August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day. Or possibly August 28th. Or February 28th. The internet is giving me conflicting information, but I’m going to celebrate it today and just hope that I’m right. This is supposed to be a day to look back nostalgically on the excitement of leaving a tooth under your pillow as a child–and to remind people to take good care … Continue reading Remember the Creepy Tooth Fairies from Hellboy II?
Few animals give off witchy, supernatural vibes more than a black cat. That’s probably why they appear so often in fantasy fiction. Sidekicks, mentors, minions—black cats can be a lot of things, looking beautiful and mysterious all the while. Here a few of my favorite black cats from books, comics, and TV. Thackery Binx Maybe not the best start, since he’s not truly a cat—rather … Continue reading 6 Purrfect Black Cats in Fantasy Fiction
In my post about Blade, I said it was ahead of its time: a Marvel movie before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a thing. I could say the same thing about Ghost Rider, which came out the year before Iron Man and also featured a lesser-known comic book character. I could say the same thing, but I won’t, because Ghost Rider isn’t that good of … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Ghost Rider
This movie was ahead of its time. A Marvel film that came out ten years before Iron Man kicked off the MCU, it was also ahead of the curve when it came to the surging popularity of vampires. I’m stoked about Marvel’s upcoming reboot and wonder how it will compare to the original. It’s been years since I’ve seen the first film, so I’m definitely … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Blade