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Our Favorite Things: Storm

Our Favorite Things: Storm

Even for people removed from geek culture in general, Storm from X-Men is a pretty difficult character to be completely oblivious about. Aside from her iconic powers of weather manipulation, her steadfast presence in one of the most popular comic [...]

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Our Favorite Things: The Evil Queen

Our Favorite Things: The Evil Queen

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the baddest of them all? On Once Upon a Time there are a number of villainous characters, from the gorgeous Captain Hook to the selfish Queen of Hearts to the very enjoyable but very dark [...]

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Our Favorite Things: The Hiketeia

Our Favorite Things: The Hiketeia

I never used to be a comics person. While I was definitely exposed to a lot of gateway drugs that should have guided me into American comics passion - like the early-2000's Teen Titans series - it was a hard [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Naruto has one of the most extensive casts of characters I’ve seen in manga or anime. It features characters from different backgrounds, villages and, more importantly, genders. There are only a handful of female ninja compared to the male ones; [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Sometimes it’s hard to find fathers in anime who aren’t total jackwagons. (It can be hard to find non-jackwagon fathers in any sort of show, but we discussed that already.) In some of my favorite anime, the fathers are either [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith I will admit - I've attempted to sing the African chant that is sung at the beginning of The Lion King's "Circle of Life" many times.  Also I have looked up the English translation of [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith One main reason I like "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid is because I think it’s so relatable.  Anyone who has been on a date has felt the urge to kiss that person, but [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith The main reason that I love "Hellfire" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame so much is because it approaches a subject matter that isn't child-friendly: a man who is lusting over a woman. In the song, [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Samus Aran

Our Favorite Things: Samus Aran

I’d crash landed among mutated purple flowers, stemmed from vines rushing up the rock faces surrounding me. My spaceship lifted me from the pressurized airlock. I saw the flowers looking at me, opening wide to release some sort of toxic [...]

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