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Just a human being doing human being things.

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Blog · Essay · Nonfiction

Pick Your Side

"You're either with US or against US," has been a popular phrase for longer than most of us care to remember. And why not? It's short, catchy, and readily fools you into thinking the speaker has completely summed up the issues at hand. I first encountered the above variant of the phrase (with the word…

Blog · Essay · Nonfiction

I Hate Monopoly

Monopoly is a terrible game. I know this opinion is becoming much more popular of late, but I think it bears repeating: Monopoly is a terrible game. Yet for some reason, I played an absurd amount of Monopoly when I was a kid, in after school clubs (glorified daycare), at friends' houses, with any family…

Blog · Essay · LGBTQ · Nonfiction

On Voltron and the LGBTQ+ Community.

I recently finished watching season seven of the new Voltron series on Netflix. Overall, I liked it; it's a far cry from the heavily merchandised cartoon in the 1980's. The cast is interesting, the plot is engaging, and the writing is pretty tight. Overall, I think the show is an excellent example of what media…

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Dubious Company · Fantasy · Script
Dubious Company Scripts 10-13

Comic 10: Wings Vs Tail Walter and Tiren Speaking to each other on the deck of the airship.  Tiren should be incredulous for the most part while Walter just seems tired of explaining things over and over. Tiren: I’m sure you had wings when I first met you... Walter: Folded em in.  They be a…

Flash Fiction · Modern Fantasy
Taken Away

"Hey, so...this may be a weird question, but I've got something about "The Rapture" all over my newsfeed this morning and I have no idea what's going on. Do you know what they're talking about?" "Um...The Rapture occurred last night? Did you actually read any of those articles?" "Yes! Well, kind of...I read one. The…