Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday #12: PLUS ULTRA!!

Ever watch a show that was just so horribly depressing that you couldn't take it anymore?  Or, a show that was way too focused on its humor that plot or development seemed nonexistent? Getting that balance, knowing when the drama needs a break, these are things that have to happen into for audiences to keep on… Continue reading Freebie Friday #12: PLUS ULTRA!!

Thursday Threads

Thursday Threads #12: Nick and Judy “Sly Fox and Dumb Bunny” Couple’s Cosplay

The only thing more fun than cosplaying is pairing up your costume with someone else.  You know, the Ash to your Pikachu.  The Mario to your Luigi.  The Link to your Zelda.  Whether it's with your best friend or your significant other, it's magic, all of it! Nick and Judy "Sly Fox and Dumb Bunny"… Continue reading Thursday Threads #12: Nick and Judy “Sly Fox and Dumb Bunny” Couple’s Cosplay

Watch Wednesday

Watch Wednesday #12: Snow White with the Red Hair

When I was little, I was incredibly keen on the idea of a prince coming and sweeping me off my feet.  I remember getting into bed one night and realizing that I had forgotten to brush my teeth.  I thought, "Meh, whatever, I'm going to sleep," but as I snuggled in I thought, "Wait, what… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #12: Snow White with the Red Hair

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #12: Twenty and Music Across Cultures

While some films have the ability to transcend over several cultures--fantasy films are especially good for this--others are only culturally significant in their place of origin.  Especially when you're watching a coming-of-age film that focuses on the challenges of adolescence to adulthood, so much of that involves our cultural expectations that it can be hard… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #12: Twenty and Music Across Cultures

Manga Monday

Manga Monday #12: Body Positivity in Comics

What's so wrong about loving yourself exactly how you are? In the 1960s, second-wave feminism gave rise to what we now know as body positivity, the idea that everyone has a right to feel comfortable in their body.  Things like weight, size, height, skin color, or any other physical attribute shouldn't have the ability to… Continue reading Manga Monday #12: Body Positivity in Comics

Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday #11: Friends Are the Family You Can Choose

When The LEGO Movie was initially announced I was incredibly nervous.  It could be really, ridiculously awesome, but it could also be a giant turd.  I mean, how do you even write a plot point around a children's toy, anyway? Then again, someone managed to make a successful movie franchise from a ride at Disneyland.  Guardians… Continue reading Freebie Friday #11: Friends Are the Family You Can Choose

Thursday Threads

Thursday Threads #11: Emperor’s New Groove “I’ve Been Turned Into a Cow” Quick Cosplay

Everyone, Salt Lake Comic Con starts today. HUZZAH!  I'm ready to see all the amazing cosplay my local convention has to offer (and share it with you on Instagram), but that's not going to keep me from continuing our quick cosplay suggestions.  I mean, come on, Halloween is around the corner! Hopefully I'm not the… Continue reading Thursday Threads #11: Emperor’s New Groove “I’ve Been Turned Into a Cow” Quick Cosplay

Watch Wednesday

Watch Wednesday #11: How to Raise Wolves

I'm realizing more and more how many Japanese animated movies I've been missing out on.  We've discussed the lack of Asian films making it into English cinemas.  Even when they do get a small moment in our theatres, advertising is usually as sparse as the showtimes. So, how do we find films that aren't shoved… Continue reading Watch Wednesday #11: How to Raise Wolves

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes #11: Anime Music Videos

Considering that anime music videos are, like, the ultimate mash-up of two things people love to get nerdy about--anime and music--it felt like something I should talk about.  Anime music videos, or AMVs, are video compositions by fans, who synchronize video clips taken from anime films or shows with music.  The editing can be anywhere… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #11: Anime Music Videos

Manga Monday

Manga Monday #11: 3 Things that Make Parfait Tic!’s Clichés Unique

If you've read any young adult fiction, you've come upon their tropes.  If you've read tons of YA fiction (like me), then you've probably been sufficiently buried in them.  Now, clichés or tropes are what they are--you know, used to death--because they're effective.  Especially in poorly written literature, they keep you reading for a just a bit… Continue reading Manga Monday #11: 3 Things that Make Parfait Tic!’s Clichés Unique