Let’s Talk Weekly Podcast: Ep.18 – Enter Jazzmin Jolly – Part 1

21 Aug
Photo Courtesy: Jazzmin Jolly

Photo Courtesy: Jazzmin Jolly

In May of 2014, the beginning of the convention season, some of us went to Animazement (a anime convention in Raleigh, N.C.). While there, we met a lot of cool people. One person we met there in passing is today’s guest, Jazzmin Jolly. A few month’s later, we sent her an invite to come on the show and as they say, the rest is history. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Weekly Podcast: Ep.17 – #WordCrimes – Podcast Update

20 Aug

In this installment of our podcast, I take a moment to discuss why everyone should check out “Weird Al” Yankovic’s song #WordCrimes. This led me to give a mini grammar lesson which included some nods to parts of the song. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Weekly Podcast: Ep.16 – Mintykid Returns!

15 Aug


In the 16th installment of of our podcast, the queen of fandoms, Mintykid, returns!! This time, Mintykid is here to discuss her love of writing poetry and how therapeutic it can be. As an added bonus, she read two of her poems for us. We even engage in some Star Wars predictions for the highly anticipated Episode VII. There is even a special surprise at the end of our conversation. Be sure to stay until the very end. Sit back, relax and enjoy this exciting conversation with the one and only Mintykid!! Continue reading

Let’s Talk Weekly Podcast: Ep.15 – Maki Roll’s Chop Shop

13 Aug

Maki Roll as Black Rose. Photographed By: TheBigTog

We are joined by “the cosplay cutie turned burlesque beauty,” Maki Roll to discuss everything she loves (including cats)! We discuss how she got her start in cosplay, her favorite characters in comic books, video games and movies. We delve into some spoiler talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past, what we’re looking forward to in the new Star Wars trilogy and the future of the WWE after the PAYBACK 2014 PPV.

We also spent some time discussing an article she wrote about being a black cosplayer and the racism that comes from convention attendees, even some of which are black themselves. Maki also offers some great advice on how to do cosplay well and continuing to do it even if people give you a hard time about your character choice. With all that said, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey that we take with the awesome Maki Roll! Later. Continue reading

Let’s Talk Weekly Podcast: Ep. 14 – Storytime With Alex Sampson

11 Aug

Today, we are joined by my friend and North Carolina Central University’s former editor-in-chief of the award-winning Campus Echo, Alex Sampson! We discuss her love of writing, her time writing fan fiction, how she discovered anime, and how she can write her butt off as a journalist. Continue reading