February 12, 2018

It's nearly February 14th and you know what that means: it's time for Valentine's Day cards. 

No, I'm not talking about the Hallmark variety with their sickly sweet sentimentality, or the packs of cartoon characters we used to bring into Middle School, jumbo-sized so that everyone was sure to get one. Honestly, it's 2018 and the only cards I care about are the kind written in Comic Sans and posted online. 

This annual tradition is a masterclass in creative meming. I mean yeah, some of the cards ju...

September 27, 2017

This is just an FYI that Rooster Teeth's latest in the RWBY universe is now available for Kickstarter funding. RWBY: Combat Ready is clearly building off of the popular RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, allowing fans of the webseries to enter the world of Remnant in tabletop format. 

Sadly the prices are a little steep ($45 pledge for the basic game), but the rules seem interesting----with a balance between cooperative play and individual card strength----and I'm really digging the art style. Whether or not y...

September 5, 2017

To accompany the Weiss character short that dropped in July, Rooster Teeth has just released one for Blake today, giving us another glimpse into Team RWBY's lives prior to the Volume 5 premiere. 

Unlike Ruby and Weiss' action-packed shorts, Blake's takes on a more reflective tone. Yes, there's a chase scene as Blake and Sun attempt to apprehend a wanted White Fang member, but the focus is more on the endlessly blurry lines between the "good" guys and the "bad"----a theme that RWBY doesn't always...

August 29, 2017

With exceptions like scholars Pugh and Jamison, there are very few conversations surrounding what makes "good" fanfiction. Over the last three decades focus has been primarily on who fans are, what their work accomplishes, and why in the world they're so obsessed with men sleeping together. However, rarely does this research broaden to consider the quality of the fic itself and fans, when posed this question, tend to give logistical answers that emphasize readability: your fic should use decent...

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