Top 10 Superhero Cartoons of the Early 90’s

Waking up on Saturday morning, finding the most sugary cereal in the cupboard and building a blanket-y nest in front of the TV.  As a child in the 90’s that was the life.  Flipping through channel by channel of fishing programs, cooking shows, Saved by the Bell reruns/knock-offs, and pre-k programming, to land on the…

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…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 12 to 18, ‘016)

One week left before Christmas.  What?  It seems the older you get the quicker it sneaks up on you.  In fact, I specifically remember when I was 8-years-old the first few weeks of December being at least 3 months long.  Well, it’s Sunday and that means it is Mise en Place time.  Where we 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,…

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…

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…

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 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…