pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

  • Clark-Joseph Kent
    Published 4 months ago
    Superman Is Not Übermensch

    Superman Is Not Übermensch

    InAll Star Superman #3, Superman answers the unanswerable question. He answers the challenge of the Ultra-Sphinx to save Lois' life in a state of quantum uncertainty, between life and death.
  • Nancy D
    Published 4 months ago
    10 People Who Would Play Ursula Better Than Mellissa McCarthy

    10 People Who Would Play Ursula Better Than Mellissa McCarthy

    There have been a lot of Disney remakes recently so it's no surprise that The Little Mermaid is next. This time, it's live action! According to Variety, Melissa McCarthy already has the role of Ursula. One look at twitter shows that fans have some other people in mind for the role. Was Melissa McCarthy really a good choice? Will Disney change their mind after all this backlash?
  • 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.
  • Nancy D
    Published 4 months ago
    I Just Realized that 'The Cheetah Girls' Wore Leopard Print and It Has Ruined My Childhood...

    I Just Realized that 'The Cheetah Girls' Wore Leopard Print and It Has Ruined My Childhood...

    'The Cheetah Girls' is a Disney owned band that is completely based on the Disney movie series: 'The Cheetah Girls' (2003), 'The Cheetah Girls 2' (2006) and the often forgotten third movie 'The Cheetah Girls: One World' (2008). The movie is based on the popular series of children's books by Deborah Gregory. I guess Disney rarely writes their own unique material. The Cheetah Girls follows four teenage girlfriends, all from different ethnic and economic backgrounds, as they build their friendships and careers together, The four girls all attend a Manhattan high school specializing in fashion design. To be fair, the Leopard print is better fashion wise.
  • Nancy D
    Published 4 months ago
    How to Shake the World with One Video #DanHowell

    How to Shake the World with One Video #DanHowell

    Usually when I look to see what is #Trending, I get things like 'Monkey decorates a Christmas Tree' or '#InstagramCrashed ... again'. However, today was different in the best way possible. Today I looked up what was trending and to my surprise it was a powerful speech about self confidence, feeling accepted into society, depression and many other important topics. How did Daniel Howell do it? How was he able to reach such an important message to so many people?
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 4 months ago
    Why 'Onward' Could Mean the End of the Pixar Theory!

    Why 'Onward' Could Mean the End of the Pixar Theory!

    For the past several months, I've definitely moved away from film theories and focused more on film reviews. It's been nearly a year since I've written about a Pixar theory, but I think it's time to dip my toe back into that pool and talk about something.
  • Nancy D
    Published 4 months ago
    10 Memes That Will Make You Feel Better About the Last Season of 'Game of Thrones'

    10 Memes That Will Make You Feel Better About the Last Season of 'Game of Thrones'

    I'm sure we can all agree that the last season of HBO's Game of Thrones was extremely disappointing. A part of me wants to give up on being a GOT fan all together. However, memes are here to make everything seem better. With the love of memes and fans sticking together, we can still take something good from season eight.
  • Reaper Sama
    Published 5 months ago
    You Are the Ultimate Mary Sue

    You Are the Ultimate Mary Sue

    So I'm a geek and into fanfiction for a few years now and I've come to form my own opinion on this subject, though I feel it might be a bit of an unpopular one: I actually don't find Mary Sues to be the scum of the Earth. In fact I don't really hate them that much. Don't get me wrong I find them really cringe worthy, but they're really not deserving of all the hate they get nor do the creators of said "abominations" deserve to be bullied for their characters because bullying actual people for really any reason makes you a lot worse than them; I mean c'mon all they did was make a crappy fan character. If you ask me, that doesn't really warrant ridicule. There has been at least one occasion where on this site I came across a person who actively makes fun of people's OCs saying that it's their right to do so (it was along those lines anyway) to which I refused to read past that point.
  • Pedro R Romero
    Published 5 months ago
    It's Been Eight Years Already? How Game of Thrones Has Not Changed My Life

    It's Been Eight Years Already? How Game of Thrones Has Not Changed My Life

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not writing to bash this monumental achievement of pop culture. Far be it from me to acknowledge the far-reaching effects of this series on audiences around the world, including many of my friends and relatives. I just want to put a little perspective on the view from those that did not (gasp!) watch this 8-year event. This is a personal point of view, not a value judgment of the series’ merits.
  • Emily Sharp
    Published 5 months ago
    17 Pokémon Scandals You Might Have Missed
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 5 months ago
    Thank You MCU

    Thank You MCU

    When Iron Man first appeared on the world’s cinema screens, I was only 8 years old. I don’t remember watching it straight away, and I can’t recall the first time I watched it, but I remember it becoming something everyone in my family was very interested in. We’ve watched every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie together ever since, and we have all laughed, cried, and celebrated along with each and every character.
  • Matthew Trundle
    Published 5 months ago
    'Game of Thrones' Completely Reshaped My Pop Culture Expectations

    'Game of Thrones' Completely Reshaped My Pop Culture Expectations

    I’ve always maintained a bit of distance from broad fandoms due to their intensity, but I have to admit once I began reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series I was completely enthralled. George R.R. Martin’s plotting and narrative voice is so well-accomplished that I read thousands of his pages, and I’m not always an avid reader. I was also quite sceptical of the series before I began reading due to its fantasy elements, which was something I’d hadn’t really sought out in the fiction I consumed, but Martin subverts our expectations so often with his well-drawn characters, subplots, and themes that I disregarded my genre bias. While there may be dragons and the undead in the books, the series is more invested in power and politics, and the mechanisations behind both. The series is a high-stakes survival game of ambitious power ploys and immoral deceits populated by ruthless strategists constantly positioning themselves for the upper hand, leaving a high body count behind them. It’s shocking in its brutal portrayal of the succession of power, surprising us with its violent events and unexpected character actions. It made me see what genre storytelling could achieve and gave me a much broader perspective for sci-fi and fantasy writing.