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Choice Sides - The Music And Curious Death Of Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith rose to prominence with the song Miss Misery which was featured at the end credits in the movie Good Will Hunting. Before that he was an indie rock singer/songwriter who was very comfortable with his lot in life playing clubs to the small crowd who would recognize and appreciate his music, not to be…

Online Resource Guide For Writers (Update) Online Resource Guide For Writers (Update)

Update 10/13/16: I have to ad this for those of you who may not know. Writer’s Digest has a wealth of information on being a writer and the business side of putting your story out there. At the time of this post there’s some great info on:

Choice Sides - Kids React To... MetallicA - Edition Choice Sides - Kids React To... MetallicA - Edition

I’ve been doing album reviews. The bands are more on the serious side and not really the most mainstream type of music. (There’s a link to those at the bottom. Feel free to check them out if so inclined.*) But for this edition, I thought of something different, more of the lighter side of music and let the kids get in…

Some Characters Are Supposed To Die Some Characters Are Supposed To Die

This in response to the article from i09. I enjoyed Stranger Things. Hell, I even posted the announcement of the show’s premier before the mothership. And despite a flaws which stood out for me*, I would recommend this to anyone.

Craigslist Ads For DragonCon (NSFW) Craigslist Ads For DragonCon (NSFW)

Cons are about seeing the sights and buying cool stuff (games,comics,toys*) and when available meeting celeb types. Maybe even meeting someone who shares these common interests. Well, cons have come a long way. From Bleeding Cool, here are a few ads from craigslist of people wanting to meet others for DragonCon with…

Are you going to DragonCon? If not, here's why you should. Are you going to DragonCon? If not, here's why you should.

Folks, the biggest event of the summer is coming up soon in Atlanta, Georgia. I am of course refering to DragonCon, less a convention and more of a city wide invasion.

Choice Sides - The Angel Dust Edition Choice Sides - The Angel Dust Edition

This album took so-called rap/rock sound to another level. Yet despite this label that is really a misnomer, Faith No More’s Angel Dust (1992) created a master work of many genres which other bands have tried to call their own. I’m looking at you Arcade Fire and Linkin Park.

The End?

You must have read this by now. So its over for Gawker, but what I’m understanding is the “a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other assets.” actually means. Is i09 and Jezebel and other sites still up and running beyond this point or will th whole thing be…

Suicide Squad Allegedly Being Sued For False Advertising Suicide Squad Allegedly Being Sued For False Advertising

Its not bad enough that despite a successful weekend at the box office Suicide Squad is still the target of hate. Now, a Redditor who goes by the name BlackPanther2016 has announced that he and his lawyer brother will “sue WB and DC for false advertising, misleading visual images and gaining a profit from us and…

Choice Sides - The Sunless Saturday Edition Choice Sides - The Sunless Saturday Edition

Sunless Saturday was actually played live on Saturday Night Live before being released on the album The Reality Of My Surroundings in 1991. Jeremy Irons was the guest host and was nominated as Best Actor for his performance in the film Reversal Of Fortune. It was odd/funny to hear him say, “Ladies and gentlemen,…

Donald And Hobbes: Comic Strip Of The Year Donald And Hobbes: Comic Strip Of The Year

There is a reddit subsite known as /r/DonaldandHobbes that has taken Trump’s head, imposed it onto Calvin’s body to reinterpret the boy’s whims and fantasies. The results are not just accurate, but scary in their representation. Still, its all in good fun.

Powers Has Been Cancelled After Season 2 Powers Has Been Cancelled After Season 2

The streaming series based on the comic created by writer Brian Micheal Bendis and artist Micheal Oeming has been cancelled. This had been PlayStation Network’s first foray into tv series content. So, as it stands the season finale which aired on July 19, is also the series finale.

Choice Sides - The Instrumental Edition Choice Sides - The Instrumental Edition

Chick Counterfly is unable to contribute to Choice Sides this week, so I’m flying the Millennium Falcon Han Solo style. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Rick Springfield Is Satan Rick Springfield Is Satan

Well known for his hit singles Love Somebody and Jessie’s Girl, Rick Springfield has been an actor for some time. And its announced at SDCC that he will play the role of The Prince Of Lies himself on Supernatural.

Saucer State From IDW In 2017 Saucer State From IDW In 2017

Formally know as Saucer Country from Vertigo Comics, it was released in 2012, but cancelled after 14 issues. Co-creator/ writer Paul Cornell promised to find the book a new home, and now Saucer State will be out through IDW Publishing in 2017.

Choice Sides Choice Sides

This is Choice Sides. Brought to you by Chick Counterfly and myself out of a love and passion for music. This post stems from a prior Open Thread I wrote a while back which was basically a music review of singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe. And people who are often silent kind of came out of the woodwork to talk about…

Metal Band Slayer Will Release Its Own Comic From Dark Horse Metal Band Slayer Will Release Its Own Comic From Dark Horse

Known as one of bands labelled The Big 4 of thrash metal, Slayer will bring its particular kind of storytelling to comics with a three issue mini series based on two songs from their latest album Repentless.

Ghostbusters Will Not Be Released In China Ghostbusters Will Not Be Released In China

China is known for banning movies though not for political content, but rather for censorship over content which “promotes cults or superstition” as is the case with the new movie out this weekend.

Here's Pennywise! Here's Pennywise!

This is the look of terror. A photograph of the new version of Pennywise The Clown has been released. From the horror novel by Stephen King It, Pennywise only looked like a clown it was not, rather a supernatural being who terrorizes children by feed off their emotions, especially fear.

Lynda Carter Will Play The President Of The United States In Supergirl Lynda Carter Will Play The President Of The United States In Supergirl

Now that Superman has been cast for his Supergirl t.v. series appearance, the CW has cast former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter as the President of the United States for the upcoming season.

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