FATHER: A girl’s first love and a boy’s first hero!, by Madhuri Palaji
My father used to be very strict. He talks less, smiles rarely, loves unconditionally and forgives thoroughly. I’m fortunate to have a father like him. He is my role model, my hero. I felt fathers were kind of underrated until recently. The Father’s Day helped, I guess. Still most of the kids don’t talk to […]
Passing The Torch, by Megan O’Russell
I grew up at the most amazing time. I know a lot of people would argue that the late 80’s/early 90’s were not a mecca for anything except poor fashion choices, but here are the perks that come with being an ’85 kid. The Little Mermaid was the Disney movie all my friends knew and […]
The Humanity (and Inhumanity) of Laughter, by Benjamin Sperduto
There’s a memorable passage in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land in which the main character “discovers” that humans don’t laugh at things because they’re funny, but rather because they’re tragic. Every incident of humor he describes occurs at someone’s expense, a recognition of physical or emotional suffering. We laugh, he says, at the […]
Villians We Secretly Want to Be, by Megan O’Russell
Have you ever wanted to be just a little bit evil? I don’t mean like robbing a store or something real world bad, but fantastically evil. I have henchman evil. Maybe it’s just my dramatic side, but there are a few evil folks I would shank a flying monkey to spend a day in their […]
SEVEN TYPES OF VILLAINS, by
I was quite excited to see the blog theme for this week, as I dedicated several weeks just to looking at villains a few years ago on my blog. Over that week, I discussed several types of villains and some of the best representatives from each category. But I don’t have space for several posts […]
What My OTPs Taught Me To Look For In Relationships, by Astrid Kaniele
As any self respecting fan girl would, I have multiple OTPs (or One True Parings). I see it as ‘an OTP per show/book/film/etc’ rather than a hard and fast rule that only one coupling can be the ultimate romance. Regardless of the amount of OTPs I’ve collected through the seasons and trilogies, there’s some things […]
Relationship Wars: Unique Couples, by Dani Eide
You’ve just finished a book. You think: wow, that rivals my favorite “book of all time.” You can fill “book of all time” with any of your favorite relationships, story troupes or genres, but you get the idea, these are your favorites! It’s understandable when this happens, there are writers giving us incredible stories all […]
“X” is for Xenolinguistics: Favorite Alien Languages, by Vicki Keire
In many creation stories, language actually exists prior to the creation of the world. The gods often gift speech before life, and in the Book of Genesis, God uses his own speech to create light. Language is not only central to the human experience, many would argue it actually defines it. That’s why I’m so […]
W is for Wrestling: What I’ve learned about writing from watching WWE, by Clare Dugmore
Since my teens, I’ve been a big fan of WWE Wrestling, and no not just because of the hot guys in spandex (though it helps)! While I appreciate the athletic abilities of both the men and women that step into the ring, what I really love about wrestling – and what keeps me coming back […]
We Need To Talk About Deadpool, by Jason Purdy
Purdy's Perspective on Deadpool and how it affects the superheroes film industry.