When she's not interning, Maddie loves eating food, going to the beach, and looking at pictures of dogs wearing people clothes.
Bloodiest Horror Films of All Time
Horror movies are probably the most underrated genre in the movie industry. It's easy to write them off as campy or over the top, but there is plenty of artistry that goes into the genre. There is a multitude of different types of horror movies. Some deal with the supernatural, with mythical creatures that come to life. Others are psychological thrillers and are creepy in the way they mess with your mind. My particularly favorite sub genre of horror is the slasher film. They involve violence, mutilation, and lots and lots of blood. Some of these films are downright disturbing in terms of what they show on screen. The following films are not meant for young audiences, and they are just about the bloodiest horror movies out there.
Scientific Inaccuracies in 'Star Wars'
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, the Star Wars franchise was born. The popular movies have been a hit since their creation in 1977. The series is widely known as the epitome of the science fiction genre, with a massive worldwide fanbase. As you can imagine, people love to theorize about whether or not the events in the Star Wars films can actually occur. Could there be alien species on other planets or powers people can control with their minds? How about spaceships that can travel within a galaxy at hyper-speed? So much is still unknown about outer space beyond the Milky Way, but there are some events in the Star Wars universe that just couldn't happen in real life. Here are just a few of the scientific inaccuracies in the Star Wars films.
Top Vacation Spots for History Nerds
Everyone has different preferences when they travel. Some people need to be able to relax on the beach and get some sun. Others love to camp in the woods and be one with nature. And some people live for visiting museums and landmarks to learn about the history of a place. If you love to get lost in the past, this list is for you. The following destinations are rich with history, and will make for an amazing vacation. Visiting these places is about as close as you can get to time traveling.
Famous Books Written by Alcoholic Authors
Many famous authors have struggled with alcohol addiction. Some use it as a means of sparking inspiration, while others depend on it to self-medicate. It is widely debated whether or not drinking actually helps with the quality of writing. These particular authors didn't let their addiction get in the way of their work, as many of these books have been deemed classics. Unsurprisingly, several of the following alcoholic authors wrote about drinking and alcohol abuse in their books. The plague of alcoholism has consumed the lives of numerous individuals throughout history. Here multiple famous books written by alcoholic writers.
Cheap Meals You Can Cook in a College Dorm
Let's face it: most universities have gross dining halls. Often they'll have hockey puck burgers and pizza that resembles cardboard. If you're lucky, your dining hall might have a salad bar that isn't crawling with germs. This can be a rude awakening after having your mom pack you lunch for your entire childhood. Suddenly, you have to figure out how to fend for yourself and make your on food (unless you want to risk your life in the dining hall). To make things even more difficult, freshmen often don't have easy access to a full kitchen, so they're stuck using only their microwave and mini-fridge.
Saddest Deaths in the Harry Potter Series
J.K. Rowling, the literary genius behind the Harry Potter series has a talent for writing tragic death scenes. As any true Harry Potter fan knows, the series is full of sadness. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was an absolute bloodbath. I still get emotional when I think of how some of these characters passed away. You would think in a fantasy magical world there would be an easy way to prevent death or to bring people back to life, but there isn't. We all know how using Horcruxes worked out for He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Rowling seems to have enjoyed making her readers cry because the deaths in the series are absolutely gut-wrenching. Here's a reminder of the most upsetting deaths in Harry Potter, in case you had forgotten what it was like to cry. WARNING: this post includes spoilers!
Scariest Marvel Villains
The Marvel Universe was created in the 1960's by Stan Lee alongside Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. The world of Marvel revolves around the supernatural, and characters who have special powers. In the Marvel comics, there are tons of heroes and villains, and because of this, the developers have had to get creative with the characters' backstories. The violent and eerie nature of the following villains is what caused them to make it on this list. Some of these characters are so messed up they'll keep you awake at night. Caution: may contain spoilers.
Dear Donald, Your Presidency is Reminiscent to "The Handmaid’s Tale"...and That's Bad
Dear Donald, I was never interested in what you had to say when you were campaigning for the presidency. Until this year, I never considered myself a person who was interested in politics. I had causes that I believed in, and I had opinions about those in office, but I never really paid too much attention...until now.