Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (Who Watches the Watchmen?)

by T. Mack

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HBO has done it again! They’ve taken preexisting source material, added a few new ingredients, stirred it a bit, and presented us with a delicious cocktail that goes down smooth and has just the right bit of kick . I’m talking, of course, about the new Watchmen series, based on Alan Moore’s 1986 comic series of the same name. If you haven’t yet experienced this show, you’re missing out, my friend.

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The Gift

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by T. Mack

Alice decided to seek professional help after she almost accidentally kidnapped a small child.

“I was nearly arrested,” Alice exclaimed. Then she broke down in tears, covering her face with her hands and letting her long, blonde hair fall in curtains around her to try and hide her from the world.

Alice sat on a dark grey sofa. Across from her, perched on the edge of a large, sturdy coffee table, sat a woman in long, flowing fabric. Her hair was also long and loose, but her dark eyes held no tears. They did hold sympathy, however. She knew what had brought Alice to her, but she waited patiently to let the other woman tell her own story. After some time, Alice did just that. Continue reading

Quotable

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The spooktacular tradition continues this Friday with another October original story from T. Mack in her Dark Tales series. Come back later this week to check out Dark Tales, Part III: The Gift.

Go back and check out Dark Tales, Part I: The Demon & Dark Tales, Part II: The Witch… if you dare!

Picking Teams: 12 Pop Culture Debates

by T. Mack

It came to my attention recently that there are certain battles within pop culture, specific disagreements among fandoms, particular debates that have no definitive answers. These topics divide the masses in a friendly, yet passionate way, and will likely do so forever.

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I hadn’t really thought about the existence of these divides within the culture, but once I did, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Because I realized that I have a firm opinion about many of them. And furthermore, I’m staunchly ready to defend my position on these topics. At some point, without realizing it, I picked a side. I chose a team and didn’t even know it. So today, I’m claiming my colors and proudly proclaiming my stance on the really important issues, such as…


1. Pacey vs Dawson

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Fandom Funnies!

by T. Mack

This week, we’re picking teams. Come back Friday for a discussion of some of pop culture’s most intriguing arguments. Find out which side I land on and tell me which teams you rep. Today, we’re starting with this throwback from the boys at ERB.

Unapologetically Black, Unequivocally Funny (A Review of “A Black Lady Sketch Show)

by T. Mack

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Black women have a unique voice in the world of comedy. When I write this, please don’t read subtext. This certainly isn’t to say that others don’t have unique voices as well or that the voices of black women in comedy are somehow more valuable than others. Mine is just a simple statement of truth. Black women do indeed have a unique voice within the world of comedy. With A Black Lady Sketch Show, some of today’s most talented black comediennes come together to create a hilarious experience that’s quite unlike anything we’ve ever had before. Continue reading