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We’re Headed to a New Site! – Weekend Coffee Share

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If we were having coffee, I’d say I hope you noticed that we’ve been working on moving. We’ve mentioned it on the site… maybe not as much as we could or should have. I don’t know. We weren’t wanting to direct people to the site yet, since it was a work-in-progress… We’ve worked, and there’s progress!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you to check out ComparativeGeeks.com in all its glory! We carried over some of this month’s content, so the site wasn’t barren… it also has kept us writing good posts instead of throw-away, because we’re making use of them twice 🙂

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that after you subscribe to the new blog site, you should follow us on social media too if you haven’t. Make sure you can keep up. Our Facebook page has been going for years, but we’ve been working harder to share fun things to it lately. We have a new combined Twitter, however, so that you can make sure to get all the updates from Comparative Geeks, from all of our contributors: https://twitter.com/comparativegeek. We also have a presence on Instagram, Tumblr, and Google+, if those are your cup of tea to my cup of coffee.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that after you subscribe to the new blog and follow us on social media, you should totally check out our new Podcast, Comparative Opinions! Inspired by the blog series of the same name, this is a podcast where we get together for half an hour, talk about a topic and a bit about our lives and geekiness, and then let you get on your merry way. The first episode has been submitted to iTunes, so hopefully it will be available there soon!

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you this is post 999 on Comparative Geeks. At 1000, I think we may be turning into a pumpkin – this blog will stop posting, and you’ll want to be heading over to ComparativeGeeks.com instead. With the new site comes more contributors, daily posting, a forum for ongoing discussion, the weekly podcast, and more.

We’ve gotten to this point through all the great help and support and readership and comments and shares and encouragement from all of you, our readers. Thank you so much. We have enjoyed blogging here for three and a half years, and it was time to step up or step back. We are stepping up in a big way, and we hope you join us for the ride.

If you haven’t yet, after clicking all those links above, make sure to check out the rest of the coffee linkup over on PartTimeMonster!

International TableTop Day 2016! This year’s 12 games!

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It’s our 4th International TableTop Day! We have spent each year of this event by recommending 12 games before, so here’s our games from 2013, 2014, and 2015. But it’s 12 whole different games for this year, so you can see all those after the jump. A couple of words about each, and if you have any questions, you’ll find some TableTop videos or you can ask us questions in the comments!

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On Live-tweeting a movie…

In case you missed it, Holly and I live-tweeted a movie last night…

Finally! Watching time! Gonna try some live tweets… #starwars #movienight

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It was an interesting experience. Ever since I signed up for a Twitter, I’ve used it to throw out random thoughts as or after I consume media. Lines from songs, reactions to movies, comparisons and quotes. Before that, those sorts of thoughts were Facebook status updates.

But live-tweeting is above and beyond sharing your random thoughts as they strike you. It’s about having a device open the whole movie. It’s a distraction and a choice and definitely something to do at home… and with a movie you’ve seen before, preferably.

We were excited to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens a second time, but we also knew a few things… a) we’re going to watch it again after this, and b) most everybody who might see our tweets had already seen the movie. Meaning that the distraction is mitigated by the many more times we’ll watch the movie, our references and comments you might understand in the void, and we didn’t have to worry about spoiling anyone.

A perfect trial run…

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A is for April Fool’s

Yeah… we’re not doing the A to Z Challenge this year. You may have noticed that from the complete lack of mentioning it before now… like the no theme reveal and no logo and such. It’s a great blogging activity, and we’ve done it twice before. You can read those posts here.
So what do we have coming up? Well, as you may have noticed, we do have a permanent addition to the blog – my sister Julia, check out her posts here. We still have Hannah going strong with a Star Trek post each month, expect one tomorrow!

We’re also still moving forward with our schemes to be self-hosted. We’re still a few months out on that, but know that it’s in the works. All of our current contributors are welcome and encouraged to keep on with us there, and we hope to be able to give you a whole lot more geeks than you’re getting here now!

With that, we’re also considering other sorts of online spaces and media we could include, besides just blog posts and social media. I think we have our ideas down, but let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see!

And later this month is International TableTop Day. We’ll be doing our 12 days of TableTop Day celebration again, I’m just not sure where… we shared them on Twitter and Facebook first year, Tumblr the second, and Instagram last year… I wonder whether a new platform is called for or what?…

Anyway, stay safe out there on the Internet today, friends. Don’t feed the trolls.

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Poll: Favorite R-Rated Comic Book Movie

So, social media has been exploding all week after all the claims about Deadpool… about how it’s time that the comic-book-adaptation industry finally (finally!) made an R-rated movie.

Generally they were reaction posts, something about how great Deadpool was followed by the face of a character from one of the (many) other R-rated comic movies. And then, well, then I saw this.

And it’s the reminder that, oh yeah, there’s been a bunch of them. Some big-name. Some recently. Many cult classics. Not a lot you can call bad.

So I decided, it’s poll time! What’s your favorite R-rated comic movie? I’ll just stick with ones from this picture, though there’s more (like sequels)… okay, and adding a couple I’ve seen in individual memes like Blade which means that Marvel has even backed an R-rated movie before, and Dredd.