by Noemi Arellano-Summer The summer I was ten, my father brought home a box of children’s books. He […]
by Noemi Arellano-Summer
When I was a child, I would always be looking for mysterious paths on camping trips, or secret passages in unfamiliar houses. I wanted to find—if not an entirely different world—something out of the ordinary, and secret. Fiction where characters do enter other worlds is generally called portal fantasy, and the most well-known example is probably C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Four siblings crawl into another world through the back of a wardrobe, and have marvelous adventures. However, what happens when children come back from their worlds, wanting to go back and unable to?
By Noemi Arellano-Summer ***SPOILERS for both the manga and anime versions of Black Butler, as well as Goethe’s […]
By Noemi Arellano-Summer Fiction writers are always looking for ways to make their writing distinctive from everything else […]
It is the Collective’s ever-present mission to bring you new and interesting content from all areas of geek culture. Whether we fangirl over the latest Netflix hotness (we love a sassy devil), explore female and LGBTQ+ empowerment within subcultures and literature, or meltdown over The Avengers, we hope you’ve found a home here with kindred spirits who possess the same passions.
This is why we’re beside ourselves to finally announce a new blog section focused on gaming! Members of The Collective crew have been “gamers” since childhood, and we’re super stoked to share our adventures with you. Read on to find out what to expect in the coming months.
By Maggie Boccella
“A lot of men have, historically, been very frightened of me.”
Those are the words that come out of punk icon Jordan Mooney’s mouth as she discusses her sense of fashion in the 70s that would ultimately become iconic – her Mondrian-style makeup and spiky hair sprayed solid so that it sticks up a good two feet off her head. After complimenting Goldblade singer John Robb’s shoes without knowing who he was (oops!), I’ve sat down on a backless, stumpy little chair in the back of Rough Trade Records, the original home of vinyl records and the punk movement, to listen to this incredible woman tell her story. She tells it with an incredible grace and humor that makes me admire her even more than I did when I first watched Jubilee back in February, and when asked if she felt her provocative way of dressing made her a sex symbol of the time, she says with a straight face,
“I felt all woman, but of my own choosing.”
It’s a universal truth that the world sucks.
However, it is also a universal truth that the world sucks just a little bit less because we have Paul Rudd in it. He’s an actor, he’s a writer, he’s a producer, and he has one helluva sense of humor.
If you’re wrapping up your work week and you need a pick-me-up, or if you’re like us and you just need all the Paul Rudd content in your life, the Collective team has your back. We, like Mark Ruffalo, stan a comedic hearthrob.
Please enjoy this small selection of what the Collective team most enjoys about Paul Rudd.
By the Collected Canadian
“Find what you’re afraid of most and go live there.”
The Collective had the fortunate opportunity of attending “A Legacy of Evil: Creating DC Villains” panel at this year’s WonderCon, moderated by John Kourounis (DC Daily Co-Host) and featuring masterminds Scott Snyder (Justice League, Dark Nights: Metal, Batman), Josh Williamson (Nailbiter, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad), Cecil Castellucci (Female Furies, The Changing Girl), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer, Catwoman), and Adam Glass (Suicide Squad, Teen Titans). Are villains as villainous as they seem? Here are some things we learned about crafting these vile-but-valuable characters.
By Nerdy Donut I finally had a chance to binge the last half of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, […]