(Notice: this is not a political post. It is inspired by current political issues, which are not the point here. I don’t like arguing politics online, and I don’t care what aisle or wing you’re on.)
A few weeks ago, my local paper made a certain endorsement that proved to be somewhat controversial for some of its readers, given that a good bit of them lean the other way on the political spectrum. A negative response was of course expected, running counter to its readers’ alignments or the country’s projections, but that’s fine because…
That’s their right.
I want to clear up a common complaint I’ve gotten over the last couple of weeks. As a retention representative at said paper, one of my jobs is to call recently canceled accounts and get feedback. Obviously in a lot of recent cases, the aforementioned endorsement was the cause of cancellation. However, not all of them stopped because of who was endorsed. For several, it was the fact that we made an endorsement in the first place that lead to them canceling their papers. One man even told me that “the paper shouldn’t endorse candidates, that it should let the people decide.”
It’s not the first time I’ve come across people who thought this about news publications, that the media should stay an un-opinionated observer. Hearing it so often these couple of weeks, I felt compelled to say something about it. And that is this: The news can have opinions. Newspapers have the right to make endorsements. The free press has free speech.
The press is allowed to, and in fact is supposed to, critique and criticize the government. One way to do that is by voicing its well-informed thoughts on current issues to help its audience form their own opinions. That included endorsements for political office. It’s their right to do so under the First Amendment, which guarantees both freedom of speech and press (as well as religion, assembly, and petitioning the government, but those are beside this point).
There are three groups I’ve talked to this week that I’d like to take a moment to address:
For those readers who stopped the paper because you don’t agree with its view, that’s fine, and you’re fine. It’s how the free market works. You don’t like what’s on, change the channel. It’s perfectly reasonable, and I’ve got no issue there. I would like to say that if one opinion is the only reason you want to turn away from an otherwise trusted news source, please reconsider for a moment. One differing opinion, particularly on something so split, shouldn’t be the only deciding factor. But if you’re decided, then good luck to you, and I hope you enjoy whichever news source you switch to.
For those readers who are under the mistaken belief that news organizations aren’t supposed make endorsements, that’s incorrect, but I understand the misunderstanding. The stipulation is that news media distinguish between “news” and “opinion”, and since an endorsement is by definition an opinion, it doesn’t get confused with reporting actual facts too often. In fact, since news media gathers and reports actual facts, they are uniquely qualified to make such informed editorial opinions to help better inform you, the reader, in making yours. Even if your opinions end up being the complete opposite.
For those readers who simply believe that it’s wrong for publications to make endorsements, that they are supposed to stay “neutral” and “unbiased,” that’s just not going to happen until all our news is reported by emotionless and uncaring robots. The press is supposed to inform the public and give their informed opinions. Again, in being the fact reporters, press organizations are probably best suited to give informed (if not always agreeable) opinions. If you don’t agree with their opinion, like I told the readers who left for that reason, that’s fine. There are countless alternatives. But don’t belittle the right of a publication to speak its mind for what it thinks is best for this country. It shows a fundamental misunderstanding of your most basic and most important rights as a US citizen, specifically the right that lets you do the exact same thing.
On the latest CineGeek Webcast, we discussed Fox’s new effort for a Peanuts film. Peanuts, the comic strip by Charles Schulz, has inspired several memorable holiday specials, endless amounts of merchandise, insurance mascots, references in countless works, and so on. It’s also been running in newspapers every day since Schulz’s retirement and death, without a new strip being produced.
I’m not against Peanuts still running, but it’s an example of this post’s issue at hand: the staleness of Newspaper comics. This may very well only be a localized issue to me, but for the past 2 1/2 years I’ve been reading my city’s principal daily paper, and the daily comics page has the same comics today as it did 2 1/2 days ago.
Reruns or legacy titles, but for my newspaper, that’s all the comics page is. I’m a superhero comic fan, so I’m no stranger to legacy titles (no matter how often Marvel or DC restart issue numbers). But even I still pick up new titles. I even drop books I loose interest in. I try to expand my comic palate outside of just Avengers titles, and even those undergo creative changes. Most comic readers I know are the same in this, so why don’t newspaper comics cycle content out?
