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Star Wars Viewing Order

Star Wars Viewing Order

With the Skywalker saga concluding with the release of "The Rise of Skywalker," as viewers we are left with the challenge of the correct viewing order of Star Wars. After conducting research (read: cruising the first page of Google search results), it seems this hot...

Beat Procrastination

Beat Procrastination

We all struggle with the occasional bout of procrastination. The amount of time we struggle with it is up to each one of us. Since I am currently attempting to battle a bit myself, I dove in and attempted to figure out ways to beat my own stubborn streak. What I...

The Power of Frankenstein

The Power of Frankenstein

Every year, I re-read Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. I’m fascinated with all the underpinnings of what makes us human or monster. As a novel, there is a unique power in Frankenstein that is overlooked by most adaptations.  Before I really dive into the takeaways of...

The Empathy Impact

The Empathy Impact

Creativity is great -- when it comes to you. Those flashes of inspiration are incredible. I’ve written on how to cultivate a mind ripe for exploration through continuous study. But how do we ensure our new knowledge is the most likely to generate actual fruit. After...

The Importance of Fairy Tales

The Importance of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are more than stories. Fairy tales teach children ways to view their world. They provide schemas for understanding the world. After analyzing the importance of fairy tales, it appears their impact touches on more than children, adults too, gain lessons...

Learning to Drive Creativity

Learning to Drive Creativity

During my senior year of high school, my government teacher commonly told me that learning doesn’t happen in a vacuum. When we learn about a subject, our brains link the new material to other, seemingly unrelated ideas. Our brains are extraordinary machines, that make...

Thinking Bigger About ESP

Thinking Bigger About ESP

Part of thinking about Orange Nebula’s battle cry to “think bigger,” causes me to explore the realms of possibility. Our brains house our creative genius, with each one of us able to create something incredible. What if our brains were able to do more? What if we had...

Upgrade Your Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reading Habits

Upgrade Your Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reading Habits

This piece is about how I was a moron, but also how I'm all better now, and about how much better it is being better instead of being a not-better-yet moron. It's like this: at some point, I stopped reading short stories. This may not seem like a big deal, but that...

Battling Impostor Syndrome

Battling Impostor Syndrome

Sitting in a meeting, I am straddled by two behemoths of creative design. Across from me are others who craft incredible worlds. Here I am during my first week of joining the Orange Nebula team dumbstruck by the realization that they have allowed me in. In the back of...

Origins of Creepy Dolls

Origins of Creepy Dolls

As a child, my grandmother stored the vacuum cleaner in the hallway, hidden only by this human-sized doll designed to hide the vacuum under her long skirt. By-the-way this doll stood at roughly the same height as my 4’ 11” grandmother.  It stayed and was...