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A Mini-Fan Guide to Symphonic and Folk Metal

Guide posted 7 months ago
Image by: crystalfalls on deviantart
I keep ranting and raving about how great Symphonic Metal and Folk Metal are so I may as well make an article on them. I mean everyone likes new music right? Or maybe you already like Symphonic Metal and Folk Metal and just want to read more about it. Either which way, I present to you an article about Symphonic and Folk Metal.

What is Symphonic Metal?

Well, naturally it is one of the many raindrops under the metal umbrella. It combines elements of classical music with orchestral music, Gothic music, opera, and of course metal music. Sometimes it can...

A Constant Struggle: Feminism and Women's Rights in the Modern World

Opinion posted over a year ago
(c)Lisa Regna, A Write to Heal
"The mystery of our time is the inability of decent people to get angry."-- Eric Hoffer

I'm going to ask you a question right now, and you can feel free to answer honestly. Do you consider yourself a feminist?

After reading the responses to _lina_'s pick on feminism, I decided to remind everyone here, particularly women in the western world, what feminism today is really about.

8 Simple Ways that HIMYM is different from Friends

Opinion posted over a year ago
Even Perez Hilton sometimes compares these shows. I like both, but prefer HIMYM. There are many simple reasons why they are different, so here are just a few:

1) 5 vs 6: This may seem extremely minor, but it is a very different dynamic. The plot lines of Friends episodes often (but not always) follow 3 pairs of the Friends doing various things together. On HIMYM there seems to be more intermingling of plots (in my opinion).

2) Inspiration: HIMYM is loosely based on Carter and Craig's lives. They are the creators of the show and the idea started somewhat...