Culture

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11
Oct

I Choose You: How to Plan the Perfect Pokémon Themed Wedding

Planning Pokémon Wedding

Could you imagine anything more romantic than a huge yellow Pikachu standing next to you as you exchange your vows? Imagine saying ‘I do’ as your guests are battling with each other on Pokemon Go. You don't have to imagine too hard if you are a Pokémon fan living in Japan.

Sat
14
Aug

How to Write a Good Movie Review Essay

Write a Movie Review

Filmmaking is the most popular department of show business. It is the world of colors, fantasy, joy, and magic. It brings a lot of entertainment material for us. We have been watching movies and dramas since our childhood. They show us all kinds of content of our interest like cartoons in childhood, fantasy fairy tales for teenage girls, social dramas, and movies that we watch in our adult age. Movies are important components of our society that describe our culture, tradition, and religion. 

Tue
11
May

How Using CBD Oil Can Give You a Good Night's Sleep

CBD Oil

Sleeping is one of the most important things your body needs to re-charge and re-set the status of your physical and mental well-being. How important is sleep? Well, read this article (check it out) and find out why. Did you notice how they highlighted diseases such as Diabetes, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest? That’s because not getting enough sleep can cause these sicknesses to take root in your body!

Not only that, but cutting back on some snooze can cloud your judgment for the day, give you chronic headaches, and worst of all, cause mental disturbances that lead to mental illnesses like schizophrenia. Yikes! What is there to do when you’re plagued by insomnia after you lay on your bed? Read on to find out how CBD and its potential to make you sleep soundly can help.

Why Do We Need Sleep So Badly?

Fri
16
Apr

3 Reasons Why Horror Has a Special Place in Culture

Horror

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Who doesn’t love a good horror flick, or a good horror tale, every once in a while?

One of the main attractions in fiction and fantasy, horror movies take every opportunity to portray the dark sides of life as a means to scary onlookers. Such tactics include:

Mon
12
Apr

Nicky the Pixie Takes Critical Blast Bombshell of the Year for 2020

2020 Bombshell of the Year Nicky the Pixie

The Critical Blast awards have all been announced, but we saved the best for last: the Bombshell of the Year for 2020, based on our readers votes of all twelve of our Bombshell of the Month nominees for the prior year. And while we wanted to announce this earlier this year (we knew the results as of February 1st), we wanted to wait on this one until our Bombshell had her award in-hand, and that meant waiting for order to be taken and to arrive -- which was slightly more complicated this year due to Covid's impact on many trophy shops, many of which rely on intramural high school sports for their income. (This year's trophies came from Icon Trophies and Designs.)

Mon
22
Mar

A Public High School Supports Cosplay as a Hobby for Students: Why?

Cosplay High School Activity

Cosplay has been around for some years and it begins to gain more and more momentum. There are cosplay events that are organized around the world and not only. Dressing up as a character from your favorite book, movie, tv shows, or video game can seem to some people as an activity that does not come with any benefits. But there are many schools, especially from the Philippines that organize school events where students perform and present their costumes. Cosplay is a nice hobby students can have and organizing this kind of event not only in high schools but also in college could be a nice and relaxing activity. But why do some public high schools support cosplay as a hobby for students?

Thu
25
Feb

Where Does The Slang Of Geek Culture Originate From?

Geek Slang

Over thousands of years of history, language has been essential to the world’s progression forwards into the next generation. As time has passed, it has evolved and changed to suit different circumstances. Technology in part has accelerated this process and has in itself contributed to further evolution and shift in culture. This is giving rise to different social groups such as geeks who each, in turn, have their own slang - here’s where it all comes from.

Wed
10
Feb

Gina Carano Wins Award; LucasFilm Responds by Firing Her

Gina Carano Fired

On the same day Critical Blast announced that Gina Carano had been selected by our readers as the Best Series Actor for 2020 based on her work in the Disney Plus streaming series, The Mandalorian, came the shocking capitulation from Lucasfilm to social media outrage over postings by the actress. The postings addressed historical methods of the government dividing people by turning friends and neighbors on each other before moving in themselves to take over the process.

Wed
10
Feb

Critical Blast Readers Select Gina Carano as Best Series Actor of 2020

Gina Carano Best Series Actress 2020

Streaming services once again dominated the voting for the category of Best Series Actor of 2020, with not a single traditional broadcast medium making a statistical showing.

Hulu's The Great saw leads Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult both achieve 3% of all votes cast, in a three-way tie with DC Universe's Stargirl's Luke Wilson, while the superhero lead for the aforementioned Stargirl, Brec Bassinger, pulled in 4%.

DC Universe also saw Doom Patrol's April Bowlby stretch past the pack to nab 9% of the ballots, but Anya Taylor-Joy doubled that with 18% for her work on Netflix's The Queen's Gambit.

Wed
03
Feb

Sonya Devereaux, Hollywood's 306th Best Actress, Comes First with Best Comic of 2020

Best Comics of 2020 - Starring Sonya Devereaux

Every year, Critical Blast opens up the polls to our readers to select the best of everything entetainment, in multiple categories. And while some categories slimmed down this year due to the spread of coronavirus forcing people to stay home, the comic book business has seen a boom, thanks largely to a number of independent creators who have turned away from the traditional publishing market and toward crowdfunding to get their four-color fantasies fit to print and into the hands of readers.

Mon
01
Feb

New Moon Rising: Meet February's Critical Blast Bombshell of the Month

2021 February Bombshell of the Month

It's February -- the month of hearts and flowers, stuffed bears and romantic greeting cards, and all in the name of love.

One of the things we here at Critical Blast love is cosplay, which is why every month our staff combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine human beings.

