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What have you learned from science fiction? Travis shares his own lessons.
Travis wants The Outer Limits back on the air. So. Do. We.
How do you get inspired when you want to write?
Why so many paranormal shows? Maybe its because so many people believe in that stuff....
Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo (Splinter!): who are they really for? Certainly not the same audience as Howard the Duck.
You'll never know how much you've always wanted to be a goat until you try being one.
A look at Xbox and the games with Gold.
What's it like to Beta test a game? Travis takes a few minutes away from the controls to fill us in.
Reflections on modern Don Quiotes.
Yes, it's true. Most older folks suck at playing video games. The real question is - do they care?
Travis issues an impassioned plea to STOP THE MADNESS!
I guess what I’m saying is, extraordinary claims don’t really require extraordinary evidence; they just require good, scientific evidence. The same kind that proved the Earth wasn’t flat and F = MA.
The age old question: What makes a Geek a Geek?
Commentary on the internet trolling that has become the Goodreads comment section.
Review of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, focusing on prose and creativity in plot.
Review of the video game Devil May Care with an emphasis on video game writing.
I do like this format of storytelling — more than a short but not quite a novella. The sort of tale that made pulp magazines so popular.
Have you heard a strange bump in the night? Perhaps a door mysteriously opened or slammed shut? My advice, read Carl Sagan’s The Demon Haunted World.
Warm up your cauldrons, grab your grimoires, and ready the goats for sacrificing; it's that time of the year, again. And to put you in the spirit for All Hallows Eve, I've compiled this list of some of my favorite scary / Halloween themed things.
Ascend: Hand of Kul Signal Studios Microsoft Free This summer Microsoft has made it a priority to release and create more free games for its gold service. Ascend:...
Under the Dome is worth your time if you're looking for a decent show, and it definitely surprised me in how engaging and unpredictable some of its main plot lines are.
The 80s were and always will be such a blur to me. It wasn't the excessive cocaine use, blinding neon colors, or the advent...
In Star Trek / Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared, we are treated with probably the most accurate comic representations of both TNG and Matt Smith era Doctor Who.
It seems like just yesterday I'd won a pack of strange cards with the word magic written on them. Peeling off the foil revealed...
Don't do this; don't do that: a mantra of the adult world. Growing up, things were so simple: the good guys do good; the...
Remember that really creepy painting done by Francisco Goya, Saturn Devouring his Son? Well, someone in Japan thought that would be an interesting motif...