Exploring Spider-Man’s Sexuality?

“Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

Andrew Garfield, on wanting Spider-Man to explore his sexuality in upcoming movies. (While we accept his request, we think it’s stupid. The webbed hero has been around for decades. Don’t just go switching up his story because you’ve been cast so Sony can keep the rights to the superhero. Please, Mr. Director, don’t make this a reality.)

Pacific Rim: Bringing me back to my childhood

Pacific_Rim_Main_Trailer_32Everyone stop! I’ve got water in my shoe.

When I was eight, I wrote a story about an oversized chimpanzee that attacked our nation’s capital. The ape was relatively successful in its conquest, leveling much of the city, before it was felled by a rather supplied resistance…and an unfortunate fall from the Washington Monument.

Was I aware at the time I essentially copied “King Kong?” No, I was eight. And had not seen the movie by that point, but that’s neither here nor there. I was very creative in my youth.

When I first heard about “Pacific Rim,” I immediately thought back to that story. Not so much the similarities, but because the story seemed like something only a child could create. Continue reading