Dark Phoenix

26 Jun 19
Toygle

Pop culture junkies and toy fanatics, we are officially a month away from this year's San Diego Comic-Con. As always, there is no shortage of things to do and see over the course of the five-plus day event, and toy shopping is one of the main attraction. There is an almost absurd number of exclusive […]

26 Jun 19
Starloggers

Now that Dark Phoenix is over and done with when it comes to the Fox X-Men films, it is time to turn to Marvel Studios. As the inheritors of the X-Men film franchise, the studio has some work cut out for them. The X-Men films do need some retooling after all, and there are a […]

25 Jun 19
Wonders in the Dark

By J.D. Lafrance Imagine the scene: a teenager is playing baseball. It’s his turn up at bat and he promptly strikes out. He dejectedly leaves the diamond on his bike — presumably bound for home. On the way, he spots two cars with suspicious looking men in them. The boy quickly ditches the cars and […]

25 Jun 19
Tasmanian photographer | Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923)

This prisoner stated that he arrived free in Tasmania as a sailor on the Bangalore with the name John Dowling, but he might have arrived as a convict with the name John Nowlan on the transport London in March 1851. Shipping documents testifying to his arrival on the Bangalore at any port and under any circumstance unfortunately, if true, are not extant. He was sentenced to five years in March 1870 for indecent assault as John Dowling. He was photographed as John Dowling by T. J. Nevin on release from the House of Corrections, Hobart in December 1874, and convicted again in February 1875 for larceny. A year later, in February 1876 he was convicted at the Supreme Court, Hobart, for rape of a girl between 10-11 yrs old, this time as John Nowlan, alias John Dowling. The sentence for rape was death, commuted to life imprisonment. John Nowlan alias John Dowling was sent to the Port Arthur prison on 25th February 1876 and transferred back to the House of Corrections, Hobart Gaol, Campbell St. on 17th April 1877. A prisoner who called himself John Dowling died at the New Town Charitable Institution, Hobart in 1906 of senilis.

25 Jun 19
Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

It’s my turn to take a crack at the ‘Make It Anime Tag’! Check out my post to see my picks of what I’d like to see adapted into an anime.