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BROAD THOUGHTS: INTERNET & CHANGE. BY TRAVIS CANTERBURY.

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If you would have told me when I was a child that in a few years the biggest box office draws would be comic book flicks and the number one show on TV would be a zombie show, I wouldn’t have believed a word. But here we are. I’ve even heard a Misfits song on a commercial during prime time. These things are strange to me. How did it come about? When did the things it seemed only I cared about become the best thing going today? I’m not even trying to sound like a hipster or am I saying “Give me back what was originally mine!” These things existed long before I did.

I’m only thinking I hope you know how lucky you are. The internet has stepped up everyone’s game. Stores now have readily available the things I would order from the back of a magazine and wait weeks for. That’s awesome. In no way is it a bad thing for the things that you love to become popular. Quite the opposite in fact. It’s an amazing time to be me at least. If I need a Ghost Rider t-shirt, odds are I can just go to town and pick one up. No more waiting and it’s 20 bucks cheaper. Handy stuff. Everything is so accessible now that you can get a pack of smokes in the same place you can buy a Godzilla figure. I don’t advocate smoking mind you. I do, however, advocate the King Of The Monsters.

– Travis Canterbury, LBSPY #62. February 2015.

Publisher/Editor in Chief at HashtagWV | + posts

HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.

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