fact or fiction

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

  • Kristyn Cagle
    Published 2 years ago
    The Real 'Half-Blood Prince'

    The Real 'Half-Blood Prince'

    In the 6th book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry finds a potions book in the back cabinet of his advanced potions class, with notes beyond the smarts of even Hermione Granger. These notes help Harry to strive in his potions class, becoming the favorite of new potions master, Professor Horace Slughorn. The book contained not just help on potions, but spells created by the previous owner. Not only that, they signed the inner cover, but as a code name: "Property of the Half Blood Prince."
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    How Do the Pixar Shorts Fit into the Pixar Theory?

    How Do the Pixar Shorts Fit into the Pixar Theory?

    As some of you may know, the first article that I ever put out on Vocal was "The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni".
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    Pixar Theory: The Unseen Cannibalism of Wall-E!

    Pixar Theory: The Unseen Cannibalism of Wall-E!

    Man, wouldn't you love to live on the Axiom? You get to sit around all day, you never have to exercise or work, and you get to consume all your food by slurping it down in liquid form.
  • Martin Reed
    Published 2 years ago
    The Lord of the Rings: 10 Nerdy and Mythological Facts

    The Lord of the Rings: 10 Nerdy and Mythological Facts

    (1) J.R.R. Tolkien was a professor of Anglo-Saxon (Early English) Literature at the University of Oxford; in other words, he was one of the world’s leading experts on stories such as Beowulf. He had a side interest in Norse (Viking) mythologies and stories. A great deal of the background detail of The Lord of the Rings (and The Hobbit, etc.) comes from Norse mythology.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    Pixar Theory: Who Is Riley's Monster?

    Pixar Theory: Who Is Riley's Monster?

    Last year, I wrote an article on the SuperCarlinBrothers's theory that Randall from Monsters, Inc. is Andy's monster from Toy Story. You can click on the link for my article or watch this video if you're interested in that.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    'Harry Potter' Theory: Professor Slughorn's DARKEST SECRET!

    'Harry Potter' Theory: Professor Slughorn's DARKEST SECRET!

    I think out of all the character intros in the history of books/films, none is more unique and insane than the introduction of Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  • David Porter
    Published 2 years ago
    10 TV Couples Who Hated Each Other in Real Life

    10 TV Couples Who Hated Each Other in Real Life

    If you grew up with network television shows in the 70s and 80s, like I did, most of the shows were ensemble pieces, and it seemed like everyone enjoyed each other’s company. Most TV couples seemed as if they were pretty compatible in real life, like the Jeffersons or Archie and Edith Bunker, Simon and Simon, Mr. Roarke and Tattoo…it always seemed like Mr. Jefferson, as played by the legendary Sherman Helmsley, might have benefited from some anger management counseling, but overall, I never had the feeling he hated Isabel Sanford. And the Cunningham household always seemed like a loving home. But here's ten couples who probably weren't so happy showing up to work...
  • Nexus Wagner
    Published 2 years ago
    Who's Going to Die in 'Avengers: Infinity War?'

    Who's Going to Die in 'Avengers: Infinity War?'

    So, as many know, since the release of the trailer, Avengers: Infinity War—Part One has been the talk of Marvel fans worldwide. Speculation about what happens has been on everyone's lips, and with the threat of Thanos looming over our favorite heroes' heads, we all know that there's a chance that one, if not several, of our beloved Avengers may not make it through the battle and into the rest of the movies yet to come.
  • Ghezal Amiri
    Published 2 years ago
    Fan Theory Suggests Darth Vader's Corny Jokes Are All Because of His Name

    Fan Theory Suggests Darth Vader's Corny Jokes Are All Because of His Name

    When you think of the greatest on-screen film villains of all time, a few names immediately pop into your head. No doubt, one of these names must include the #Sith lord whose breathing alone causes you to shudder, #DarthVader from the galaxy far, far away.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 years ago
    'Back to the Future' Theory: Doc KILLED a Version of Marty!

    'Back to the Future' Theory: Doc KILLED a Version of Marty!

    I was initially gonna write a theory that Doc was suicidal, but after Logan Paul's distasteful and insensitive video, I decided against it. Anyways, we don't accept your apology, Logan. Go home.
  • Paco Taylor
    Published 3 years ago
    Did Awesome Fan Art Inspire the Remarkable Look of 2018's Animated 'Spider-Man' Movie?

    Did Awesome Fan Art Inspire the Remarkable Look of 2018's Animated 'Spider-Man' Movie?

    On Monday December 8th, Marvel and Sony Pictures Animation rocked the collective socks off the nerdiverse with the unexpected release of a teaser trailer for a computer-animated Spider-Man film that fans are now anxiously waiting a whole flippin' year to see. December 14th, 2018 will bring to the big screen the thrilling release of the super cool-looking Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Tom Bacon
    Published 3 years ago
    The Historical Accuracy Of 'The Legend Of Tarzan'

    The Historical Accuracy Of 'The Legend Of Tarzan'

    The Legend of Tarzan is a fascinating film. It's a strange blend of truth and fiction; it stars a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose first adventure was published in 1912. The story carefully positions this near-superhero in a very real setting, an environment that owes far less to fiction than we'd ever believe. So here's the truth behind the movie...