[Editor’s Note: There are some possible SPOILERS in the review below. You have been warned!] “People change after a while, and they’re no longer who you once knew.” Those words, written by Newt Scamander, in his text Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, do indeed imply that you – or another person you know… Read More Monster Reviews! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)!
As a lover of words, both writing and reading them, I find the aspect of fan written stories about their favorite worlds, movies, shows, and characters a fantastic concept. These fan written stories are known as “fanfiction,” or fanfic for short, and although the earliest known written fanfic was penned in 1970 – and was… Read More In Defense of (Fan)Fiction!
By Shauna Collier Guest Contributor Alan Rickman passed away today after a battle with cancer. I didn’t know him personally so I don’t grieve for him the way his closest friends and family must, but I can appreciate and thank him for bringing some of my favorite literary characters to life in the most marvelous… Read More Severus Snape, Colonel Brandon, and the Impeccable Alan Rickman
Greatness is a word that is thrown around far too often these days. The greatest this, and the greatest that; Tiger Words is the world’s greatest golfer. Oh wait, never mind. Breaking Bad was the greatest television drama (true), or the new Star Wars movie will be the greatest episode ever (false). Shoot, you can… Read More JK and Jordan or Risking Greatness in Pursuit of Being Even Greater
The desire of youth is perhaps one of the most common themes of adulthood. And the desire of adulthood is perhaps the most common theme of youth. Clearly we are a fickle species, ever obsessing about time, and constantly desiring to be that which we cannot. Few things unlock these desires like that of a… Read More More Than a Theme Park: Harry Potter Comes Alive at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Happy October, Monsters! Fall is my number one time of year, and for plenty of reasons: the trees are filled with vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds; the winds become brisk and offer a fresh look at the season to come; the nights become longer; all my favorite television shows return from a summer hiatus; and… Read More AHHH! Monster Lists!: Jenna’s Halloween/October Reading List!
Happy Fall, Monsters! I have to tell you, one of my main goals for Autumn is to spend some more time outdoors. Not in the way you are thinking, I’m not planting flower bulbs to bloom in the Spring, and I’m not landscaping my yard to make it into a showpiece for the neighborhood. No,… Read More Woes of A Book Nerd
This is going to be hard. If my writing is one thing, it’s too long, so our Rapid Review series is a great monthly column that will push my limits. If writing is to be like a skirt as last month’s Rapid Reviewer, Jarred, suggested, then I like all my skirts to be luxurious, 90’s-styled,… Read More Monsters Present…Rapid Reviews! (August 2014)
Jarred Reminisces about his First Read Through of Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series.
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