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I've been a man ever since I was a kid. Editor. x Comics x Video Games x Movies x NYC


How To Stop Online Harassment In Three Easy Steps

Bullying isn’t new. Even Daniel Larusso, the Karate Kid had to deal with it. He was being picked on by the students of Kobrai Kai, the…


The War Against Creators

“Do what makes you happy.” — My Grandma

As a kid I always wanted to be creative. Whether it was drawing or making music, I loved creating…


The Best Decision I Made After School

I’m not a fan of the idea of school. I like the idea of learning things with an end goal. As a kid I always liked some subjects more than others…


Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Teaser


The World of the YouTube Alumni

A long time ago I wanted to be a web designer. So I went to school for it. I thought about programming, so I took a class for it. I became neither.


I’m Giving Into Peer Pressure

I’m comfortable enough to say it, but I have a problem with peer pressure. I always have. From doing stupid stuff as a kid to buying an iPad, sometimes it’s…


Confessions of a Smart-Watch Wearer

With only a few days left until the Apple Watch is released, a lot of people I know have been asking me about what I think of owning a smart watch. I…


Twitter is Often a Trailer for a Movie That’s Never Made

During an interview with SeriusXM’s Opie Radio, Louis C.K. talked about why he quit Twitter. When I first saw the article on…


Don’t Get Beat Up For Asking Someone To Be Quiet

Movie theaters are like the Wild West. It’s a place where rules are rarely followed. We all know the rules, no talking, no texting, no…


Dust Off Those Consoles


Gamestop is getting into the retro business. In its NYC and Birmingham stores, the 250 or so stores will be the testing grounds for the program. Seth G. Macy from IGN


My Beef With Trailers


Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Legend (or Wikipedia) has it that the quote began with the term “Johannes foctotum” (Johnny do-it all). It was used to describe William Shakespear by…


Run Your Life Like A Business


People love to be backseat drivers. We all have an idea of how others should behave. Sometimes in Key Food, I’ll be in line and hear two older women looking at…


Getting A Super Hero Movie Origin Right


Every year more and more super hero franchises will begin. That means new trilogies. The formula for every franchise seems to be the three film…


What Video Editing Taught Me About Talking To People

I’m a video editor. Most of what I edit are spots for movies, but recently I’ve been editing interviews with actors, writers and…


Welcome to the N.H.K. [Review]


Welcome to the N.H.K. should have been a boring and slow series, but I wound up enjoying it way more than I expected. After a YouTuber recommended the series…


Why I Cut The Cord But Came Crawling Back


A few years ago, I cut the cord. My triple play deal had run out, and the phone/internet/cable package was just too costly. I thought about…


Gunbuster [Review]


Like mechs, monsters and battles in space? Then you’ll probably like Gunbuster or its Japanese name Aim for the Top! Gunbuster (トップをねらえ Toppu o Nerae!). This six episode OVA…


5 Things RPG’s and MMO Taught Me About Real Life


Out of all the different genres of video games, RPG’s and MMO’s have taught me the most about real life. These games, despite their over…


Samurai Flamenco Review


Despite mixed reviews I really enjoyed Samurai Flamenco. The 22 episode anime is a mix of Kick-Ass, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Watchmen. The series focuses…


No More Questions

When I’m on the Internet I want answers.

If I instant message someone, I start by asking a question. “What’s up?” “what’s going on?” Google is just reverse…


Black Science Vol. 1


After taking a brief hiatus from my pull list I decided to get back into comics. Tim from TheKliqNation recommended this new ongoing from Rick Remender so I gave it a shot…