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Aaron Duran is founder and head writer of, 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.

The Horrible, Terrible Truth

I’ve been really neglecting my peeps lately…both of you… No more, I promise, your friendly neighborhood Geek will get back to a regular ranting schedule. Unlike now, where I am simply stalling for time as I think of a way to open today’s column…

It was the afternoon before my regular game day (yea, I have one…Back off, so does Wil Wheaton, you’re all just jealous)! Anyway, I popped into my local game store, Bridgetown Hobbies, to see if there were any sourcebooks that would enlighten the gamer within. Alas, no… However, I did make an eye-opening yet earth shattering discovery…

Even gamer girls (who are, by definition, geeks) won’t date the gaming geek!

Okay, let me back up here…

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Open Fan Letter From An Open Fanboy

I’ve never been the person to write fan letters. I can’t remember a time when I’ve ever written a celebrity, although I did write a programmer at SNK about 16 years ago about a game called Ikari Warriors (old school gamers will know that one). Strangely, he wrote me a six page letter in return (along with a yet to be published copy of Ikari Warriors 2, go figure). Then, there was the time that I got a letter from a guy who was cast as the “engineer of the week” for the 1st season of Star Trek” TNG. I remember him asking me to write Paramount and tell them that I loved his character. He didn’t make it long (I guess my, “That guy ain’t bad, but he sure isn’t Scotty” letter didn’t help). I’m rambling again aren’t I? Okay, to the point… I don’t write fan letters, and yet now I am compelled to.

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Thanks Gene

Well, I made it back to Portland. Can I just say how much I love this city, and how I would never live in SoCal (unless by name was Katzenburg or any other slimy movie CEO so I could be an ass and drive a air conditioned gass guzzler into LA). But, at least I had a good time at Disneyland (I always do though). I fully admit to getting into the magic of Disney. Sure, it’s just another in a long line of money grabbing corporations (even more so now). But, it can’t be denied that Disney has inspired many a youngesters and even some adults to create and tell great stories. It got me thinking about people who inspired me. As cheesy as it sounds, I have to attest my desire to tell stories to primarily one person… Gene Roddenberry.

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This Town Ain’t Big Enough For All of Us

This was quite the week. All I can say is that I did my part. What more can one ask? (I guess plenty, but I’m lazy). I sat there and looked at my ballot, squinted my nose and filled in the little oval with my #2 pencil. Folded the ballot, took it to the county office and dropped it off. I found myself annoyed that my selection of candidates was so limited. Okay, so I had the Libertarians, Constitution, and Green Party but for the most part my choices were limited to the President Savant and Herman Munster. Oh well, guess I’ll just read comics…

Ha, you think this was going to be a plain ?ol political rant?

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