Melissa Brinks

Melissa Brinks

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Plays a lot of video games, eats a lot of snacks. Co-Editor of the WomenWriteAboutComics.com gaming section, podcaster, connoisseur of urban myths and folklore, and part-time tutor who spends much of that time teaching students about the real Illuminati, not the YouTube version. Give me ten minutes and you'll learn a lot about weird things that have rained from the sky, ectoplasm, Victorian mysticism, and Hermione Granger trivia. Also, I once won an argument on the internet.

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  1. +vote The 20+ Most Hilarious Tank Memes On The Internet

    The 20+ Most Hilarious Tank Memes On The Internet

    2,950 votes
    Any gaming group needs a good tank, and just like how healers need good healer memes, tanks need funny tank memes in their arsenal. How better to express the ...
  2. +vote 13 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About Scorpios

    13 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About Scorpios

    13 votes
    In all of astrology, Scorpios may have the worst reputation, and often by no fault of their own. Misconceptions about those born between October 23 ...
  3. +vote All The Overwatch Characters, Ranked By How Annoying They Are

    All The Overwatch Characters, Ranked By How Annoying They Are

    935 votes
    The characters of Blizzard's Overwatch are some of the most interesting ones you'll find in a MOBA FPS. They have unique designs, compelling ...
  4. +vote These Pics From Abandoned Buildings Seem To Show The Aftermath Of Satanic Rituals

    These Pics From Abandoned Buildings Seem To Show The Aftermath Of Satanic Rituals

    418 votes
    Nothing chills the eternal souls quite like witnessing the aftermath of Satanic rituals. Not only do the pentagrams and candles give a place an eerie vibe, ...
  5. +vote 21 Things Your Barista Secretly Wants You to Know

    21 Things Your Barista Secretly Wants You to Know

    193 votes
    If you've ever wondered what your barista really thinks, you're already a step ahead of most people. As anyone who's ever worked at a major coffee ...
  6. +vote 9 Intensely Creepy Video Recordings of Ghosts

    9 Intensely Creepy Video Recordings of Ghosts

    429 votes
    While most people will likely never see a ghost in real life, haunted recordings purportedly showing ghostly figures actually exist. Some people believe ...
  7. +vote 13 Ways The Narnia Universe Is Incredibly Disturbing

    13 Ways The Narnia Universe Is Incredibly Disturbing

    267 votes
    C. S. Lewis's world of Narnia is one of the most enchanting fictional places in existence, but it's also super, duper messed up. Talking animals aren't the only ...
  8. +vote Modes Of Transportation In Harry Potter, Ranked By How Uncomfortable They Are

    Modes Of Transportation In Harry Potter, Ranked By How Uncomfortable They Are

    391 votes
    While the heroes of the Harry Potter universe can use their magic to travel in a variety of ways we can't, that doesn't mean they're always comfortable. Getting ...
  9. +vote Horror And Supernatural Podcasts To Fill Your Ears With Terror

    Horror And Supernatural Podcasts To Fill Your Ears With Terror

    98 votes
    Though horror fans might love the spooky visuals that come from film, horror podcasts are able to capitalize on the frightfulness of what one doesn’t ...
  10. Close Calls: Innocent Death Row Inmates Who Were Eventually Exonerated

    Close Calls: Innocent Death Row Inmates Who Were Eventually Exonerated

    Capital punishment is a hotly debate topic throughout the United States, in part due to the number of death row inmates who were exonerated. Since 1937, over ...
  11. The Legend Of Spring-Heeled Jack, The Victorian Era's Most Feared Boogeyman

    The Legend Of Spring-Heeled Jack, The Victorian Era's Most Feared Boogeyman

    Spring-heeled Jack was a terror of Victorian London, known for being a prankster with a taste for violence. Appearing something like a demonic Batman, this ...
  12. These Victorian 'Spirit Photographs' Are Just As Eerie Today As They Were 100+ Years Ago

