A lot of people – especially the authority types – like to say that complaining is unproductive. They’d like you to be grateful for the things you have in your life, and will (almost too helpfully) point out any scrap of data that can support their claims. You can eat, so don’t complain! You have a roof over your head, so don’t complain! You’re still alive, so don’t complain! Be grateful, and not a single word otherwise!
Which we’d do – if life wasn’t crappy. But it is. And contrary to popular belief, we’re not running in the pain olympics.
Continue reading Of Bitching and Sheep
As you may have heard, Comic Con Asia 2018 is already promoting a formidable lineup of celebrities from comics, cosplay, and more. But the event’s troubling link to its partner – and several other issues – continue to affect its perception in the public eye.
So what’s the deal?
Continue reading Politics vs Fandoms: Comic Con Asia’s Troubled Backdrop
When you listen to Gordon White’s latest talk with Austin Coppock about what we can expect in 2017, one thing becomes very clear: a butt-load of uncertainty is filling the air. Plus a lot of fire. And a couple of eclipses, retrogrades, and whatnot.
So what’s a person to do? Well, you can build a boat.
Continue reading Uncertainty: Love It or Hate It, You Need It
Whenever the subject of Ms. Uson’s latest diatribes pops up on my feed, the reactions always stay the same. You either like her or hate her. Most hate her. But that isn’t the point of this article.
Because whenever the topic comes around, I always ask the same question: who is her counterpart? Her rival?
There isn’t one.
Continue reading Uson & The Failure To Influence