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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.

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Your friendly neighborhood Geek is a kind-hearted man. He doesn’t like to drop the bomb on people, but sometimes a line must be drawn in the sand and a stance must be made. That line was drawn a week ago. And so, I had to make the sad, sad call…

“Listen (Bob) the circle has made a choice and have decided that you must go. It’s not you, it’s us”. Truth be told; it really was that person’s fault. You keep staring at a woman’s boobs while arguing with the DM; your ass is GONE! Oh, you thought I was talking about a personal relationship!? Ha! Ha! Ha! Please, no good Geek EVER dumps a love. We hang on to love for dear life! No, this break-up had to do with a (former) role player. I wish I could report as to how said person responded, alas I had to leave a message and have yet to hear back from said player. I doubt I will and that is fine with me. It did get me thinking about relationships and how Player Characters would handle a break-up…

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The Final Geek Taboo

I’ve long since come to terms with my pop culture geek status. I love Star Trek (except Voyager, SCREW Voyager), I love Star Wars (that love is waning though), I love horror movies, and I love comics. But, I have one final love… A love that even today I do not speak of openly to strangers. This is a love that is shared by many of my like minded brothers and sisters. But even in this enlightened day and age it is a love that we do not speak of among the public; alas this love can often make us pariah with our own kind…

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Why I Make Movies in Portland

I’ve turned down the option to “Go LA” three times now: Once for school, once for no good reason, and once for a movie job. Each time it was harder and harder to stay in Portland, yet each time I turned down the chance I felt good about it. So, why would someone who wants to make a career out of film and video choose to stay in Portland, Oregon? Well, it’s not as strange as it sounds . . . Let me tell you why.

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Inspiring Horror Flicks

With my birthday only a few days past I look upon all the great swag I received from my ever so thoughtful friends. They know me well as I look upon stacks and piles of books and horror DVD’s. Seeing these movies reminded me of the films that inspire me to be a better filmmaker. And so, I give you a tiny sampling of those flicks… Anyone who knows me will notice the sampling and the obvious laziness that went into this list…

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