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11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug

Being a good tomato scout, I always observe 11/11 as a very magical day. If there’s one thing that being in Jason Webley’s Army of Lunatics has taught me, it is that 11 11, (in any of its incarnations on clocks, calendars, or highways) carries a special and sort of enchanting power with it. There’s… Continue reading 11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug

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The Fraud Police: Growing Up Only Gets Harder

If you’ve never seen it, Amanda Palmer’s commencement speech, “The Fraud Police,” is a wonderful talk about imposter syndrome and the feeling that whatever you’re doing, you haven’t actually done anything to deserve it. They say one of the most powerful and pleasurable feelings humanity experiences is earned success…the sensation that your effort was what… Continue reading The Fraud Police: Growing Up Only Gets Harder

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Retold Fairytales: A Crossroads of Age and Youth

There’s something childish, exciting, and quintessentially magical about fairytales. The problem is, most of them are pretty puerile or morbid stories. Either you get the dolled up Disney version of Cinderella, or you go back far enough to the Grimm Brothers’ version where the stepsisters are hacking off parts of their feet in order to… Continue reading Retold Fairytales: A Crossroads of Age and Youth