October 19, 2018 • Geek Girl
We love a good underdog story, so it’ll come as no surprise that we’re coming out with a companion to Jon Morris’ The League of Regrettable Superheroes and The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains – this time with a big emphasis on the often forgotten sidekick! In The League of Regrettable Sidekicks, Morris shines a spotlight on some of the strangest sidekicks in superhero comics history. Which got us thinking about some of our favorite sidekicks in pop culture – sidekicks who are (dare we say it?) way better than their leads.
October 18, 2018 • Movies & Film, Star Wars
It’s Carrie Fisher’s birthday on October 21 and we still can’t believe she’s gone. She was everything we could ever want in a modern-day hero – bold and brash and unapologetically honest. To honor our dearly departed space mom on her special day, we’re sharing our favorite pieces of Carrie Fisher advice.
October 16, 2018 • Movies & Film
Most people agree Halloween is the obvious choice for a horror movie backdrop. It’s been done to death (sorry) and we think other holidays should get some recognition. That’s why we want to celebrate October and Halloween by not talking about Halloween at all. Here are some of our favorite horror flicks that take place on other, allegedly less spooky holidays. Reader beware: none of these are safe for work or for young children.
October 15, 2018 • Humor, On Writing
We all love monsters, but who among us has the tenacity to raise our own? You may think you don’t have enough room in your city dwelling to properly house a mythical grotesquerie, but there are some breeds of dragons, basilisks and night gaunts that can and do thrive in such a home. Here are four easy steps to lead on the path of raising a nightmarish hellbeast, right in your own living room!
October 11, 2018 • On Writing
Edward Estlin Cummings (ee to his friends) has been heralded as one of the most innovative poets of his time. He toyed with poetic form and noodled about with language to create a poetic style that stands as unique and compelling. What might he think of Twitter, which regularly shifts and twist language much the same way ol’ ee did? The results are surprisingly easy to imagine.
October 10, 2018 • Geek Girl
In honor of World Mental Health Day, we asked Quirk authors what they do to practice self-care. Need some inspiration? Read on.