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Aaron Duran is founder and head writer of GeekintheCity.com, a website devoted to the latest in movies, comics, tabletop games, digital pastimes, and all things Geek. His fascination with comics, film, music, and obscure trivia has transformed into a lifelong pursuit of pop culture knowledge. A precocious writer who started out by spinning elaborate stories based on his favorite sci-fi and adventure franchises, he befuddled his grade-school teachers, who were convinced that no child could write that well at such a young age. When not hard at work on his plans for world domination, Aaron creates highly acclaimed independent films, freelances in many forms of media, explores the minutiae of pop culture, and shares his love of all things Geek with the world through his writing.

Feeling Reflective.

Okay, so this one isn’t that Geeky (hell, who am I kdding…EVERYTHING I write is Geeky). Anyway, not so much rambling as it is rememberance… Enjoy or not…

History is ripe with pairings of people who seem destined to be together: Frank and Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Frank Garrett, Bonnie and Clyde, etc. Literature is much the same way; it too loves a good pairing Robin Hood and Little John, Butch and Sundance, Hawkeye and Trapper. Why however, do these pairings of people always appear to be working just a little to the outside of society? Why can’t they fit in with everyone else? I don’t have the answer to that question, all I can really do is add to the ever-growing list of these people.

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The Power of Bruce (aka, The Mawn)

Okay, so it’s been a few days since I added to my little rant fest here. And, this installment won’t be that impressive, nor will it be about D&D (I know, that makes you sad). Give a Geek a break, been moving all week and I can barely get my hands to move let along create anything worth reading. But, sore muscles aside, I am here to give some wisdom to ALL retailers the world over…

Bruce Campbell in a pop culture God!

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The First One is Free

I was taking a look at the fall line-up for television this year. It’s looking pretty grim friends. I understand that there are more important issues in the world then the “mans” autumn programming. But dammit, I need some good escapism and the powers that be just don’t seem to care. I don’t have ANY love for “reality” television (and to those that think this stuff ISN’T scripted, I got some GREAT items to sell you, trust me, I’ve met the writers). Can’t really stand sitcoms either, in fact I can count on one hand the ones that I feel are worth my time, sadly only one is still being made (go Scrubs). That leaves me with well made dramas and the ever-so hard to pull off “dramadie”. Again, it looks pretty grim. So, with that bleak viewing future I offer one of my (many) ideas to the public. If by some freak chance a suit reads this, take it, it’s yours… Just remember to give this unemployed Geek a job! Truthfully, this idea should be aimed squarely at the fine folks at the WB…

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One Night Stands Are Healthy

Tolkien had resurgence in the popular culture. 30 years ago lanky men (and some women) decided they wanted some plot to their epic battles. So, a small rather unassuming man from Wisconsin came up with some rules to add a little depth to his tactical combat. Making some Xerox copies and wrapping them in a blue notebook a young Gary Gygax began selling a game he (oddly) called Chainmail. 30 years later the game is stronger then ever, but with a flashier (but still highly mocked) name of Dungeons and Dragons! That’s right people; June marks the 30th anniversary of the most loved, endured, hated, cherished, and misunderstood hobby of the 20th (and hopefully 21st) century. All week I shall take you on a mythical journey through the realm of Dungeons and Dragons… Strap yourselves in, it’s gonna’ be a bumpy (and likely dorky) ride…

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