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5 Creative Ways to Bring Your Cosplay to the Next Level
If you have been cosplaying for a bit, this might sound familiar. So you spent a few months planning the most epic cosplay costume the world's ever seen. You spent several weeks meticulously drafting the sewing patterns. You sewed up some fabric until your fingers bled. You even tried your hand at crafting a bad-ass prop weapon to go with your can't-miss cosplay costume.
The 3 Worst Endings in TV History
Well, the verdict is in. Game of Thrones has dug its own grave. After years of brilliant character development, complex plotlines, and stunning CGI, the show's writers have destroyed any last bit of hope we had for a satisfying conclusion—burning it alight like the massacre at King's Landing. What was once the greatest series in TV history has fallen from grace at a rate parallel to the downfall of some of its most iconic characters: last week's particularly notable victims being Daenerys Targaryen and Jaime Lannister. So what do we do now? We must accept our fate—and prepare ourselves for the inevitable tragedy that is tonight's final offering. Before that though, we might find some solace in revisiting other series that almost made it, before famously falling at the final hurdle. How did their fans cope? Did these endings fade away into history, or tarnish the entire show's memory forever?Naturally, we must begin at the very worst. The most notorious of all, and in most people's eyes, the long-time occupier of the Iron Throne of bad endings...
'Game of Thrones' Is Failing Its Female Characters - Here’s How
The story of Game of Thrones has been created with influences from fantasy, sci-fi, and medieval history. Although the world is completely made up, the gender roles closely mirror medieval times. Men in this world are always the first in line for inheritance and are considered strong, whereas women are seen as weak, and are often used by men for their gain, thus making those who do not follow this trope very interesting characters.
"The Bells": One of the Best, but Also One of the Worst Episodes...
If you haven't watched Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 just yet, don't read this piece because I am about to ruin and spoil every last inch of it for you! You have been warned.
16 Things You Didn't Know About Being on TV
I was recently invited on to ITV's This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby after the show had discovered my thrifty food blog, Millennial Hunter Gatherer. Naturally, I jumped at the chance. It was a great experience, but there are a few backstage secrets you might not expect...
Has 'Game of Thrones' Lost Its Edge?
SPOILERS! But who hasn't seen Game of Thrones. Come on. Think back to the ninth episode of season three, when Robb Stark was preparing to marry Queen Talisa. A huge crowd had gathered to watch the festivities, and it seemed that the King of the North was headed for a happy ending. Other fan favourites were in attendance, such as Robb's mother Lady Catelyn, but that did not stop the shocking tragedy from unfolding. Robb, his new wife, and his mother were all savagely murdered at the hands of Walder Frey. This, for me especially, was one of the most shocking moments I have seen in any television series, and it highlighted the fact that the show was not going to rest on its laurels. The killing of Eddard Stark in season one was not a fluke. This show is brutal. And it made it clear that it was going to continue to sacrifice main characters in the most heinous way possible.
How Has Comic Book Culture Evolved Over the Years?
The precursor to Marvel Comics was born all the way back in 1939 under the magazine publisher Martin Goodman, who created Timely Comics. It’s hard to believe, but that was already eighty years ago. Comic books have been a huge part of nerd culture for decades, but things have evolved quite a lot over the years.
Marvel Characters We Could See After 'Endgame'
The insanely successful first phase to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's evolution is about to reach it's climax with the release of Avengers Endgame later this month. While Marvel purists and casual viewers alike are waiting with baited breath to see who's gonna take the final eternal dirt nap among our heroes, the hamster wheel of ideas, rumors, and wishful thinking has started in earnest in terms of who (or what) we'll see from the MCU once Thanos gets his this time around.There are certain major characters that we KNOW aren't going to be back, at least in the capacity that we're used to seeing them as fans (Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark immediately come to mind). What we DO know is that the door is truly open in terms of who we'll actually see in the post "A-Team" Marvel Cinematic landscape. Here are three characters and origin stories THIS true believer would love to see the brain trust running the MCU's second half take a chance on:
Top 5 Craziest 'Game of Thrones' Endgame Theories
We're getting closer and closer to the month we've all been waiting for. On April 14th, HBO's hit show Game of Thrones will begin its final season, airing what have arguably become the six most anticipated episodes of television since the days of The Sopranos. And as longtime fans of the show know all too well—anything can happen. Anyone can die.
Fight Like a Stunt Woman
She’s running. The bad guys are close behind her. She sees a motorcycle that she can use for her to get away. She hops on, gets it started, and right before she can take off, the director yells “CUT!” Who do you call when Wonder Woman needs to leap from a building? Who is the one that makes the Black Widow’s moves so fluid? Who’s that person under the Power Rangers suit during the backflip?
Is Cinema Dying at the Hands of Netflix?
The other day I decided to open Twitter because for some reason I convinced myself that would be a valuable way to use my time. I was greeted by a large picture of Spielberg and the headline "Film fans debate Steven Spielberg's proposed changes for Oscars qualification." As a film fan and lover of many of Spielberg's films, I decided to see what this was all about.
The 2019 Box Office at a Glance
Another year of movies has come and gone, and 2018 has left quite the impression, surpassing 2016 to become the biggest year for movies at $11.9 billion at the domestic box office, with plenty of surprises to boot. There was Black Panther becoming the highest-grossing superhero movie in North America, Infinity War hitting $2 billion worldwide, a Queen biopic making more money than several tentpole films, a Star Wars movie bombing at the box office, the sixth installment of Mission Impossible dodging sequel rot, and Aquaman quickly rising up the ranks to become the highest grossing movie of the DCEU. All things considered, it's no surprise that 2018 did so well, and looking ahead to 2019, it promises to be bigger and better.