popular sister. At least in the sense of pop culture. While many television shows devote an entire episode to the characters learning about Dungeons and Dragons or referencing a character who has once played the popular tabletop RPG, LARP is demoted to mere visual gags. While a [...]

What Makes A Christmas Movie A Christmas Movie?

By | December 12th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

The holidays bring around a yearly debate: if Die Hard, the 1988 Bruce Willis action movie, is a Christmas movie or not. Classifying films as "a Christmas movie" is not as straightforward as it may seem. While classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas or A Christmas Prince scream Christmas (it's literally in the name [...]

Eating Vegan and Vegetarian at Origins Game Fair

By | June 13th, 2018|Convention, Fiona's Posts|

Eating at conventions with dietary restrictions is hard. Even the professionals making the food often don't know the logistics of eating vegetarian or vegan. And, in convention settings, there are often slim pickings as it is. Columbus, like many cities, can be difficult to navigate while vegetarian or vegan. Especially in a convention setting, where [...]

Wait Times In Mobile Gaming

By | April 26th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Video Games|

With the recent release of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, fans of Harry Potter are being introduced to (or meeting once again with) game-imposed wait times. As enthusiastic as players may be, they can't blow through the entire Hogwarts experience in a single day. Characters have a set amount of lightning bolts, which represent energy. It [...]

‘A Quiet Place’ Could Have Been A Part Of Cloverfield, But I’m Glad It Wasn’t

By | April 13th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

Spoilers for A Quiet Place.  A Quiet Place is a monster movie with a good concept. The monsters are attracted to noise, so the characters must stay silent. This allows the film to do much more than simple jump scares and build suspense over its well-crafted scenes.  Despite the fact that the film had nothing [...]

‘Roseanne’ and Acceptable Ignorance

By | April 10th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Television|

Spoilers for Roseanne Though the Roseanne reboot's announcement was met with excitement, the return of the show has been met with, at the very least, skepticism. While many remember that Roseanne tackled issues within the working class head on, they forget Roseanne Connor's problematic views, which led to major storylines. Roseanne came from a place [...]

Critical Role is FAKE and Here’s the Proof

By | April 1st, 2018|April Fools, DnD, Fiona's Posts|

Over the past two years, I have watched a lot of Critical Role. I love the show, but I can't help but notice that sometimes, things seem... off. These are mostly brushed off by the cast or Geek & Sundry, but I just can't get them out of my head. In each and every episode, [...]

Ready Player One: Interpreting Ernest Cline in 2018

By | March 26th, 2018|Books, Fiona's Posts|

Spoilers for Ready Player One (the novel).  Until I listened to Ready Player One (read by Wil Wheaton on Audible), I had heard only positive reviews of the book. At the time, I didn't even know that the movie was coming out; I simply had a credit burning a hole in my pocket and wanted [...]

Game Like A Girl: What Does It Mean To Be A Gamer?

By | March 16th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Game Like a Girl, Video Games|

Dungeons & Dragons and Critical Role Twitter blew up yesterday over accusations of gatekeeping and the question "who is actually in the DnD community?" In a long Twitter thread, fans of DnD argued how genuine shows like Critical Role actually are while simultaneously declaring that the only people allowed to have an opinion on DnD [...]