Here’s the questions for YOU, reader: Are newspaper comic strip readers so rigid that they don’t want change? Do syndication contracts papers use force such consistency? Is this lack of effort from newspapers dying out and worrying about other concerns? Or is this just my local newspaper? Is your paper different?
What was your first Power Rangers episode? Answer in the comments. Mine – “Day of the Dumpster” – 8/28/93
On August 28, 1993, the world was saved for the first time by the Power Rangers. The first episode of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – titled “Day of the Dumpster” – aired on the Fox Kids block and mixed together popular trends of martial arts and super heroes with dynamic action, bright colors, entertaining practical effects, and just enough camp about high schoolers trying to do the right thing while coping with bullies and everyday life.
Adapted from the Super Sentai 1992 series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, MMPR isn’t technically the first Sentai series to make it state side. That goes to Dynaman, which aired on USA Network’s late-’80s late-night block Night Flight, which parody dubbed over the original dialog. The Power Rangers franchise though proved more successful, as the original MMPR series lasted for three seasons, and the franchise then followed in its Sentai roots by changing the series out about once a year (with a couple of exceptions and breaks). The franchise continues to this day with the current 18th/19th series: Power Rangers Samurai/Power Rangers Super Samurai.
Here’s to next year, the big 20, and the next series Megaforce.
The second intro to Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, including the Green Ranger
Trailer for Power Rangers Megaforce, from this year’s Power Morphicon convention, courtesy of Samurai Cast
One lesson I learned a long time ago: always bring swimming trunks to a con.
2012 will be my first time in four years to miss Atlanta’s massive geek mecca Dragon*Con on Labor Day weekend. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want YOU to go unprepared. If you’re planning a geeky getaway to the big D*C, GMX in October, MTAC in March, or any other con, or even just any old trip, several friends and I have prepared a hopefully handy packing guide.
Thanks to my own experiences and crowdsourcing my friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ several months ago (I wouldn’t be surprised if they forgot already), we hope you go off well prepared for the several misadventures you are sure to undertake.
Clothing: Ever go to a con and realize “I’m not wearing any pants?” Ever think that when you should actually be wearing pants? Plan ahead, and don’t get caught with your pants down.
- 1 set of clothes per day + 1 extra (at least one preferably nice set)
- Swimming trunks + towel (you never know when you’ll need it)
- Jacket (depending on the season)
- Sleep clothes
- Bag for dirty clothes
- Spare shoes
Electronics: We nerds are lost without our electronics, and unfortunately, phone implants that run off bio-energy aren’t so common yet.
- Power strip
- Chargers: more than one makes you everyone’s friend
- Portable gaming device + charger
- Flash drive/HDD/SDcards/portable storage
- Laptop or other computing device
Toiletries: Hopefully no need to explain…
- Deodorant (DO NOT FORGET)
- Pepto-Bismol (beware last night’s cheap Mexican from the food court)
- First aid kit
- Nail clippers
Miscellaneous: There are all sorts of little things you must remember when packing for a trip, even simply for keeping yourself entertained in the down time.
- Wallet + ID
- Cash, split between wallet and hidden
- Spare blanket/pillow
- Business cards/fliers (always be ready to pimp yourself out)
- Snack food
- Reading material
- Earplugs (to drown out those snoring roommates)
Useful smartphone apps: Smartphones aren’t quite essential, but they sure to help a lot. From taking photos to finding food, if you have a phone with an app store, here are some ideas for apps to use.
- Dropbox (upload photos to cloud to use on PC)
- Evernote (note taking and voice recording)
- Urbanspoon (try the local cuisine)
- event app (if your event has an app with schedule, maps, and further info, use it)
So there you go. Hopefully this list of recommendations will help you beat back that nagging feeling of forgetting something. If YOU think I forgot something though, post it in the comments.
Thanks to Amber, Blake, Brian, Brianna, Derek, Jessica, John, Leonardo, Lucas, Michael, Thomas, and anyone I left out.
Further recommended reading: Con Life: Convention Packing 101 – Charisma Bonus
The Amazing Spider-Man is now out in theaters. In this incarnation, our friendly neighborhood web head sports a new redesign of the classic red and blues. Generally, I would have preferred if they went more traditional. Still, old Peter Parker is accustom to wearing new duds from time to time, so I decided to put together a list of top five favorite Spider-Man alternate costumes. Keep in mind that there’s way more than five and to each their own.
