Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.
Finding The (Wo)man Behind the Infamous Urinal Fountain
Marcel Duchamp created a poster Wanted: $2,000 Reward in 1923 in New York. Two headshots of himself, description of physical attributes, and an eye-catching note: "Known also under name Rrose Sélavy."
Sean Vehec: Cosplayer and Chocolatier.
Perhaps one of the best things about Cosplay Conventions would be meeting new people. On July 18th, 2021, I was attending Bold Matsuri in Jacksonville, Florida. After spending a year unable to attend cosplay conventions on account of COVID- 19, it was refreshing to attend. While visiting old friends and meeting various celebrities and voice actors; aside with the fantastic amounts of cosplay, I came across a rather interesting character.
20 Celebrities That We Forgot Voiced the Most Unforgettable Disney Characters
While my family and I were on our Disney vacation, it was easy to identify the most popular Disney / Pixar movies. While Disney movies have been around since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937, we saw a surge in some of the greatest animated movies of all time during the 1990s. As a kid, I really didn’t pay attention to who voiced the characters, even though they were some of the biggest names in Hollywood at the time.
'What If..?': 5 Times MCU Parties Have Ended Badly
After a few episodes steeped in tragedy, Marvel's What If..? returned to a lighter tone with it's seventh episode. In 'What If.. Thor was an only child?', Thor and many, many friends of his head for Earth and throw an enormous party. The problem? The last planet Thor and his friends partied on ended up destroyed.
Percy Weasley: The Rift
Read Part 1: Unintentional Representation When Ron explained about the recent rift in the Weasley family, and Percy's obvious absence, we're supposed to see the fault as being all on Percy's side for refusing to believe Harry and Dumbledore.
Time Lapse - A Movie Review
Let’s see what our future is for tomorrow night. Maybe we’ll be rich. Time Lapse time traveled into theaters in 2014. Discovering a polaroid camera that shows your future twenty-four hours into the future, a trio of friends believe they are rich. It’s only a matter of time until they realize that they are in danger based on disturbing images.
Speed Racer wins again!
What is the best fantasy world out there? I really had to think about this one. Was it Star Trek? I’ve seen every episode of the original with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock; Every episode of Next Generation with Captain Picard; and every episode of Voyager with Captain Janeway and 7 of 9. (Va-Va-Voom! I’m sure 7 has sparked more than a few fantasies.)
There's some good in this world, Mister Frodo
SPOILER ALERT: The following piece contains major spoilers for the series A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) and The Lord of the Rings and minor spoilers for the series The Handmaid’s Tale.
We're All Human Beings
All other sitcoms can gladly sit down, as Community takes the cake and eats it too. That is, as long as it's consistent with Jehovah’s Witness’ moral standings and is not in celebration of a holiday.
Walking the Skies
I guess I’ll start a long time ago. It wasn’t a far-away galaxy, but a theatre in the ‘90s. I was a child, barely in the double digits, and I was sitting with friends. There’d been some miscommunication about the snacks, and they came back with two gigantic packages of Skittles that no one else wanted. So, naturally, I accepted both and traded my drink because I wasn’t going to use it anyway. Then we all settled in and had a jump when STAR WARS did that one-note scream it does with the logo at the start of a movie.
Homework, Family, Vampires, and a Curfew: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a teen show filled with romance, horror, humor, and all the tropes of modern fantasy dramas. However, as cliché as the show seems now, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a comforting, timeless quality to it, and helped create many modern cliches in teen romantic dramas and in modern fantasy
Reasons Why I'm so Inspired by Fantasy and Adventure?
I wanted to share some things about why Fantasy is my major escapism and why I felt inspired by Fantasy fandom. I always loved fairy tales. Adventures and fantasy are so much fun. I couldn't stop being quirky, whimsy, imaginative, creative, curiously, adventurous since my childhood. I know I am already a grown woman, but that doesn't mean I have to give up. I have always loved pretending and mimicking as if I'm being like any Disney princess-like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Anya from Anastasia, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, or Cinderella. And yes, when I was in preschool or kindergarten, I wanted to be a princess-sounds silly, doesn't it? I always love to use my imagination while I am playing outside, riding on the swing, swimming in the pool or a bathtub, and tea partying with stuffed toys. As a child, I also loved knights and dragons - on the other hand, I had to be brave like a knight especially when I was afraid of getting a booster shot during my check-up. About being brave, I always wanted to be like Kimberly the Pink Ranger from Power Rangers (played by Amy Jo Johnson) because she's always been the major first female role model ever since, mainly while I was doing some karate lessons.