This acceleration of time shows no sign of slowing down... fact, within the fabric of our own lives, we can almost daily, hourly, by the minute, feel it speeding up, taking hold. It's a cliché that time is moving faster and faster – a cliché of the mass media – but I want to suggest that this is not a perceptual illusion, or a cultural mirage: that this is actually… » 3/27/15 12:54pm Today 12:54pm

On the Hero's Journey, and Actually Choosing To Start

Good day, Nerds! I wish to put the following question to you; so give it some earnest thought. How many recent (sic) heroic adventure stories actually show the protagonist choose the heroic path? As in, are they deliberately motivated to take action? Alternatively, do their possibly-dire circumstances give them no… » 3/27/15 12:25pm Today 12:25pm

Of interest to horror fans

As part of Toronto Public Library's "Eh List" series; Authors Andrew Pyper (Damned) and Craig Davidson AKA Nick Cutter (The Deep) in conversation with The Toronto Star critic Deb Dundas. They'll be discussing the new anthology "The Dark Side II: Highway of Horror", which they contributed to. » 3/27/15 12:09pm Today 12:09pm

If you are going to be a vigilante, make sure you are a masked one!

So you have decided to become a vigilante. Great! Do your training and start protecting the city. And sure you are finding your way so you put on a ski mask. It does not look great. But you are just getting started. Once you order your Cowl in different parts 10.000 at a time you`ll be putting the fear in heart of… » 3/27/15 11:44am Today 11:44am

Digital Comics on the Cheap- Friday March 27th

The entirety of my comics purchases nowadays are digital. Lucky me, you can get comics super cheap through Comixology, Amazon, and Google Play. So this is going to be my semi-regular effort to help others keep up with digital comics on the cheap. Check it out. » 3/27/15 11:32am Today 11:32am

Nerdy Adventures in Cooking: Miss Martian Cookies

In addition to my many geeky hobbies (anime, video games, comics, etc.), I also enjoy cooking and baking. Whether or not I'm great at it is up for debate, but I definitely enjoy it. So what better way to pursue my love of cooking than by exploring new and interesting avenues therein? From that sentiment was… » 3/27/15 10:11am Today 10:11am

Spike TV Coming To The UK

Great news for the UK! Spike TV is starting a UK branch for their network on the 15th of April. What's better is that it is free to view (Channel 31) and is showing many US TV shows that have never been shown on UK TV! Great news for many UK viewers who may not be the most computer savvy, poor or don't want to do… » 3/27/15 9:03am Today 9:03am