Avengers time, y’all!
If you need a reason to eat ALL the cheese, then this is the Friday News Bites for you. Let’s get started:
Summertime is superhero season. The blockbusters hit the theaters, themed birthday parties are thrown, and merchandise is everywhere. If you happen to be a girl, your superhero-themed merchandise is limited to female characters. If you’re lucky, you get access to all characters, but they’re covered in pink or glitter or shiny and come in a […]
Contains not very recent spoilers for Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and uh, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the Bible.
The Contemporary Religion of Fandom
The other day I came across this quote from Joss Whedon: “I guess the thing that I want to say about fandom is that it’s the closest thing to religion there is that isn’t actually religion.”
I have a full-time job, I pursue my own writing projects, and I make some quilts. Nonetheless, I kill a lot of time. I rarely cook. I don’t exercise regularly. I don’t have much of a social life, unless you count the Internet, which I sort of do. The house is usually a mess. Sometimes […]
I can’t promise this is going to be what we call a “critical review.” None of us are here for a critical review, anyway. You’re here because, whether or not you know it yet, Avengers Assemble! is SO FUCKING AWESOME and everyone should see it. I’ve seen it twice already and I’m going again next week. […]
I never read comic books as a kid, and up until December, the only Avengers I had ever heard of were John Steed and Mrs. Peel. Last July, though, Mr. Brum dragged me to go see Captain America… and now I’m kind of hooked. A lot of that hooked-ness had to do with Agent Peggy […]