10 Children’s Books for Valentines Day

​Happy Valentines Day!  I know, I know, a lot of people feel this ‘holiday’ is a gratuitous money making scheme.  Really, what isn’t these days?  But, such a powerful, beautiful emotion as love deserves celebration.   While love is the core of any family, I honestly believe my family would be nowhere without the emotion….

Red Onion’s Top 10 Underrated Heroes in Fiction

​This is going to be the biggest top 10, believe me, the best.  The media, and FAKE NEWS, like to make some characters in fiction look “evil”.  Like power, greed, and dishonesty, was some sort of bigly “bad” thing.  Today I, the great Red Onion the best, will be composing a list of the most…

Top 10 Fictional Schools

Last week my strong, wise, beautiful, partner Jenn received an invitation to work on her Masters in Nursing.  This is huge news for her, our family, and our future, I am so proud of her.  In celebration of the big news and her heading back to school, today will be a special top ten.  We…

Top 10 Most Disappointing Movies of ‘016

​Unfortunately ‘016 may go down in history as being synonymous with disappointment.  The year in film is not much different.  Other than Disney keeping things alive with the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the year was full of flops.  Thank goodness for all of the good books out there.  Anyways, let’s take a look at…

Top 10 Fictional Twins

​When I decided to write this list I was thinking that twins lacked representation in pop culture compared to how many you meet in real life.  However, when I sat down and racked my brain twins started popping up in all corners of fiction.  Don’t worry twins, from children’s books to comic books, you have…

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,…

Top 10 Funniest Heroes in Comics

​There is nothing comparable to a good book that can make you laugh out loud in a quiet room.  Comic books have always been filled with humour.  Heck, they are often referred to as the ‘funny books’.  Last week we looked at the class clown as an archetype and how useful, and layered they actually are.  So,…

Top 10 Fictional Babies

​After babysitting my baby nephew this past weekend I remembered something important: babies are the greatest!  Oh, I miss the days before my kids could talk back or pick their noses.  So simple, feed them, wash them, leave them to rest, and the rest is adorable bonding time.  Alright, alright, I am an absolute sucker…

Top 10 Horror Movie Villains

​It is that time of year again, the annual holiday season of terrifying yourself with the scariest movies you can find.  There is an exhilaration to getting so freaked out by a movie that getting ready for bed is an anxiety inducing experience.  It is debatable what is scarier in a horror film, the demon/ghost…

Top 10 Comic Femme Fatals

​Last week on The Green Onion Blog, I wrote up an article on a classic character archetype, the seductress.  With such prominent characters with the same such archetype being present in the comic book media, I thought it would be worth a look at ten of the most famous femme fatales in the super community.  In…

Top 10 Alternate Superhero Costumes

​Halloween is on its way and it is time to get those costumes ready.  And, who likes to play dress-up more than super heroes.  Flying around in their cute, flashy, little tights.  Looking all colourful and trying to out do their friends cool new suits.  While some heroes just get a modern version of their…

Top 10 Fictional Shapeshifters

​The ultimate tool in espionage is a good disguise.  We have seen the practical effects in many movies, books and comics.  The ability to change the way you look is a power not to be underestimated, as these chameleons can show up anywhere.  Origins of shape shifting reach all the way back to the Greek…