So you're ani-curious, are you? The first bit of good news is that nobody uses the term ani-curious, so you'll never hear that stupid dribble again. However, you might hear a lot of baffling words and phrases that are simply part of the medium. Anime is its own culture, and it can be a confusing … Continue reading Intro to Anime: Terms You REALLY Need to Know
If nothing else, my life is a monument of what not to do. If you want to get far in life, grab a seat, watch me for a few minutes, cringe in pain, then go do the opposite. Case in point? Fifth grade, a time when a boy starts his long journey into manhood, but … Continue reading Two Lessons You Should Learn (Because I Sure Didn’t)
Ah, my horrible, awful, vomit-inducing, virginity-protecting, cancerous first book. A 77-page Legend of Dragoon fanfiction. You can decide which part of that sentence makes you squirm the most. Did I mention there was a self-insert in there? Anywho, if by some herculean effort and non-existent gag reflex you should slog through the bulk of this … Continue reading One Sure Sign of Bad Writing
I got tricked, dag nabbit! Okay, here’s what happened. I was having a rough day at work. Nothing terrible, just a common mist that comes over me now and again and darkens the sun. I’m desperate for a writing career, and while I’ve had some successes—a few published stories, a growing following, and good reviews … Continue reading How I Fell Into God’s Trap
It's one of those questions asked by scoffers and people who took one philosophy class. Why does an all-powerful, self-sufficient God need to be worshiped? Sometimes, they're asking why they need to worship God at church, but I'll answer that in another post. Right now, why does God need to be worshiped at all? For … Continue reading “Why Does God NEED to be Worshiped?” Because I’m a Geek, That’s Why
Come one, come all, to the gold-paved streets of freedom. For too long, you've heard every Bible phrase cited as an absolute because it's convenient for the legalists and religious tyrants who crave control. But it is not so. There are many Bible verses which can be ignored in many circumstances. By what authority do I … Continue reading 8 Bible Commands You Can Disobey
Want to freak out a Christian? Cuss. Just once. Not even at them, just in passing. I promise you they'll jump a little. Seriously, do it one time for fun. Then giggle. Then repent, ya Godless jerkface. Did you see that? I can call you a jerkface and not get in trouble even though jerkface … Continue reading What Makes Cuss Words so Gosh Darn Bad?