On the Return of Darth Vader and Our Love of Villains

Fans of the Star Wars series received exciting news from Entertainment Weekly this summer when the publication previewed the cover of their Rogue One edition and dropped a ton of details about the major project all at once. Possibly the largest piece of news was the announcement that Darth Vader (once again voiced by iconic actor James Earl Jones) would indeed appear in the highly anticipated film, set to take place between … Continue reading On the Return of Darth Vader and Our Love of Villains

X-Men: Apocalypse and the Team of Heroes Trope

It’s been a long while since I’ve sat down to read a comic book from cover to cover. I mostly reach for novels and magazines for my recreational reading, well, more like I reach for my Kindle, but you catch my drift. But, as a child I devoured comics. If I wasn’t reading Tolkien or Rowling, I had a superhero-centered comic book in my hands, … Continue reading X-Men: Apocalypse and the Team of Heroes Trope

How ‘Labyrinth’ Honestly Changed My Life

After countless Blockbuster rentals of the 1986 Jim Henson masterpiece, Labyrinth, our local store ceased carrying the VHS of the film when they began filtering out tapes altogether and converting to digital discs. I was a devastated 10-year-old girl when a visit to the store did not result in returning home with the movie,  but my parents were sure to make things right. Firstly, they bought … Continue reading How ‘Labyrinth’ Honestly Changed My Life

BadFic: Fanfiction Gone Bad

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? In the days before social media truly kicked off, there were really only three forms of online communication. Email, AIM, and topic specific forums. Sports, science, culture, and plentiful other forums popped up left and right across the net. As young, aspiring fanatics Kaitlin and I knew there had to be others like us out there, somewhere. Stemming from … Continue reading BadFic: Fanfiction Gone Bad