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Ways to Combat Toxicity in Our Cosplay Community

Every morning, I start my day perusing the many social media outlets filled with excitement and anticipation of what wonderful cosplayers have to share with the world that day. Unfortunately, lately, I’ve been greeted by something else: hate and discord in the cosplay community. It’s disgusting, saddening and it’s getting harder and harder to scroll past and ignore. You might be thinking, “Hey, wh...

How to Get Started with Cosplay: Planning

Now that you’ve done all your research to get started on your cosplay, what’s next? There are so many different ways to tackle the same task, so how do you choose what to do and where to start?I’m going to share my process for cosplay planning: how I decide the answer for each piece, and how I get going on that road to a completed costume! My next main step after extensive research is ...

Five Ways to Support Your Favorite Content Creators

One of the best aspects of the modern age is how we can create wonderful works of art and share it with the entire world. Art, music, movies, poetry, comedy, the list goes on and on, but we can so easily produce and consume any sort of content nowadays. This is both a blessing and a curse. While everyone is able to share their creations, it becomes that much harder to stand out from the rest. Ther...

A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self I know, I know! You’ve see this kind of article before and so have I. The concept of writing a letter to your younger self is in no way new, but that doesn’t diminish how interesting the topic is. I didn’t think much of this concept until I actually pondered on what I would even say to my twelve-year-old or even my fifteen-year-old self. Heck, I could ...

Stacking the odds in your favour as your groom yourself for Blackjack stardom

Stacking the odds in your favour as your groom yourself for Blackjack stardom If you are one of the millions of people that enjoy playing at online casinos, you will probably have heard that of all of the casino table games; Blackjack is the one where you can beat the bank. This understanding may be based on the practical card counting system developed back in the 1960s. The truth of the matter, h...

Come To Terms With The Fact That You Are Wonderful

Come To Terms With The Fact That You Are Wonderful My name is DeAngelo and I am Darth Mexican, aka the founder of The Geek lyfe. Recently I had to sit down and really evaluate my life on what I wanted, why I had not reached my goals yet, and then what I did in response to not completing those goals. It gave me a lot of insight and I later found that many others suffer through the same issues so I ...

Pokemon Go Tips

Pokemon Go Tips In the small amount of time that Pokemon Go has been out, it has swept the world in a Pokemon craze. People of all different ages are coming out of their homes to catch their favorite Pokemon out in the real world. While the game is incredible, their tutorial is a bit lack luster. The Pokemon Go community has really come together and provided a ton of information to help players ge...

Top Tips For Players New to Dungeons and Dragons

Top Tips For Players New to Dungeons and Dragons So, you’ve decided to join the world of Dungeons and Dragons. In this immersive and sometimes threatening world, it’s important that you keep your quiver full of arrows, companions close by and your player handbook safe. However, if perhaps you’ve already lost your head, or your gold, then fear not! Read on, and take note of these ...

Advice to Cosplayers From A Cosplay Interviewer

Advice to Cosplayers From A Cosplay Interviewer Hey friends! My name is Darth Mexican/DeAngelo, I started The Geek Lyfe in 2013 as a way to express my opinions and help other geeks with product reviews and entertainment. One of my main passions is cosplay, I  have the talent of a pebble so needless to say I appreciate the art of cosplay far more than actually participating. I followed various big ...

I Survived The Friendzone, Here Is How

 I Survived The Friendzone, Here Is How Hey all! This is a bit of a  personal article but I feel as though it’ll help others who might be in similar situations. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is DeAngelo, I am 25 years old at the time of writing this, I’ve always been a huge geek, and I did not hold a girl’s hand/kiss/go on a date until the age of 23. My situat...

Get Your D&D Campaign Past The First Session

Get Your D&D Campaign Past The First Session Dungeons and Dragons is an incredible experience that often leads to new friendships and unforgettable memories. However, as a new Dungeon Master, it can be rough to group a new group of friends to buy into your campaign and want to play for more than a single session. I’ve played D&D for years, ran multiple campaigns to a complete finish ...

How to Play Pathfinder: A Primer for Girls

How to Play Pathfinder: A Primer for Girls Editor’s note: This article was written as satire and for the purpose of sarcastic humor. We here at Geek Lyfe fully support and encourage female gamers and know that they do not need to have their hand held with learning RPGs or which class to pick. As a DM for 6 years a ton of my best players were female gamers. -Darth Mexican Well hello there lit...

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