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Ep. 64 Bane’s Cookies

Gizzy survived her time in the woods where we all know are full of serial killers and came home to join the Space Pirate Queen, Sailor Mizz and Fortune Cookie to discuss how we are all champion sperms, more Batman geekery, the gay Green Lantern and bear vigilantes in Canada. Fanfic Theater: Legend of Korra.

‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ – What Makes a Love Story Canadian?

Love stories are supposedly universal. We can all relate to the feeling of loving another person, being loved and then the heart breaks. We can all also relate to the nostalgia of childhood and wishing as adults that we can go back to that carefree era of our lives.

Lovers in a Dangerous Time is an independent film written and produced by Mark Hug and May Charters that touched on these emotions through the lives of two childhood friends, Todd Timmins (Mark Hug) and Allie Adamson (May Charter). Yes, there is hockey and apple orchards in small Canadian towns. Yes, this is a Canadian love story but it’s a story we can all relate to.

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Andrea Lewis’s Top 5 Best Couples in Degrassi: The Next Generation

So for giggles, I asked Andrea Lewis who she thought were the top 5 best couples in Degrassi: The Next Generation.  The list below might be short but I think Andrea tells us why these relationships were the most memorable.

When you’re done reading, comment below and tell us who are your favorite couples were on Degrassi.

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Read the interview: Andrew Lewis of ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’

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Ep. 19 Little Girls They Make Me Feel So Bad

The Lady DefectiveGeeks talk a little about Anime Expo vs. AM2 – two rival anime conventions. They discuss the poor American guy that is currently facing criminal charges for having supposedly naughty comics in his laptop while traveling to Canada. More boy on boy talk and cats attacking. You know you like. Also, remember when Lex Luthor wasn’t a white guy in the Superman animated series?

Supernatural Vancouver Con

Supernatural VanCon 2010

“Will Travel For Geek”

That is probably the motto for this blog post you are about to read. If you are not aware, fellow Defectivegeeks blogger, Gizle, and I are both crazy about the television series, Supernatural. Which gave us the proper excuse to drop some money and fly out to Vancouver, Canada for the Salute to Supernatural convention, hosted by Creation Entertainment. Yes- our geek gave us an excuse to go on a vacation trip. We’re kind of awesome like that.

We went with our other friend, Christy, and reunited with a long time friend, Adri (who I saw last when I was living in Japan, mind you! She was also an excuse to go on this trip). Although the convention was on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we only dropped by the hotel on Friday to pick up our wristbands. At least, Gizle and I got our weekend pass wrist bands, and Christy and Adri couldn’t pick up their individual day bands.

We were definitely looking forward to geeking out together. I mean, how can you take it seriously? We traveled all the way to Canada just for a Supernatural convention, for goodness sakes. We had to have a little fun with it… and we really did! We walked away with the best souvenirs (our mad amazing photo ops,) and a lot of memories to laugh about. More details after the jump below this preview photo.

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The Different Faces of Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver 2010

The first thing I noticed about Downtown Vancouver is the diversity of its architecture. Also, it was a smaller city and we could literally walk to a destination and get there in less than an hour. Every few blocks and every turn, the buildings and the scenery could change. Suddenly, it made sense why this city is a known Hollywood favorite to use as a film location. Vancouver could literally look like any city in the world! Which made it perfect for the Supernatural series because the Winchester brothers are constantly traveling across the United States. Every inch of Vancouver and its surrounding towns have been transformed into a U.S. city for the show it seems.

Oh yes– did I mention one of our primary reason to visit Vancouver was to attend the Supernatural convention? That will be a separate blog report! For now, enjoy some photos from our trip and sightseeing around the city.

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Granville Island is Heavenly!

I made a whirlwind, quick trip to Vancouver, Canada this past weekend and seriously… Granville Island was my favorite “tourist” spot. Mainly because the Public Market was full of so much amazing food. I am already regretting all of the food I didn’t get a chance to taste! I will probably spend some nights dreaming about the missed fruits, pastries and meals that I didn’t manage to find room in my tummy for. It was truly foodie-heaven.

My stomach was so happy that day.

It was cold and raining when we arrived at the Island that morning and we started off with delicious tea. I had the creamy Earl Grey and it was sooooooo good! Now I wished I took some loose leaf home.

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Rainbow and Unicorn cakes. So awesome.

For lunch, my friend recommended the oyster burger. I love oysters and this sounded amazing… and it was. Basically, they deep fried these fat oysters up and served them between burger buns.

GRANVILLE ISLAND//Vancouver 2010

GRANVILLE ISLAND//Vancouver 2010

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