The Lost Art of Boredom

It had been nearly three years since I last opened up Animal Crossing: New Horizons on my Nintendo Switch. A few days ago, I had the itch to play it again, remembering that Nintedo had dropped new DLC for it a while back that I had never experienced. To my surprise, I...

The Shift & a God Who Restores

This is the fourth part of a series examining the 12 Steps of Recovery through the lens of nerd culture, all of which will be collected as part of our Mental Health resource. Step 2 of Recovery | We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us...

Portal Guns and Evil Plots: Possibility as Power in Rick and Morty

Multiverse Stories: Willst They Soar or Suck? Rick and Morty has come a long way. From its devil-may-care, nihilistic beginnings as Justin Roiland’s cynical lovechild through a depressive streak that emerged from Dan Harmon’s divorce—and later the upheaval that came...