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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...

Destressing – Finding That Work-Life Balance

Destressing – Finding That Work-Life Balance

At the time I am writing this, I’m curled under a weighted blanket and researching other methods to destress and find that precious work-life balance. Typically, I attempt to make these blog posts evergreen, meaning that I try to not include current events to sure a...

UFOs: I Want to Believe

UFOs: I Want to Believe

Like many in the Outpost, I’m a huge X-Files fan. I am fascinated by things I don’t understand (except advanced mathematics I can leave well enough alone). My household constantly streams documentaries with a decent amount of screen time allotted to astrophysics,...

Motivation

Motivation

Financial advisor, Chinkee Tan said, “Opportunity comes to the prepared mind.” With that in mind, I’ll add that motivation acts as the vehicle to success. Tan embodies his quote. His family’s business suffered a huge loss when he was twelve and he did what he could to...

Sailor Moon: Modern Retelling of Female Warriors

Sailor Moon: Modern Retelling of Female Warriors

Back when I watched the syndicated episodes of Sailor Moon I loved the storyline of a group of heroines tasked with saving Earth. Little did I realize the Sailor Senshi are inspired (loosely) by real women. Most fans outside of Japan would fail to make the connection...

Recreating Yourself to Find Happiness

Recreating Yourself to Find Happiness

Pausing a second here. It’s been a crazy, very rough, bizarre, and for many, a bad year. The Outpost (this community of creatives [that’s you too BTW]) is a sanctuary of the geeky, pop-culture loving peeps — a place where we come together and celebrate differences,...