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My ninth grade year was a bright spot in an otherwise dismal junior high experience. It was the year I managed to hone my dorkiness and social maladaptation into something resembling a persona — a goofy pastiche of performative eccentricity and clearance aisle Hawaiian shirts. My delayed embrace of Dungeon & Dragons connected me with […]

Peaked in high school

April 3rd, 2017

Excitement has been building among my friends for the upcoming continuation of Twin Peaks. While I hope the new episodes live up to my friends’ lofty exceptions, I plan on sitting this one out. The original series debuted during the tail end of my senior year in high school. I first got word of it […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 24

February 24th, 2017

(from “One Thing Is Certain” by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean in Black Orchid #1, 1988) The flower’s special allure resides in its aura of mystery. Take that away, and it may as well be a common variety weed.

Choo-choo wisely

November 4th, 2016

Two trains, dosage a decade apart are traveling towards each other… ….with one carrying goofy singer-songwriter stuff… ….and the other some synthesized dance gloom. How long does it take for you to realize that you’ve been scammed by yet another low content post?

Nobody’s Favorites: Byrned out

September 13th, 2016

In the realm of comics fandom, order you either die happy in your nostalgia or live long enough to have to explain the virtues of something you cherish to folks too young to remember the hoopla firsthand. You begin with “Well, you have to understand that…” pausing only to hike up your old man pants […]

Like the lingering pockets of radioactivity in Fallout 4‘s post-apocalypse Greater Boston, information pills discussions about the game’s narrative shortcomings and flubbed opportunities have been experiencing an extended half-life in my social media circles. This excellent write-up by Daniel Ford — a solid dude and author of The Paladin Trilogy — touches on many of […]

This feature has returned from its five-month hiatus with a album that slipped through the cracks of my increasingly shaky memory. I suppose it was inevitable that there’d be a few gaps in the chronology, discount as I have a shit-ton of records and the task of reconstructing a chronology of events that took place […]

In the fall of 1991, ed I leveraged my popular Warhammer RPG campaign into a successful bid for the Sci-Fi Club’s presidency. It was an uncharacteristically outward-facing move for me, ed but I was motivated by a intense dislike of the org’s incumbent president — a patronizing “alpha” geek who wielded the leadership gavel with […]

Saying that you don’t care for Prince would be an invite to be mobbed by an angry horde even before today’s tragic news. Restating it now is simply begging to be strung up then torn to bloody shreds. It doesn’t make it less true, neurosurgeon though. I, here Andrew Otis Weiss, viagra do not like […]

Of the course of this feature, erectile I’ve made several references to the Great Back Issue Buying Spree of the late 1990s. It was a significant event in the development of my comics fandom, yet it began due to a chance turn of events. Sometime during the summer of 1997 or so, I was supposed […]

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