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Kings of Nothing
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Kings of Nothing
I’m frustrated. Frustrated at all the people who see silence as a preferred behaviour. Frustrated at those who think only of winning. People who want to stand on their tiny mountains at the end of the day, and feel proud they destroyed as many as possible. Those who push others down to stand on t...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 127 // Best Space Friend Chad
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In which we say good-bye… and good riddance. Danica and Brandon are back to finally give their tipsy opinions on “Twice Upon A Time”, the final Moffat era Doctor Who episode. And while it ALSO sadly marks the end of Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor, they pull no punches....
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5 Things: Maximum Derek
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5 Things: Maximum Derek
Five Things is an occasional check in on what’s been and what might be. I refuse to set a regularity for it, because life is some bullshit, you know? 01. So I learned something about myself last year: I find it a whole hell of a lot easier to write when I am angry or feeling depressed. You can &#...
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But Seriously
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2017 was quite a mixed bag. Danica has spoken about where we were and where we are quite a bit more than I have this year, and there’s good reason for this. I’ve always considered myself a writer, but I never write. I will take almost any excuse not to, thinking in my head “but ...
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Let’s try this again
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Let’s try this again
At the end of last year, I do what I always do, and made myself a work schedule to get a decent amount of content out in 2018. So I guess what I’m saying is, I’ll see you all back here in a few weeks when I explain how everything went horribly wrong. Or who … Continue reading Le...
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Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!
has not been reduced to a crater just yet, so it’s time for another spin around the sun. Danica and I would like to thank you all for the support that you’ve shown us this year, both emotionally and through Variant Edition. Without you, we would be lost, as we are wee depressive baby ...
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Was and What’s Next
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Was and What’s Next
Changes abound in my life these days. I’ve been working full-time at a large company for the past month, and although the job has been satisfying in a lot of ways, it’s been draining my energy. I’ve chosen to end my contract at the original end date of December 1, rather than extend it. That R...
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Good, Great, Better
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Good, Great, Better
It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. At first, it was because I had nothing to say. Then, I had no time to sit down and properly create words. I have some time to catch up and gather my thoughts about everything that’s been happening. I’ve begun taking my mental health seriously. This ye...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 126 // Nobody Dies… That We Saw
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In which a kid slides directly into his dad’s DMs and then catches the consumption. It’s part two of our spectacular Companions Season finalé, in which we continue to talk about The Curse of the Black Spot with Doctor Who podcast luminaries Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky! In this episod...
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Pod People // Danica on That’s So Maven
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In which Danica gets down to business. And talks about business! Episode 69: Danica LeBlanc (listen here) This week, I sat down with Danica LeBlanc, co-owner of Variant Edition Comics and Culture, to talk about what it’s like to be a woman in the comic world, what it’s like to run a b...
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