5) Scarlet Spider
A very ’90s design. Ol’ Ben Reilly sports prominent belt, wrist straps and even ankle pouches. The famed hoodie feels very grungy. On those facts alone, it could be passed over like much of the ’90s, but it oddly works. I don’t deny that some nostalgia goggles may fog my view, but I dig the Scarlet Spider design. One thing I like is that it actually looks like something I would have – and could have – made. The web shooters actually look mechanical, with plenty of storage so he won’t run out of web fluid. The suit is simple red, but the spider hoodie give it all the recognition it needs. Simple and effective. Web patterns? Who needs them?
4) Last Stand
This guy doesn’t need web patterns. The “Last Stand” costume was introduced in JMS story arc “Happy Birthday” (Amazing Spider-Man #498-500). It’s from a possible future witnessed by a time-hopping Spidey, caught between his “birth,” the infamous spider bite, and his death. It’s a great adaptation of the Spidey look into a more casual, functional ware. The simplified, looser-fitting jacket and slacks feels more like a uniform and less a costume. Plus I’ve liked the double-breasted jacket look since The Rocketeer.
2099 is the first real and fully formed re-imagining of Spider-Man (outside of fighting with a giant robot). With this darker, cyberpunk future comes this fittingly darker costume for this new Spider-Man Miguel O’Hara. He’s got claws and sharp scallops on the wrists. The traditional blue and red color scheme is much darker. It’s even got a skull on the front for crying out loud. And then there’s the web cape, with holes throughout it making it look as if the character has been through hell and back. It’s probably the most “bad-ass” of the Spidey designs and ranks highly in my book.
2) Black Symbiote
The granddaddy of all Spidey alternate costumes, Spider-Man came back from the Secret Wars (1984-1985) with a new attire. The color scheme and new spider-logo were inspired by the then-new Spider-Woman. While the original suit turned out to be a murderous alien symbiote, Black Cat whipped Spidey up a more local, cloth-based version. The wall crawler would switch back and forth between black and classic red and blues depending on artist preference, until the arrival of Venom scaring MJ so much that she asks Peter to stop wearing that same black suit. I guess once you go black, you can still go back.
1) Alex Ross movie concept
Renown photo-realistic comic artist Alex Ross did a costume design for the first Spider-Man movie (2002 with Tobey Maguire), and it is sharp! It’s a mixture of the sleekness of the black symbiote costume with the iconic red webbing imagery of the classic. The pretruding bug eyes almost add a 3-D realness to the face, compared to the traditionally flat lenses. I also like that the web shooters, in a clean red casing, are visable. I don’t buy that web shooters would be thin enough to be visually undetectable under Spidey’s gloves, but that’s how comics go. That aside, if I’m playing a Spider-Man video game and this costume is unlockable, it’s almost always my secondary suit after the classic.
That’s my list. Many thanks to The Crazy Spider-Man Kingdom!, a good listing of Spider-Man’s extensive costume closet.
Fellow Spidey fans, what’s your favorite alternate costume for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?
Marvel’s Thor is now streaming on Netflix, a movie streaming service that lets me watch a wide variety of film and television whenever I want on almost whatever I want. Without owning the physical media, I can watch Thor anytime on my television, laptop, iPad or phone. I found out about Thor on Netflix from a Facebook post of a friend an hour and a half away. I then proceeded to go to Netflix and add the film to my instant queue. All this took place in the bathroom.
Technology is awesome.
What’s your latest “technology is awesome” moment?
Wow. Two and a half months since my last update. I’m a really poor blogger. Aside from my sad writing ethic, my March and April are annually consumed by the giant time-sink that is MTAC, over the weekend of April 6-8, 2012. A lot of work and planning goes into a convention, especially the month before. The weeks after, it’s hard to feel like doing anything after an incredibly exhausting weekend.
That got me to thinking, so I finally found a new topic for a post: working conventions. Anyone who is a fan of going to conventions, I often recommend helping with one even for a little bit. It gives a lot of insight into the herculean effort that goes into running one. An annual three-day party takes a lot of work. The experiences and seeing everyone enjoy themselves is completely worth it though.
