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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...

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...

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...

Episode 28 – Cannibal Island

Episode 28 – Cannibal Island

With the team spending so much time working remotely, what discoveries have we made?  We dive into fears, bad habits, and a deeper understanding of who we are. Have you found out the same things about yourself? 

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...

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...

The Appeal of Conspiracy Theories

The Appeal of Conspiracy Theories

Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was part of MKUltra - the government-funded mind control program. This is my favorite conspiracy theory. I absolutely love it and up until literally 20 minutes ago, I believed it. This presents an interesting reality to conspiracy...

Introducing Plunder Pods!

Introducing Plunder Pods!

What are shrouded in mystery, constantly changing, and plump full of goodies? PLUNDER PODS! Plunder Pod is a monthly giveaway of mystery treats, merch, and swag given out to the O-Neb community. Each pod will be different, and we reserve the right to make...

The Cost of Connectivity

The Cost of Connectivity

I’ve written about needing to disconnect from phones while walking to maintain awareness of our surroundings when I talked about the importance of Doctor Who’s Weeping Angels. And while I believe that we do need to drop the phones to have situational awareness, the...

Episode 21 – Thick Skin

Episode 21 – Thick Skin

What's the importance of having a thick skin? Marc, Lacey, Derick, Mark “Daffirmation” Daffron start off light chatting about psycho-savage driving, our passions, and the importance of developing a thick skin.