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Gateways to Geekery

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Submitted by: Brian Short (andessurvivor.com)

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Make a “Gateway to Geekery” post (in the style of The Onion AV Club’s posts) about a favorite director, actor, band, musician, writer, etc. Give an overview of his/her/their career(s), including sections on “Why It’s Daunting,” “Possible Gateway,” “Next Steps,” and “Where Not to Start.”

Feel free to include Creative Commons photos, screenshots, embedded YouTube videos, etc. to liven up the text. Have fun!

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Vocaloids: Gateway to Geekery

Why it’s Daunting:
For fans of the William Gibson novel “Idoru”, her rise was foreseen. She topped the charts with a number two album in 2009 and a number one single on iTunes in 2012.  Her name in Miku Hatsune, and she is a Vocaloid. Vocaloids are synthetic music software…

Vocaloids: Gateway to Geekery

Why it’s Daunting:
For fans of the William Gibson novel “Idoru”, her rise was foreseen. She topped the charts with a number two album in 2009 and a number one single on iTunes in 2012.  Her name in Miku Hatsune, and she is a Vocaloid. Vocaloids are synthetic music software…

From hell’s heart, I blog at thee.

GATEWAY TO GEEKERY: HERMAN MELVILLE

A picture of Herman Melville and his wife, Elizabeth, at their home (CC SirRonWong)

Why It’s Daunting:
Whoa, Herman Melville. Arguably the most important American writers of all time, Melville wrote what many think is the greatest novel ever written (certainly the greatest written by…

From hell’s heart, I blog at thee.

GATEWAY TO GEEKERY: HERMAN MELVILLE

A picture of Herman Melville and his wife, Elizabeth, at their home (CC SirRonWong)

Why It’s Daunting:
Whoa, Herman Melville. Arguably the most important American writers of all time, Melville wrote what many think is the greatest novel ever written (certainly the greatest written by…

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