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 This Pathologist Assistant Runs The Most Insane And Grotesque Instagram Account Ever

    This Pathologist Assistant Runs The Most Insane And Grotesque Instagram Account Ever

    644 votes
    WARNING: This list contains graphic images of pathological mysteries and human anatomy.  Mrs. Angemi is one of those Internet oddities who has risen to ...
  2. How The Tragic Downfall Of G4 TV Explains Why Video Game Culture Cannot Survive On Television

    How The Tragic Downfall Of G4 TV Explains Why Video Game Culture Cannot Survive On Television

    Gamers today have it easy – everywhere you look online there's interesting, personal, and profound coverage of video games, but that wasn't the case just ten ...
  3. +vote 21 Things Your Barista Secretly Wants You to Know

    21 Things Your Barista Secretly Wants You to Know

    247 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 ...
  4. 10 Tell-Tale Signs A Changeling Has Replaced Your Child

    10 Tell-Tale Signs A Changeling Has Replaced Your Child

    Changeling stories have existed for ages. According to legends, a changeling is a fairy child left in a human child's place as the human is whisked away. These ...
  5. +vote The 20+ Most Hilarious Tank Memes On The Internet

    The 20+ Most Hilarious Tank Memes On The Internet

    4,958 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 ...
  6. +vote 13 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About Scorpios

    13 Things Everyone Always Gets Wrong About Scorpios

    60 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 ...
  7. +vote 12 Games That Can't Escape Their Own Aggressively Toxic Communities

    12 Games That Can't Escape Their Own Aggressively Toxic Communities

    243 votes
    Because certain games are notorious for having the most toxic communities, it can be difficult to want to give them a shot. Toxicity in video games entails rude ...
  8. +vote All The Overwatch Characters, Ranked By How Annoying They Are

    All The Overwatch Characters, Ranked By How Annoying They Are

    4,799 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 ...
  9. +vote 9 Intensely Creepy Video Recordings of Ghosts

    9 Intensely Creepy Video Recordings of Ghosts

    469 votes
    While most people will likely never see a ghost in real life, haunted recordings purportedly showing ghostly figures actually exist. Some people believe ...
  10. +vote Horror And Supernatural Podcasts To Fill Your Ears With Terror

    Horror And Supernatural Podcasts To Fill Your Ears With Terror

    101 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  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. +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

    716 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 ...
  14. +vote 15 Songs You Never Realized Are About Masturbation

    15 Songs You Never Realized Are About Masturbation

    537 votes
    Everyone loves a good love song, but how about a self-love song? Despite appearing innocent on first listen, there are quite a few songs about masturbation, ...
  15. +vote 15 Of Your Favorite Video Games You Didn't Know Were Inspired By Books

    15 Of Your Favorite Video Games You Didn't Know Were Inspired By Books

    82 votes
    Books have inspired all kinds of different media, video games included. It's pretty rare for games to be directly taken from books, which means there are a lot ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. +vote 13 Ways The Narnia Universe Is Incredibly Disturbing

    13 Ways The Narnia Universe Is Incredibly Disturbing

    347 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 ...
  18. Sea Creatures Are Growing Two Heads At An Alarming Rate

    Sea Creatures Are Growing Two Heads At An Alarming Rate

    Humanity is becoming increasingly aware that their lives impact the world around them, sometimes negatively. Ocean pollution is a growing concern, as is ...
  19. +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

    748 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, ...
  20. All About The Real Life Inspiration For Kathy Bates's Butcher Character On AHS

    All About The Real Life Inspiration For Kathy Bates's Butcher Character On AHS

    American Horror Story is known for melding historical fact with horrific fiction, and Kathy Bates's AHS: Roanoke character, ...
  21. +vote These Glow In The Dark Mushrooms Will Leave You In Awe Of Mother Nature

    These Glow In The Dark Mushrooms Will Leave You In Awe Of Mother Nature

    122 votes
    You might not find the average mushroom especially beautiful, but bioluminescent mushrooms – those unique species that glow in the dark – are undeniably ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. +vote 16 Absurdly Bad '90s Outfits On Sailor Moon

    16 Absurdly Bad '90s Outfits On Sailor Moon

    574 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 ...
  24. +vote 17 Animorphs Storylines Guaranteed To Give You Night Terrors

    17 Animorphs Storylines Guaranteed To Give You Night Terrors

    218 votes
    Animorphs is one of those series that probably would have faded into obscurity were it not for its intense commitment to leaning as hard into darkness as ...
  25. Terror Behind The Scenes: The Victims Of The Poltergeist Curse

    Terror Behind The Scenes: The Victims Of The Poltergeist Curse

    Poltergeist is one of the most beloved horror movies in American history. It's also rumored to be cursed. Many of its stars have met with unfortunate accidents ...

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