Which brings us to Steffany, who uses the nomme-du-cosplay New Moon. So let's dive right in and get to know her better! Critical Blast is proud to introduce you one and all to the...

 

Mon
18
Jan

How to Stay Healthy and Fit During College Semester

Being a college student is no walk in the park. There are plenty of things that require your immediate attention: classes, communities, parties – for many even jobs. It is easy to forget about healthy habits and start drifting. Regrettably, wrong choices can lead to life-damaging outcomes in the future, and now is the best time to prevent this.

Making a decision to stay healthy and well in college is halfway to success. These tips will help you to figure out how to do that.

Build a Healthy Eating Routine

Food is the main source of energy that helps us go through the day, stay active, and focused. For students, their academic progress and productivity largely depend on what they fuel their bodies with. That is why it is crucial to build healthy eating habits that will help you go forward rather than pull you back.

Fri
01
Jan

Welcoming 2021 with a New Cosplay Bombshell: Meet Astra Void!

Astra Void Bombshell of the Month 01-2021

Okay, everybody. You don't need us to tell you that 2020 is a year that belongs in the dustbin of history. We did our best to brighten it once a month with some colorful positivity in the form of cosplay, and we're going to continue that on into this new year, in the hopes that things get better.

Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine human beings.

So let's get this year started off right! Critical Blast is proud to introduce you one and all to 2021's first...

 

Thu
31
Dec

Voting Open for Best of 2020

Best of 2021

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Actually, it was 2020, so scratch that first bit entirely. But as ugly as the past year has been, there were still a few moments that perked things up. So as loath as we may all be to actually look back at this year, we're asking our readers to do so for just one more month as we collect votes from you, our readers, to select the award winners in our BEST OF 2020.

The movie theaters were bereft most of the year, but production companies found ways around that, and many movies went straight to streaming services. Streaming options also presented us with several nominees for our Best Series.

But it was the crowdfunding renaissance in the comic book arena that really shook up the nomination processes this year, shouldering their way past the mainstream giants to stand side-by-side with them for Best Comic, Best Comics Writer and Best Comics Artist.

Wed
23
Dec

Sorry Gail, But You're Using That Term All Wrong

Star Wars Mary Sues

Some days the eyes roll so hard the pull at the optic nerve and make them just ache. Today is one of those days.

The Star Wars fandom has been split of the idea of Rey ever since The Force Awakens debuted in theaters. It's one of those debates that's never going to be settled, never going to have a substantial closure, because it's a matter of taste. You can't convince a person they don't like something that they do, and vice versa.

Tue
01
Dec

Our December Bombshell Sends 2020 Packing: Meet Edwin Davis

Bombshell of the Month 12-2020 Edwin Davis

Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine human beings.

2020 has been one of the strangest years in the lifetime of most who have gone through it. We've had to quarantine ourselves, avoid large gatherings -- all of which is antithetical to what our favorite cosplayers are used to (with, perhaps, the exception of wearing a mask). It's a year that we'll all be happy to see in the rearview mirror as we cross over into 2021. And to help give this year the boot, weve brought in a talented cosplayer who looks ready to give 2020 the swift kick it deserves. So without further introduction, Critical Blast is proud to introduce you one and all to 2020's final...

 

Sun
08
Nov

Zachary Levi Attacked For Reminding Some Humans That Other People are Humans Too

Zachary Levi post-election Tweet

Sometimes when an actor finishes a film, he or she retains a prop of some kind, a souvenir or memento they can look to in the future for a conversation piece.

Zachary Levi seems to have come away from his stint on SHAZAM with the coolest and most valuable vestige ever: The Wisdom of Solomon. (The superhero character more commonly known as Captain Marvel gains his powers by shouting out an acronym, which gains him the combined powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.)

During the trying and tiring time of the last few days, as votes were being tabulated with deliberation and states were switching colors more slowly than leaves in autumn, Levi interected a thought onto Twitter -- a place designed ostensibly just for that purpose but, ironically, in abject opposition to the ideal on most days.

Sun
01
Nov

Cosplay Cornucopia: Meet Our November 2020 Bombshell of the Month, Erica Williams of Red-E Cosplay

Star Trek Lucy

Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine human beings.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it may be a struggle after this trying year we've all had to find things for which to be thankful. Social distancing and self-isolation are new, contributing factors impacting many as a cloying, smothering hopelessness. But there are lights in the darkness, and yes, we can find those lights among the cosplayers we encounter through our search for this monthly feature. So the time is not just ripe, but well past due, for us to introduce you one and all to our...

 

Fri
23
Oct

Top Tips for Choosing the Best Vape Juice

Vaping

Vaping has become common among many people, and this is because of the benefits it has over smoking. It is quite different from smoking cigarettes since it involves the inhaling of vapor instead of smoke. This also adds to the experience that vapers get. According to resourceful data, vapers could outnumber smokers in the coming years. Apart from more new entrants into vaping, many smokers are changing camp to get this new experience and reduce the health risks associated with smoking.

The consumable part of a vape device is the e-juice, which comes in many flavors and types. Some have a high ratio of propylene glycol to vegetable glycerin or vice versa. Today, there are healthy e-juices that are made of marijuana, hemp, and other natural herbs with medicinal purposes. All of these options leave users in a dilemma and it is sometimes hard to choose exactly what you want.

Thu
01
Oct

No Tricks, All Treats: Meet October Bombshell of the Month, Katy DeCobray

Katy DeCobray Bombshell October 2020

Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine human beings.

 

With Halloween upon us, the whole world is looking to change into somene -- or something -- else. What better time to pull out some exemplary cosplay to get you, our readers, into the right frame of mind. And so, dear readers, with no tricks and all treats, we are happy  to share with you, our...

 

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