Author Archives: Sulagna Misra

7 Ways To Use Tumblr to Its Crazy Awesome Fullest

7 Ways To Use Tumblr to Its Crazy Awesome Fullest

Tumblr has been in the social media game since 2007, but it’s really come into its own recently (read: I’ve just discovered how awesome it is and have abandoned facebook because of it). I’ve noticed several patterns in the awesome of Tumblr, and have thus built a guide for Crushable users so they can try and comprehend how awesome it all is–and how you too can get into the Tumblr game. More »

‘The 9 Lives of Chloe King’: 4 Inexplicable Things, 4 Predictable Things, and 1 Last Thing

'The 9 Lives of Chloe King': 4 Inexplicable Things, 4 Predictable Things, and 1 Last Thing

FINALLY, we are getting to the question of whether or not Chloe should tell her mom about her powers. My answer: DUH YES PLEASE. Superman’s parents knew! Spider-Man’s parents…were dead. And then he inadvertently killed his uncle. And his aunt kind of hated his guts. AND IN THE END WHO WAS MORE WELL ADJUSTED? Actually, they’re both pretty messed up, but Superman has more actual super powers. Those web things Spider-Man has are supposed to be things he built, so I think his situation applies more here.

HOWEVER. More »

’9 Lives of Chloe King’: 5 Consistent Elements and 4 Out-of-the-Blue Ones

'9 Lives of Chloe King': 5 Consistent Elements and 4 Out-of-the-Blue Ones

This week on Chloe King, in the episode “Dogs of War,” we discover a new species that Chloe may or may not be able to make out with, find someone she can definitely make out with, and see her approve her mother’s new beau for make out privileges. The show also shows off its mad skills at keeping storylines consistent, which is something important in every TV series, because how frustrating is it when people on television don’t act consistently? However, some things did pop out of the blue, or at least with not that much layover from “nothing” to “NEW PLOT TWIST OMG.” More »

Crushable Book Club: Beauty Queens

Crushable Book Club: Beauty Queens

There are some books that, when reading them, all you can think is: I can’t wait until they make this a movie. This opinion can be more of a blessing than a curse, such as with a book like Dan Brown‘s The Da Vinci Code, where the short sequences and mildly annoying lack of visual aids (I kept having to go to Google Images for The Last Supper and I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid) work best when translated to film, or Twilight, where the allure of all the good-looking bloodsuckers is puzzling in literary form, but entirely believable when seen on screen.

But Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray, has a lot to offer on its own. More »

17 Webcomics For the Discerning Geek

17 Webcomics For the Discerning Geek

Webcomics are awesome. They have the artistic form of the graphic novel, but forgo the need to dig up past issues or buy giant books that combine said issues, because the whole archive of the series is usually available, so you can catch up to the current story within a week (or a long, sleepless night, if you’re like me). Plus, the artist can still make money with ads, merchandising, and self-published books, which can include additional footage for bigger fans–and since the archives are available, that means new fans appear every day. More »

’9 Lives of Chloe King’: 4 Well-Done Aspects, 4 Interesting (But Imperfect) Elements, and One Random Thought

'9 Lives of Chloe King': 4 Well-Done Aspects, 4 Interesting (But Imperfect) Elements, and One Random Thought

In the new episode of Chloe King, “All Apologies,” we see the development of Chloe’s friendships, more mysteries in the intentions of…everyone, and a potential claim by the show to be a very well-written and alluring superhero series. Considering that several ABC Family shows – cough cough Secret Life – tend to be melodramatic and conservative (in tone, not necessarily politically), perhaps Chloe King could be something of an exception? More »

’9 Lives of Chloe King’: 5 Frustrating Things, 3 Interesting Things, and 1 Silly and Adorable Thing

'9 Lives of Chloe King': 5 Frustrating Things, 3 Interesting Things, and 1 Silly and Adorable Thing

So, in the episode “Green Star,” we learn more about the mythos of the Mai when Chloe meets the San Francisco leader of the Mai, Jasmine’s mother. I saw a couple comments (which was awesome! I love comments!) about how readers of the book series know more about what’s coming. I haven’t read the series—but what I’m judging now is the television show. The reason Chloe King was adapted for TV was because it had a solid fanbase, but also probably because the executives at ABC Family expected the show to have a wider audience appeal. The show has to do well by itself for it to be a good show. More »