To help anyone out who has been thinking about working with a convention a try, I think I’ve boiled down successfully staffing a con into four basic steps that will help you enjoy doing what you do. If you have anymore tips or questions, add them in the comments.
First Step: Start a Con HA! No.
Occasionally, some go to a con once or twice and decide to make one themselves, usually to poor results. Running a con is a lot of work, starting one fresh even more so. A lot goes into a convention that some don’t even think about. Gaining experience first is always a good idea, so start with the real first step.
First Step: Volunteer
Every fandom con is hard up for good cannon fodder… er, I mean good workers to help make the event even possible. The bigger they are, the more people they need, but they all need people. The good news? Volunteering with a con usually gets you in for cheap or free. Payment comes in labor (and your soul).
Find the convention you want to work for and learn from. Get started pursuing a volunteer job as soon as you can. The earlier you start, the more positions will be open, and you’ll have the pick of the litter. Check the convention’s website/forums/social networks to see if they have posted info about volunteering. If not, ask. A con will love that someone is wanting to work with them. A lot of conventions do open cattle calls for their entry volunteer work force. Getting to the early and following meetings increases the chance of open spots in specific departments, more so than a generic gopher (someone who “goes for” stuff). Gophers are important too, but if you want options, start early.
The idea of volunteering in some areas may be scary, but it’s usually not so bad. For example, some cons have some pretty sophisticated audio/video/staging set ups, and that may be intimidating. Remember though, all cons have a serious need for all the help they can get. Most staff will be happy to teach newcomers what they need to know to help them do their jobs. As long as you’re dedicated and ready to learn and work, you probably won’t be turned away.
(Side note: To be technically correct, almost every staffer for fandom conventions is a volunteer. Few actually get paid, and those who start cons to get money typically lose way more than they bargained for. So remember, everyone started right where you’re at, and we all pretty much get paid the same thing.)
Second Step: Find What You Enjoy & Build on It
If you already know what it is you want to do when you start volunteering, then good for you. That’s fine too. This step can take as long or as short as you like. Think of being an undecided undergrad. Try as many classes as you like before you pick your main area, and even then you can switch if you change your mind.
Positions in conventions are about as varied as courses of study at a university too. If you want, you can major in Game Boy, and by that, I mean you can work in a video gaming room. From public safety to programming, from technical services to talent relations, from handling the money to handling the people and more, there’s no shortage of things to do.
Once you start volunteering though, you get more insight into the organization. You can see how the thing works, what jobs need filling, and what aligns with your interests and skill sets.
In my case, my first volunteering gig was working in the dealer room. I helped load-in and load-out and occasionally watched the door. It’s not a position of interest for me, but it got me started (and some discounts from dealers I helped out). The next year, I worked the new info table because customer service was an area at the time I was getting into. That with my activity on the con’s forum community lead to me taking a job made for me – Community Relations. After my former boss stepped down, I then took over the department as Senior Director of Public Relations. I’m in my area of interest (public relations, customer service, information distribution) and I built on it.
Third Step: Get to Know Your Fellow Staff
One of the best parts about working with a convention is the relationships formed with your fellow staff members. When you dedicate yourself to a labor of love, with other people dedicating themselves to the same labor of love, you all tend to grow close. But you have to let yourself do that.
It’s easy to stay at an entry volunteer level, just show up for meetings and do the minimum work to get in for free. That’s all important, but you’re missing out on one of the biggest rewards of doing this if you don’t get involved. This is typically true for any job. Make an effort to be friendly with the people you work with. Get to know them, definitely their names at least.
You don’t want to be too forceful though, to assume levels of friendship that haven’t been built yet. It’s tricky, especially since some of us geeks (myself very included) often prove the cliché that we’re socially awkward. Just be genial and natural. It will happen. Working together through a con is surviving a battle… where your life probably isn’t in actual peril. It still builds tight bonds.
Fourth Step: Know Your Limits
It’s really easy to get caught up and try to do everything you can. Which leads to doing MORE than you can.
Remember, this is a volunteer job. You likely have a real job or school. You have friends and family. You have responsibilities outside the convention, and you have a responsibility not to neglect those. It’s a balancing act, and you have to find a general point where your con work and the rest of your life don’t conflict, which will be incredibly difficult depending on your level of involvement (and how close it is to the convention.
