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Happy Birthday, Tigger!

Today is Tigger’s “birthday.” I tend to say “birthday” in quotation marks because, like all of our kitties, Tigger was a rescue and therefore we don’t know a whole lot about his history before us. That means the exact time and date in which any of our cats were born is pretty unclear. The shelter we found Tigger told us at the time of adoption that he was less

This Space

Hi. I’m Joe. I’m the person responsible for building a little geek-centered website called Almost Epic. Sometimes I write and create content for the web there, too. But I’m not alone! Almost Epic was envisioned as a web community and social network for anyone that’s passionate about pretty much anything! If that sounds really cool, you should totally sign up for an account

10 Things We Need in the New ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek Logo

We’re excited about the new Star Trek series coming in early 2017. Unless you’re a Trekkie that has been marooned in the Delta Quadrant, pretty much the entire Star Trek fan community has reason to be excited! We don’t know much, but we do have good reason to believe that we’ll be returning to the series’ proper timeline, that Angela Bassett and Rosario Dawson are

Pokémon GO is Great, So Stop Freaking Out!

Pokémon Go

Prior to this week, I had invested very little interest in the¬†Pok√©mon¬†franchise. It was a brand whose craze I just barely missed the boat on, having skyrocketed in the mid-’90s among children my nephew’s age. Children who are now adults only a handful of years younger than myself.¬†I didn’t want any part of it for a long time, due to its strong association with an audience

The Anomaly of The 1975

Although there has been a massive variety for as long as we can remember, popular music is pretty straightforward. Most musicians¬†can be categorized into “rock” artists, “pop” artists, “country” artists, and “urban” artists. Those categories can be further broken down into about a hundred different genres and from there you could break off into

How ‘Buffy’ Defined the ’90s and Shaped The Future

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an incredibly silly title for a¬†serious, long-running television series. We’ll get that out of the way now. That title, coupled with the unlikely premise of a beautiful blonde girl fighting off vampires and hordes of evil monsters and other ugly things that go bump in the night, tends to immediately alienate potential viewers from the outset. All of that

The Death of Harambe and How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Harambe the Gorilla

The death of Harambe the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo this past weekend seems to have taken public interest by storm. News footage and articles¬†have covered it relentlessly, social media posts have flooded our Facebook and Twitter feeds, bloggers like us have offered their take on the events, and we’re already nearing that point during a major current event where some folks¬†are bemoaning

A Love Letter to Garbage

Music evokes memory. A certain song or type of music can teleport a listener through space and time. It’s essentially an audio TARDIS for your mind.¬†My experience in falling in love with the rock band Garbage however is one that’ll make even the most passive alternative rock fans shake their heads. Flashback to a young teenage version of myself in the summer of 1999. My parents had

‘Orphan Black’ is the Best Show You’re Not Watching

When¬†Orphan Black¬†made its debut on American television, I wasn’t there to see it. In fact, it seems as though most American viewers weren’t there to see it, having only brought in a few hundred thousand viewers at the time. The kind of viewers that would have made a broadcast network like CBS or NBC cancel the show immediately after one episode and maybe even consider firing the

Why Our World Would End if Our Pets Disappeared

If you ask anyone who knew me at the time, nearly all of them would tell you that the latter half of September 2013 was when I lost my mind. That was when I went to a local animal shelter in search of a new canine companion for the family and wound up adopting one of the feline variety instead. It was a decision that I think surprised my friends and especially my family. We had always considered

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