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
Hello all! I’m sorry if you were expecting a blog post today. I was looking at my blog viewership statistics today and I couldn’t help but notice the wide variation in what people seem to be reading here. Click inside for my proposition.
Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different
Hello everyone, and welcome back for another movie review! For many of you, this is probably the movie event of the year. As is tradition:
WARNING: Spoilers ahead. If that’s a problem for you, do not click into this post.
Seen it already or don’t care about being spoiled? Well then go ahead on in.
Continue reading The Avengers: Infinity War – The Strengths and Pitfalls of Comic Book Continuity on Film
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
Hello all, been a while since we’ve done one of these. It’s also been about fifteen years since A Perfect Circle last put out an album worth of wholly original material, with their masterpiece The Thirteenth Step. Like a new Tool album, the expectations and hype are high. How does it sound, fifteen years later? Let’s jump right in.
Continue reading A Perfect Circle Eats the Elephant and Spills Its Guts
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?
Say, there sure have been a lot of reviews lately! In keeping with this pattern, today I wanted to discuss an anime series that kind of took me by surprise. As a matter of fact, I almost skipped it entirely.
Continue reading The Secretly Charming Master Teaser Takagi-san