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…

Jenn’s Birthday Top 5

That’s right, it is another birthday for our family, all wrapped up in one week.  Today is a pretty special one because, well, it’s Mom.  The kids are overwhelmed with our little birthday season but they were still ecstatic to make Mom some wonderful art and wake her up nice and early before I sent…

Green Onion’s Birthday Top 5

Whelp, I am officially another year older, at my age it has lost any special connotation.  I think my kids are more excited because there is a chance of cake today, but they did wake me (early) with a couple beautiful handmade cards.  To keep with my blogging tradition started on Alexandra’s, then Zyler’s birthdays, I…

10 Sequels that were Better than the Original

​There is always that fear when you go to watch a sequel that it will be terrible, a risk that could ruin the original for you entirely.  Then there are the rare sequels that surpass all expectations, becoming your new favorites in the series.  Let’s have a look at ten of the top movies that…

Top 10 Fictional Archers

​Every ensemble piece should have a skilled archer!  I have always been a fan of the bow and arrow, especially when there is a group of weapon specialists and one watches all their backs, slinging arrows at every enemy possible.  I have held off on this top 10 for far too long, so lets check…