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Drunk Octopus Staff:
Jessica Bishop, Publisher & Editor in Chief:
The younger daughter of history professor John Bishop and his wife Elaine, Jessica Bishop was 10 years old when her mutant telepathic powers first manifested after experiencing the emotions of a dying friend. Her parents took her to be treated by Professor Charles Xavier. While Xavier treated Jess he also used her to fine tune his Cerebro machine. When Xavier introduced young Jess to the astral plane a part of her mind manifested as a Phoenix raptor and touched the mind of Scott Summers in the orphanage. Later, Xavier erected psychic shields in Jessica’s mind to prevent her from using her telepathic powers until she was mature enough to control them. Eventually, using her telekinetic powers, Jess was a founding member of Xavier’s team of mutant trainees the X-Men as Marvel Girl. Upon a mission in outer space Jess was noticed by the Phoenix Force which took note of her unlimited potential. At this moment Jess had a vision of becoming the Phoenix but the vision faded from her memory as it ended. She soon fell in love with fellow student Scott Summers, and later would develop a strong attraction towards one of the team’s new recruits, the feral Wolverine before ultimately leaving both Scott and Wolverine to put her energies into creating Drunk Octopus Magazine.
Jessica also enjoys tacos and long walks on the beach.
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Dick Blaine Tyner, Writer & Photographer:
Being a ten year veteran of the Lafayette Metal scene, Dick Blaine Tyner knows the who, the what, and the where around here. Graduating from Delphi Community High School in 2009, Dick has risen to legendary status as a local show attendee and his loyalty to the Lafayette Metal scene is undying. You can almost always find him at any Doom Room event or local show in the surrounding area having a good time and chatting up his fellow patrons in metal and music.
Sid Vixen, Writer:
Hello all, you can call me Sid Vixen. I am 27, and a Midwest baby. I’ve been writing poetry and short stories since I was a small creature on this planet, with probably more than a thousand different writings to date that have never been published. Some of my favorite authors are H.P. Lovecraft, Hunter S. Thompson, Edgar Allen Poe and J. R. R. Tolkien. I have a daughter and three cats. I love food, good music and art as well. A couple of my favorite bands are Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, though I enjoy a wide range of genres. My favorite artist is Salvador Dali. With that being said, I have lived in the Midwest most of my life but I travel a lot, at least one or two road trips every year. I play music as well- drums, guitar, singing, piano.
Tim Brouk, Photographer:
Tim Brouk has covered Greater Lafayette arts and entertainment since 2000. The St. Louis native has a passion for all forms of local arts and culture as well as a passion for covering, reviewing and featuring them for the public. He has won awards for writing and videography from The Associated Press and Hoosier State Press Association.