If you don’t find a good balance, your personal life is going to go down the crapper, and your convention life will soon follow. Every task will become increasingly difficult and stressful as you can’t focus. You’ll snap at every perceived slight. Minor disagreements will devolve into shouting matches that split the organization. Eventually either you’ll want to quit, or you’ll make everyone else want to.
If it looks like you’re about to go down that path, or if you’re about to start, stop. Step back. Take a breather. Sure, things may be hectic. Sure, things may not be going how you planned. Sure, you may not agree or even like everyone. It happens. Just remember that everyone is in the same boat as you, with stressed-out lives in their own way and working for the best con they can make.
If you have to, take some time off and trust the staff you’ve grown close with to pick up the slack. You can even sit a con year out or take a lesser position. The whole point is to have fun putting on the best show you can. If it’s not fun anymore, if it’s stressing out your life too much, then take some time to find that fun again. It does work. Some of my fellow staff have taken breaks to come back with renewed vigor and excitement (and that’s without the help of little blue pills… I think).
I’ve been official staff for MTAC for five years now, volunteering for two years before that. It’s all a lot of work and sometimes really stressful, but it’s an incredibly rewarding experience. The experience and skills I’ve gained are invaluable, and the friendships I’ve developed are some of the deepest I have. Sure, we conflict internally at times, and the con conflicts with other aspects of my life at other times, but when I balance it out, it’s all worth it.
Do you work a convention and have something to add? Are you interested in one and have questions? Leave them in the comments!
This past weekend, for me, has been a shining example of why I love Japanese tokusatsu super hero shows. If you’re new to reading me, “tokusatsu” is Japanese for “special effects.” This generally applies to the genre of live-action monster movies (example: the Godzilla franchise) and super hero shows (example: the Super Sentai franchise, where Power Rangers comes from). This weekend in particular, I finished two series I’ve been following for a while and have thoroughly enjoyed: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Kamen Rider Black.
This weekend saw the end of the then-current 35th Super Sentai series - Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (Pirate Task Force Gokaiger). The theme of the show is two-fold. One, it’s pirates, and who can’t get behind a team of pirate super heroes. Two, and more importantly, it’s an anniversary series. The Gokaiger team has the ability to transform into past rangers, and most episodes focus on a specific past team. The series even opens with every ranger of the previous 34 series fighting an army of bad guys. Point of reference, Power Rangers didn’t come about until the 16th Super Sentai series, so imagine basically doubling every power ranger ever.
The series isn’t terribly deep or complex. This pirate team brought together by their captain/red ranger Captain Marvelous (love the names) fight against the galactic, evil Zangyack Empire in the unconquered backwaters of the universe (meaning Earth). A year earlier, all 34 previous Sentai teams spent all their powers to drive back the Zangyack Empire from Earth, and now they’ve returned just as the Gokaiger team is on Earth looking for the Universe’s Greatest Treasures. Their journeys have lead them to the powers of their predecessors, and through actually meeting them on Earth, they gain more powerful abilities and a greater understanding of what it is to be a Super Sentai.
The series doesn’t necessarily require prior knowledge of any of the past shows. It’s made mostly for young kids who couldn’t have seen shows from the ’80s or ’90s, but their parents and a certain nostalgia market would. A superficial familiarity will suffice (see: Wikipedia).
The characters are all fun and generally light-hearted, which surprisingly hides a fairly dark past for most of them. Gai/GokaiSilver seems to be a fan favorite because he is the audience. He’s the Super Sentai fanboy who always wanted to be one of his heroes, and suddenly he is. Along side a team that originally doesn’t care about being heroes.
The reason to like this isn’t a hard one to grasp. It’s a tribute to the past, one that any fan of a previous series can enjoy. The characters are cool. The action is incredibly well done. It’s just an overall fun show to watch as it ramps up all the way throughout it’s explosive and exciting ending.
I also finished the series Kamen Rider Black this weekend. It is the 8th Kamen Rider series, running between 1987-1988, and I’ve been following it on and off for about three years. The story is of a young man named Kotaro Minami who is abducted with his surrogate brother on their 19th birthday by an evil cult called Golgom. Golgom plan on using these two to fulfill a prophesy by becoming mystic cyborgs and fight for the right to be their new leader and control their armies of animal mutants to wipe out humanity and rule the world. Something goes wrong in the brainwashing phase, and Kotaro breaks free and spends 51 episodes using the abilities Golgom gives him to fight against them and protect humanity as Kamen Rider Black.
