Verdict on Crimson Fields: World of Prime #4 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun15

Verdict on Crimson Fields: World of Prime #4 [BOOK REVIEW]

After realizing the portal to earth can’t be achieved at the level of prophet unless he has no interest in returning to Prime, Christopher elects to stay behind so that he can raise himself to the highest level of tael user when he can open a portal that goes two ways to the realm of man. But to do that he’ll have to prove to the current king that he’s not a traitor due to the alliances he made with the Ulven Men and Elves…

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Judgment at Verdant Court: World of Prime #3 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun08

Judgment at Verdant Court: World of Prime #3 [BOOK REVIEW]

After The mother of a dead Druid shows up at his base of operations, Christopher is forced to agree to track down an old friend who killed her daughter. With the help of her tracker son, D’Kan (that Christopher had resurrected against his people’s wishes), they mount an expedition into the darkest reaches of the wilderness. Cannan—the fugitive being sought—had been Christopher’s loyal protector until he had been gifted a black-infused ring which preyed upon him and twisted him to the dark side. If they can track him down and keep him alive long enough to remove the ring, only the unlikely…

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Gold Throne in Shadow: World of Prime #2 [BOOK REVIEW]
Jun01

Gold Throne in Shadow: World of Prime #2 [BOOK REVIEW]

After dying at the hands of mysterious torturers and being brought back to life by a Saint of the Lady, Christopher finds himself required to prove himself to the King with a new assignment. The exploration of this assignment reveals more fully the presence of different color powers that are at war with the White throughout the kingdom and beyond, most notably the greed-run Yellow church and a black-aligned Sorcerer.

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The Sword of the Bright Lady: World of Prime #1 [BOOK REVIEW]
May25

The Sword of the Bright Lady: World of Prime #1 [BOOK REVIEW]

When Christopher Sinclair—a mechanical engineer from Arizona—wakes up in a medieval society on another planet in the distant post-apocalyptic future, he at first believes he’s going mad. However, the more he tries to fight the realization, the more the reality of his straits sink in.

Unable to speak the native language, despite being surrounded by other humans, he quickly errs by enraging a mystic nobleman who has the right to claim his head. When the mysterious Church of the Bright Lady intervene on a technicality, he’s given the choice between ignominious death or going on a spirit quest…

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Blood Orbit [BOOK REVIEW]
Apr20

Blood Orbit [BOOK REVIEW]

When a rookie cop named Eric Matheson shows up on the corporately held world of Gattis, he wanders into a brutal slaughter that could destroy two of the three native races of Gattis if it’s mysterious circumstances aren’t solved in a single week.

To prevent corporately motivated genocide, he’s forced to team up with a cybernetically enhanced investigator named Inspector J.P. Dillal. Unfortunately, his native birth and unholy technology make him a pariah to the others in the police force, while his mixed racial background make him an outcast to the native populations.

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Leia: Princess of Alderaan [BOOK REVIEW]
Sep28

Leia: Princess of Alderaan [BOOK REVIEW]

Before she was the 19 year old princess who stole our hearts in Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Leia Organa was an adopted girl who had to prove herself worthy to be a princess of Alderaan. In order to do so, she must make oaths regarding her body, her heart, and her mind. Each of these oaths require complex steps to accomplish. For the oath of the body, she must go through the steps to scale the largest peak on Alderaan. For the oath of the heart, she must engage in humanitarian missions in areas in which Imperial “oversight” has created disasters. And for the oath of the mind, she must eng…

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Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]
Aug16

Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]

This past Friday, alternative people from around the Midwest descended on The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY to see some amazing DJ’ing, to hang out with some awesome hosts, and to have their mind’s blown by spectacular light displays. The joy people felt in the club as they got to come out, let their hair down, and move was a joy to behold!

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Redrawing Gender Boundaries: How Wonder Woman’s Box Office could help change Hollywood  [EDITORIAL/ARTICLE]
May26

Redrawing Gender Boundaries: How Wonder Woman’s Box Office could help change Hollywood [EDITORIAL/ARTICLE]

Many of our Goth Family know that I fight fiercely for the empowerment of women, not by diminishing men, but by arguing for the simple removal of artificial gender barriers like the glass ceiling and other cultural artifacts from the past. Without these barriers, the best person will (or at least, has a chance to) win out. We now are in a position where we can all help tear down these barriers and I believe it’s our duty to do so!

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Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel [BOOK REVIEW]
Dec08

Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel [BOOK REVIEW]

Orson Krennic is a rising star within the Republic during the Clone Wars and, after stealing plans for a super battle station from the Separatists—knowing that a successful build could allow him to usurp Governor Tarkin, his military rival, in Senator Palpatine’s good graces— he decides the Republic needs to make one of their own. (Considering how often plans for massive space stations keep getting stolen in the Star Wars universe, am I the only one that’s wondering if perhaps all the major players in Star Wars are using the same firewall responsible for the Sony hacking scandal of 2015?)

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Nov24

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

At long last, we finish the quadrology of Inkle Studio’s reimaginings of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, Sorcery! (If you’re just now discovering our reviews of this series, read our prior reviews of Sorcery! , Sorcery! 2 , and Sorcery! 3 .) In concluding the last game, The Seven Serpents, we made our way through the treacherous time-warped Baklands, tracking 7 deadly serpents who were tasked with hunting us down and slaughtering us, or, at the very least, warning our nemesis, the Archmage, of our approach so we could not assault Mapang unawares. In the final chapter, we find…

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