fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the geek universe.

  • Neal Litherland
    Published about a month ago
    Was Captain Jack Sparrow a Real Person?

    Was Captain Jack Sparrow a Real Person?

    Captain Jack Sparrow is probably the most famous fictional pirate seen in generations, pushing infamous figures like Captain Blood and Treasure Island's Captain Flint right out of the limelight. While the drunken antics and wild shenanigans of the crazed captain have become iconic to Johnny Depp's portfolio, fans have been asking for years whether a character that creative (and downright strange) could really be spun out of whole cloth.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 3 months ago
    Who Was the Real James Bond?

    Who Was the Real James Bond?

    James Bond 007 is perhaps the most well-known fictional espionage agent in history. The grand-daddy of Jimmy-come-lately characters like Jason Bourne, it's been estimated that over half of the world's population has seen a film starring the suave super spy. Though not as many people have read the originals penned by creator Ian Fleming (who was sort of an insane badass in his own right), the books have survived, and even thrived for decades now. For all that time there has been one, burning question in the minds of many franchise fans; who is the real James Bond?
  • Morgan Whimsy
    Published 4 months ago
    What to expect from the Re-Release of Avengers: Endgame

    What to expect from the Re-Release of Avengers: Endgame

    With the booming success of Marvel's twenty second installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's no surprise that the company decided to put the movie back out into theaters. With $2.75 Billion USD Endgame is currently sitting behind the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, which has a gross revenue of $2.79.Billion USD. This competition is the stuff of legends and some pretty amazing memes, as Endgame quickly rose to sink other memorable movies such as Titanic. Many Marvel fans are hoping that this last push will get Endgame over the finish line.
  • E.J. Hagadorn
    Published 5 months ago
    The Disappearance of Agatha Christie

    The Disappearance of Agatha Christie

    By 1926, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie had already made a name for herself as a mystery writer. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, had been the first of many to be published to widespread acclaim, alongside numerous short stories. She was married to WWI pilot Archie Christie, had her daughter Rosalind by him, and was looking forward to publishing The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. From every angle, it looked as if she had an ideal life that was only going to get better.
  • Christina Brucker
    Published 5 months ago
    Alone on the Throne

    Alone on the Throne

    I was born in the winter; since then it has been coming. Ever so cunning, it is as quiet as the humming of the drumming hearts. The first chapter of change began with a beheading fit of rage, all on the stage of life. We were right next to him when the wolf lost the first fight. We screamed as lion hearts beamed and it all seemed like it could grow no worse. It carried my trust off like a hearse, and my heart burst like a balloon as the script continued to unleash all the doom and the story’s bloom continued to swoon and loom.
  • Michael Serrano
    Published 5 months ago
    Jack's Journey

    Jack's Journey

    Floating through the void of space in his mind Anime Jack questioned his existence. "Why am I here? What purpose do I serve? Am I destined to be nothing forever?" Countless questions invaded the zone of where a sturdy foundation should be. As he continues to float in the distance, he sees a black hole. He didn't try to float away from the unknown, he accepted what was to come hoping for the best. While he begins to get closer, that black hole begins to shine bright and capture his full attention. The closer he got the more he felt a passion in him growing. Not knowing what the passion was for it impulsed him to move faster towards the hole of light. When he got close enough he heard a voice in his heart that said, "Destiny awaits." The hole of light sucked him in and spit him out in front of an old run down building, full of spider webs and moss. As he stood up he hears that voice again say, "It's in your hands now," leaving him puzzled all he had was a fire of passion burning in him and an old run down building with a sign that read, "Anime Mansion." At that moment he realized, "This is where I belong!
  • Wesley M
    Published 6 months ago
    Mutants Are Black People, Inhumans Are LGBTQ+
  • Jilian Woods
    Published 6 months ago
    Four Things You Might Have Gotten Wrong from Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’

    Four Things You Might Have Gotten Wrong from Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’

    Gillian Flynn is an accomplished author and some of her works with the most media attention include:
  • Freya Taylor
    Published 6 months ago
    7 Questions You've Definitely Had About 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'!

    7 Questions You've Definitely Had About 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'!

    The size of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book was monumental compared to that of its predecessors. So, how were they going to fit that much detail into a film that wasn't 10 hours long? (Which I would definitely sit and watch by the way). Unfortunately for Potterheads, they cut out quite a sizeable chunk of not only characters, but character depth, and key plot developments as well.
  • Elizabeth Mullins
    Published 6 months ago
    Could Newt Be Hagrid's Father?

    Could Newt Be Hagrid's Father?

    As I was re-watching Fantastic Beasts and Whereto Find Them, it struck me just how similar Hagrid and Newt seem to be. Jacob cowering behind a beaming and reassuring Newt as a massive and seemingly dangerous creature appears. So had Harry and his friends done with Hagrid. His father's name was never mentioned in the books or movies, just that he was short; not only in comparison to his giantess wife and half giant son, but by human standards as well. In fact, we get an okay idea of what Hagrid's father looked like in Chapter 24 of Goblet of Fire:
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 8 months ago
    10 X-Men Movie Fan Theories That Actually Make Sense

    10 X-Men Movie Fan Theories That Actually Make Sense

    Back when I was in college, I had a friend named Sam. Sam was the type of person who really loved to read into comics, cartoons, and books to find secret meanings. Talking to him was always a kick, primarily because I never knew what fan theories he'd come up with.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 9 months ago
    We'll Play Games

    We'll Play Games

    A simple microphone and monitors represented the low-budget, but high quality feel of the podcast. Kilmer Tunn’s voice serenaded the corners of the internet with his show, “Tunn’s of Fun.” His face was chestnut brown. A game show, the broadcast lasted for only one episode at a time and then vanished into the electronic ether after that initial airing. He picked up today’s epistemology and ethics and aesthetics while leaving out current politics which he found to be toxic. Tunn organized with a network of other podcasters who dreamed up a direct plan. They met at his studio.