    These Victorian 'Spirit Photographs' Are Just As Eerie Today As They Were 100+ Years Ago

    The Victorian era saw the rise of spiritualism, the belief that spirits of the dead could and did communicate with the living. Combined with the new technology of ...
  13. That One Time A Scottish Family Killed And Cannibalized 1,000 Innocent People

    That One Time A Scottish Family Killed And Cannibalized 1,000 Innocent People

    To call the story of the Sawney Bean cannibal clan history would be a bit of a misnomer; "Sawney Bean folktales" is a more appropriate ...
  14. Can You Guess Which Animal You're Looking At Up Close?

    Can You Guess Which Animal You're Looking At Up Close?

    The most fascinating creatures exist throughout the world, and many of them look even more captivating when you see them up close. Close up photos ...
  15. +vote 16 Absurdly Bad '90s Outfits On Sailor Moon

    16 Absurdly Bad '90s Outfits On Sailor Moon

    521 votes
    However impractical, anime has given us some pretty amazing fashion inspiration. Sailor Moon, the absurd '90s anime featuring a crybaby heroine and her squad of ...
  16. The Weirdest Demons Who Will Corrupt Your Soul, If You Let Them

    The Weirdest Demons Who Will Corrupt Your Soul, If You Let Them

    Demons are terrifying creatures. They're known for corrupting human souls, tempting them with false promises and outright manipulation, but that's not all they can ...
  17. 10 Wildly Expensive And Rare Teas From Around The World

    10 Wildly Expensive And Rare Teas From Around The World

    Tea is a deceptively straightforward beverage: take some tea leaves, and add hot water. But there are some crazy expensive teas out there that make your pricey ...
  18. The Most Messed Up Things Alligators Do When They're Killing You (Or Other Living Things)

    The Most Messed Up Things Alligators Do When They're Killing You (Or Other Living Things)

    Alligators are easily one of the scariest creatures you can find in the US. These fearsome hunters spend most of their time lounging around, but once they set ...
  19. These Photos And Videos Just Might Prove The Existence Of Werewolves

    These Photos And Videos Just Might Prove The Existence Of Werewolves

    Photos of werewolves remain considerably rarer than photos of many other supernatural phenomena. Werewolves, by nature, come equipped with all the ...
  20. 14 Utterly Strange Animals That Are The Result Of Selective Breeding

    14 Utterly Strange Animals That Are The Result Of Selective Breeding

    Science has done a lot of things for humanity, but when you use science for selective breeding, it can create some seriously horrifying examples of genetic ...
  21. Secrets Found By X-Raying Old Paintings

    Secrets Found By X-Raying Old Paintings

    The Da Vinci Code got one thing right: there are secret images hidden beneath paintings all around the world. They're less about global conspiracies ...
  22. 'Ghost Hunters' Is More Fiction Than Fact, And Here's Why

    'Ghost Hunters' Is More Fiction Than Fact, And Here's Why

    Bad news, everyone - Ghost Hunters isn't real. That doesn't mean it's not enjoyable, nor that you shouldn't watch it. But it does mean that, if you consider the ...
  23. 10 Super Creepy Stories From Seances That Got A Little Too Real

    10 Super Creepy Stories From Seances That Got A Little Too Real

    Almost everyone is curious about what happens beyond the grave. Which is why it makes sense humans try to reach the other side before they die. Seances ...
  24. The Very First Easter Egg In Video Game History

    The Very First Easter Egg In Video Game History

    What was the first video game Easter egg? That honor belongs in part to Adventure, a graphic adaptation of the classic text game Colossal Cave Adventure for the ...
  25. 10 Hidden Video Game Levels You Never Played

    10 Hidden Video Game Levels You Never Played

    Game developers have been hiding secrets in their games since 1979's Adventure. But the inclusion of secret levels in games is a bit more rare, as it means hiding ...

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