humanity

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

Erika Gritton4 days ago
Life Lessons from Magical Girls
If you've ever been on the Internet around someone in their early to mid-twenties, chances are you've heard the term "adulting" tossed around. The word is used to describe any task in an adult's life ...
I'm a Jack
Which character are you? People often say that Buzzfeed has changed the way that we talk about ourselves. It's not true though, we've always identified ourselves through characters in pop culture. For...
Alie Booth21 days ago
Why Fan Culture Is a Lie...
Fan culture, in its simplest form, is the circulation of creative material by the people who consume it. Even in its simplest form the lie begins, because in order for fan culture to exist, the hype h...
Tilly Martin25 days ago
Why Harry Potter Is Even More Magical for Adults
As a proud Ravenclaw, I have always gotten a thrill from escaping to Hogwarts, a joy that is indescribable when reading about Diagon Alley, a feeling of elation when discovering all of the incredible ...
Azaria Brown2 months ago
I Refuse to Monetarily Support Movies Without Minorities
Lately, my response to those that ask me if I'm going to see a movie in the theater is, "Nope, there aren't enough black people in it." For some reason, this never ceases to surprise people, even thos...
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Lena Bailey2 months ago
Are We Too Sensitive?
I read an article recently about certain movies that were released somewhere around the 90s and how they wouldn't fly today. Some of them I got and others I was curious about how sensitive the writer ...
David Fox3 months ago
What Our Fascination with Disaster Movies Says About Us as a Species
We see it every summer. It's always different, but somehow always the same. We watch in awe as the ground cracks and fissures, buildings topple in on themselves in symphonies of twisted metal, airplan...
Michael Bo3 months ago
8 Notable Literary Classics That Have Queer Characters
From mainstream novels that star gay characters (such as Simon and the Homosapien Agenda) to novels that only have queer side characters (This Is Where It Ends, anyone?), the literary world is burstin...
Pete Sears3 months ago
Heroes and Villains
Heroes and Villains When I was a kid, I had a bad combination. Little shrimpy body, oversized head for my ill-concealed genius, and a big mouth. And it was this big mouth and my bad temper that got me...
Raven Torrence4 months ago
What Does It Mean to Be a Geek?
In order to properly answer the question what does it mean to be a geek? one must first define the word "geek." There are, of course, a few different definitions for it. Not to mention, to be a geek c...
Anna Simone4 months ago
Can Our Entertainment Be Modified?
As a fellow westerner (North American a.k.a. Canadian) I can confirm that we are cursed with a short attention spans and get bored rather quickly. Which then kind of explains why our entertainment ind...
Conor Hufton5 months ago
Poor Fairy Tales With Valid Messages
A lot of fairy tales are obscure for a reason, and in the cases of these mentioned below, the obscurity is probably something to do with how poorly they executed otherwise genuine messages.
Isabel Melim6 months ago
Necessary Evil
Necessary Evil. The English Dictionary defines it as “something unpleasant that must be accepted in order to achieve a particular result”. Or as I prefer to say, something bad that must exist in order...
Tom Chapman7 months ago
The Quinner Takes It All: Harley Quinn Smith Wants To Play Young Dr. Quinzel In 'Gotham City Sirens'
While last year's shambles that was Suicide Squad may have been a bit of a hand buzzer to the planned Harley Quinn solo film, the idea of the newly announced Gotham City Sirens instead opens up a whol...
Jazz Umbre7 months ago
Pokemon is a Huge Part of My Life
Pokemon has been around for almost 22 years now (Being released in Japan on February 27th, 1996) and it has been a huge part of my life since I was about 7, when I got my first Pokemon game (Pokemon B...
Art-Peeter Roosve7 months ago
'The Dark Knight' And 'Black Sails' — A Fascinating Combo For Exploring The Human Nature
Are we only as good as the world allows us to be? That question has refused to leave my head while following the stories of all the irresistibly varied and conflicted characters in Black Sails — a gri...
RoAnna Sylver7 months ago
Everyone's Dressed Like You: How Seeing Yourself On TV Can Change Your Life
You feel alone. Maybe you know there's something wrong with you. Maybe you don't, but others think so, and tell you every day. Eventually it sinks in. You start to believe them, much more than you bel...
RoAnna Sylver7 months ago
Do Not Mistake Composure For Ease: Invisible Illnesses, Power Metal and Star Trek
Living with a chronic illness or #disability is hard. It impacts every single area of your life. If you have one, you're probably at least always aware of it. It's not the kind of thing that goes away...