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One Hyper-Specific Way D&D is Like Jazz

One Hyper-Specific Way D&D is Like Jazz

This is not an article that says the super most obvious thing: that Dungeons and Dragons is like jazz because of all the collaborative improvisation. Well, OK, it totally does say that, but with a very specific nuance. So it’s, like, the third most obvious thing....

Reflecting on Ep 45: Deconstructing Destruction

Reflecting on Ep 45: Deconstructing Destruction

Krista is “friends with watermelon”, but she’ll rip apart a fern to make a picture of a turtle; so the question is: what role does destruction have in creativity? In this episode of the podcast Lacey started out by attempting to divert everyone from the constant, rosy...

Utopias in Pop Culture

Utopias in Pop Culture

The Hunger Games. 1984. The Handmaid’s Tale. Dystopian novels and stories comprise a vast swath of our entertainment. But what about utopian tales? Could you, without searching, name three utopian works? What is it about dystopian literature that fulfills something...

Channeling Charisma

Channeling Charisma

You know that person, who pulls all the attention to them the moment they walk into the room? The one with so much charisma, they are able to convince bitter enemies to hang out and be relaxed and groovy? These people bring out the best in us. They elicit creativity...

Need for Myth

Need for Myth

Humans need myths. We need stories. They perform a powerful and useful role in our societies and cultures. If I wanted to teach you about water safety I could give you hundreds of facts surrounding the need for water safety or I could tell you the story of a creature...

Mentors

Mentors

On the Outpost podcast the group had a lively discussion on mentors. They talked through what a mentor really is. Do you need one? What’s the purpose of having them?  Dictionary.com defines a mentor as “an experienced or trusted advisor.” Looking at the etymology...

Women of Geekdom

Women of Geekdom

Gene Rodenberry, George Lucas, and Stan Lee are respected names in Geekdom. We know and respect their contributions. Do we know of the women of geekdom? At Orange Nebula, we believe representation matters. We know there are so many unsung heroines. From board game...

Creativity and Sleep

Creativity and Sleep

We talk a lot about fueling creativity. As creative people, we strive to increase our creativity whether that means turning off our phones or even creating replications of great pieces of art. What if creativity is based less on the topics we’ve previously discussed...

The Birth of Godzilla

The Birth of Godzilla

My intro to Godzilla might have happened on the streets of Japan. It certainly seems logical that I would have gravitated towards a large dinosaur-like creature as a toddler.  Years later, over the sultry tones of "Kasmir," by Led Zeppelin, Puff Daddy created a...