Ayyyy, It’s National “Hug A Newsperson Day”!!

All over the world, journalists are dedicated to providing you with accurate and timely news to inform you of the happenings of where you live, the next state over, or across the world. Journalists work hard, often long and varying hours to get the news to your lap (or text for your phone). Today is the day where we nationally recognize newspeople for all that they do…

It’s National Hug A Newsperson Day!

Are you a journalist? Give your team a hug! Do you work solo? Give yourself a hug! Hug, hug, hug!

There are thousands of journalists nationwide who cover everything and anything. Between the local newsperson giving you information about the events happening in your town, or the national correspondent keeping up with the White House and everyone in between, they’re all importa...

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EvilleCon 2019 Review

Jocelyn Fisher
01st April 2019

What makes a convention? Is it the venue, the guests, the attendees, the staff, the vendors, or maybe even the panels? If anything all of these key factors make a anime/comic con in a nutshell. These very events and the people who run or attend them make up the atmosphere of a convention.

EvilleCon is one of those cons that is hit or miss for the attendee. As someone who has been both an attendee and an artist, it really is a different scenario. I personally have more fun as an artist than I do as an attendee at this convention. At the same time I also enjoy some of the pros that EvilleCon has to offer.

The venue this year was at the Holiday Inn Express Airport. I personally love the location and how it brings out the convention vibe...

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EVERYONE Needs Mental Health Breaks

Angela Nicole Chu
25th March 2019

The term “mental health” seems to be predominantly used to describe a series of disorders that directly affect the mental state: anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, narcissism, PTSD, and others. As a result, the concept of a mental health break is often used to describe a state of those suffering from mental illnesses taking time to themselves in order to lessen the effects of their illnesses.

While this is important…we all have brains. And, like any muscle, our brains need breaks.

This is your brain. This is your brain on overdrive.

Japanese men boast the highest suicide rate in the world, with an average of 70 people committing suicide each day and 71% of those being males...

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Who Dropped The Toe In The Tuna??

Ryland Buckingham
20th March 2019

Last Thursday morning was like any other at the Bumble Bee Foods factory in Santa Fe Springs, California. That is, until a worker was found cooked to death in the industrial oven.

Jose Malena, 62, worked at the factory for more than six years. According to his co-workers, Malena was a pro around the heavy machinery and was well versed in safety at the factory. Still, a fellow worker found Malena trapped inside a “steamer machine” and immediately called 911.

Victim Jose Malena seen pictured with his family members. He died an unfortunately steamy death…

An official investigation has begun to determine why Malena was in the oven. So far, the findings are that Malena “was fatally injured when he was cooked in an oven.”

Clearly, there...

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St. Patty’s Day Shoot Is NOW Available!!

Some of our Brainiacs had a lovely photoshoot in honour of St. Patty’s Day. Check out Angie, Lee, Eric, and Thumper‘s pages to see the photos!

Also, let’s give a warm welcome to our newest Brainiac, Renee!!!!

Below is a sneak peek:

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Captain Marvel: The Wait For Endgame Begins

Stephanie Kai
14th March 2019

One of my two New Year’s resolutions was to stay out of “drama” that didn’t have a real impact. I’ve managed to hold to that, for the most part. This is why I’m not sure what’s going on regarding Captain Marvel and the “problems”. I only know that there’s been “backlash.” For…some reason.

I actually have no idea. Zero. So this will be a blind “review” of the movie of sorts.

That being what it is, I can tell you that Captain Marvel is much better than I was expecting it to be. Going in blind, knowing nothing about the comics, and not having watched any of the trailers, the movie shocked and surprised me – in a good way. There were actual twists in the movie that got me...

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Three Months ‘Til OMGCon!!

Today marks three months until OMGcon! Both The Abusement Park and C&C Gaming will be there with all sorts of fun shenanigans.

Be sure to get your ticket at a discounted rate before April 01st: http://omgcon.com/registration

Click “View More” to watch the video!

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Set Design For Your Live Videos

Angela Nicole Chu
03rd March 2019

While it’s true that you can go live anywhere at any time, having a live video set readily available makes going live a breeze. It’s easier to commit to doing live video, and with nothing to set up and tear down after each broadcast, your excuses drift away.

Your set is also a quick glimpse into your brand’s personality. What colors are used? What objects are visible? Your audience uses these as a glimpse into who you are and what you’re promoting before you even say a word on camera. Your set becomes the best first impression that you can provide!

Creating a set for your live videos may seem daunting—or even expensive—, but neither is true. Most video sets are actually quite small, making them even easier to leave up at all times...

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Active Shooter Drills REALLY Shouldn’t Be A School Norm…

Ryland Buckingham
25th February 2019

Growing up in the public school system, I can vividly remember having to practice active shooting drills from as early as elementary school. We were taught how to fight off a shooter and were told where to hide or where to escape if a shooter were to ever come in. Children of any age should never have to worry about such a thing, yet the state of our country makes these types of trainings necessary.

I understand that in a place where school shootings are quite common, it makes sense to train students on what to do if this ever occurred in their school. Being prepared and educated can be extremely helpful in a situation like this, so training students for an active shooter is perfectly logical.

I think the children in this country have been cond...

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Alita (And Why You Should Watch It)

Stephanie Kai
22nd February 2019

A few nights ago, I went to see Alita: Battle Angel. Before I say anything much on the subject, you should understand that I haven’t read the manga or had any interaction with the franchise before I saw the movie.

That said, from where I’m standing, this movie is a great step forward in regards to western adaptations of anime. Compared to the mistake that was Ghost in the Shell, for example, this felt like a breath of fresh air. It felt like those behind the movie at least knew and understood what made the source material great.

Alita is great because of the action scenes, and the amazing CGI. Also, the mystery of who Alita is kept me on my toes in regards to the story.

I know a lot of people have reservations, considering the art migh...

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