October 20th, 2014
I feel it’s a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling… to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
October 20th, 2014
I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.
October 20th, 2014

Timeline for the Future of Comic Book Movies

With the recent announcements for several upcoming movies based on DC Comics properties, a timeline was created to help put all future comic book movies into perspective.

October 20th, 2014
Episode 1: "Fantastic Four"
The Marvel/DC Film Retrospective
The Marvel/DC Film Retrospective

The Marvel/DC Film Retrospective | Episode 1: “Fantastic Four”

Author and director Jayme K. (Disorderly, Practice Makes Perfect) and Amy Fox critique and discuss 2005’s ‘Fantastic Four’ starring Ioan Gruffodd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Kerry Washington, Julian McMahon, and Laurie Holden.

Reblogged from That Lit Site
October 20th, 2014

Fiction: ‘The Loner’ | Ian Macks

Drew had made just enough progress to feel like he could function again.

The stalker days were done. He realized now that he had no choice but to leave his room and actually start living. He might have been in his early twenties, but his demeanor had reached mid-life crisis form. His Xbox 360 sat empty, seldom used when he used to play video games religiously. He now used Kleenex for blowing his nose rather than cleaning up after momentary releases of sadness. Nothing felt the same like it did in his teens. He was too old to hide anymore.

His parents didn’t have a clue that times had changed. “A nice guy like you will surely have that special someone come along sooner than later” chimed his mother while his dad dipped in and out of the house. The same way he dipped in and out of Drew’s life. “The furthest thing from tough” his pops would declare with false hubris. Drew knew behind that tough exterior, his father was hurting. This is what he didn’t want to become, or bring a girl he cared about into.

But the loneliness kept getting louder.

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October 20th, 2014

Poetry: ‘Droctulf’ | Pascual Di Tella

He can see the Byzantine buildings looming
over the Roman cowards that tremble on the wall,
nestled in the piss and puke.

He has never seen buildings designed to be beautiful
yet he can hear the enraged gods pushing the siege forwards.
Surrounded by his bearded brothers and their leather shields, he thinks,
“why would a god destroy its own creation?”
he starts to cry.

He sees the filthy Romans caged up like rats,
and he can only admire the cage through teary eyes.
He takes off his rags and throws down his axe
as he walks towards the gates, naked as a new-born babe;

Romans and savages alike stare, stunned,
as he kisses the great doors.
He falls to his knees, with tears on his chest
resting each desperate breath on death’s lips,
as he cries out in desperate, mixed-up Latin,
‘For God’s sake, let me in you cowards!’

October 20th, 2014
Your humans slaughter each other because of the color of your skin, or your faith or your politics—or for no reason at all—too many of you hate as easily as you draw breath.
Stan Lee, The Uncanny X-Men
October 19th, 2014
Episode 1: "Fantastic Four"
The Marvel/DC Film Retrospective
The Marvel/DC Film Retrospective

The Marvel/DC Film Retrospective | Episode 1: “Fantastic Four”

Author and director Jayme K. (Disorderly, Practice Makes Perfect) and Amy Fox critique and discuss 2005’s ‘Fantastic Four’ starring Ioan Gruffodd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Kerry Washington, Julian McMahon, and Laurie Holden.

October 19th, 2014
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.