fact or fiction

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

  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 2 years ago
    'Sesame Street' Roomies Ernie and Bert Inspired By LGBTQ+ Relationship?

    'Sesame Street' Roomies Ernie and Bert Inspired By LGBTQ+ Relationship?

    It's an argument that has been hashed over for decades: Are #Ernie and #Bert gay? I'm really not sure why such an argument would even exist, to be honest, but thanks to Emmy-winning writer and playwright Mark Saltzman, who wrote for Sesame Street from 1985 to 1998, we might have a partial answer. Saltzman says like most writers, he writes about what he knows, and as far as Sesame Street was concerned, it was his own relationship with late film editor Arnold Glassman that inspired the dynamic between #ErnieandBert.
  • Matthew Trundle
    Published 2 years ago
    The 'Infinity War' Ending Was Probably a Huge Hoax, and the James Gunn Controversy Supports That

    The 'Infinity War' Ending Was Probably a Huge Hoax, and the James Gunn Controversy Supports That

    Avengers: Infinity War's arguably most memorable moment, that even detractors of the MCU agree on, sets the film apart from a very overcrowded market of superhero films with endless origin stories and anticipated cross-overs of big stars taking part in light, crowd-pleasing entertainment for the masses. Now, I’m not someone who particularly loves superhero films, but I don’t hate their existence either. I enjoy them as a nice break when I’m stressed or as an easy way to meet up with friends for an agreeable activity. I even think that regardless of genre Black Panther and Logan are pretty great films and the recently announced popular film category is a painfully patronising invention when big budget blockbusters can provide great cinematic achievements.
  • Phill Ross
    Published 2 years ago
    Arthur: King of the Britons or King of the Brettons

    Arthur: King of the Britons or King of the Brettons

    Everyone has heard the legends of the once and future King, Arthur Pendragon of Camelot. Many will associate the legend with Wales and Cornwall, particularly Tintagel Castle however recent innovations in the research into whether Arthur was an actual historical figure or not have turned up some interesting results.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    Pixar Theory: Are Cars Really Cars?!

    Pixar Theory: Are Cars Really Cars?!

    Pixar has never ceased to amaze me with how they can take seemingly absurd ideas and make great stories with them. They gave us talking toys in Toy Story, talking fish in Finding Nemo, talking rats in Ratatouille, talking bugs in A Bug's Life, and talking emotions in Inside Out.
  • Chelsea Winona
    Published 2 years ago
    8 Mind-Blowing Disney Fan Theories

    8 Mind-Blowing Disney Fan Theories

    Here some of the most MIND-BLOWING, and believable Disney fan theories! These will have you believing that every Disney movie is actually connected!
  • Anime Geek
    Published 2 years ago
    'Eden's Zero'

    'Eden's Zero'

    If you are reading this, more likely you know about Hiro Mashima's work Fairy Tail and Eden's Zero manga (as well as the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail). If you don't know about his work, get ready to get enlightened by Mashima-sensei's fictional worlds. The author has been the creator of one of the most popular Shonen anime, Fairy Tail, but everything that goes up must come down. Hence, Fairy Tail ended back in 2017 and a new series much different from Fairy Tail was published in June 2018. It was expected that the new series would be completely different than the wizardly-guild, but there are a lot of similarities between the two stories.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    'Wreck-It Ralph' Theory: Was King Candy Vanellope's Father?!

    'Wreck-It Ralph' Theory: Was King Candy Vanellope's Father?!

    I really wish I was alive back in the late 1970s so that I could be one of the fan theorists who correctly predicted that Darth Vader would be Luke's father in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 years ago
    Why Are You Ranking: Worst Domestic Dispute Scenes in Martin Scorsese Films Listed from a Shouting Match to a Punch to the Gut

    Why Are You Ranking: Worst Domestic Dispute Scenes in Martin Scorsese Films Listed from a Shouting Match to a Punch to the Gut

    The films of Martin Scorsese excite, provoke, and conjure up deep intellectuality, and meditations on the aestheticization of the initiation of acts of brute force. What separates this cinematic master’s art from his peers is that he gives reason for all of the bloodshed, the punches, the kicks, the shootings. Honor, respect, and justice lie at the crux of all of his filmic offerings. But what is most curious about his pictures are the scenes of domestic disputes that populate the screen. Much has been discussed about the mob hits, the deals gone sour, and the ever mounting body counts that cap off a Scorsese Picture. From his inception, Scorsese has always had a thing for ultraviolence. From his student film, The Big Shave (1967), gore and violence have been staples in Mr. Scorsese’s palette. The editing by Thelma Schoonmaker make the scenes of viciousness digestible and artful. Without the cinematography of shooters like Michael Chapman and Michael Ballhaus and Rodrigo Prieto (among others), the domestic violence scenes would not crackle with as much intensity, fire, and excellent delivery. Scorsese ensures the viewer that these scenes of mostly men verbally abusing or even striking women anticipated what the #MeToo Movement is challenging as of this writing. His movies (though not all of them) feature some of the most brutal acts ever to be committed to celluloid or digital picture. So grab your bags of cocaine and pink suits from the cleaners and enjoy, Why Are You Ranking: Worst domestic dispute scenes in Martin Scorsese films from a shouting match to a punch to the gut.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    Pixar Theory: Who Are Boo's Parents?

    Pixar Theory: Who Are Boo's Parents?

    For years, Pixar theorists have been wondering about who Andy's dad is in Toy Story, and whether the cars in Cars are really cars or just animals that look like cars. And one of the most profound questions when it comes to Pixar movies is: who are Boo's parents in Monsters, Inc.?
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    Why 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Makes NO SENSE!

    Why 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Makes NO SENSE!

    Clifford needed Emily, so she chose him for her own. And her love made Clifford grow so big that the Howards had to leave their home...
  • Kevin Jackson
    Published 2 years ago
    The Real Truth About Jack-Jack

    The Real Truth About Jack-Jack

    Fourteen years in the making! We have finally received the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles (2004), and it was well worth the wait!
  • Melody LeMay Sellers
    Published 2 years ago
    Possibly Unpopular Opinions

    Possibly Unpopular Opinions

    Since I know not everyone has read the books and more people are familiar with the film adaptations of the Harry Potter series, I will base this edition of my series on the movies. Though it is safe to say, the movie did not sway too far off from how Book Hermione acted.