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Madeline Turnipseed

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

The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day

Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]

8 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting a Game Night

Are you ready to start your own game night? Before you start, here are some questions to ask yourself, and some advice from our resident experts.

LTN Advent Calendar 2018: Joy and Wandersong

As we enter the season of Christmas, the Love Thy Nerd writers want to share moments from nerd culture that resonate with them and reflect the weeks of the Advent calendar. Week 3 – Joy – Shepherd’s Candle Sheep are a lot more like people than we’d like to admit, but being out away from […]

LTN Advent Calendar 2018

As we enter the season of Christmas, the Love Thy Nerd writers want to share moments from nerd culture that resonate with them and reflect the weeks of the Advent calendar. Week One – Hope – Prophet’s Candle Kingdom Death: Monster – Madeline Turnipseed The Children of Israel were scattered, conquered, enslaved, and subject to […]

LTN Advent Calendar 2018: Faith and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The wavering faith of Indiana in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade has Madeline reflecting on her own this advent season.

LTN Advent Calendar 2018: Hope and Kingdom Death: Monster

Kingdom Death Monster has Madeline thinking about the light that shines in the darkness.

Embracing Your Inner Fanperson: An Interview with Kat Stec of MiscatSquad

LTN editor Madeline Turnipseed interviewed Katya Stec of MiscatSquad about the power of games and fandom to help us grow and how her faith informs her work.
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Five Times Video Games Scared us out of our Minds

Halloween is just around the corner, and we all know what that means: spooky movie marathons, desperate last minute scrambles for cheap costumes, and way, way too much candy. More than that, though, it’s that one time of year when we allow ourselves (if only a little) to slip back into the mentality of the […]

Building Relationships at Gen Con and Beyond: An Interview with Love Thy Nerd

Madeline chats with the Chief Nerds of LTN about their trip to Gen Con, and asks them to share a little about what's next for the organization.

Nintendo, Sony, Valve, and Microsoft Partner to Announce Adulting Achievements

Achievement unlocked: You're an adult.