Not only a breakthrough hit for the band, twenty øne piløts’s 2015 hit single Stressed Out has the potential to become the Hey Jude of a generation.
Oh, those darn Millennials. They eat avocado toast, they destroy all our industries, and they won’t stop complaining about everything!
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I want to do things a little differently today. As some of you may know, I have had a lifelong passion for writing, and spent much of my life trying to write novels – it’s part of why I chose this creative outlet, actually. It’s probably no coincidence then that I love movies that involve or revolve around the lives and work of writers. When someone truly understands what it’s like to love and struggle for (or with) writing, it translates really well onto the screen, so I thought I’d give a few recommendations of my own and then ask you all to share your own favorites. Click on to check them out.
Continue reading Good Times and Noodle Salad: Ten Great Movies About Writers and Writing
After eight years, ten seasons, and nearly three hundred episodes, the legendary animated children’s fantasy series, Adventure Time, has come to a close. Come on, grab your friends as we say goodbye to one of the most intriguing and successful cartoons of our time. But before we do that, let’s take a closer look at the cultural phenomenon that is Adventure Time.
WARNING: In case it wasn’t obvious, MAJOR spoilers ahoy. But really, if you haven’t watched the series up until this point, why are you even reading this?
Continue reading Adventure Time Has Gone On Its Last Journey to Distant Lands in “Come Along With Me”
Thanks to online platforms for creating, distributing, and promoting user-created content, and with the arrival of user-driven monetization, independent and amateur creators are in greater control of their work than ever before.
Hello all! None of you expressed any preferences or opinions in last week’s open forum, so I’m just gonna keep doing my own thing.
I want to tell you a story of my teen and pre-teen years. It started with Shakira and 50 Cent, and ended it with Fall Out Boy at their peak and Lady Gaga just beginning to explode.
Despite those groups getting tons of airplay and radio play, from Cry Me a River to Paparazzi, I didn’t know many people who were into that stuff. Mainstream music and radio was a thing that “other” people liked. Throughout middle school, my friends and I were digging Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Story of the Year, Evanescence, lostprophets, and others.
Continue reading A Culture of Our Own: On the Democratizing Nature of User-Created Art Platforms
Simple nostalgic yearnings for what we didn’t get are not the only reasons gamers lament the loss of what may have been Rare’s coup de grace of gaming.
Welcome back to Nerd Revolt! I thought this would be kind of timely considering the recent release of Rare’s Sea of Thieves on March 20th.
Continue reading Something Left Unsaid: The Story of Rare’s Dinosaur Planet
It happened to the musical, the Western, and even zombie movies. Will superhero movies be next?
Hello all and welcome back. Franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and X-Men have dominated U.S. cinemas for the better part of a decade. Even before that in the 2000s, some of the most critically acclaimed big-budget films were comic book thrillers like Watchmen, the Spider-Man trilogy, Christopher Nolan’s Batman, and the first X-Men and Wolverine films.
Continue reading Are Superhero Movies About to Crash?