Support Systems: Having a Safety Net when Your Brain Lets You Down

When dealing with any sort of mental illness, there are several things that have to happen before you get better. One, you have to want to get better. Two, you must seek out help. And three, you must have people around you who you trust and can hold you up when you trip up and fall. No one person can safely cope with mental illness … Continue reading Support Systems: Having a Safety Net when Your Brain Lets You Down

Editorial: There’s no such thing as cold water, or The Nature of Good and Evil

My father had a habit of coming up with very poignant yet seemingly simple sayings. His favorite was “life is too important to be taken seriously.” Occasionally, there would be a specific situation in which one of his sayings applied and he made sure to find a way to slip in his little nuggets of wisdom. One of those situations occurred usually around the time … Continue reading Editorial: There’s no such thing as cold water, or The Nature of Good and Evil

Homebrew Worlds 101: The Creation Story

The deities of your world are created. Relationships and rivalries between them have been forged. It is now time to give them a playground and a battlefield to celebrate those relationships and reconcile those rivalries. It is time to give birth to your homebrew world. A creation story ties together several elements of your homebrew world: the deities, the physical terrain and features, and the … Continue reading Homebrew Worlds 101: The Creation Story

Review: Dungeons & Dragons A Darkened Wish #1

A Darkened Wish #1 Written by: B. Dave Walters Art by: Tess Fowler Colors by: Jay Fotos Lettering by: Tom B. Long Published by IDW Dungeons & Dragons has a rich and deep comic book history. Combining the much beloved game with a concrete medium such as comic books can be a challenge. Comic books don’t reflect the collective storytelling at the table top, the … Continue reading Review: Dungeons & Dragons A Darkened Wish #1

How Locke & Key changed my life

CW- Violent image involving a teenage girl I’ve been out of the comic book game for a long time. Until a few years ago, I hadn’t picked up a comic book since the mid 90’s. My first introduction into comics was the 1991 X-Men Vol. 2 number one, drawn by the legendary Jim Lee. I only got into the comic because of the Fox X-Men cartoon, which I watched religiously. Since … Continue reading How Locke & Key changed my life

5 ways to improve your mental health right now

When I realized and accepted that I suffered from depression, the first thing I made a decision to do was to find some sort of help. However, getting a therapist and taking medication was not in my budget. Therefore, I had to find ways I could improve and maintain my mood that didn’t cost anything and that I could do easily and every day. I … Continue reading 5 ways to improve your mental health right now