How To Do San Diego Comic-Con, A Guide For First-Timers And/Or The Easily-Disoriented

(Amendments/corrections welcomed, this is mainly from memory.) Crowd Awareness: SDCC is a really absurdly huge crowd of people, many of them dressed in Mandalorian battle armor. They won’t actually battle you. Still, a strategy for vibing with large crowds is essential for both personal enjoyment and public good. Friday and Saturday are the most mobbed…

X-Men’s DARK PHOENIX Comes Out This Week, So We Should Probably Impeach Trump ASAP, Right?

The DARK PHOENIX film premieres this week, representing the second cinematic version of, arguably, the most important story arc in the history of the X-Comics. But in the real world, Donny Trump, astonishingly, is still our President. (Fair warning, this post is purposefully premised on a non sequitur, but there’ll also be pretty art from…

MELANCHOLYBALL Season A Is On The Way! Support Via Patreon And It’ll Happen!

This here blog Melancholyball.com is also the hub for my production company, Melancholyball Media. I’m pleased to announce that our slate of projects-in-development has reached the stage where we may as well call it what it is: A full season of independently-produced live entertainment, stage performances, videos and theme parties, ideally to culminate in production…

10 Karaoke Culture Phenomena That Are Actually Pretty Neat (Narration For An Uncompleted Documentary)

1) Authentic music appreciation. Look, Britney Spears can’t possibly enjoy performing “Baby One More Time” anymore, because she’s sung that one a trillion one more times in her life. I believe she no longer feels the same way about it. But the person who karaokes “Baby One More Time,” perhaps, still genuinely loves that song. They’ve performed…