Welcome to the New Superhero Age: A Review of “The Umbrella Academy”

I’ve made it no secret that superhero shows and movies are one of the few branches of nerd culture in which I have little interest. I couldn’t tell you why, but that’s been my stance for years and I don’t think that’ll ever change. Enter The Umbrella Academy. Based on a graphic novel series by …

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Anybody Else Remember These Shows?

Every once in a while, something triggers a memory that was buried deep within my subconscious. These memories are relatively harmless, but interesting nonetheless. Among those memories are television shows that suddenly find themselves at the forefront of my mind. And it leads me to wonder: does anybody else remember these shows? I’m sure I’m …

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Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Ships

I realize that when I do these posts, I never explain the meme. It’s fairly self-explanatory, but perhaps I’m doing newcomers a disservice. Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book discussion with a new topic every Wednesday. It’s each blogger and BookTuber’s job to pick five book-related things (though you’re welcome to pick things from …

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Trope Talk: Hate That I Love You

When asked about favorite tropes, the one that seems to come to most people’s minds first is the hate-to-love trope. While I love me some good angst, this isn’t a trope that usually makes my list. I think it’s because I don’t always like how it’s handled. Essentially, there’s Good Hate-to-Love and there’s Oh-No-This-Is-Borderline-Abuse Hate-to-Love. …

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