Founded in August of 2010The Ontological Geek is a web­site for peo­ple who believe that pop­u­lar cul­ture is more than just enter­tain­ment. Games, movies, books, and comics aren’t just works exist­ing in a vac­u­um; some­times, they con­nect to us by reflect­ing our hopes and fears, our iden­ti­ties, our beliefs, our his­to­ry, and our future. In other cases, they fail to do so and leave us feel­ing alien­at­ed.

For the past five years, The Ontological Geek has brought you essays, columns, and pod­casts that seek to explore these hid­den depths and con­nec­tions of games and pop­u­lar cul­ture.

We’ve ded­i­cat­ed themed months filled with fea­ture arti­cles to par­tic­u­lar top­ics such as reli­gionhor­ror,  romance, and men­tal health in gam­ing.

In addi­tion, we have a num­ber of cur­rent and past columns focus­ing on a par­tic­u­lar topic, such as the Marvel Cinematic UniverseMagic: the Gathering, What It’s Like To Play (Games) and the Planescape set­ting for Dungeons & Dragons.

In the past, we’ve always oper­at­ed on a com­plete­ly vol­un­tary basis, but we’d like to aim a bit high­er from now on. We believe that good writ­ers deserve to be paid for their work, and that finan­cial sup­port brings out the best in every­one involved. Therefore all of our fea­ture pieces and other con­tri­bu­tions are paid from September 2015 onward.

OntoGeek is cur­rent­ly fund­ed by its own­ers, adver­tis­ing income, and gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions from our sub­scribers. If you want to donate/subscribe, please have a look at our Patreon page. Spreading the word also helps!

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