One year ago today a few of us (five of us to be exact) asked: What if we reimagine the HBO show The Young Pope as a Netflix show where Robert Sean Leonard plays a fictionalized version of himself, a semi-famous gay Jewish Broadway actor who discovers that he is the long-lost twin of the … Continue reading Being Pope Leonard: Birthday Edition
No, you don't remember when I did that? Well, here is A STUDY IN GILMORE, all 116 pages of it. This came about several months ago when I realized that Paris and Rory, much like Sherlock and Watson, are a prime example of what we at the Niche like to call The Dynamic. This is … Continue reading Remember When I Rewrote the Pilot of Sherlock So It Was About Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls Being Lesbian Detectives?
Scenes from Pygmalion; scenes from My Fair Lady; a lot of lines that are paraphrased; some lines that are literally copy-pasted from the works of George Bernard Shaw. PICKERING: i came from india to meet you! HIGGINS: i was going to india to meet you! PICKERING: omg! HIGGINS: i live at 27a wimpole street if … Continue reading Two Linguists Invent Eliza Doolittle
Here's the screenplay, if you want to skip the preamble. Did you know that Andrew Garfield, the inventor of acting, once proposed a Spider-Man movie in which Peter Parker would be bisexual and Michael B. Jordan would play MJ? Did you know that he proposed this more than once? Did you know that Sony and … Continue reading I Went Ahead and Wrote A Spider-Man Movie Where Peter Parker is Bisexual Because Life is Short and God Knows Nobody Else Was Going to Do It
You may be surprised but there are NOT as many clock and candlestick representations in pop culture as one would hope. This is a shame because time-keeping objects are always good symbolism and they are even better when paired with tall showy companions, as I think you will realize in a minute. 1. Cogsworth and … Continue reading Steady Time-Keepers and Their Tall-ish Pretentious Companions in Pop Culture
Via Old House Memes, naturally, and with special thanks to Old House Dreams, which is a far classier establishment. Both sites, however, are... what's the word? Ah, yes. Valid. Let's get to it, shall we? 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
For those not in the know, The Dynamic is the pure, unadulterated concentration of all the greatest love stories in existence, across time and through space. The Dynamic is a merging of souls, a fixed point in a changing age. This quiz will allow you to determine which half of The Dynamic you are, so … Continue reading Quiz: Which Half of The Dynamic Are You?
Hi and welcome to our new maybe-recurring installment where I recommend (but more just yell at you about) niche shows I've watched. The theme for this here inaugural edition of "What We're Watching at 1 AM" is Netflix Originals. This comes as no surprise to those of you who have been with us from the … Continue reading What We’re Watching at 1 AM: Niche Netflix
I'm not going to bother with much preamble, because we all know what AO3 is and we all know why we're here: to rank and categorize all 100 of the most popular ships on the website. Now, a lot of these came as surprises to me - apparently, people actually... write fanfiction about straight couples? … Continue reading The 100 Most Popular Ships on AO3, Ranked
The cold sick dread that wakes you in the middle of the night is not "just in your head." No matter how many times he insists to the contrary you do not bolt upright, drenched in sweat because you "just consumed too much of the 1961 Bordeaux with the duck confit tonight, darling." The terror-filled howls echoing through … Continue reading Tell Us How You Ended Up Marrying Your Way Into A Creepy Mansion That Definitely Has A Haunted Attic And We’ll Guess Which Malevolent Spirit Is Haunting It!