Have You Seen The Best Modern Werewolf Movie on Netflix?


Dude. If you haven’t watched Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf yet, you need to go ahead and add it to your queue, because this movie is so, so worth your time. Continue reading “Have You Seen The Best Modern Werewolf Movie on Netflix?”


My Patron Saints of Black Girl Geekdom

We all have those characters. Maybe she was the first black girl you ever witnessed having actual lines on a sci-fi show. Maybe it was her presence that let you know that girls like you could exist in those worlds.

Often their roles are small but in the color-starved oasis of genre television, the appearance of such characters can feel life-affirming for marginalized viewers. These are the characters whose stories have meant the most to me and who I clung to during a rocky adolescence. Their images would be preserved in the stained glass windows of my black girl nerd temple if I had one. They’re kinda like my patron saints, I guess; like, to the point where I’ve mentally planned the black and white half-sleeve I’d get of them if I wasn’t afraid of needles, but that’s another story.

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“Star-Lord and the Power of Friendship”: Why Guardians of the Galaxy Made Me Cry

Guardians of the Galaxy was about friendship and love and more friendship. It was basically Sailor Moon in space and I cried through like the whole thing.

Spoilers after the jump!

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Which fictional world would you want to live in?

Confession time! I spend a crazy amount of time thinking about what it would be like to not live in the place that I live. I realize this sentence makes me sound a lot more dissatisfied with my life than I really am, but that’s not what this is about. It’s just that there are so many cool magical words out there (in fiction-land??), and all we have are tvs and microwaves and cellphones that can give you directions, which is cool but not as cool as magic schools or demon-hunting or traveling through space and time would be, am I right?? Continue reading “Which fictional world would you want to live in?”


Orange Is The New Black, Season 2: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Season 2 of everyone’s favorite women-led prison dramedy premiered on June 6 at 3 am in my part of the world. I resisted the urge to stay up all night just to see what kind of ridiculous, graituitously-nude craziness the showrunners would throw at us next, but after consuming the entire season over the course of a few days, here’s what stuck with me – for good reasons and bad.

Spoilers after the jump..

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When did you first know you were a nerd?

Definitions are funny things. There are endless debates over the difference between nerds and geeks. Personally, I couldn’t care less; whether I say nerd or geek, you know what I mean. Someone linked me to an article from 2010 that asked a question that I just can’t stop contemplating: when did you first know? Whether you prefer to call yourself a nerd or a geek, when did you first know that you consumed media just a little bit differently than the average consumer?

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Send Help! I’m Obsessed With Steven Universe

Ah, there’s nothing like having a new obsession, am I right?

After putting it off for ages, I finally got around to delving into Steven Universe, and let me tell you..This show is everything! And because I’m the giant nerd that I am, when I like something, I fall hard – as in I can’t stop rewatching all the episodes and consuming all the fan theories and fanfiction and fanart that I can get my greedy little hands on. Continue reading “Send Help! I’m Obsessed With Steven Universe”

Not All Black Girls Can Dance


No one is safe from the twerk police.

After separate videos of Malia Obama and Serena Williams dancing hit the internet, I’ve seen people blasting both of them for not being able to dance, and I am at a loss. Continue reading “Not All Black Girls Can Dance”

What To Do When You’ve Lost Your Inspiration

Here’s the scenario: you’re sitting on your bed in your least favorite, ugly ass pajamas. You have no desire to actually write or create (you know, what you thought was your whole purpose in life), opting instead to feel like shit about your lack of productivity. You scroll through your Facebook feed, feeling like garbage made sentient as you watch your peers succeed in life and be passionate about various things and go on dates and shit.

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There’s A Movie About The Nat Turner Slave Revolt And I’m So Psyched

I am so glad that actors like Nate Parker exist.

You’ll probably remember him for his roles in movies like “Beyond The Lights” and “The Great Debaters” but in my mind, he’s now the person we have to thank for there being a feature film about the Nat Turner slave revolt. Continue reading “There’s A Movie About The Nat Turner Slave Revolt And I’m So Psyched”

You Can Now Have Dinner At Hogwarts For Valentine’s Day


If you were planning on hitting up Olive Garden and a movie for Valentine’s Day this year, it’s time for you and your boo to step your game up. Couples – muggles and otherwise – can now spend Valentine’s Day at the most romantic location on Earth: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Continue reading “You Can Now Have Dinner At Hogwarts For Valentine’s Day”

5 Feel-Good Shows To Binge Watch While You’re Snowed In

Being snowed in sucks, but it sucks even more if you don’t have anything good to watch. If you’re not the type who likes to ingest emotionally-heavy shows in one sitting but you’d like something a little more immersive than a movie, here are 5 shows to add to your Netflix list. They’re entertaining and feel-good, but not so dumb that it’ll annoy you (well, not that much, anyway). These shows are just good, clean fun, and ain’t nothing wrong with that. Continue reading “5 Feel-Good Shows To Binge Watch While You’re Snowed In”