The Slaughter at Fraggle Rock

The world is becoming a scary place.  Horrendous things are happening and the world is terrified.  The worst part, we don’t even know that these things are happening or that we should be scared.  It’s like they’re not even happening.  Honestly, Sweden, I cannot even believe there are bad things happening there.  Seriously, I can’t…

Red Onion’s Comic Vault Tour

I know comic books are a tremendous part of Green Onion’s Blog, but I don’t read much, really, not at all.  My advisors said I should read the Bible and American Constitution but then I rented Finding Dory instead.  Great movie, the best, watched it like a dozen times this week.  Anyways, I figured I’m…

February in Pop Culture History

1826 – Publication of The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper 1885 – Publication of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 1887 – The area known as Hollywood was founded 1903 – The first Teddy Bear was introduced 1925 – Debut of magazine The New Yorker 1935 – Release of Monopoly…

Audiobooks: Subscriptions and Costs: Revisited

Last week I composed an article dealing with, and asking for help with, my frustrations with the outrageous costs to listening to audiobooks.  That post can be found here.  There was a significant amount of people in our community that stressed their own concerns, or shared their personal solutions.  Receiving input from multiple sources of social…

Audiobooks: Subscriptions and Costs

I was going to do a review on A Once Crowded Sky today but, something is bugging me and I thought my booknerd community could help.  Recently, with the winter taming off I started going for my evening walks again.  After the kids go to bed I trek out into the world and enjoy some…

10 Things to Look Forward to in 2020

Arriving into 2017 got me thinking about how close we are to the end of yet another decade.  2020 may sound like a year used for a scifi futuristic plot, but it is only 3 short years away.  One of the things I look forward to most is being able to call it the twenties,…

January in Pop Culture History

1813 – Publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1818 – Publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 1845 – Publication of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe 1865 – Premiere of Swan Lake 1929 – First Appearance of Tarzan 1929 – First Appearance of Popeye 1934 – First Appearance of Flash Gordon 1935 –…

2016 Green Onion Awards

Welcome to the first ever Green Onion Awards.  Cute, hey? It has been a great year for reading and this is a wonderful way to recap some of the highlights.  With 20 categories ranging from film to kidlit to comics to novels, there has been so many great reads to discuss and the best part…

Top 5 Posts of 2016

Happy New Years Eve 2016! I am sorry that the holidays have been very slow for the blogging, it has been hectic and overwhelming.  There are lots of great things to look forward to in ‘017, and it should be a fantastic year for the Green Onion Blog. I am not one of those people…

Sparkle the Christmas Light

Kicking off this weeks Christmas extravaganza on the Green Onion blog, I thought I would start with a personal favorite.  One, that nobody is talking about and nobody else probably cares about.  He is a friend of Santa Claus, he is a hero to all of the other tree decorations, and he is a king…

Analyzing Character Archetypes: The Class Clown

What makes a great character is that the reader is able to connect in some way, good or bad.  For all of their strengths and flaws there is some element in the character that we sympathize with.  That may be truer for some archetypes than others, but for todays breakdown, most readers want to ignore…

Sony Picks Up Film Rights to A.D.: After Death

Last week I posted a review on Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire’s brilliant new graphic novel mini-series A.D.: After Death.  In which I recommend that everyone should be hopping on the first book that saw its release November 23. Today the film rights to the edgy new comic series have been sold to Sony.  The same…