Issue #1: Birth: A Final Announcement and Update

Several months ago, we announced our first physical zine. Since that announcement, Benjamin and I have been working hard to makeย Issue #1: Birthย a reality. On the same day as this post’s publication, we’ve made our final order for the complete batch of debut issues. Once we’ve received them,ย we’ll send out individual copies to our subscribers. With its release just a few days away, this post will take a look at each of the zine’s talented contributors. In addition, I’ll detail a few of the difficulties we’ve encountered in the process, and how they’ve helped us to develop.…   [continue reading]

The Best and Worst of Trailers [2016]

Hear the writers discuss this subject on the Secret Cave Podcast! ย And another time! ย And evenย anotherย time!

At first I was going to make this piece an overview of trailers in their entirety, using two from this year as examples. ย Instead, it occurred to me that i’d simply be stealing an upcoming subject from fellow writer, Ben Mulholland. ย As such, I thought it more befitting of me to look in depth at the two examples. ย One staggeringly bad, another breathtakingly good, there are a lot of meaty tangents to go off on from both.

Trailers, on the whole, are mere promotional tools to rally the populous. ย …   [continue reading]