20 Reasons Working On Christmas Day Is Actually The Best

Despite never having worked on Christmas Day in my life, I made this post for BuzzFeed. I woke up about four hours before the rest of my family Christmas morning and started to look at BuzzFeed articles. I felt really bad for the people that had to work that day, so I started to make this. After presents were done, there was a dead period until the relatives arrived, so I quizzed my mom (who is a nurse) about the good parts about working on Christmas. And I ended up with this. And BuzzFeed featured it. Truthfully, there probably weren’t many other submissions to compete against. But hey, it’s the victory that counts.

Anyway, you can read it here.

How Well Do You Know Middle-Earth Mythology?

BuzzFeed added the option to create quizzes and I just knew I had to make one. But what to do it on? I’m kidding, I obviously knew it was going to be on Tolkien immediately. The hardest decision was deciding what part of the mythos to quiz people on. It was almost completely on weaponry, but I decided that was too narrow and there are only so many questions to ask about magical swords. So I created a quiz encompassing everything about Middle-Earth, from the history, to the religion, to the mundane.

Check it out here and let me know how well you do!

29 Times Twitter Didn’t Get This Whole “Exercising” Craze

So. Exercise. It sucks. Moving is complicated and hard and I normally don’t want any part of it (despite those 13 years of football). I took about a year off after I finished football and graduated from college. But it was time to get back to it. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Therefore, I compiled some tweets for BuzzFeed highlighting my disdain for kinetics.

Read it here.

Jessica Williams From “The Daily Show” Tackles Sexism In The Workplace: “Guys, Get Some Impulse Control”

I’m a huge fan of The Daily Show. I haven’t missed an episode since 2011. And when the amazingly talented Jessica Williams dropped this bomb on a misogynistic Fox News host, I knew I had to share it on BuzzFeed. I would try to be funny right now, but I’m just going to let ol’ JW handle it.

Check it out here.

17 Game-Changing Game Of Thrones Fan Theories

I don’t know what it is about my Game of Thrones related posts, but BuzzFeed doesn’t seem to like them. This is the post that I probably put the most effort into, and most of the views came through sharing I had done myself through Facebook, Reddit, and Imgur. I like to think that the people who choose which Community posts are featured haven’t read all the books and therefore weren’t able to read my post as they didn’t want the rest of the series to be spoiled for them. Yeah, that’s probably it.

This post has spoilers through A Dance with Dragons, so only check it out if you are completely caught up on the series. Or if you don’t care. Either way.

Read it here.

This Sexy, Soulful Slow Jam Of The “DuckTales” Theme Is Ducktastic

One of my friend’s shared this one their Facebook wall and I knew I had to write a post on it for BuzzFeed. A YouTube channel called ScottBradleeLovesYa has started posting videos every Saturday morning of remixed, slow jam versions of your favorite ’90s cartoon theme songs. Needless to say, it’s awesome.

You can read the post here. Or just go to their channel. Either way.

9 Huge Changes Book Readers Will Notice In The Latest “Game Of Thrones” Episode

Another post of mine that I felt was wrongfully not featured by the BuzzFeed staff. I’m not bitter or anything, but I’m also not not saying that I didn’t stay up until 3 AM to finish this post. I’m also not saying that I learned how to create GIFs to do this post. But I did learn how to create GIFs to do this post. AND, since I stayed up until 3 AM the night of the episode, you could say that it was pretty timely. But I digress.

This post is about the most recent season of Game of Thrones and contains spoilers through A Storm of Swords. Read at you own risk.

And speaking of reading, you can do that here.

5 Tolkien Villains That Are Too Big For The Big Screen

I love writing about Tolkien. I believe there are two three posts on this blog on just that topic. And I had to share my love with everyone on BuzzFeed. The idea came to me when I found an old Middle-Earth encyclopedia that my parents had bought for me when I was more than obsessed and was actually considering learning Elvish (I am pretty good with languages, especially those that aren’t useful at all in the real world [I’m looking at you, Latin & Ancient Greek]). Oh, the middle school years.

Anyway, I was just flipping through this old encyclopedia, yellowed and dogeared from sitting on my childhood bedroom’s windowsill for years, and I kept coming across all these fantastic villains. However, since they weren’t in the movies and I haven’t read the Silmarillion since high school, I had completely forgotten about them. They seemed too big and powerful, the kind of villain that Hollywood would never actually be able to have in a movie as they are of godlike power. Men are nothing compared to them. Sauron, the great evil in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is nothing compared to them. And there was the idea.

You can read it here.

When Disney And Zombies Collide

I struck gold with this one. I stumbled on to these images on Imgur and just knew I had to share them on BuzzFeed. There is an insane amount of demand for Disney crossover artwork and everyone knows it. What I regret though is that all of the images hadn’t been created by the time I write the post.  So I would head over to Kasami-Sensei’s DeviantArt page to see all of them.

But if you don’t want to do that, you can just head over to the post I wrote here.

How 75,000 People Playing A Single Game Of Pokémon Have Created A Religion

Now this is one of my favorite posts I’ve written for BuzzFeed. It wasn’t featured by the Community staff, but still managed to garner over 10,000 views. Not bad if I do say so myself.

The relentless fanbase of this Twitch TV venture made it insanely fun to research. Everything was compiled in databases and open Google Docs so everyone would know exactly what had happened when and the complete irreverence of the whole thing had me laughing the whole time.

I never did do a follow up once they completed the game, but I do know that their next idea was to have a camera trained on a fish bowl and, once the fish swam to a corner of the camera, it would do either hit a button or a direction. If anything, these social experiments have provided some good evidence for the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

Anyway, check it out here.