Wow. Amaze. Very fiction. Such fluff. So Quirk. If you don’t speak doge, then you might be a little confused—like many internet memes, doges and shibes just need to be seen to understood. In a nutshell, they're kind of like lolcats, but with Shibas instead of cats, and lower-case Comic Sans instead of ALL CAPS Impact. So book, wow, such characters, amaze.
Get it? Sort of? Then please allow me to translate: We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite fictional doge!
Do you dread going to work because you have the supervisor from hell? Would you treat your manager like royalty if you could? Are you your own boss? Or just boss in general?
Whatever it is, pick your reason to celebrate today since October 16 is Boss’s Day, even if it’s just to get on your boss’s good side! Here are some of the most, well, let’s call them memorable bosses!
Here at Quirk, we loved Pacific Rim. How could giant machines fighting giant monsters not be exciting? But it was also smart and had a lot of heart. It was an unusual summer blockbuster in that it performed moderately well in the United States, but did exceptional in the international market, which makes a sequel possible. Here’s our idea for a Pacific Rim sequel, with a literary twist.
We won the Kaiju War, but needed to make sure we were ready to cancel the apocalypse. Again. We brought the Jaegers back and built them bigger and stronger, but needed new heroes to pilot them. We found these new Rangers in the stories that helped us dream of such a creation: we found them in our favorite authors. Here are some of the newest Jaegers in the fleet, piloted by authors who’d do well in the Drift.
Ding dong, pizza delivery! September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day (not to be confused with National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, which is celebrated on November 12th). We here at Quirk love piping hot cheese pizzas, so we’re ready to celebrate with our favorite onscreen pizza cameos, plain cheese or otherwise.
For years, I had a ritual everyday after coming home from school. Exhausted from the seemingly interminable day, I laid in my bed and watched TV. The WB was a particular favorite of mine because it was one of two stations that had good reception. They had a pretty stellar lineup of after-school programming with Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Batman: The Animated Series being among my favorites. But out of all those shows, one stood out, a show on the only other station that had reception.
I can sing the theme to Wishbone, no problem (I can, but I won’t, for everyone’s sake). I loved that show more than any of them and I can probably trace my supreme love of dogs over any other animal directly to that bookish Jack Russell Terrier. I knew I was learning, but I didn’t care, because there was an adorable dog in a Sherlock Holmes costume. That is absolute TV gold.
Wishbone has been an integral part of my education, too. On occasion, I’ve remembered a detail from an episode of Wishbone more easily than one from a book that I had just read...because a dog wearing a costume is way more memorable than words on a page. Here are some of my favorite episodes of Wishbone that actually helped me pass English class (even honors classes!).