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Graphic novels generally get a pretty bad rap from older audiences. Most of the people who bash them nowadays claim that they are too old for such childish things like men in tights, which is really a shame and an unfortunate stereotype. As Scott McCloud so eloquently puts it in "Understanding Comics"
“When I was a little kid, I knew exactly what comics were. Comics were those bright, colorful magazines filled with bad art, stupid stories and guys in tights.”
Of course, seeing as McCloud has now written several graphic novels himself, it’s safe to say that he’s changed his mind sufficiently, and I really think we should all follow McCloud’s example and appreciate graphic novels for what they are: Two art forms, those being writing and drawin…
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The title pretty much sums up what this blog is going to be about. I’ve disclosed my own choices below, although you don’t specifically have to go with rock stars. I just chose these people because they fit me personally. Your choices could be anywhere from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to Rihanna and Beyonce. Remember that there is no right or wrong answer to this, only your own opinion. With that said, go ahead and read my choices before delving into your own response.
Slipknot is my all time favorite band at the moment, so it only seems fair that I should have a member on my list. But which one? Sid Wilson, certainly would be an interesting dinner mate, given his onstage antics and tendency to get into fights. On the other hand, Mick Thompso…
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I've been interested in the topic of sleep paralysis lately. Don't worry, I won't try and write a story about it. But, the entire experience of a sleep paralysis episode, no matter how terrifying, is quite fascinating.
According to Livescience, sleep paralysis is caused by an individual waking up before REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is finished. Since the muscles of the body are essentially shut down, the person will remain conscious, but unable to move for a short period of time.
It's also worth mentioning that one experiencing such a phenomenon can also bear witness to strange and frightening hallucinations, since the brain is still in the dream state. I myself was unlucky enough to go through this, and I'd like to recount my personal experie…Read more >
As of late, horror films have been somewhat down in the dumps. Just take a look at some of the recent titles to come out for mainstream audiences. Ouija: Origin Of Evil? Horrible. The only reason the reviews were good was because it beat the hell out of the first movie, but that doesn’t make the new one good by default. The Boy? Don’t even get me started. The only reason I didn’t walk out of the theater was because A) I was with friends, and B) I love Lauren Cohan. Lights Out? I mean… it was okay, I guess. The original short film wins in comparison by about a mile.
So, why are horror movies so bad these days? Well, I’ll tell you why. The companies no longer give a shit about actual quality. They pander shamelessly to the lowest common denom…
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Lately, I've been pretty interested in the writing of poetry and songs. And I've tried my own hand at it to the result of... failure. Horrible, terrible failure. I've read the advice by the Admins, and it's been very helpful, I must say. But, I was wondering if anyone could perhaps provide their own insight into this art form, and I even wonder if anyone has written anything poetic of their own?
That being said, I don't think any of my poetry will really make it onto the Wikia. My inspiration comes from taking the bare bones of Anal Cunt Lyrics and then making them much more poetic (Again, to failure,) so, I guess you could say that my work there is a little too offensive even for this happy place. Just wouldn't feel comfortable with it.
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