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Create the World You Want

Create the World You Want

“If you feel you don’t fit into this world, it’s because you’re here to create a better one.” -Anonymous A Different Kind of Starlet Ever hear the story of Hedy Lamarr? Pull up a spot on the story-time rug and let’s have at it. Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian borne...

Unsettling Personality Quirks

Unsettling Personality Quirks

All of your best traits are your biggest downfalls. These personality quirks define us. Before the time of participation trophies started, my sister’s stubbornness was next level. I mean, it still is. For example, when she dislocated her hip in first grade going down...

Here There Be Dragons

Here There Be Dragons

I am a huge fan of cryptozoology, partly because it fills my need for a story and marries it to the real world. I enjoy asking how something could be true. What background pieces would need to be true for a (blank) exist. Dragons are one of those creatures. As a kid,...

The Mindset Needed to Colonize Planets

The Mindset Needed to Colonize Planets

What does it mean to attempt to survive in a hostile environment? Man versus the environment. When we think of issues we face on planets there's a lot to think about. Monster-sized hurricanes. Tsunamis wiping whole cities off of the map. Sinkholes swallowing people...

Facing Shadows Inside

Facing Shadows Inside

Looking at the Internal Hero/Villain Framework Recently, I wrote about my daughter opting to cosplay a Dalek - the notorious race on Doctor Who who lacks the word "mercy" in their vocabulary and translate it to "exterminate" instead. Yeah, they’re villains for...

Episode 15 – Unsettled & Uncomfortable

Episode 15 – Unsettled & Uncomfortable

The mailbag opens up the most detailed dive yet into the mechanics and experience of the upcoming cosmic survival game: Unsettled. Then Lacey makes things all weird n stuff by asking the fam to explore their perceptions of themselves. So here the thing - the mailing...

Exterminate Isolation

Exterminate Isolation

The frenetic pace of business emails, push notifications, and negative news cycles are isolating. This isolation contributes to issues with mental and physical health and it wears down our souls. As we lose ourselves with these tasks, are we ensuring to add enough...

Gaming Motivations: Discovery

Gaming Motivations: Discovery

Embrace the potential of things unknown and expect revelation from what comes next. It is only by seeking that we unearth the things most worthy of discovery. - us, on a thing we made Discovery. The word itself conjures a special kind of excitement. An awe-inspiring...

Join the Dark Side

Join the Dark Side

Back in college, I took an ancient religion course. We studied Samaritans, the Babylonians, and more. By looking at these practices that we no longer practiced we were able to look objectively at what makes a religion, what practices and beliefs hold these systems...