Amanda Bizeau-Nicol

Amanda’s love for video games started way back when she used to watch her brother play the NES; one day, she decided to pick up the controller herself, and the rest is history! She's currently working to upload her longtime fanfic work - The Fluffy Tadpole - to Archive of Our Own. In her spare time, she writes fiction, cross-stitches, whips her husband at puzzle games, and creates Myers-Briggs profiles for fictional characters. (Shh… It’s all perfectly normal…)

How Fanfiction can Help You Finally Write that Novel

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / November 29, 2016 /

Ever considered publishing that “Great American Novel,” or a new and trendy dystopian trilogy, or a fantasy series no one can stop talking about? It can be hard to get started, even when you have a story pretty well mapped in your head. “No problem,” you say as you approach the computer, ready to write…

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Doctor Strange: Our Place in the Universe

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / November 24, 2016 /

I’m gonna go out of my element for this article. That’s right: Despite my almost sole concentration on the video game side of geekery, this girl’s about to discuss…a Marvel movie. I know next-to-nothing about superheroes beyond Spiderman, Superman, and Batman. What I have learned has mostly been from brushing shoulders with comic book-loving friends…

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The Overlooked: Geeks in the Church

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / November 9, 2016 /

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie – the blind, the lame, the…

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God in the Hard Times

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / October 20, 2016 /

Do you remember trips to the doctor or dentist when you were little? You would get a shot or go through your teeth-cleaning, and after you endured the appointment, the nurse or hygienist would offer you a treat. Maybe a sucker, or some small toy – a memento to make the discomfort worthwhile. I sometimes…

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Unashamed Geek, Unashamed Christian

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / October 3, 2016 /

I am an unashamed geek. I’ve got no problem publicly displaying little tributes to the video games I love. I wear t-shirts and jewelry that reflect my interests, and I line my cubicle walls with favorite fan art. I once thought my geek life had no influence or intersect with my faith life, but I’ve…

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