is a special section of the Agony Booth that contains every article that is not a review/recap of a specific movie or TV show,
including comic book recaps, book reports, and more!
Asperger’s is not an excuse to be an online troll
Posted Oct 24, 2014 by Full of Questions
“Asperger’s is not a “get out of jail free” card that gives a person license to say and do whatever they want and not get reprimanded for it.”
Marvel’s Phase 2: The women deserved better
Posted Oct 23, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“For all the good Marvel has done for their female characters, they’re still stuck in the roles of either sidekick or love interest, and are vastly outnumbered by their male castmates.”
Please, no Star Trek Cinematic Universe
Posted Oct 17, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“I think I speak for many when I say: let the people currently in charge of Star Trek figure out how to tell just one great story. Then we can discuss building a multi-pronged media empire around their efforts.”
The real reason for Warner/DC’s “no jokes” policy
Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“Who is this meant to appeal to, exactly? Robots? Vulcans? Oscar the Grouch? Is there a single demographic anywhere in the world that does not like humor at all in their movies?”
Why Batman should never use guns
Posted Sep 16, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“Batman must never kill or carry a gun, not because it wouldn’t do any good to anyone, but because if he did, he wouldn’t be Batman anymore.”
Nerd rage is bad for your brain
Posted Sep 25, 2014 by Nycea
“I often think nerd rage should have a qualifier on it, like, ‘part of a balanced breakfast’, the same way cereals really mean, ‘we expect you to eat these highly processed sugar flakes in moderation.’”
Top 4 reasons Captain America should be gay
Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
This is not my Wonder Woman
Posted Jul 28, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“The great Wonder Woman, once a trippy, unique pulp sci-fi heroine, has been reduced to the generic Xena clone that Gal Gadot will apparently be playing onscreen. Because one warrior princess is the same as another, right?”
Jar Jar, Ruby Rhod, and the legacy of Urkel
Posted Sep 18, 2014 by Michael A. Novelli
“I honestly can’t recall a single example of someone claiming an annoying character ‘ruined the movie’ when there wasn’t a non-white actor playing the role. ”
Social media is changing your perception of the world
Posted Sep 15, 2014 by Nycea
“Eventually, I came to the frustrating realization that the only person giving these pathetic neckbeards any power… was me.”
How the PG-13 rating is ruining movies
Good Bad Flicks #102
Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Cecil Trachenburg
In this episode, Cecil takes an exhaustive look at just how watered down the formerly edgy PG-13 rating has become, and why it's ruining movies.
Do marriages ruin TV shows?
Posted Sep 12, 2014 by Rob Kirchgassner
“While many fans of Big Bang Theory are excited, some are wary, especially because they can point to a long list of other TV shows that were cancelled not long after the decision to have two of their main cast walk down the aisle. ”
Half-Life 2 (2004) is a bad sequel
The Examined Life (of Gaming) #30
Posted Oct 9, 2014 by Roland Thompson
Quod erat demonstratum, eh mofuckas? If you think this video is too confrontational, suck it! Roland works for a living, and doesn't have time to mince words on the internet. So let's rock and roll, and say your piece in the comments section.
Should Picard have died in “Best of Both Worlds”?
Posted Aug 5, 2014 by Thomas Stockel
“We go from a buildup where the status quo might be changed Forever! to one where ultimately there are no consequences whatsoever. And in the long run, this cripples the franchise.”
Will Cinematic Universes be the end of superhero movies?
Posted Aug 27, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“When 2017 rolls around and audiences find themselves being forced to see seven different movies (all within a four-month window) just to keep track of everything going on in multiple universes, we may see a real backlash.”