It’s pretty episodic and formulaic (it is a kid’s show, after all), with most episodes featuring some kid stumbling upon a Golgom plot and Kotaro/Kamen Rider Black then stumbling upon the kid and having to take down Golgom’s latest anime mutant and teach the kid a life lesson at the same time. It also shows its age, with 80s style everywhere and heavily reused stock effects and footage. Once you’ve seen Kamen Rider Black do a Rider Punch and Rider Kick once, you’ve seen how it’s done throughout the entire show.
Where the show excels is in the acting of Tetsuo Kurata, who portrays Kotaro/Kamen Rider Black. Kurata does an amazing job conveying his emotions to the audience. Sure, those emotions are usually limited to worried desperation and serious responsibility, but he does it so well. Most of Golgom’s plots are either silly or absurd, but how Kotaro takes them seriously makes the audience take them seriously. The camaraderie and respect Kotaro feels for his few allies, especially his semi-sentient motorcycle Battle Hopper, are so genuine that the audience shares them. While his villains are often comical, his struggle feels so real that the audience believes it.
This is a guy who loses most of this family and is later forced to fight the one person he is closest with in the whole world, and the conflicting senses of sorrow and duty add a character depth that gives this children’s action drama some meat. The last ten episodes alone are just a great roller coaster ride leading up to the final climatic battle and emotional finish.
Plus aside from the aforementioned stock effects, the actual action and combat are often captivating. If you’re a fan of super hero action and tons of emotional melodrama, and you can sit through repetitive plot lines, then Kamen Rider Black is a great series to pick up. One of my favorite Rider series, if not THE favorite.
That’s my tokusatsu fandom for the weekend. What have you been into lately?
Sometimes I get so used to regular geeky/anime conventions that I forget that “normal people” actually go to cultural festivals. That happened this time with JapanFest, Atlanta’s Japanese cultural festival, where I helped with some of the anime viewing content. Turns out, Akira and New Cutie Honey aren’t the most family friendly titles (retrospect d’uh). Thanks to my good friend Jess Merriman of MomoCon with helping in the selection.
I even had to quickly end my Cutey Honey: The LIVE clips in my “Tokusatsu Heroes” (Japanese super heroes) panel because it has partial nudity (sparkles cover the NSFW bits, but still…).
JapanFest is a rather large Japanese cultural event held every September in Atlanta, GA. It’s often on the same weekend as Anime Weekend Atlanta (which I also attend). This year, it wasn’t, so I got to stay the whole time. Again the con promo thing, as well as running panels and video.
I’m often surprised by how large JapanFest actually is. Anecdotal conversations said over 10,000 people, and I believe it. We ran through most of our promotional stickers and all of our fliers at the MTAC booth, and most of that was within the first day. I’m sure not being on AWA weekend helped, but it gets fairly large numbers anyway.
As a cultural festival, the big draws are the events and the exhibitions, of which I hardly got to see. The exhibition hall was littered with vendors and sponsors selling and promoting. Including a bunch of Yamaha vehicles. More importantly and probably just as big of a draw, the exhibition holds a popular food court of various Japanese restaurants. I was able to get some delicious okonomiyaki for just $3.
It’s nice to see so many different people from what I typically see at anime and geeky conventions. As a promoter, I get to reach a slightly different audience. As a people watcher, I get to see a new variety of people who aren’t all used to the foreign and “strange” costumes and content that I more or less see all the time at anime shows.
As a panelist, it’s a different experience as the audience for this rendition of my Tokusatsu Heroes panel seemed less interactive but just as interested versus the other cons I’ve presented this at.
JapanFest falls in September every year, also known as the month I might as well live in Atlanta. As mentioned, it’s around or during AWA as well as near to Dragon*Con. All three are worth it for the trips. JapanFest is a more peaceful show, partially because of it only being two days and no night content, but also because the crowd is calmer. I’m glad Nashville has been getting a similar event in the spring, with the three-year-old, one-day Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, but I don’t see that supplanting the interest in going to JapanFest.
Off topic: how do you prefer seeing titles of works protrayed on the web?
- “Quotation marks?”