We all need our happy, safe spaces – both mental and physical. For those who love their fandoms, those spaces might even be imagined. It’s lovely just to picture yourself in the TARDIS, on the Enterprise, or in Hogwarts. There may be no space more snug, however, than the kind that you physically can wear….
The Master Mentors of Fandom (and Being Your Own)
It’s easy to feel like Luke Skywalker, like Harry Potter, like Doctor Strange before he became a sorcerer. It’s even easy to feel like Anakin Skywalker. They are all full of intense, conflicting feelings and just the spark of potential – a spark waiting to be fanned into a flame by their sage, mysterious mentors….
Hone Your Super Power: Planking
What’s your super power? You see that question on t-shirts sometimes, usually adding, “I teach, what’s your super power?” Or the occasional shirt on NASA employees that say “Actually, I am a rocket scientist.” It’s braggy but kind of nice to see people owning their powers, super or not. Because while we don’t usually have…
I am Doctor Strange: Keeping an Open Mind in an Closed World
Poor Doctor Strange. Of all the superheroes, Doctor Stephen Strange is much maligned as silly, insubstantial, and way too reliant on a ridiculous sling ring. Whooshing your hand around to make a glowing circle is one of the zanier things an Avenger might do, which is saying something (considering Thor’s big boomeranging hammer). He can…