Spoilers ahead. Also, content warning for depression and suicide.

If Charlie Kaufman’s most recent film had come out in the first 3 months of this year, I might have appreciated it a bit more. I might have had the privileged patience to sift through the pretentious poetry recitations during tense-yet-still-boring car trips, contemporary dance fights between a janitor and…


Oh boy. That was a year. Good lord. I don’t want to waste a lot of time with some reflective preamble about 2020 because I don’t really feel the need to do so. Here is my yearly list of albums that I took quite a liking to during the chaos…


Make sure you don’t waste a drop of your precious chicken milk this holiday season!

We’ve all been there before: scrolling through the dairy aisle, you notice that your local grocery store has officially begun selling the glorious yellowish-white beverage of the gods known as egg nog. You immediately grab…


What lessons could Aang teach Miles Morales? How might Korra relate to Tony Stark?

With the recent addition of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse to Netflix and having begun a rewatch of The Legend of Korra, I found myself noticing a large number of plot parallels between the acclaimed Avatar series…


“They did such a great job of humanizing the characters, and maintained the suspense of the source material.”

The 1982 John Carpenter film The Thing seems to be experiencing a new wave of appreciation from the younger generation, though not as a stand-alone sci-fi/horror commentary on the paranoid McCarthyism of…


If you spend much of your time discussing pop culture on Twitter or, God forbid, Tumblr, chances are you’ve encountered one or two toxic fandoms in your day. Maybe you’ve been exploring forums about a long-running series you’ve grown a new interest in, only to be met with aggressively-unnecessary gatekeeping…


In many North American forests, your chances of getting the perfect nature shot are just as high as finding a couple getting engaged.

Due to the rising romantic appeal of the great outdoors, thousands of photographers have begun flocking to the woods, not to capture flora and fauna in their…


I’ve never actually looked into it, but you’re doing great.

Hey, just thought you could use some encouragement today. I wanted to say I’m very proud of you and everything you’ve been doing lately. It’s so inspiring, to see you chasing your dreams and really trying to make an impact…


“Turn around. No, the other way. No, 180 degrees.”

Hey, I just got here. Are you inside? Oh, I think I can see you over there. Can you see me? I’m the one waving. Wait, no, not the guy over there who’s waving. That’s an annoying coincidence. Okay, do you…


Come on, if you do it right, she’ll totally be cool with it!

I’ll be honest, we’ve really dug ourselves into a hole. We should’ve made sure that we had reliable transportation to Billy’s garage concert before we told him we could open for Absolute Excrement. But these are the…

Connor Thiessen

Aspiring Actor, Musician, Comedian, Writer, Functioning Adult.

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