It's called "Fandom Is Broken" and it's written by Devin Faraci.
It talks about the effect of the fan community and its use of social media and how it impacts creators. The article uses Annie Wilkes from the Stephen King-adaptation/ Rob Reiner film MISERY as an example for how fans pressure artists and how it creates a hostile environment between the two. It's an excellent article if you want to give it a read. I personally agree with most of the ideas put forth.
Given the recent reception of seasons 3 and 4 of Arrow, I thought I might try and see how the ideas apply to the apparent decline of Arrow in recent years.
Love it or hate it, Arrow has changed. Most people, (including myself) hold up the first two seasons as a near-golden standard f…Read more >
It's been a pretty consistent theme on these blog pages to consider Eddie Thawne Zoom. Just to make sure that you guys know, Rick Cosnett has officially confirmed that Eddie is not Zoom, going so far as to reply to tweets showing fanart of him as Zoom and explicitly state he will not be playing that character. Even if you want to ignore that, he's been cast as a series regular on Quantico, so it would be impractical for him to shoot anyways. Keep this in mind while theorycrafting.Read more >
Echo Kellum has been cast as Mr. Terrific. To quote Entertainment Weekly,
"The Ben and Kate alum will play Curtis Holt, aka Mr. Terrific. Holt is a technological savant and inventor who works at Palmer Technologies under the supervision of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards)."
It was also confirmed at Comic-Con that this version of Mr. Terrific will be gay. It is still unknown if Kellum will be a series regular or a recurring character. Neal McDonough is also joining the cast as Damien Darhk this season, as well as Anarky, who has not been cast yet.
In the comics, Mr. Terrific is the third smartest human on earth, (just behind Ray Palmer) and a long-time member of the Justice Society of America.Read more >