You got the munch. The crisp and the crunch. Livin’ in the gutter with Grandma… When Coach puts you in,— You gotta go for the win. Y2K turned out all riiiight! SBLOUNSKCHED! You can do it! SBLOUNSKCHED! Crunchy chew it! … Continue reading The Night Thread Got SBLOUNSKCHED!
Y’all know how this works Continue reading Rank the Songs on an Album: The Next One
Bring up an album you love, and make an argument as to why a certain line/quotation is the key to understanding the album as a whole. Continue reading Most Important Line on an Album
Choose an artist you like, and take your favorite song from each of their albums. (Or if you don’t know EVERY album well, just do the ones you are familiar with.) Continue reading Favorite Song from Each Album by an Artist
Transpose the characters from one show into the premise of another—for instance, what if Pawnee’s parks department was all on Oceanic flight 815? Or what if Frasier and Niles traveled the country hunting demons like the Winchesters? Go nuts, be as … Continue reading Characters from X in Y show
Pitch your reboot of a canceled show, preferably one that hasn’t been on in a long time. Continue reading Reboot a TV show
20. Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer Toni Cade Bambara once said, “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” On her third studio album, Janelle Monáe becomes fully comfortable in that role. Breaking away from the sci-fi trappings of … Continue reading comicalArchitect’s Top 20 Albums of 2018
One of my favorite webcomics is El Goonish Shive, by Dan Shive. (No, the title does not mean anything, other than including the cartoonist’s last name. He jut couldn’t think of a better title.) El Goonish Shive is the ongoing story of … Continue reading Day Thread of El Goonish Shive
Talk about favorite moments in music—a great delivery of a lyric, a killer key change, an awe-inspiring riff… Continue reading Favorite Musical Moments
So, I’m gonna see if this is worth implementing as a regular site feature. This thread is a space for autistic Avocado commenters to discuss dealing with our neurology on a day-to-day basis, as well as questions of theory and … Continue reading Autisticado Thread: Test Run
Post your favorite first lines from movies or books or whatevs. Continue reading Favorite Opening Lines: This Shit Again
Post a list of 10 stories (novels, movies, plays, TV shows…) that you believe made you the person you are. Provide as much or as little explanation as you wish. Continue reading 10 Stories That Define You
Post, reply, and be merry. Can be your top 10 or more. Continue reading Favorite Songs by an Artist
Pour one out for 1984 and Brave New World, then VOTE! Continue reading Sci-Fi Novel Tournament: FINALS!
Pouring one out for Cat’s Cradle, Neuromancer, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Fahrenheit 451. Now vote! Continue reading Greatest Sci-Fi Novel Tournament: SEMIFINALS!!!
Pouring one out for: The Left Hand of Darkness A Wrinkle in Time Snow Crash Dune Foundation Jurassic Park The Time Machine The War of the Worlds Now let’s decide who will make it to the final 4! Continue reading Greatest Sc-Fi Novel: Quarterfinals!
Shedding tears for the 16 great books we lost. Moving on! Some real heavy-hitting matchups this time. Excited to see where it goes! Continue reading Greatest Sci-Fi Novel Tournament: Round 2!
Decided on a whim to create a new universe where Marvel heroes were combined with DC villains and vice versa. Check it check it check it out. Heroes: Loki Wayne, a.k.a. Dark Trickster (Batman + Loki) A human reincarnation of … Continue reading New Amalgam Universe: Heroes + Villains
Vote with ya upvotes, don’t be a jerk, you’ve all done this before. Note so no one asks me about it: I disqualified Watchmen, despite getting enough upvotes to possibly qualify. This is a tournament for novels, as in prose … Continue reading Greatest Sci-Fi Novel Tournament: Round 1