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Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

  • SharvaSM
    Published 3 days ago
    #OliLondonDeactivatedParty

    #OliLondonDeactivatedParty

    UPDATE: Oli London has uploaded a video to his YouTube & Instagram. Some Twitter reactions to the video are down below.
  • Jacob Herr
    Published 8 days ago
    Bloody Sam On the Lam

    Bloody Sam On the Lam

    His name is one that brings memories of a mad genius; a cinema auteur with balls of steel. He was a man who would redefine the Western genre and horrifically expose the true nature of inhumanity and violence, that the old school studios and television audiences took for granted; while at the same time, serving as the ground work for the newest generations of directors and Hollywood rebels. This is the story of Sam Peckinpah.
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 13 days ago
    Postcards from a Pandemic, Part Three:

    Postcards from a Pandemic, Part Three:

    Call me crazy, but in the middle of a disaster, I’ve been distracting myself with…disaster.
  • Ally Underhill
    Published 20 days ago
    Yaoi Needs to Catch up With the Times

    Yaoi Needs to Catch up With the Times

    Yaoi. One of the many genres under the term that everyone has made fun of at least once or twice, anime. Yaoi, Boys Love and Shounen Ai are all just various names you could use to refer to this sub-genre of Japanese entertainment. Most people would describe it as cute, adorable, and great for the LGBTQ+ community. I, a queer non-binary femme individual, would describe it as insulting, disturbing and downright rape positive, and I'm going to tell you why, but first, we need to know what yaoi is and where it came from.
  • cleo
    Published 25 days ago
    Complex Characters: The Red Queen

    Complex Characters: The Red Queen

    Honestly, the only commentary I've ever seen for the Red Queen is that she is b a d, and let me tell you that argument lacks flavor. She's a complex individual with many layers, and although she lacks any moral code whatsoever (she deserves to have her face compressed with a toaster oven), I do believe that she definitely had potential. Both the live actions portray her character well, and because I want my claim to be right, it's what I will be focusing on today (for future reference: I just googled her real name and found out it was Iracebeth).
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 25 days ago
    Happy International Women's Day! Celebrating Five Under-recognised Trailblazers From The World Of Popculture

    Happy International Women's Day! Celebrating Five Under-recognised Trailblazers From The World Of Popculture

    Happy International Women's Day! 2020 is going to be a great year for fans of strong women in fandom, with a number of strong female heroes hitting both the big and small screen.
  • Patrick Punkrock
    Published 28 days ago
    Thots on Sherry Pie and the dangers of mislabeling predatory bahavior.

    Thots on Sherry Pie and the dangers of mislabeling predatory bahavior.

    Sack of potatoes or sack of shit? When I watched the "Meet the Queens" intro videos from all 12 contestants of America's beloved queer monarchy, RuPaul's Drag Race - season 12, a kooky, campy and slightly creepy cartoon character of a woman really stood out. With a forced lisp and multiple "pie" references to boot, I couldn't help but cringe at the awkward attempts at comedy and the extremely put on characterizations of miss Sherry Pie. My first thought was "well, this is just a 5 minute video and there's only so much you can do. We will just see what this person is capable of when the season starts." Little did I know how accurate that assumption was.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 2 months ago
    Is It Time to Scrap the Oscars?

    Is It Time to Scrap the Oscars?

    The Academy Awards, better knows as "The Oscars" is possibly the most popular awards show on TV ever. Yet, there has been a massive decline in the viewership with scandals coming out left, right and centre and a general disinterest in those who live a lifestyle so far away from our own. Is it that we simply just don't care about them anymore?
  • Annie Caropresi-O'Connor
    Published 2 months ago
    Best Moments from the 2020 Oscars
  • Catherine Abbington
    Published 2 months ago
    Johnnie Mortimer - 1970s Sitcom Writer

    Johnnie Mortimer - 1970s Sitcom Writer

    As well as Gothic, I like to write comedy. I focus mainly on comedic shorts or I focus on writing my collaborative TV show, that I'm currently writing with my friend.
  • Maya Ann
    Published 2 months ago
    Black Twitter Reacts to Google's  Most Searched Black History Makers Commercial

    Black Twitter Reacts to Google's Most Searched Black History Makers Commercial

    On January 25, Google released its Black History Month commercial for 2020 entitled The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers.
  • Geri Chan-Blackburn
    Published 3 months ago
    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    January 13th marked the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, with Joker, 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood front-running with the most nominations. Despite yearly protests to diversify the Academy Awards, this year had people calling #OscarsSoWhite yet again, with Cynthia Erivo being the only person of colour nominated in an acting category.