Is Captain America Ruining Grief Counseling?

A Very Minor Avengers Fan Theory There is a lot to be said about the latest Avengers film.  To begin with: I liked it. A lot. However, there’s one scene that I can’t get out of my head. It’s a scene that made headlines for a different reason, as it contains the first (openly) gay …

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A Fan Theory on Chewbacca at the End of A New Hope

It's another Fan Theory Friday. Although this is a special one, on a Saturday, because today is Star Wars Day. Today's fan theory is in honor of Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca and passed away this week at the age of 74. There is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. A …

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The Harry Potter Fan Theory That Explains Hogwarts’ Finances

Just another Fan Theory Friday I finished reading the Harry Potter novels at the age of thirty. I read the first four books as they were released, starting the first one when I was twelve. By the time the fifth one (The Order of the Phoenix) was released, I had lost interest and started to …

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Anyone else still thinking about that Black Mirror guinea pig?

A Black Mirror Fan Theory This post is part of Fan Theory Fridays, in which we share and explore a new fan theory about a film, television series, book, or other fictional narrative. Like a lot of people, I like the show Black Mirror. I enjoy watching it, even when it's overly dark or predictable …

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Why Your Westworld Fan Theory is Not a Fan Theory

Madness descended upon the internet earlier this week when the Westworld showrunners stormed into a the /r/westworld subreddit for what proved to be one of the larger online pranks in recent history. The gist of the prank was simple: the Westworld team announced that they would be spoiling the entirety of the show for the …

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Why That Game of Thrones Fan Theory Is Not a Game of Thrones Fan Theory

The internet loves a good fan theory. The trouble is, the phrase "fan theory" has started to go the way of words like content or hipster or artisan or any of the other words whose definitions are so vague, so all encompassing, that they have very little meaning at this point. "Fan theory" is currently …

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