100% Match | 100% Enemy
Um Hi? Have you seen my dog? He smells about this big and looks like my big dreamy brother but only because they both walk with me sometimes when I ask. Sometimes.
I like popcorn and spaces between places. You have some goo in your eye. Just there. You got it. Keep it.
What I’m Doing With My Life:
I somewhen am Delight…but I don’t really remember where or how or why. My dog is telling me he’s right behind me. I hope that means he’s found Delight. She would like a dog right then. I am going to see my brother now. He is saying that he doesn’t have my dog and that my dog is right behind me. I will say, “Delightful.”
I’m Really Good At:
Making fish out of nothing and nothing out of fish.
Favorite Books, Movies, Shows, Music, and Food:
Destiny likes his big book of everything, Dream likes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind because he said he wrote it, Despair hates Netflix, Death likes Tori Amos, and Desire likes chocolate mooses and told me that once. I like Destruction because he likes my dog.
The Most Private Thing I’m Willing to Admit:
Vitreous humor is the name of the gunky jelly stuff in people’s eyes.
You Should Message Me If:
I will message you. I swear. I promise. Okay, Cupid?
PAX South was a surprisingly good con for local multiplayer games. Given how much consoles seem to be shrugging off local multiplayer, it was wonderful to see so many games designed to be played in a room while screaming at your friends. Here’s a collection of our favorite new games that are sure to drive a rift in your friendships.
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: Early 2015
Just Shapes and Beats
It’s just a game about shapes and beats, how intense could that be?
SUPER FREAKING INTENSE.
Essentially, you’re one of four shapes trying to avoid pink environmental hazards that show up to the beat of a song. You can play with one all the way up to four players, though trust me, it’s so much more fun with friends. The resulting panic and chaos of pink beams, explosions, and vibrato circles leaves you screaming for help from your teammates, all the while nodding your head to the songs. It’s hard to explain. Take a look at this:
Release Date: TBD
What is it with these games and their intenseness? It’s a theme!
Speedrunners is essentially a mix of 2D Mario Kart and Smash Brothers. You choose a character and make laps around a map filled with speed boosts, obstacles, and items. The way you win is by either touching the edge of the screen because you’re so far ahead of everyone, or everyone else behind you touches the other edge of the screen because they’re so far behind. The game quickly becomes one of skill and path optimization at its core, though that’s all thrown out the window with the right items. A quick claw arm grab or in the way box can provide a huge advantage, turning a one sided match into anyone’s game in a matter of seconds.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One
Release date: Out now for early access, full game early 2015
The Women in Geek Girl Media was a positive look at how more people, especially minorities, can get involved online, featuring panelists from a variety of mediums, including video creation, blogging, streaming, and podcasting. You can watch the panel in its entirety here:
Katey Lee (@ohkatey) from Bitch Team Alpha
Asia al-Massari (@twittysuch) from Set Phasers to Blog and The Rainbow Hub
Melissa Kay (@THEquadskater) from Can’t Talk Media
Brittney Bombacher (@BlondeNerd) from The Blonde Nerd
Danni Danger (@DanniDanger) from Weird Girls
Mia Moore (@xoMiaMoore) from xo Mia and Superheroesque (and Sub Cultured!)
A lot has been going on in Marvel Comics news and many of us have spent a lot of time in some intensely obsessive discussions since the announcement of Secret Wars and the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it. Big things, long conversations…and we’re kinda just exhausted from talking about it. In fact, the idea of having to reassess and debate Mavel’s decisions from today until December sounds about as fun as a long trudge over hot asphalt. So, in order to give ourselves and everyone else a break: in MCU news, a Civil War inspired meme has popped up all over the internet and we’re kind of in love because it poke’s much needed fun at fan speculation. Here are some of our favorite iterations.
The Sub Cultured team will be at PAX South gaming our little hearts out, and we want you to join us in a different kind of game — an Instagram challenge! It’s like a scavenger hunt meets photography. Take a photo that falls under one of the prompts, post it to Instagram, and use the hashtag #PAXSoufSC to join in! You don’t have to post all 20 prompts to join in. Follow Kimmie and myself as we take part!
The easiest way to remember all the prompts? Easy! Luckily, this image is conveniently square. Just upload this photo to Instagram to serve as your handy dandy reference guide — and encourage others to take photos, too!
Recent #PAXSoufSC Posts
Almost every member of the Sub-Cultured team has a pet, and every single one of those pets has a nerd-tacular name (you can see them in the gallery below). BUT, none of them are named after actual fictional pets, which I thought was a little odd. So herein lies an article listing fictional pets you can use as a namesake for your very best friend:
For Those With A Feline Inclination
- Crookshanks: Hermione’s orange-striped, squishy-faced companion is both gloriously hideous and amazingly over-sized. And if that isn’t everything you want in a cat then I don’t know what you’re doing .
