Transitioning Perspectives: How Celebrity Transparency Effects LGBTQ Discourse [ARTICLE]
In recent years, there has been a growing visibility of transgender individuals in popular culture. Two recent examples of this are the public gender transitions of actors Elliott Page and Eddie Izzard. Both have been widely celebrated and have raised important questions about the visibility of transgender issues in American culture.
Hollywood D&D: Potential Effects of the New Movie on the RPG [EDITORIAL]
The upcoming release of the new Dungeons and Dragons movie has generated a lot of excitement among fans of the franchise. The movie, which is set to hit theaters at the end of this month, features a star-studded cast led by Chris Pine and promises to be a thrilling adventure that captures the spirit of the beloved tabletop RPG. But what impact will the movie have on the popularity of the game itself?
The Last of Us [CLASSIC VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
In an alternate 2013, a mutated Cordyceps fungus begins to infest human hosts and turn them into violent, zombie-like monsters called “the infected.” As the apocalypse comes upon Austin, Texas, our protagonist, Joel (Troy Baker) and his brother, Tommy (Jeffrey Pierce), try to flee with Joel’s daughter, Sara (Hana Hayes). In the flight, a soldier shoots Sara and she dies in Joel’s arms. Twenty years later, as society has almost been obliterated by the infection and people live in controlled quarantine zones, Joel and his partner, Tess (Annie Wersching), serve as smugglers in the remnants…
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
What happens when you allow Tiny Tina to take over an entire video game? Come with me and find out!
You play the Newbie, a character that has crash landed in Borderlands along with your shipmates, human pilot Valentine, played by Andy Samberg from SNL/Lonely Island, and self-absorbed robot Frette, who is voiced by consummate comedienne Wanda Sykes. While your ship is being repaired, Tiny Tina approaches you and asks you to play her favorite game, Bunkers & Badasses. When you all agree, she takes over as Bunkermaster and tells you a terrifying tale of the Dragon Lord…
Amaranth Cosplay: Archer’s Pam Poovey Attacks Gen Con [MODEL/EVENT GALLERY]
Gen Con has really started to make a name for itself with its cosplay department, so I enjoyed exploring it in cosplay as Archer’s brash and powerful Pam Poovey. The amount of back ink that Poovey sports made it challenging to get as much on my back as I did! We decided to go shoot this in Lucas Oil Stadium at a past Gen Con and really liked the flavor we got while we were here. The Gen Con event is one I go to every year for good reason!
Amaranth Cosplay: The Elf Queen at Gen Con [MODEL GALLERY]
As we look forward to the new Gen Con in August, we had a chance to show a couple of cool photoshoots from Gen Con past this week and next week. Check out my original cosplay for the Elf Queen in the fountain square just outside the convention center that Gen Con is held at in Indianapolis. Model Amaranth Cosplay guest stars with photoshoot by Goth Viking Photography!
Tress of the Emerald Sea [BOOK REVIEW]
Tress of the Emerald Sea is the first of Brandon Sanderson’s Four Mystery novels that broke kickstarter in March of 2022. (As of the writing of this review, the campaign received a staggering $41.8 million dollars, the largest campaign in Kickstarter history.) Tress is the tale of a poor housekeeper and cook who falls into a semi-relationship with Charlie, the Duke’s son—who pretends to be a groundskeeper whenever Tress is around. Tress lives on a remote island on the Emerald Sea—a sea the color of grass due to the type of dangerous spores that fall from one of 12 orbiting moons…
Merry Christmas: DarkestGoth is Back in 2023
After having to shut things down for awhile at DGM during the pandemic, things have finally settled down enough for us to bring DarkestGoth back to all of our fans!
SCARY MOVIE NIGHT: Twilight Zone: The Movie [DVD/BLURAY REVIEW]
Director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller Production Company: Warner Bros Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Anthology One Sentence Synopsis: Based on Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” television series Series: Standalone Release Date: June 24, 1983 Running Time: 101 min Reviewed by: Karen “Nekcromance” St. Claire Final Score: 5.0 Moons (Out of 5) Step into the otherworldly 5th dimension, a place that lies between time and...
TUMBLEWEED: Karen St. Claire [SPOKESMODEL GALLERY]
At the turn of the century, in the small town of Tumbleweed, a railroad runs through. Seldom seen, the legend has it that a young harlot carrying a red lantern would roam the area. Silently, her whereabouts was always kept safe under lock and key. In rare instances, it is said, that she would be spotted and then mysteriously disappear into thin air. Perhaps, the mystery was the silencing hush that lingered in the ether whenever her...
Peace on Another’s Terms [BOOK REVIEW]
Ardenai Morning Star, the Thirteenth Dragonhorse and his fleet arrive on the doorstep of Lebonath Jas, a planet on the teetering edge of extinction, poisoned and polluted by its own inhabitants. The Lebonathis sought an alliance with the Affined Equi Worlds and now have the full attention of the Dragonhorse and the Seventh Galactic Alliance. The Lebonathi elite quickly realize entering into such an agreement comes with privileges whether they want them or not. A struggle for the hearts and minds of the Lebonathi citizens challenges the Dragonhorse to walk a very fine line between oppression an