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The 4 Main Characters As Literary Devices

One of the easiest ways to tell if you have a story idea rather than a plot is by looking at the characters you include in your story.<br>Beginner …

Writing

7 Leadership Tricks You Can Learn From Superheroes

The most heroic figures aren't people with the most compelling super powers. They're the ones who inspire with both thought and action.<p>Superheroes aren't just men and women who strut around in tight clothes and fight evil villains. When it comes down to it, they're (at least part) human with real …

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

I love Batman, but you know what, he's kind of a d*ck! Whether it's constantly disappearing on Jim Gordon during their conversations above the GCPD …

DC Comics

Artist Creates Awesome HARRY POTTER Nordic School of Myth and Magic

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

But according to one group of psychiatrists, these men aren't Hollywood's most realistic psychopaths.<p>In fact, they may not be psychopaths at all.<p>Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a varying combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths kill without remorse, mutilating …

Psychiatry

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

Author of the Best Selling "Magicians" Trilogy Talks About His Writing Process

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magicians trilogy and journalist at Time magazine, on Quora.</b><p>Q: It seems like the market for great …

Here Are the Netflix Codes for Categories Geeks Will Find Helpful

20 Words You've Been Butchering for Years

A Harvard linguist offers a monster list of commonly misused words.<p>Some languages, like French, have an official body that decides how words can and cannot be used. English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're …

Linguistics

Visualizing The Greatest Economic Collapses In History

<b>The very first major economic collapse in recorded history occurred in 218-202 BC</b> when the Roman Empire experienced money troubles after the Second …

Stock Markets

Wicked Cool MARVEL Phase 2 Movie Art by Matt Ferguson

Idiotic BATMAN V SUPERMAN Rumor Shows How Far Some Fanboys Will Go To Avoid The Truth

This Heroic Captain Defied His Orders and Stopped America From Starting World War III

It’s truly amazing that anybody survived the Cold War.<p>Over the past decade numerous stories have come out about Soviet and American military …

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is hiding a huge, incredible secret

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>I'm going to give any spoiler-conscious readers who were foolish enough to click on that headline one chance to get away. Let me be as clear as possible: <b>This article contains major spoilers for</b> <b>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</b> <b>and one of its biggest</b> …

2 Stammer Verbs to Avoid in Your Fiction

by Hernán Piñera | via Flickr<p>Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is by editor Jessi Rita Hoffman (@JRHwords).<p>As a writer, you’ve probably heard the …

13. Marvel & DC's Very First Comics Were Produced By The Same Man!

Eighty years ago, National Comics (later to become DC) published the first issue of its first comic, New Fun. New Fun Comics was cover-dated February …

Comic Books

Why The World Needs To See Batman In A Rated R Movie

10 Marvel Comics Villains Way More Messed Up Than The Joker

7. Slapstick, the cartoon of death<p>Anyone who saw Tom Hanks in The Polar Express knows that cartoons are super funny, but living cartoons are just …

Comics

The 7 Most Twisted Joker Moments in Comic Book History

3. Joker puts Commissioner Gordon to the test in No Man's Land<p>A classic arc, Batman: No Man's Land centered on the aftermath of a cataclysmic …

Harley Quinn

How long does it take to learn a language? – Learning in the Modern Workplace

Well it depends on a lot of factors, but if you are an English speaker, this infographic (from Voxy) shows the easiest and most difficult languages …

Artist Creates Mind-Bending Optical Illusions on the Palm of His Hand

Italian makeup artist Luca Luce uses the palm of his hand to showcase mind-bending optical illusions. With the help of perspective, clever shadow placement, and a photorealistic style of drawing, he produces surreal, three-dimensional artwork that tells fantastical stories in stunning detail.<p>In a …

Body Art

Top Five Reasons Marvel Will Always Own DC In The Movie Business

March. 04.01 – by Joseph Jammer Medina<p><i>Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat</i><p><i>WWF vs WCW</i><p><i>RoboCop vs Terminator</i><p><i>Mario vs Sonic</i><p><i>And, of course…</i><p><i>Marvel vs DC.</i><p>Certain …

Ten Legendary Swords from the Ancient World

Swords are not only weapons, but symbols of great power, used over the centuries as offerings, in ceremonies, for coronations, and as precious items …

Top 10 Healthy Foods You Should Eat Everyday

10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin

When George R.R. Martin released <i>A Game of Thrones</i> in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same …

George R.R. Martin

5 Classic Board Games With Disturbing Origin Stories

If there's one thing we've learned in our time here, it's that there's absolutely no cherished childhood memory, from nursery rhymes to candy bars, …