Nothing Phony About Bronies

Posted: February 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm   /   Central V.I.

By Drew McLachlan In 2010, an epic war of good vs. evil was waged. You may have missed it. The battle was fought in the land of Equestria, where its denizens — ponies, unicorns, and pegasuses with names like Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie — managed to stop the evil alicorn Nightmare Moon from casting their […]

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Seizure Salad

Posted: February 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm   /   Central V.I.

By Katelyn Ross Looking at the calendar, I’m reminded it’s been a stressful month. Many of the days when I should have been at school are marked with a yellow highlighter. The semester is ending and I’m under pressure and scrambling to catch up. I’ve missed my Creative Writing class almost every week. Today I […]

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Gottacon plays on

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 10:25 am   /   South V.I.

By Michael Calvert An assembly of nations is coming to BC’s capital, Victoria, February 1st through 3rd. Five fervid subcultures will gather in the Pearkes Recreation Centre, each with its own jargon and essential accoutrements. They will come to fraternize, to glean new strategies, to prove their skills in tournaments, and, of course, to play. […]

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Blood, Magic and Mud

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 4:11 am   /   Central V.I.

By Drew McLachlan It’s well past one o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and Jacob Scheibel is wearing pajama pants and an Iron Maiden t-shirt. He opens up the hatch of his Jeep and unzips a black hockey bag that takes up most of the trunk. The first thing he shows me is a mace, a single-handed […]

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