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As you all know, I love video games. I’ve been Playing video games for practically all my life.

Earlier this year after I started playing Elite: Dangerous, Mrs. Uncommon Geek pointed out that I was spending more time playing that game than doing much else. I do tend to throw myself into a new game.

And that got me thinking… What would happen if I didn’t play any games for a month?

So, I decided to do it. I wouldn’t play ANY video games at all during the month of May! (more…)

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Today is Friday. It is the First of May. Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day. Last week we went to the Steampunk Symposium 2015. The next two weekends are booked as well. Monday is May the Fourth. It feels like the Geek Universe is emerging along with the spring.


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We aren’t just doing this for us…

We are also doing it for YOU! All you little geeklings out there who liveĀ in the Nerdosphere!

And we love you all! In a fan adoring kind of way šŸ™‚

Here’s your chance toĀ let us know what you would like to see more of at The Uncommon Geek!

News? Tech? Cast your voteĀ in the poll below! If you don’t see a specific category, pick the one closest to your answer and feel free to leave a comment on this post if you would like to get specific (I like specifics)!

Happy casting!


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Philosoraptor strikes again

Most everyone, in some form or another, is trying to be unique, trying to be original. Especially in the worlds of blogging, media, and writing, there is a constant struggle to stand out, to be seen as fresh and new. Is it a futile battle?

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Technology continues to advance at a fevered pace. But, does it really need to? Do we even fully grasp the things we use before we declare them obsolete? (more…)

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Everyone who has taken a stab at writing has, invariably, come across the phenomenon known as writer’s block. Even geeks who like nothing more than to geek-out, like we do on this site, have run into it. But is writer’s block itself a real thing, or is the real problem something deeper? (more…)

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Bones travels through time

In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode, “The City on the Edge of Forever,” Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy travels back in time to 1930s Earth and changes history, creating an alternate reality. Might his tampering have had more lasting effects than we realize? (more…)

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