- Skimbleshanks: or really any of the names from “Cats” will do. Skimble just happens to be my favorite one, as well as one of the better songs from the show. If you’re choosing based on personality, it’s also probably preferable to have a railway cat over, say, one with remarkable knocking-things-over skills.
- Luna/Artemis: especially for cats with peculiar bald spots or a tendency to speak to you about your life as a magical girl.
- Garfield: The second ginger kitty on the list, but the only one who eats lasagna and suuuuuper hates Mondays.
- Marie/Toulouse/Berlioz/Duchess: These are the main characters from the Aristocats. Bonus points for having one of each. Points detracted for naming your cat after any other characters in the movie.
- Simba/Nala/Mufasa: I mean, obviously.
- Spot: Data’s little buddy would make a great companion to anyone who is struggling with that android/human divide. Or anyone who doesn’t want to seem as nerdy as they really are.
- Oliver: And again with the gingers. Oliver and Company is one of the very few mostly-animal-cast movies that I enjoy thoroughly. I’d like to blame it on Billy Joel, but it’s probably because the little girl and I have the same name.
- Figaro: For a throw-back to Pinocchio in case you’d forgotten–Gepetto has a cat and a fish, probably because he also thinks wishing is how you get kids.
- Binx: The cat from Hocus Pocus. Do not recommend letting your Binx get run over by a bus. I doubt the result would be the same as in the movie.
- Alfred: The Bat-family kitten. He can be your body guard and you can call him Al. Although he’d probably let you call him Al anyhow.
Nerdy Pets Who Are Also Dogs
- Nymeria/Ghost/Lady: So okay you like Game of Thrones. I suppose how dedicated you are to the series will determine how unique you want to go with this name selection.
- Snuffles/Sirius/Padfoot: Is your dog actually your godfather, on the run from the law? In that case, maybe seek legal assistance before worrying about what to call him. Otherwise these are some great Harry Potter references for you to choose from.
- Appa/Naga: There are a lot of big shaggy dogs on this list. Huh.
- Dug: If you’re really into being reminded every day how sad “Up” was, then this is the perfect name for your dog.
- Nana: So okay Peter Pan fans across mediums can agree that Nana is easily one of the greatest characters of all time. Hands down, no arguments.
- Dodger: Back to Oliver and Company, because I’m not kidding about how much I love that movie. Or Billy Joel. Or baseball.
- Pluto/Goofy: for those of us who have a more classical interest in Disney.
- Pizza Dog/Lucky/Arrow: If you haven’t read Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye, then you should definitely do that, then name your pup after Clint’s second most-loyal companion (after Kate).
- Clifford: the biggest of the big red dogs. You can go the literal route and give this moniker to your St. Bernard, or get ironic with it and gift this name to your pomeranian. Either way it’s gonna be cute.
- Wishbone: When you have a dog that can read and was born with a paw print on one ear, you don’t really have a choice but to name him Wishbone. Otherwise you can still use the name, but deep down you know it won’t be as cool. As an added bonus you can ask your pup “what’s the story, Wishbone?” and he’ll probably give you a half-hour version of a classic tale like the Odyssey.
- Krypto: Superman’s dog. Krypto or Superdog might have been the first comic-book pet. He’s pretty cool and I bet your puppy is, too.
Nerdy Pets Who Don’t fit the Traditional Pet Dichotomy
- Pascal: Chameleons are really good at hide-and-seek.
- Trevor: keep a close eye on him though, I hear toads are slippery.
- Icarus: man this is from the depths of nerd-dom. Little Nemo, who is not lost nor in need of finding, has a friend who is a flying Squirrel. He has a rude name, but it’s still pretty nerdy.
- Yoshi: once upon a time my boyfriend knew a pig named Yoshi. But it would also be a great name for a turtle. Or a dino, I guess.
- Chewbacca: Any pet that looks like a walking carpet would benefit from such a regal name.
- Gizmo: be careful with this one. It comes with rules.
- Kermit: If you can teach your frog to play the banjo, you get bonus points.
- Abu: I like this name especially if you have a pet that can’t keep their paws to themselves. Or a magpie.
- Gus-Gus: Cinderella’s mice could sew like champs. What can yours do?
- Bowser: or, maybe not.
- Smaug: All your treasures will be super safe unless you have dwarf enemies in which case they may not be that safe.