Tricia Psarreas-Murray

Tricia Psarreas-Murray

Lynn, Massachusetts - United States 34 yrs facebook google+ twitter
I'm a pop culture junkie with a deep love for binge watching TV shows (even ones I've seen a million times like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and even Boy Meets World), delving into weird history to expand my ever growing list of trivia (especially in the areas of strange beliefs, occult accusations, and real people who inspired modern fiction), and reading books on every subject ranging from literary classics to comedian biographies. Sometimes I write books, too -- 23 as a ghostwriter and one that was credited -- though I tend to stick with shorter pieces like the ones in tNY Press' The EEEL, The Conium Review, and of course, Ranker.

A Few More Tidbits:

- I have a B.A. in English from NYIT (where I'm currently a member of the School of Management's Business Advisory Board)

- I sometimes get invited to schools and galas as a guest speaker (Note: I almost always say yes!)

- I live near Boston with my husband and my dog, the latter of whom runs my household.

- I am ridiculously well-versed in fairy tale origins, Poe studies, Salem Witch history, nerd culture, the evolution of fictional (?) creatures, 80s and 90s nostalgia, the history of medicine, pop culture conventions (and the people/shows/movies they represent), musicals, and random facts that can't be classified into any single description.
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  1. +vote The Best Dance-Offs in Movies That Aren't Even About Dancing

    The Best Dance-Offs in Movies That Aren't Even About Dancing

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    The only thing better than a big film climax is a totally unexpected movie dance-off. Sure, movies like Step Up and Stomp the Yard feature some killer moves, but ...
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    The Biggest Revelations George R.R. Martin Has Made About Game of Thrones

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    Week after week, A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fans bide their time rereading books, rewatching episodes, and reevaluating their fan theories in ...
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    People tend to get super serious during political discussions because politics are a pretty serious matter - most of the time. Amidst the world of powerful people ...
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    Vampire legends have been passed around since people first learned to draw in caves. From Babylonian descriptions of Lilith's baby-eating descendants to Roman ...
  5. Real Historical Figures Who Inspired Game Of Thrones Characters

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    With a nickname like “Witch City,” visitors shouldn’t be surprised by the plethora of Salem Witch Trials landmarks in Salem, Massachusetts. Jam packed with ...
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    Pet owners and animal lovers think of their favorite animals as non-human people. With their range of personalities, behaviors, and habits, it’s hard not to see ...
  8. +vote The Best Movie Fights That Don't Involve Violence or Dancing

    The Best Movie Fights That Don't Involve Violence or Dancing

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    As is the case with most kinds of storytelling, movies thrive on conflict. Some characters resolve their issues by beating down their enemies and blowing ...
  9. Why and How the Dani Tribe Cuts Off Fingers as a Way of Mourning

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    Have you ever been so overcome with grief that you just need to cut off a piece of your finger? Hopefully not. But for the people in the Dani Tribe, ...
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