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!
September 28, 2018 • Humor
Ant-Man was introduced to a huge new audience when his standalone movie came out in 2015. Paul Rudd took up the mantle of Scott Lang, who took up the mantle of Ant-Man—the hero who can shrink, grow (in later films), and talk to ants. While that’s good and fun, we can’t help but wonder what the movie would’ve been like if Scott Lang had been afraid of bugs like a normal person. Thankfully, we don’t have to guess any longer. An anonymous source inside Marvel Studios sent us an early draft of the 2015 Ant-Man that answers those questions and more. We’ve reproduced portions of the script below.
September 20, 2018 • Geek, Geek Girl, Humor, Movies & Film
Unless you’ve been living under a super powered rock for the past ten years (yes, the first Iron Man premiered back in 2008), then you know cinematic universes are all the rage right now. Marvel’s short after-credits scene at the end of Iron Man changed the dynamics of the entire movie business. Now, with Stephen King kicking off his own mythology mash-up with Castle Rock, we started thinking about what cinematic universes we want to see next.
September 14, 2018 • Geek, Geek Girl, Humor, Television
The 70th annual Emmy Awards are on Monday and while we’ve been re-watching our favorite shows in anticipation, nothing beats the love we have for our favorite novelists. And while the Emmy’s haven’t created an award for Best Original Source Material – and come on, why not? – that hasn’t stopped us from imagining what that nomination pool would look like. And because we can’t bear to imagine any of our favorites losing, we’re dreaming up acceptance speeches for each of them.
September 12, 2018 • Fiction, Geek, Geek Girl, Humor
The Jurassic Park franchise has created entire generations obsessed with dinosaurs. And what’s not to like? They were giant, scaly (OK, probably feathery) monsters ripped straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. As Jurassic Park has proved over and over again, dinosaurs can make anything better. With that being said, we injected the terrible lizards into some of our favorite books. Welcome to…Jurassic Word!
September 7, 2018 • Fiction: Mystery, Humor, Television
Queer Eye on Netflix has become the must-watch sensation for people who like to see slobs getting made over or just want a good cry at the end of the day. The Fab Five are incredibly watchable, with Tan France showing folks how to dress, Bobby Berk redesigning their home, Jonathan Van Ness showing them how to love and care for their bodies, Karamo Brown healing their souls and Antoni Porowski doing…something with food? It’s hard not to imagine what other show formats these gay men might whip into shape. How might they be as detectives? Wonder no longer!