The Art of Loving Women: An Interview with Zan Perrion

The Art of Loving Women: An Interview with Zan Perrion

True love and romance seem to be a lost art in our modern age, and modern Casanova Zan Perrion has dedicated his life to changing that. I reviewed his book The Alabaster Girl, and this week I had a chance to sit down with him and discuss living what men get wrong with dating, living one’s truth, and how nerdy men can live out their passions while still being attractive to women. Apologies to Doctor Nerdlove, I know this is normally his territory. Like what you heard? Follow Zan on…

Healing with Humor: An Interview with Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob)

Healing with Humor: An Interview with Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob)

When you find yourself in your darkest hour, how do you return from it? Brad Jones of Stoned Gremlin Productions, AKA the Cinema Snob, recently sat down with me to discuss his experiences with depression, the healing power of humor, awful Christploitation films, and his upcoming film project Jesus, Bro! Because I’m me, I also wedged Shin Godzilla into the conversation. Before listening, I suggest watching his video Once Upon a Time When I Tried Committing Suicide, which inspired me to reach out to him. Enjoy the interview, and hopefully…

Guest Post: Video Games, Strangers, and Everyday Things Saved Me from Suicide

Guest Post: Video Games, Strangers, and Everyday Things Saved Me from Suicide

I’ve been called many names throughout my life. Nicknames, surnames, insults, and pet names. But out of all these things I’ve been called by my screen names the most. Quick, easy to remember usernames I’d make up as a kid, which I’d have to unfortunately keep forever because that’s where all my best stats and items were. But these screen names were different from normal names. Normal names are just something to respond a call to. To sign a name with. To introduce yourself as. Screen names are different. Screen…

A Motivational Gay Love Story

A Motivational Gay Love Story

Author’s Note: This is a very different piece than what I usually write. I felt there was one way to present a story, and it required a voice very different than how I typically present these posts. You’ll understand why soon enough. Let me tell you a story; a tale of loss, the friend zone, unadmitted furry tendencies, not being able to get curly fries, unhinged friends who enable rash behavior, fake votive candles, and putting it all on the line for the person you realize is perfect for you (some of…

Guest Post: “It’s Not Your Fault!”— Jenna Say What?!

Guest Post: “It’s Not Your Fault!”— Jenna Say What?!

Hi! I’m Jenna Say What?!? and you may know me from my YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram, or you may not know me at all! Well in short, I’m a cosplayer, gamer, archer, knitter, and survivor of abuse. I weathered the ugly hand I was dealt in life and came out on top. This is the origin for my panel I will host at Oak City Comic-Con, It’s Not Your Fault. It’s an opportunity to share the story of my past, how I came out of it, and hopefully help others…

Guest Post: Fitness, Parenting, and 70 Pounds of Weight Loss

Guest Post: Fitness, Parenting, and 70 Pounds of Weight Loss

This is a guest post by my dear friend and favorite fitness guru Megan. I hope to have more guest posts in the future, and I hope you enjoy one person’s testimony on self improvement and can find inspiration in it for yourself! – Drill Soul Hello! My name is Megan, I’m a 26 year old homemaker, part time bartender, and now Jr. High Track Coach. I love baking, doodling, tattoos, and all things black or with a high protein/fiber content. I started my fitness journey a month after my…

The Vital Spirit of Kenna Emmons, Companion Piece

The Vital Spirit of Kenna Emmons, Companion Piece

Today I reposted an article telling the story of my cousin Kenna’s battle with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.  During my senior year in Montana State University’s Film and Photography major, I wrote and directed a fantasy film based loosely on her story, “Fever Dream Hero Taiyomusha.” The film is a tribute to Japanese tokusatsu film and television, about a terminally ill girl who imagines herself as a superhero battling dark forces as she battles the complications of her disease in real life. I wanted to share it along with the article,…

The Vital Spirit of Kenna Emmons

The Vital Spirit of Kenna Emmons

This is an article I wrote for the MSU Exponent in March of 2011. I have added relevant links for informational purposes and made some edits for clarity and format. “Close your eyes, little girl. You’re a princess now, you own this world. Twirling in your twirly dress, you’re the loveliest, far above the rest.” —Flyleaf, “Set Apart This Dream.” On February 18th, 2011, the town of Broadus, Montana, suffered the loss of the strongest person I have ever had the honor of knowing. My cousin Kenna Emmons, who had…

Pokémon Creator Satoshi Tajiri and a Childhood Passion-turned-Billion Dollar Franchise

Pokémon Creator Satoshi Tajiri and a Childhood Passion-turned-Billion Dollar Franchise

On this day, twenty years ago, two glitchy JRPGs were released to a handheld system on its last leg, and spawned one of the most successful gaming and entertainment franchises ever. Yes, it’s another Pokémon post.  I can’t help it, Red, Blue, and Yellow have been released on virtual console and Sun and Moon versions will rise this holiday season. Today’s subject is the creator of the franchise, Satoshi Tajiri. Series Producer Junichi Masuda and Designer Ken Sugimori are arguably the most prominent staff members of Game Freak in the public…