humanity

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

Dehumanization 101: Why It's Wrong to Darken Your Skin for Your Cosplay
Last month cosplayer Yakfrost posted on their Twitter account a Google Docs list of known black face/race face cosplayers, and asked the community to block them from their social media. Upon hearing a...
Aja Smitha month ago
Glowy and Powerful
Right now, I’m holding my stuffed dinosaur, Muhammed, trying to decide whether or not I’ll let people read this. The only way for me to get this out is to be personal and emotional, but I’ve been led ...
Maggie Mae2 months ago
Lost Boy
"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." Sometimes I like to imagine life in Never Land, where there is magic and where you will never grow up. I would love to hang out with Peter Pan ...
Samantha Sing2 months ago
How Puppet Sitcoms Changed My Outlook on Life
Graduating from college is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life. Before that moment I believed that I was going to go out and change the world for the better, but in reality, I ende...
Why I Don't Watch the Oscars
It's that time of year when Hollywood is full of talk about who's up for what award—yes, Oscar season is upon us. I have never been a big fan of award shows except The Tony's and I will explain why la...
Marielle Sabbag4 months ago
Media Portrayal of Disney Princesses
Disney has come a long way over the years as they have made one movie after another. One of the most popular items sold of all time is the Disney Princess Line which started being sold in 2001. Childr...
Patricia Rose4 months ago
Princesses Suck. Heroes Are Better
The Disney universe is huge, and it's mainly what we have our kids watch to pass the time and to know it’s safe content to fill their brains with. But is it really? I mean, what’s wrong with catchy so...
Courtney Lowry4 months ago
How YouTube Affects My Mental Health
With movie based streaming services dominating how I enjoy entertainment nowadays, it is hard to convince myself to become an avid YouTube-watcher again. Netflix and Amazon Prime don’t make me feel le...
Matt Blake4 months ago
Giving the Gift of Mega Man This Christmas!
Toys can be a powerful thing, as they are often a physical and tangible representation of a character or hero that we love. Even as an adult, I have talked to many of my peers about Christmas memories...
Alexandrea Sams5 months ago
The Importance of Entertainment
Anyone who knows me knows that I am an extraordinary nerdy person, a fangirl and I am very proud of it. Only few know that being a nerd has saved my life on multiple occasions. It truly started my fre...
'Raise the Red Lantern' - Thoughts on Rebellion
RED, the color of fire and blood. Red evokes passion and love. Red also signifies rebellion and danger. Zhang Yimou’s masterpiece Raise the Red Lantern (1991) is a visual treat no doubt, with ravishin...
LaLa Magnoliagyrl6 months ago
‘GoT’ Itonies
As always, I want to start off by thanking my readers. Every read is support for my kids, me and my work. And a very special thanks to my tippers! Once again, your generosity shows that you do support how I write. Or maybe your an avid GoT fan like I am. Still, a tip is something that goes a long way in my book and I am just thankful that you took that time to send it my way, so thank you! If you couldn’t already tell, I am a hardcore fan of the TV show Game of Thrones. I can honestly say that I...
Jay Williams6 months ago
'Pitch Perfect 3': More Than Just Music
This week has been an emotional one, one in which I find myself looking at videos or listening to music and instantly cry. I blame it on the "red tide" since during the time, my emotional senses are h...
Michelle Schultz7 months ago
30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery - Day 8
Welcome to day eight! Week two starting out and honestly, I'm way too excited for this question. I sincerely hope that everyone writing along is as excited for this question as I am because... I'm a h...
Abby Williams7 months ago
Inspirational Dwarf Brother
As a young girl about to go into high school, I was burdened with the assignment to read The Hobbit in eighth grade. I pushed the novel aside and decided to Sparknote it instead so I could finish my a...
Katherine M.7 months ago
The Man Whose Life Ended Short and Tragically: RIP Paul Walker
I had been a fan of Paul Walker since I was about seven years old. Ever since I had seen him in the movie The Fast and The Furious, he had basically taken my heart. Although I've had other celebrity c...
Don Anderson II8 months ago
'Baby Driver' Gave Me a Small Makeover
Edgar Wright is slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite directors, and this movie was like getting to the peak of the mountain but remembering how far a journey it's been and that there're more ...
Jessie Marie8 months ago
Why Bubbline & Korrasami Are Important to Me
If you've been online at all this past week you're probably aware that Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen are officially a canon queer couple. During the series finale, the two bisexua...