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The OCD HandbookDid you know that about 1 in 100 adults – or between 2 to 3 million adults in the United States – currently has OCD?  There are also at least 1 in 200 – or 500,000 – kids and teens that have OCD.  This is about the same number of kids who have diabetes.  For those who may not be familiar with the disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain and behavior, and it causes severe anxiety in those affected. With so many people struggling with the challenges caused by OCD, one man took it upon himself to both educate and entertain readers by sharing his own candid and humorous look at life with OCD.  In The OCD Handbook, writer Jefferson Jordan talks about growing up with OCD, how he developed it, and what he has learned about life from it. He also has fun listing his more epic meltdowns, designing the perfect OCD bathroom, and teaching readers how to open a bathroom door without using your hands.   While Jordan hopes that his book will be relatable to readers with and without OCD, he first needs your support to print the book through his Kickstarter campaign.

 

Skyward 1At its core, Skyward is filled with that childlike sense of adventure that makes a good children’s fantasy story. The story itself is somewhat familiar, at least in Issue #1, mapping out what appears to be the beginning of the classic hero’s journey. But, though the story is simple, there’s a lot of potential in it for great things.

'Super Zeroes:' Film Review

 

Super ZeroesThe best word to describe Super Zeroes is quirky. But, in a good way, not a douchetastic, trying-too-hard way.

The story is about three guys who own and maintain a porta potty business - or, as they put it, “moving movements” - who gain superpowers from a small meteor after it hits their house. Ya know, as you do.

 

Complex 90“In one unintentionally comic motion, my audience all swung around in their seats to face me, ready to hang on my every word, minds already dancing with accusations at the same time they were formulating their own finely worded excuses.  It was too bad my buddy Ralph Marley wasn’t here to watch the show. But, Marley was dead. And, that left only me to play Scrooge.”


Detective fiction comes in many flavors.  You've got your dainty Miss Marples, your wise and mysterious Charlie Chans, your erudite Sherlock Holmes, your witty and pithy Nick and Nora Charles, your agoraphobic gourmet Rex Stout, but coming in ahead of all of them in terms of flavor and style, there is only one . . .  Mike Hammer.  As penned by Mickey Spillane, Hammer puts the “hard” in hard-boiled.

Myth Masque 2013Are you looking for the most elegant and fantastical evening of high fashion and imagination?  Then, you will not want to miss MYTH Masque, an annual masquerade ball at VIBIANA on Saturday, May 25th, starting at 6 p.m. The evening will unfold in a visually striking, immersive environment. Guests will enjoy a high-end evening of dress up, music, dancing, performances, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, tantalizing treats, and photo-ops, along with other key highlights.  

 

Princeless V2 I3Knights, dragons, elves, wolves, swords, and sorcery. If you’re like me, you love all that stuff. I remember growing up and reading this picture book about King Arthur so much that the binding fell apart. I would imagine myself as the brave knight riding up to defeat the dragon and save everyone. This fantasy was easy for me to put myself into, because, like the heroes in most of those books, I was a white male. It wasn’t until I got older, and my sphere of friends grew, that I met someone who was just as into those kinds of stories but wasn’t like me. I started to play roleplaying games with friends who were women, who were gay, who were from all manner of different races and backgrounds. I started to learn that it was tough for them, because there were so few heroes like them in the stories.

 

Lobster Johnson Satan RatI love Lobster Johnson. It is a comic book with a silly premise that wholeheartedly embraces its roots. Lobster Johnson is an uncompromising superhero without powers fighting the supernatural in the '30s. The comic can be either hilarious, good fun or dramatic and occasionally tragic. This issue is one of the more somber ones.

 

Mind MGMT 11How bad is it when the most powerful psychic in the world and the man who can flawlessly predict the future are in over their heads? It’s the best comic book on the shelves this month.

 

Akaneiro 1The Red Hunters have long protected Yomi Island from the threat of the Yokai demons, even if the peace-loving Ainu believe the demons are in fact benevolent spirits. This dispute over how to handle the Yokai threatens to break the tenuous alliance between the two peoples when the Red Hunters slay a Yokai in the middle of an Ainu spiritual ceremony! A young girl, Kani, is only half-Ainu, and so she volunteers to join the Red Hunters and bridge the gap between the two peoples and their different outlooks before they separate forever.

 

SW Legacy 3On the run from Imperial agents, Ania, Sauk, and AG-37 flee the Carreras system in AG's freighter with Imperial fighters hot on their trail. While the “theft” and possession of an Imperial Knight's lightsaber is taken seriously, once the property has been returned, you wouldn't think blasting someone out of the sky would be next on their agenda.

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