Interviews & Originals
Kickstarting The Apocalypse with Diani & Devine
“We’re raising a lot of money. It’s more than I’ve ever made in a year doing anything, but it’s not a lot with which to make a movie. So, that’s going to be a challenge to get a feature film made on that budget and have it be what we want it to be. But, we’re going to be creative and work fast and dirty.”
Healthy & Delicious: Phantom Fuel Bars
“Phantom FUEL is my line of all-natural granola bars… They’re chewy and delicious, but packed with protein, iron, and fiber that will keep you feeling full a lot longer than you’d think…. There are plenty of fabulous ingredients ….and I use a few of the super-tasty ones to mask all of the super-healthy ones in Phantom FUEL. Everybody wants to eat healthier, but nobody wants to chomp down on something as tasteless as cardboard …And if you can get a bunch of protein and fiber and iron in something that tastes this good, wouldn’t you want to eat it every day??”
Free Pumpkin Carving Stencil: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Logo
Yeah, it’s just a little bit early for free pumpkin carving templates. Sure, the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem pretty much already looks ..
Indulging in Squid Salad: Interview with Annie Stoll
Anii Stoll: “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing. I guess I’ve always been drawing something since I was a little kid. When I got into high school, I got into Anime and that kind of thing, and then I was into comics. I liked it so much that I found out that I could actually go to college and do it as a career. That’s sort of why I became a graphic designer.”
Marketability and Brand Recognition; or, Why Is It A Good Time To Be A Geek Creator
This is the Golden Age of Fandom, with untold opportunities for your creative projects, thanks to two things that are weighing on the minds of every entertainment executive: Marketability and Brand Recognition. These are the two prime forces in every decision made in entertainment today and why fandom creators have a huge advantage in optimizing their properties growth.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: T.A.H.I.T.I.
Thanks to the Olympics we’ve had to wait a full month to find out Skye’s fate. To recap, she was only being kept alive by a hyperbaric chamber at the end of our last episode after Ian Quinn, still played with slimy-goodness by David Conrad, shot her in the gut … twice … at point blank range … because he’s a bad guy.
I went to a reading of Kill Shakespeare on Saturday night, and had a great time. It was a live reading of the graphic novel of the same name and was greatly amused. Full of sound effects and a great cast of actors, I was glad I was able to squeeze it into a packed weekend.
Badland Girls: Lonely Prom Night Song
This week, Rhea and Destiny are pro-selfie, pro-ghost prom, and pro-cavemen. We also talk about a cool Takashi Ishii video sent to us by a fan, some games we’ve been playing, and how you should reconsider reblogging Wanda Woodward photos on your Tumblr.
Books: Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage
Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage is a fun, fun book that’s perfect for the curious little tinkerer in your life. I’m considering giving it to my 8 year old cousin. He’s already on the Mad Scientist Super-villain career track and could use some good science role models.
Almost Girl – Almost There (Book Review)
My problem with Almost Girl is that the story had a strong premise that seems to fall to tropes and standard operating procedure… There are no such things as plot twists and the first time a character is mentioned you figure they are secretly alive, and likely a rebellion is brewing. Every secondary character is more important than they seem.
Apocalypse Closet: Fall 2014 RTW London
I always imagine London as having it far more together than we ever do in the United States. The whole UK just seems so civilized. So, I’m always surprised to hear my friend tell stories about Britons who are just as racist and misogynist as many Americans.
Apocalypse Closet: Fall 2014 RTW
Like the Fall 2014 Menswear collections, the women’s ready-to-wear shows for the season made no sense whatsoever. Usually, I can tangle out some common themes across collections, whether it’s end-of-the-world anxiety or relieved hopefulness. Not this season. Everyone is all over the place.
Future Vintage: How The Unitard Became an Icon of Science Fiction
The leotard. The catsuit. A suspiciously snug boiler suit. These all can be identified under the umbrella term of Unitard. While tight-fitting clothes have been found clinging to women since the dawn of science fiction, developments in technology meant they became tighter and even more common from the 1960s onwards, with outfits emerging on screen that had previously been but impossible adolescent dreams in comic books beforehand.
Apocalypse Closet: Star Wars at Rodarte
After thumbing through 25 or so looks featuring this season’s 1920s/1990s Granny Mashup at Rodarte, I paused and asked, “Is that the Death Star on that gown??”
Celebrate Love Through Commerce
Here are some cards and stuff for your loved one. So what if it’ll get there late? Some of the following options are printable instant downloads, so you can still have something for Friday if you’re into stuff like punctuality. Also, Manu Bennett on a horse.