humanity

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

Tisha Eaton2 days ago
I Wanna Be Where the Fandoms Are
In taking the Can We Guess Which Fandom You Belong In? quiz, I knew with absolute certainty that it would most likely be one of two answers... Disney or Fantasy. My result was animation.
Louis Nicholas9 days ago
The Modern Sisyphus
Long gone are the days of the swagger man in his white tie and tails. Long gone is the time when man sipped his whiskey with a cigar holder in a pristine white jacket, whilst his lady sips a cocktail ...
Briony Muckle10 days ago
Things I Learned From the Harry Potter Series
I was the perfect age for Harry Potter - I learned to read on the books and the first film came out when I was 6. From the word 'go' I was absolutely enamoured, and my enthusiasm has only grown as I'v...
Subham Das16 days ago
Rowling Verifies: A 6 Year Old Compiled a 'Back To Hogwarts' List and It's Adorable
J.K.Rowling has created a whole new world for us and it has engulfed people all over the world in its beauty. There are hardcore Potterheads who pride themselves on their knowledge of the wizarding wo...
Shannon Spran2 months 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 Murphy3 months 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 Roche4 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 Burton4 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 Parker4 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 Robertson4 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 Schenck4 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 Lesch4 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 Mode4 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-Jean4 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 Bradshaw4 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 Bradshaw5 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 Hobbs5 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...