When not scrounging the internet for the best content for Jerrick Media, Isaac can be found giving scritches to feathery friend Captain Crunch.
All Might from 'My Hero Academia' Is the Hero We Deserve and the One We Need Right Now
The greatest pillar holding up the entire series of My Hero Academia is All Might. He’s the classic superhero archetype. Basically imagine Superman filtered through the lens of shonen manga and you have All Might, and I think a great part of the series's core appeal lies with him, and how he’s the Superman archetype done right.
'My Hero Academia's' Tomura Shigaraki Is a Terrible Villain but That's Kind of the Point
Tomura Shigaraki is a terrible villain. But here’s the thing: What I love about him is his terribleness is it’s completely by design, and that’s what makes his arc so fascinating. Now when I say Tomura is a terrible villain, I mean that not in the sense that he’s a bad guy who does terrible things. No, he is terrible in the sense that he’s not very good at being a villain.
7 Times When 'Harry Potter' Was Basically 'Scooby Doo'
I had a startling revelation recently about Harry Potter that completely changed how I view the series. It all happened when I was on vacation and bought Stephen King’s son Joe Hill’s most recent book, The Fireman. It’s been compared to his version of his father’s post-apocalyptic story The Stand. The Fireman is a tale about a world being burned down by a mysterious fungal spore that cause people to spontaneously combust. The main protagonist gets infected shortly after she gets pregnant. Her last dying wish is to somehow give birth to her child while staying alive amidst a world that is quickly burning down. If you have no idea how this relates to Harry Potter, just give it a minute.
14 Standalone Star Wars Stories That We'd Love to See Come to Life
Rogue One has been an absolutely smashing success amongst fans and critics and is likely to become another huge hit. The film was risky seeing how it’s technically the first big budget Star Wars film that doesn’t feature Jedi or any member of the Skywalker family. But what it does show that there is an audience that is desperately hungry to see new portions of the Star Wars universe explored?
My Grandpa’s Death Record
When my grandpa passed away, he didn’t want to be buried. He also didn’t want to be cremated and have his ashes kept in an urn or thrown off the side of a mountain or into the sea. You see there’s this company that compresses your remains and make a vinyl record from them. You can have just about anything printed on it. If want you can record your own karaoke rendition of Don’t Fear the Reaper played by the carbonized remains of your mortal form. Personally, I kind of found it a little creepy. It felt like you were having your body preserved by a taxidermist then having yourself mounted in a rocking chair forever.
What Is with the Video Game Industry's Ellen Page Fetish?
I've always been a huge video game snob. I've followed the industry for years; while other 12-year-olds were outside, skating around parking lots, I was inside, busy reading the latest news from E3 press conferences. I'd like to think that one day, maybe 20 years from now, when a bunch of French dudes sit around and develop the video game equivalent of auteur theory and make it cool to name drop famous game designers in casual conversation (like Hideo Kojima, Warren Spector, Shigeru Miyamoto and Peter Molyneux), I'll be vindicated for all of the time I've spent glued to my screen and following the industry.
Does 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Signal the End of Jedi and Sith as We Know It?
With the episode title of Star Wars VIII finally revealed, the internet has been abuzz with speculation about the significance of the title The Last Jedi. It’s kind of confusing since the entire original trilogy is essentially about Luke being the last Jedi. If you want to get especially anal, you could argue that Obi Wan and Yoda were the last Jedi in the original trilogy until they transferred that title on to Luke. The most obvious thing is that the last Jedi in Episode VIII is referring to Luke who set himself into self-imposed exile after Kylo Ren slaughtered his new Jedi in the academy. Presumably, he’s going to try and train Rey who will take on the titular mantel of The Last Jedi. But wait just for a second there. What if we were to propose a far more radical significance behind the title of the Last Jedi? What if it’s in reference to the extinction of the entire Jedi order and Sith orders?
Uwe Boll's 11 Best Worst Movies
If there’s one name gamers and cinephiles alike have come to despise it’s Uwe Boll. He’s a German director who’s made a surprisingly good living grabbing the rights to middle tier game franchises and through some faustian pact with a dark god managed to con famous talent into starring in his terrible videogame movies. But in some ways he’s like a real life Max Bialystock living out a modern version of The Producers. Thanks to a German tax loophole, he’s been able to keep going by exploiting the law as a way to lure investors, despite the fact his films almost always lose tremendous amounts of money. Many countries offer tax incentives, if you film there, and employ a certain percentage of your crew from the local populace. Germany has those tax rebates, but without any of the restrictions of needing to film in Germany or use Germans as your crew.
Is It Iron Man's Fault That Donald Trump Is President?
America has done the unprecedented and elected a man to the highest position of political power who has no government or civil service experience. If you were to go to a doctor to perform some kind of invasive surgery, you’d want the best person for the job. At the very least, you’d want a surgeon. You’d want that guy or gal who’s spent ten years in med school, another five in residency, and another five performing a number of successful procedures. Even if that surgeon had a terrible bedside manner or acted as arrogant and douchey as Doctor Strange, that’s the person you would want fiddling around inside you when the anesthesia hits.
The 'Dark Tower' Explained
There are a few consistent certainties in life: death, taxes, oh and Stephen King. The prolific author has produced so much work that it pretty much guarantees someone will always be trying to turn one of his books into a TV Show or movie. Right now, we’re living on the cusp of another Stephen King renaissance with the eagerly awaited IT remake hitting theaters, The Mist returning as a TV series, and the upcoming Castle Rock show serving to create a cohesive interconnected TV show that features connections to all of his other work.
Everything in Dorne in 'Game of Thrones' Is a Complete Waste of Time
So basically one of the main issues with the Song of Fire and Ice novels is how George RR Martin loves to keep on expanding and growing his world. But this becomes an issue when he’s reaching the tail end of his series and he should less focused on introducing new elements and instead be condensing things and bringing together all of the stuff he already has in play. GRRM is terrible at wrapping things up. He’s sort of become addicted to the high of trying to surprise audiences with big dramatic turns like the beheading of Ned Stark or the Red Wedding. But this is a high that becomes more and more difficult to replicate as audiences become accustomed to it.
What Is the Appeal of Pickle Rick In Season 3 of 'Rick and Morty'?
Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty has become a full-blown phenomenon that has seeped into mainstream culture. You know you’re big when people are complaining that the fan base has grown to become insufferable and ironic hipsters are trying to move away from Rick and Morty because they liked it before it was cool, but can’t because the show is too good to ignore. One of the most meme-worthy moments from the season came from Pickle Rick, and of course Pickle Rick was everywhere.