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…

Must See February ‘017 Movies

​We are now in full swing of the ‘017 film season.  It’s early and we are still waiting for any stand out films but, as we roll into February and spring is on the horizon so to are big name movies.  Slow down, February is another dump month like January, there’s a reason we don’t…

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…

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,…

Sunday Mise en Place (Oct. 24 to 30, ‘016)

This is the Sunday Mise en Place, a weekly round-up of all that is going on in the Green Onion garden.  This will be the last such post for a couple weeks as I throw my hat into the NaNoWriMo game, hopeful to return as soon as possible.  It has been a busy week as I filled…

10 Picture Books for Halloween

Nothing like scaring the poop outta some kids, am I right? As fun as it is to get dressed up and have fun this holiday, Halloween is for the kids.  Before you get your little monsters all suited up on Monday, why not get them in the spirit with some good ol’ reading?  Here is…

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 5 Thanksgiving Movies

​It’s Thanksgiving weekend!  Well, at least up here in Canada it is.  The harvest is in, the snow has begun to collect, and it is time to gather with the loved ones and eat your faces off.  I was lucky enough to get enough crab apples off the tree yesterday to make a couple delicious…

5 Must See October Movies

​I started this series last month as a manner to keep track of all the amazing movies that are constantly coming out.  Lets be honest there are tonnes of great films on the horizon and unless you keep up to date many slip out of our thoughts until they pop up on Netflix.  October is a time…