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Flying the Flag de Geek

I am not a closeted geek.

Don’t worry, though! I’m not going to push it in your face, expect you to get Doctor Who, or know who the best captain was (It was definitely Picard). But, that doesn’t mean I won’t and don’t fly my geek flag. To be sure, my sci-fi/fantasy proclivities are quite clear. Just come visit me in my office at an undisclosed place of work…that’s not too hard to figure out if you pay the slightest bit of attention.

It’s great fun to watch the face of someone who enters my office for the first time. Front and center is my Doctor Who tableau:

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Charming, no?

A lovely TARDIS bobble, Tenth Doctor sonic screwdriver, and an itty bitty Vastra present a nice welcome and an open door into the depths of my psyche…for those who care to inquire, of course. The trio are on the front part of my desk and are angled to delight and inspire anyone who sits in the ugly upholstered guest chair opposite of my shining (shiny) face.

Next is this:

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Closest to the back of the room, but still on my massive and self-important desk, is the above grouping. It’s probably the one that gets most of the confused looks. Oh sure, the Stay Puft box is recognizable enough, but the Portal turret and Battlestar Galactica Viper are fodder for blank stares and polite, vague smiles. I can’t count the number of times I have patiently explained that the turret is not a space ship. (I probably could, but I’m going for glittering generalities, here, people.) The Viper is just written off as some kind of space ship, too, usually not recognized for the awesome bit of stuffed coolness that it is.

Finally, there’s this:

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Nestled under the not-so-watchful eyes of ever-so-outdated photos of my adorable children, the last display is often overlooked. It is off to one side, and its mishmash of components rather makes it look like random pieces of  junk, I guess. To others, of course. Not me!

Beginning with the broken G.I. Joe Jinx and zombified dog posed to make it seem like a feast is in progress, the display also includes a magic wand, and X-Wing Starfighter/pilot/Yavin 4 Lego combo. Nice, huh? It’s pretty sweet.

I’m sure the longer I work at this undisclosed location, the more items I’ll accumulate and be able to show off. I’m excited by the prospect, really! I think of my small collection as conversation-starters and interest-attractors! I’ll have you know that my TARDIS bobble actually got one small boy to try Doctor Who. Seriously! I was informed that he became quite involved and gobbled up what Netflix had to offer.

Go me!

Do you fly your geek flag in your work space? Hit me up in the comments!

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My Favorite iOS Games

Gaming often helps me relax when I’m really stressed out. Honestly, after a long day, playing some Halo, Minecraft, or XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a great way to engage my brain in ways that have nothing to do with my day job.

However, when I can’t boot up the Xbox because my family is watching a TV show, my iPhone is generally my go-to gaming destination. So without further ado, here are the iOS games that are scratching my gaming itch.

1. Chrono Trigger –

This is the most expensive game on the list. I got this game when it was on sale, and it’s totally worth it. Sure, it’s not an original (it’s a port of my favorite SNES game), but it’s still a great RPG to dive into. Time travel, multiple endings, and killing monster: what more could you ask for in a game?

Ghostbusters iphone2. Ghostbusters –

Combine ghost busting with business management in a “freemium” game? Ghostbusters by Capcom is waaaay more fun than it sounds. And it has witty writing that makes me smile. You control a team of Ghostbusters as they are mentored by the original team from the movies. It’s fun, and it’s free (unless you want to pay for powerups. I haven’t come to place where I’ve had to yet), so give it a try.

3. Elder Sign –

The fun board game is ported to iPhone. If you like Cthulhu, board games, or just rolling dice, you probably owe it to yourself to buy this game and try to save Miskatonic Museum (and the world) from the threat of the Great Old Ones.

4. Temple Run 2

It’s basically the exact same thing as the original Temple Run, but the graphics are improved and there are some fun bonuses. If you have a few minutes to waste on your commute or if you’re waiting for dinner, play it and become a drooling addict.

All right, those are the games I’m currently playing. What are you playing? Give me some suggestions!

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