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Netflix Announced The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Animation

By Monica Tarca Happy news for all Witcher fans out there waiting for season 2 of their beloved series: Netflix prepared another big surprise - ...

21 Studio Ghibli Movies Are Coming to Netflix Starting February 1st

By Monica Tarca Netflix recently announced the start of what could be the greatest cinematic marathon of 2020: „From February 2020, 21 films ...

When Cosplay Becomes a Fulltime Job

Interview with Andreea Ciohodaru

Andreea is a living proof that you can make a living out of cosplay commissions if you have enough experience and skill. She started cosplaying 10 years ago, in high school, and cosplay made her decide to go to a Fashion Design Faculty to perfect her sewing techniques and skills....

Gentle Giants and Their Silent Call: Hope, the Whale

By Monica Tarca

I find it quite hard to make an introduction about blue whales and whale conservation for this short article without getting too emotional. Writing about Hope, the gigantic blue whale skeleton from the Natural History Museum in London felt like a mandatory mission after my visit....

Taku Inoue’s Tom Defying the Laws of Physics By Monica Tarca

This isn't just a toy story, but an upcoming invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy once more some of the funniest scenes between two iconic adversaries of a childhood classic cartoon. ...

Plop! The Magazine That Once Laughed at “the Most Gruesome Stories Ever Told in Mystery Comics” By Monica Tarca

Once upon a mystery comics dreary,/In between Creeps and Eerie,/Came a quaint and curious brand/Of comics flare. (Carl Gafford)...

Anatomical Sculptures of Moist Production Interview with toy designer Jason Freeny

In the world of toy designers, Jason Freeny is the paradigm of a cutaway artist....

Nijo Castle’s Powerful Imagery from the Early Edo Period By Monica Tarca

The 400+ years old Nijo Castle was one of the sweetest surprises I found in Kyoto. ...

Cosplay Fang Clubs – Tales of Vampirism Told in Style By Monica Tarca

Humankind likes to be scared. In all stages of our history, threatening representations of the abnormal inspired rituals, myths, ceremonies, horror stories and a vast imagery capable to intimidate the established mechanism of societies and individuals....

Life With An Akita Inu Interview with Akita Inu owner Jo Jacote

Gracious, courageous, dominant and highly devoted to his owner, the Akita Inu has rightfully gained its reputation as a national treasure of Japan. ...

Designer Toys And Their Magnificent Phylogeny By Monica Tarca

In today’s toyscene, urban designer toys are the seductive young rebels, a photogenic wonder and an aesthetic thrill, unlike most everyday mind-numbing toys....