Don’t change what made these characters great

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Zack Snyder revealed the logo of his next film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Many were excited to finally see these two iconic heroes appear on the big screen together for the very first time.

Although fans seemed overjoyed by the team-up, many had vocalized some doubt.

They thought it was too soon.

Man of Steel introduced Superman, so where was Batman’s solo film? Why was there so much emphasis on the two fighting when they should be working together?

Then the trailers released and a feeling of dread washed over.

Why was Batman…


Why I ditched Monopoly and tried something new

Growing up, you probably played a lot of Monopoly with your family and Sorry with your friends.

Someone would whip out the UNO deck or piece together Connect Four.

These were fun, yet simple games that everyone knows how to play. They’re the go-to games stashed on shelves in millions of households.

Then there are the not so common board games. Complicated games that most people don’t want to take the time to learn.

They’re the games that have 10 to 20-page rulebooks, intricately detailed pieces, unique designs, and genuinely well-written stories.

Complex board games lead to high replayability, where…


Over 100 hours of fun with only two hobbies

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Are you still at home looking for things to do?

Social distancing isn’t easy and most are desperate to pass the time doing something we can enjoy. Here are 2 new hobbies that can destroy boredom: Solo board games and writing!

Most board games are meant to be played with 2 or more players, but the games mentioned below were built with single-player mechanics in mind.

Then there’s writing which isn’t new to anyone on Medium. However, social distancing has given us more time to write creatively and get our thoughts on digital paper.

Try them out and let me…


And how that led to my love of the genre.

Not everyone likes horror. Terror isn’t a feeling people want to experience.

But the real world is more terrifying than any movie, video game and Halloween Horror Night event. It’s nice to be scared of something different for a change with no damaging repercussions.

We enjoy the scare and the feeling of relief. The feeling that everything is going to be okay because it’s not real. A feeling we don’t get very often in the real world.

Your brain reacts by letting you know:

“It’s just a movie so there’s…


Discover new types of entertainment to pass the time

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Social distancing has many of us staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We don’t know what to do with ourselves so we pass the time by catching up on shows or by working remotely if we can.

But what do you do when you’re done working? What if you’re tired of watching shows? Well I have great news! There are tons of things you can do to pass the time and it all comes down to hobbies. Discover new activities that can help destroy boredom.

Below are some hobbies you can explore!

Remember, you need to try it…


So here’s how to make them scary again

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As I relax on my couch watching scary movies back-to-back with a blank expressionless look on my face, I realize that I’m wasting my time. I used to watch horror films because they scared me. Creatures that I could never imagine terrified me to my core. I noticed as time went on, jump scares became predictable, monsters became computer generated and practical effects slowly vanished.

Horror That Works

Even though we’ve recently had great films such as The Conjuring, Hereditary, IT, and Midsommar, these are unfortunately rare gems. They’re horrifying due to the situations and unknown entities the protagonists face. The audience wants…


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It’s been a full year since my last Free Marketing Tools post and I’ve stumbled across some more helpful tools that can make your business stand out. And best of all, they’re free!

BuzzSumo

BuzzSumo allows content marketers to find other relevant content that’s currently performing the best in search engines. It’s perfect for generating new blog ideas since you can get a statistical overview of each links’ overall engagement, social shares, backlinks and evergreen content score. Although the amount of links shown is limited, it should be enough to give you an idea of what topics are trending based on…


Share your love of anime with friends!

Are you tired of watching anime by yourself? Do you wish you can share your undying love for anime with someone? Do your friends show no interest in anime?

Well, it’s either time to find new friends or follow this definitive list of shows that are guaranteed to pique their interest.

You might be thinking that it’s a good idea to show your friends Dragon Ball Z, One Piece or Naruto. Unfortunately, when you’re introducing anime to a newbie, it’s best not to start with shows that have over 100 episodes. It can…


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Let people know it exists

You know what won’t get you more subscribers for your newsletter? Having one little section at the very bottom of your website that says “Subscribe to our Newsletter.” You probably have a better chance of being struck by lightning than by getting someone to sign-up using those ‘tactics.’ Here are some better ways to let users know you have an amazing newsletter.

  1. Hello bar — A top bar, slide-in and exit pop-up are all perfect for grabbing visitor attention. Hello bar has all the tools necessary to create all three of these for free with some limitations. The top bar…


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Social media continues to grow not only as a primary source of entertainment and news, but also as a platform ripe for marketing your brand. Today, we will review 7 essential apps for social media marketing.

Tik Tok

To summarize, Tik Tok is a video sharing app that allows users to create 15-second videos. You can add music, stickers, filters, and more to really make your video stick out. Tik Tok released back in 2016 but only recently exploded in popularity. The app currently has over 75 million users and continues to grow each day.

  • Brands can create a series of videos…

Andre Moncayo

Film, TV, Comic Book, Anime, and Video Game Enthusiast.

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