The Need For More LGBTQ+ Creators In Media (Pride Month 2019)

It is Pride Month! A month to celebrate the accomplishments and the continued struggle the LGBTQ community have had to and still face in the pursuit of equal rights and treatment. The struggle of this community is finally being acknowledged on a much more broad level. While this is the case there is still an … Continue reading The Need For More LGBTQ+ Creators In Media (Pride Month 2019)

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Why Comics And Comic-Based Properties Are So Often Looked Down Upon

I tend to try to keep up with current events from all across the spectrum from comics to politics to entertainment. I like to keep an eye on what is going on in the world and something very recently caught my attention and I wasn’t the only one to notice it. This past weekend on … Continue reading Why Comics And Comic-Based Properties Are So Often Looked Down Upon

Why ‘Genre Films’ Aren’t Given The Respect They So Often Deserve

It is the beginning of 2019 which means it is officially award season for film and television. The 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards was just held with some of the most widely praised films of the year being put up for nominations and even some winning a few awards.  It was a milestone that Black … Continue reading Why ‘Genre Films’ Aren’t Given The Respect They So Often Deserve

Why Video Games Are Still A Looked Down Upon Art Form

Gaming is a staple is modern life with it becoming more and more prevalent in the 40 years since its arrival in the 1970s. There constantly is new changes being made to the medium and technology is rapidly improving giving gamers more to choose from in terms of video games and the way that they … Continue reading Why Video Games Are Still A Looked Down Upon Art Form

‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

I began my time here at Up Your Geek with a lot of hopes and a lot of goals. I wanted to explore new territories as a writer and I wanted to do work that would be engaging not only from a place of having fun, but also a place of smart analysis of popular … Continue reading ‘Metal Gear Solid’: Traits, Themes, & My Experiences

Da Phoenix Den – Episode 5: The Art of Inclusion!

"Different colors, different kids, different colored kids!" - Alpha 5 Back from the ashes! I sit down with the man himself, the owner of Up Your Geek, Lamar Cain! We talk about Marvel, DC, Power Rangers, and why the f*ck we can't just get along! https://soundcloud.com/user-53220043/da-phoenix-den-episode-5-the-art-of-inclusion