Thoughts on Bean Dad

A little late, but I'm exporing doing more to get my content out there, and I. Have Thoughts. In this little clip, I talk about what it would be like if I, as an educator, took the same approach to learning. Not long. This is also intendend as a voice/podcast example if you've been directed to this page. I'm keeping a few things separate until I can have my studio set up, which won't be for a few months as I'm in transition right now. If you get through the whole thing , I thank you.

I Read Over 260 Books In 2020 And I Don't Feel Anything

I was excited to start this challenge around this time last year, in the before times. Before COVID, before 2020 brought a dumpster fire of a series of more than unfortunate events. I was stoked. I was going to be this great super-reader. I always was predisposed to reading, it was always a strength, one that led, perhaps prematurely, to teachers and parents thinking that I was perhaps more gifted than I actually was. I started when I read somewhere on a reading thread a while ago about a reader who had consumed around 5 books a week. Instead of thinking this was maybe a little pretentious (and it kinda is) I thought that for sure I'd feel some kind of an accomplishment. I went and scrolled back through a years worth of some really terrific books. I read more horror, participated in online book clubs, listened to amazing narrators who kept me company through this disaster of a year--at the store when I had to venture out, on long drives, through a divorce, sometimes during work w

Alice is Missing Is the Perfect Isolation Game

Alice is Missing Is the Perfect Isolation Game Alice Is Missing, a silent role-playing game that takes place over text message, is the great way to play a social game as we do so many things lately--remotely. Alice Is Missing launched on Kickstarter back in June of this year, where it was fully funded in just three hours. It was designed to be played live, in-person like so many other games but the text-based nature of the game makes it perfect for social distancing. The game casts its players as high schoolers in the small fictional Northern California town of Silent Falls, where their mutual friend Alice has been missing for three days. Via a series of prompts, it’s up to you to find out what happened while also exploring some complex interpersonal relationships. Players are provided with just the barest structure from the start, allowing for a lot of freedom in creating their characters. The game has been compared to Life Is Strange, Gone Home, Oxenfree, and Firewatch, and that

DC’s Starfire has a Goth, Queer and Plus Size Teen Daughter and Honestly Could I Ask For Anything More?

DC’s Starfire has a Goth, Queer and Plus Size Teen Daughter and Honestly Could I Ask For Anything More? No teen I can think of has an aspiration to grow up to be like their parents. Such is the case with the upcoming graphic novel I Am Not Starfire by New York Times bestselling author, Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), and artist Yoshi Yoshitani (Beneath the Moon, Zatanna and the House of Secrets) whose art portfolio is way beyond praiseworthy and definitely droolworthy. Let’s let the author herself describe Mandy in an article from Bleeding Cool: “Seventeen-year-old Mandy Koriand’r is not her mother. Daughter of Starfire and high school outcast, Mandy is constantly trying to get out from under the shadow of her bright, bubbly, scantily clad, and famous mother. Dyeing her bright orange hair black and sticking close to her best friend, Lincoln, Mandy spends her days at school avoiding Teen Titans superfans and trying to hide her feel

KFC Gaming Console--Someone Had To Do It

KFC Gaming Console: Someone Had To Do It KFC has proclaimed that the “console wars are over.” Emphasis theirs. I’m not quite sure who is in charge of marketing and PR over at the chicken franchise but its clear that something is happening and I’m not really sure how to feel about it. First, there’s the KFC Sims and the official KFC Twitter account which can get a little spicy sometimes. There’s even a KFC inspired Lifetime rom-com starring Mario Lopez, available in all it’s glory on Lifetime, but if you’re cable deprived you can watch all 16 minutes of it on YouTube. (I was blissfully unaware until a few days ago of a chicken fried romance entitled “A Recipe for Seduction.” But if I have to see it so do you. Obviously this console can’t be sold as anything but a novelty, appealing to hangry gamers who can’t bear to pause or leave the game for a few minutes to nuke some pizza rolls. We already have mini fridges in there to keep our drinks

Curating Tik Tok: Politics Election Edition for 11/01/20 (Sunday)

Two days before the election. @usmcangryveteran Let’s get some shit done! ##veteransagainsttrump ##blacklivesmatter ##indigenouslivesmatter ##lgbtq ##letsgettowork ##veteransagainstracism ♬ 1917 Us the Marines Hymne United States Marine Corps (Himnos Del Ejercito Los Marines Hymn Armee Hymnen) - Hits Anthem Back Studio @iamlala_st.james Voter suppression in N.C ##fyp ##graham ##northcarolina ##police ##church ##march ##vote ##pepperspray ##dumptrump2020 ##voteblue ##bidenharris2020 ##foryou ♬ original sound - Aquila Thomas @legionofdoon Hey guys, maybe we shouldn't harm members of our community? Just a thought tho ##election ##civilwar ##democrat ##republican ##fyp ##foryourpage ♬ 432 Hz - SUNRAE 🌞 @acabnews12 ##BLM ##kevinpeterson ##defendpdx ##pdxprotest ##safepdx ##chud ##fyp ♬ original sound - ACAB_NEWS F12 @chasingoz Sooo the ##FBI just called me about ##votersuppression taking place in my town. ##fyp ##foryo

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