Andrew Fortier

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Comic Corner: Comic Book Week

Comic Con used to be the standard for the comics community. It was a festival that was devoted exclusively to all things comic and nerdy. So whenever …

The Black Box

J.J.’s Mystery Box<p>There’s a black box. Inside this box is a mystery. It’s contents are unknowable. You can put something inside the box, or many …

Always Ask What if

There is a large percentage of Scotland, somewhere around 45 percent, wondering today, what if? Wondering what may have happened if another 6 percent …

Copy Cats Need Not Apply

Each semester I would inevitably have a teacher who would espouse to the class how they always had one person who plagiarized. One person who thought …

Music (and Pictures) To Write To: All Scotland Edition

If my math is correct, then as I post this it is a little less than 18 hours until the calendar flips over on September 18th, 2014 in Scotland, …

Peyton Manning, Regression, and Redemption

There is a legend. A man, young and strong, comes to a kingdom in need of help. This man overcomes trials, fights off beasts, and eventually comes …

In Defense of Exposition Dumps

Andrew and I got into an argument yesterday. We had just watched a preview screening of <i>The Maze Runner</i> at the always-excellent Alamo Drafthouse, and …

Three Things: Cold War Redux

Things continue to heat up between Russia and the West. While it’s not yet at Cold War era levels, the rhetoric and actions between the East and West …

Music To Write To: “Switzerland”

Hope you’re enjoying this Tuesday, or should I say, this iTuesday? I hope someone makes an app that warns you when a street magician is taking your …

Read Our Books

<b>Gone To Wonder</b><p>by ZT Burian<p>In the middle of Denver lies the most extraordinary building on Earth: Finnegan’s Wonder. Inside, a theme park unlike any …

Books

Monty Python and the Holy Trope

Before you read any further, I’d like you to watch a trailer for a movie. It is a historical epic, set in a long-ago time, featuring brave knights, …

Three Things: Menial, Millennial Work

Admission time: Bearded Bards isn’t my only job. I also have a very menial job where I am an expert at moving boxes of merchandise around. In fact, I …

How Not to Do Something

"'No! I don't want the ability to destroy things with my mind and talk to dragons! I just want to be a farmer and grow turnips!' he cried."<p>— Awful …

Comic Corner: Respect for the Indies

There was a time when all I read was main-universe superhero stories from Marvel and DC. The first independent comic that I can remember reading was …