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Madeline Turnipseed

Associate Editor
Assignment Editor at Love Thy Nerd, Madeline lives in Texas where she takes care of people, plays games, watches, reads, writes, and makes things.

9 Beginner-Friendly Tabletop Games You Can Play Online for Free

LTN's writers hand-picked some of their favorite tabletop games that beginners and experts alike will love – and you can play them online for free!

A Nerd’s Quick and Clean Guide to COVID-19

How can nerds show love and protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Joy of Creation in So Let Us Melt

So Let Us Melt uses Daydream VR and a gorgeous soundtrack to showcase the explosive joy of creation.

Accepting Help in Hilda

Hilda wants to solve every problem herself, and gets in way over her head, which struck a chord with Madeline.

Building Games that Create Joy – An Interview with Chara Games

The Lysaghts of Chara Games discuss their experience designing and publishing board games and how their relationship allows them to each bring unique skills to the table.

Love Thy Dead Neighbor: A Mortician’s Tale

A Mortician's Tale gives players a glimpse into the reality of care after death and examines how we can best respect the deceased.

Can You be a Christian and Love Cosmic Horror?

Cosmic horror is much more than too many eyes and tentacles and weird geometry—but how does it square with Christianity?

LTN Con at a Glance

If you’ve spent time around the Love Thy Nerd community you’ve probably heard about LTN Con, the annual Love Thy Nerd conference, held for the first time in October of this year. But if you missed out, I’d like to bring you a peek into what it was like to be there! LTN Con was […]

There Is Life After This

Despite what you’ve done, despite what’s been done to you, you can continue to live. You can be forgiven. You can find a new purpose.

“Clever Girl:” Why Jurassic Park Is Wrong about Women

A few weeks ago, this tweet showed up in my feed and I—being the obsessive fanatic that I am—wanted to dissect the film from this point of view. What kind of women are the women of Jurassic Park, dinosaur and human?