The Many Marvelous Faces of Stan Lee

The Many Marvelous Faces of Stan Lee

Let’s be honest here—as much as we all love Marvel movies, half the fun is looking for the Stan Lee cameo we all know will be there.

As the creator of several of our favourite heroes, including Spiderman, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Panther, it’s certainly a nice touch to see his face in the films, uniting the stories across time, space, and alternate universes. Continue reading “The Many Marvelous Faces of Stan Lee”

The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG

The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG

About two months ago, my sister asked to borrow my DS Lite. She was on a nostalgia spree, and wanted to replay Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, but well, since her GBA went the way of every console whose buttons ceded to the hands of less-than-gentle kids, that was the only way she could.

About three weeks ago, I got a very enigmatic message from my sister the night before she was to come for a visit, saying she had something new to show me.

The next day, she showed up with my DS Lite, her copy of Superstar Saga—and a 3DS cartridge with art that looked suspiciously similar to the GBA cartridge. Continue reading “The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG”

On Life, Death, and Anime-inspired Tattoos

On Life, Death, and Anime-inspired Tattoos

I’ve always been fascinated by tattoos.

When I was in high school, in all the rebellious phases that a goody-two-shoes can have, I thought they were a great way to stand out and do something unique. I spent close to an entire school year’s worth of science classes designing ever-more-intricate patterns on the back of my left hand with my permanent markers. Continue reading “On Life, Death, and Anime-inspired Tattoos”

Why I Can’t Go On the Internet on April Fools

Why I Can’t Go On the Internet on April Fools

Some holidays, like Christmas, I spend months in advance planning for and counting down to. Including a daily “countdown” that my sister and I started doing when she lived across the country and flew home for the holidays.

Some holidays, like April Fools, I think of once or twice late in March with the vague revelation that it’s coming up soon and then totally forget about again until someone dyes my milk green or something. Continue reading “Why I Can’t Go On the Internet on April Fools”