Birthday Thoughts

I don’t celebrate my birthday, but it’s still my birthday. Getting older, at least when you reach the ripe old age of thirty-three, can lead to some serious thoughts about your life and the world around you. As such, I hope you don’t mind if I say something that’s been on my mind. There’s a … More Birthday Thoughts

The Lando System

I’d heard about the ‘80s Han Solo trilogy of books, but the existence of The Adventures of Lando Calrissian was news to me. I tracked these vintage paperbacks down the day I heard about them, and they’re basically worth it for the great pulp covers alone. I finished the first installment, Lando Calrissian and the … More The Lando System

Nostalgia Theater

I should’ve posted this by now, but this past week I appeared on the super cool Nostalgia Theater podcast. Zaki and I had a terrific conversation about the He-Man franchise throughout the years, and our own personal history with the toys and characters. If you haven’t already, I hope you check it out!

“Ready Player One” and Popular Culture in Storytelling

Look, I’ve been around. I know how online anger in general, and pop culture snobbery in specific, work. I’ve read about three billion hot takes on Ready Player One already. As such, I promise I’ll keep this short and not assume I’m being too clever or revolutionary in my thinking. I read the book at … More “Ready Player One” and Popular Culture in Storytelling