Viscount of Hyrkania and private cartographer to the house of Beifong.
The death defying Sapphire Nova
Sure lots of us would like to just go around being awesome as a career, but few of us try to actually pull it off. Below is my conversation with the talented Sapphire Nova.
Black Widow Script Doctor
Spoilers ahead. I spent a lot of time on tumblr yelling about how there ought to be a Black Widow movie. I shouted about how the character had an established fan base who wanted to see her in a starring role. I screamed about how Scarlet Johansson was a proven box office draw. I bemoaned about how studio executives were stuck in outdated beliefs about how female superhero movies didn’t work.
The violent creator of VHS dating.
Jeffrey Ullman was frustrated. He knew videotape was the future, but he couldn’t seem to figure out how to make his mark. He was filming golfers and tennis players and then letting them analyze their swings on instant replay for $25 an hour. However, this was not profitable. He was having to work as a traveling teflon salesman to make ends meet. Then at a dinner party in 1975 a friend complained to him about meeting men. Blind dates were awkward. Chance encounters were too risky. Ullman was instantly inspired. “Advertise” he told her.
Claims of animal longevity are ridiculous.
We want stories about animals with a lifespan that’s way longer than humans or possibly even immortal. That’s exciting, almost magical. Of course you don’t have time to actually track an animal that long, so you’ll need to come up with some rationale for your declarations. Even if they don’t make sense.
6 Considerations in the lost art of curating a DVD collection.
DVDs are of course still around, you can easily find them at big box stores or online. They don’t have the same cultural cache they once did though. I still occasionally pick up a DVD, but there’s a good chance it’ll just sit in my TV cabinet, unopened. That’s how convenient streaming services have become--I can’t be bothered to watch a DVD I bought. On the off chance the internet is destroyed by mischievous raccoons or buying physical copies of movies comes back into style à la vinyl records, here’s a guide to creating a quality DVD collection.
When a state hates its residents.
The state government of Missouri is rotten. This isn’t about policies that it has gotten wrong, though there are plenty of those. I’m referring to how the state government of Missouri doesn't just refuse to help its citizens, it actively works to stop assistance provided by the federal government.
All of Red Sonja's appearances on screen so far.
After more than a decade in development hell it looks like the ball is finally rolling on a Red Sonja film. What if you can't wait though, you want to see Red Sonja in action right now? Well you have some options because she's been on screen before.
Snaggletooth is the best cosplayer you haven’t heard of.
One of the more unique cosplay accounts on Instagram you can follow is @snaggletoothu. While other cosplayers are all doing the same trendy character of the moment, Snaggletooth is more likely to be digging up a character from Blade Runner to portray. She can sing, play the guitar and paint. She describes herself as 5"6', 130lbs and mostly muscle. She practices for live action role play battles by going up against guys twice her size and weight. And for some reason she was terrified to talk to me. But hey, bravery isn’t having no fear, it’s being afraid and acting anyway. Conversation below has been lightly edited for clarity.