Let’s pet Ghost, a very good boy

By | May 7th, 2019|Pop Culture|

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES S8E4 On the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Jon did the unthinkable - he left his loyal companion Ghost behind, sending him with Tormund to go live a new life beyond the wall. It was intended to be a sad but touching moment - a practical [...]

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From ‘Game Of Thrones’ To ‘Arrested Development’: “Acceptable” Incest In Media

By | April 22nd, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies, Television|

Warning: discussion of abuse and sexual assault. Spoilers for Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, and The Royal Tenenbaums. Incest is, rightfully, often seen as abusive or repulsive, but the topic is explored in media anyway. Shows like Game of Thrones and Arrested Development have brought the sexual taboo back into cultural discussion. At times, incest [...]

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Albus Dumbledore is as Straight as an Arrow and it is ALL Because of JK Rowling: Discourse on Death of the Author and Hollywood Liberalism

By | April 18th, 2019|Books, Movies, Pop Culture, Tanner's Posts|

I think it is safely time to definitively state that Albus Dumbledore, the kind and arrogant professor from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was hooking up with lady witches so frequently that it would make Scott from the fraternity Slamma Pi say "... Damn dude... Respect." That is correct. I can state with 100% [...]

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Is ‘The Village’ A LARP Movie?

By | April 17th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

Read about other LARP movies here.  LARP movies are an underrepresented genre in fan movies. However, enough exist that a few rules can be followed in terms of structure. The two most popular movies, Knights of Badassdom and Role Models, mirror one another in significant ways. They show full and obsessive immersion into the game [...]

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What ‘Varsity Blues’ Says About Regina George

By | April 8th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

Spoilers for Varsity Blues and Mean Girls. Mean Girls is a teen classic that most will recognize. The 2004 movie has kept in the public consciousness through its iconic one liners, merchandise, and even a Broadway musical. One of the titular "mean girls," Regina George (Rachel McAdams), has, arguably, become the most recognizable character from [...]

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LARPing As Represented In ‘Knights Of Badassdom’ And ‘Role Models’

By | February 9th, 2019|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

LARP, live-action roleplaying, is Dungeons and Dragon's less popular sister. At least in the sense of pop culture. While many television shows devote an entire episode to the characters learning about Dungeons and Dragons or referencing a character who has once played the popular tabletop RPG, LARP is demoted to mere visual gags. While a [...]

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