Fandoms are special. We squeal, freak out, and cry together. One day in the future, you might just be working in your 9-to-5 office, lazing away the day. Something will spark in your memory, and you'll type in that familiar URL. The blogs you never unfollowed will be untouched and pristine on your dash. Many of your friends have grown up as well, but you still can't help but look at all the people you used to talk to all those years ago. Things will come flooding back, and you'll remember those years spent on your computer, laughing and yelling and agreeing as people just went crazy. You'll remember those nights you spent up all night with your friend, talking about the traits of a certain character, or how great it would be if this or that happened. You'll recall those awesome blogs you always admired. You'll feel a brief moment of nostalgia. You'll click back to your dash- it's empty now. Without a moment's hesitation, you'll go and type out, "Hey, is anyone out there?", and just like all those years ago, you'll eagerly await a response.
My brother decided to use my bathroom and that was fine, but five minutes later I hear singing and he’s singing to the tune of “What’s This” for the Nightmare Before Christmas about various products I keep in the bathroom.
I thought all of the Avengers represented in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers got their fair share of screen time. But lets face it, some got more screen time than others. Vulture went ahead and clocked the screen time of each character in the film just so we could know this useless bit of geek trivia.
Hawkeye: 12:44. Thor: 25:52. Bruce Banner: 28:03. Black Widow: 33:35. Iron Man: 37:01. Captain America: 37:42.
…created by real life actual people in the real life actual world.
The media we consume is not created in a vacuum. Writing doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Media is a reflection of the world we live in. Good speculative fiction in particular has to be grounded in some level…
So in one week we’ve got three cannibal cases in Florida, a man spitting blood all over a highway patrol officer, another man disemboweling himself and then throwing his intestines at two police officers, and a woman beheading her infant and eating it’s brain…….