humanity

Humanity or geek-manity? Humanity topics include pieces on the real-life lives of geek advocates and influencors.

Shannon Spran8 days ago
Homosexuality in Anime
You've seen it in Western media before; in fact, it has become a significant part of our world's population. What I'm talking about is homosexuality, or the attraction to somebody of your own sex (Mal...
Kayla Murphy13 days ago
Gender Inequality in Entertainment
There seems to be many hidden gender stereotypes and inequality in our entertainment. Many them are in the things we love to do, like listen to music, read books, watch movies, and look at art. Most p...
Megan Roche2 months ago
How Finding a Fandom Saved My Friend's Life
The internet can be a scary place. There are so many issues that come to light like pedophiles and child pornography. That said, the internet can be the sprouting ground for beautiful friendships and ...
Megan Burton2 months ago
Zombies
Zombies. The Undead. Walkers. The cannibalistic risen dead go by many names, the most common derived from the Haitian word "zombi." They have been imbedded in our culture since the Night of the Living...
Sean Bw Parker2 months ago
Hey Duckface Selfie, Whatever Happened to the Weird?
In the same way that the pejorative "gay" continues to mean effeminate, non-realistic, or light from some mouths, "weird" has long meant non-mainstream and possibly threatening. When David Bowie’s Zig...
Batman v. Superman's Islamaphobic Message
For the record, I wouldn't be discussing this film if I didn't think there was anything new to say about it. Removing myself from the hordes on both sides, arguing as to whether this a good or bad fil...
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Rhett Robertson2 months ago
The Playwright
I read an amazing analogy recently that I’ve been sharing consistently. It’s made a dramatic change in my life and I’d like to share it. When I see someone in the middle of their shadow it’s hard to f...
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Ernie Schenck2 months ago
Do Not Open. Mystery Inside.
I’ve always been interested in creative people that have some kind of guiding principle, some belief system that fuels how they see life and therefore their work. I’m a big J.J. Abrams fan. I don’t mi...
Rachel Lesch2 months ago
A Review of 'Clarissa' by Samuel Richardson
At around 1,431 pages, Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady beats out Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (826 pages), Bleak House by Charles Dickens (813 pages) and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (955 pag...
Novice Mode2 months ago
Raven Roth Saved My Young Life
I grew up on Cartoon Network as a kid. It was almost exclusively the only network I watched as a kid. I would spend hours watching old episodes of Courage the Cowardly Dog, Scooby Doo, Johnny Bravo an...
Christina St-Jean2 months ago
'To The Bone' A Bone-Chilling Tale
Much like 13 Reasons Why before it, To The Bone, the latest film to hit Netflix, is causing significant concern. The film is loosely based on writer-director Marti Noxon's experiences with eating diso...
Clayton Bradshaw2 months ago
The Legitimacy of Heroes
True ambition causes us to face our heroes. We want to see them face-to-face, believing that they will measure up to the pedestal on which we place them. We want to proclaim their glory to our friends...
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Greg Bradshaw3 months ago
The Bill Cosby Witch Hunt Is On
I have been a fan of Bill Cosby's work ever since I was a child in the 1980s. Cosby created Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, a cartoon based on his life as a child in Philadelphia. Fat Albert was the le...
Leigh Hobbs3 months ago
Hunting Lila Book Review
Hunting Lila, written by Sarah Alderson. Published by Simon and Schuster UK Ltd, a CBS company in 2011. This book is the most amazing book I have ever read! Well, at least one of the most amazing book...
Rebecca Sharrock3 months ago
Memories and Harry Potter
It was the year 1999 and hardly anybody (compared to now, at the very least) in Australia knew that there was such a thing as Harry Potter. I’d definitely never heard of the Harry Potter series in our...
Jenna Logan3 months ago
Fidget Spinners
So, you've seen them, right? Maybe your kid has one, or five. Maybe your neighbor? Those cheap little toys known as a fidget spinner. They are a new novelty, item, all the rage in schools across the n...
Neal Litherland3 months ago
It's Okay To Admit There Are Problems In Your Hobby
When you're a geek, your hobby is your happy place. Whether it's the flying of digital lead in the latest first-person shooter, the shuffle of Magic cards, the wood pulp aroma of comic books, or the r...
Rochelle Jamille3 months ago
What-If Girl
What-If Girl: A Girl's Very Best Friend in Today's Crazy Oppressive Society (Working Title) In this cold Trump world, things are feeling a bit strange. Today's atmosphere feels stifling, oppressive, e...