Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday #15: I’m So Glad to Live in a World Where There Are Octobers

October, if you didn't know, is the month of books.  No, it's not a monthly awareness campaign, nor is it some sort of holiday, but it is a big part of marketing strategies brought on by book companies--Prestige Book Season.  This month and November are packed with new releases, so much that a book lover… Continue reading Freebie Friday #15: I’m So Glad to Live in a World Where There Are Octobers

Thursday Threads

Thursday Threads #15: Spider-Man: Homecoming “Captain America’s Fitness Challenge” Cosplay

Today we're returning to my favorite kind of cosplay.  You know, the kind that uses very, very subtle references.  I love it, they never cease to make me grin. Spider-Man: Homecoming "Captain America's Fitness Challenge" Cosplay Since Spider-Man: Homecoming is officially out for in-home viewing (buy it, it's fantastic), let's just touch on how great Captain… Continue reading Thursday Threads #15: Spider-Man: Homecoming “Captain America’s Fitness Challenge” Cosplay

Watch Wednesday

Watch Wednesday #15: Halloween Movie Countdown — Monster House

If you're looking for family friendly horror flicks, you'll find very quickly that the pool you get to pick from is quite small, and those pickings are, more often than not, quite disappointing.  Yes, there's the ever-entertaining Hocus Pocus, and The Nightmare Before Christmas is incredible, but then we get down to Spookly the Square Pumpkin (yes, this… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #15: Halloween Movie Countdown — Monster House

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #15: Top 3 Songs From the Nightmare Before Christmas

We talked last week about the greatness that is Disney's villain songs, and this week for Tuesday Tunes we're going to look at Disney's first feature film joint venture with Tim Burton, a man with a hand for dark fantastical film.  Tim Burton was actually working as an animator in 1982 when The Nightmare Before Christmas… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #15: Top 3 Songs From the Nightmare Before Christmas

Manga Monday

Manga Monday #15: Zombie Boys and Human Girls

The countdown to, oh, you know, the best holiday ever, continues!  To serve up some holiday spirit (Halloween spirit, that is), this week's Manga Monday is highlighting a web comic with some grisly fair--ZOMBIES. Zombie Boys and Human Girls Boyfriend of the Dead Ushio 30 episodes (ongoing) Zombies are a unique horror fixture.  Rather than being… Continue reading Manga Monday #15: Zombie Boys and Human Girls

Thursday Threads

Thursday Threads #14: PJ Masks “Luna Girl” Family Cosplay

We've talked couples cosplay, so let's go one step further:  family costumes! Whether you take the lead or let your kids rule the annual costuming decisions, family costumes are so fun--you know, while they'll let you join in on the dressing up. PJ Masks "Luna Girl" Family Cosplay I have loved PJ Masks ever since its debut… Continue reading Thursday Threads #14: PJ Masks “Luna Girl” Family Cosplay

Watch Wednesday

Watch Wednesday #14: Halloween Movie Countdown — Coraline

Out of all the holidays in a year, Halloween is up there in the top three.  I love Halloween.  I love choosing a costume, dressing up, going to parties, and trick-or-treating.  But I really love Halloween movies.  SO MUCH. We've all got our favorite Halloween movies.  One of my friends does a full month of Halloween films… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #14: Halloween Movie Countdown — Coraline

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #14: Top 5 Disney Villain Songs

Disney is known for a lot of things.  You know, Mickey Mouse, theme parks, Walt Disney's frozen head... lots of things.  But, for the most part, Disney is all about that family magic, producing characters and stories that children and adults love. But not everything Disney makes is rainbows and sunshine--they're Disney villains, and we love… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #14: Top 5 Disney Villain Songs

Manga Monday

Manga Monday #14: How to Choose a Manga

There's a lot of manga out there.  Finding a good manga to read, it's not much different than finding something new to binge on Hulu or Netflix, or shuffling through the many and varied book trilogies out there. We all have our own combinations of what requirements a show/book/manga/movie has to meet to get us to… Continue reading Manga Monday #14: How to Choose a Manga