Fans of sci-fi and animation are in for a treat when TBS series Final Space launches on VRV this week. The series, created by and starring “Tennessee wonder child” Olan Rogers, is a mix of comedy, drama, and action in space. To get viewers warmed up, I had a chat with Coty Galloway, the voice of Avocato and a long-time friend and collaborator of Rogers’s.
For decades, internet users have turned to cats to provide them some reprieve from social problems and their personal troubles. In the beginning, there was longcat, Caturday, and That Fucking Cat. Then, there were cheezburgers, Maru, keyboard cats, nyan, and so on—the list is endless, and the sheer quantity of shared cat material online suggests that they may have been the engine that launched meme culture out of the orbit of sites like 4chan and onto the general internet.
This is the reality we now live in, in which one can purchase cat meme books at Spencer’s Gifts and easily follow any number of cat accounts on Twitter.
You navigate your mouse cursor, clicking on every pixel in desperation, before resigning yourself to a hastily-searched walkthrough, then smacking your forehead in disbelief at the solution.
Kendall, aka Barroo, the artist behind the project Kendall :) is a multitalented visual artist, video producer, and musician. She’s the co-host of a podcast about weed and, with J Bearhat, produces and hosts the video series Film Critters. Her work draws from furry fandom, ASMR, and idol culture, weaving these threads together to create an aesthetic all its own.
Fans create amazing things. They collect, they build, and they show their love and appreciation in a beautiful myriad of ways. Whether they have the world’s largest Hatsune Miku figurine collection or are trying to build every Doctor’s TARDIS, fan collections and creations are simply marvelous. A sterling example is Chuck Kovacic’s authentic and historically accurate recreation of Sherlock Holmes’ sitting room at 221B Baker Street.