Drunk Octopus Magazine values authenticity, creativity, and diversity. We publish articles that review underground music, community events, and all forms of underground art. We provide a place for the creative community to be recognized, as well as come together to support each other.
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. In addition to Drunk Octopus Magazine, she owns a small family photography business, Jessica Clair Photography.
Jessica also enjoys tacos and long walks on the beach.
Dick Blaine Tyner, Head of Metal:
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.
Syd Innovaria, Writer/Photographer:
Syd was born far, far away in the mysterious land of Laffy-Town on planet Nebulon. Syd is the only child of Dunwel and Ton-Chi, who have always been such mysterious interesting characters themselves. Being the leaders in their small kingdom, they have faced many battles and hardships throughout their lives.
When Syd was a child, she acquired supernatural powers. By age 6 she could heal people using her energy field. By age 8, she would have prophetic dreams that foretold of coming events, and, quite possibly the end of the world as we know it. As a teenager, she got the power of weather control and can now make it rain when she chooses, as well as call a tornado when one might provoke her wrath, so be careful.
After going through time as a wealthy philanthropist and part-time magician, she began to settle into a more “routinely crazy” individual, as she calls it. She got her degree at a human college in psychology and began her own photography business as well. She has her hands in almost everything, from the music world to the fashion world, and seems to have assimilated quite well to human life on planet Earth. As she would tell you, “Humans are quite fascinating. Observing them is the least I can do.” She has these multiple careers in order to observe the human race, not because of sheer talent as one might like to believe.
Does Syd have a plan to destroy the Earth? Will we all eventually be brainwashed and eaten alive? Who knows.
To please Syd, please send or give offerings of tacos and strawberry milkshakes, or support one of her many careers you can find on her website. She loves reading, writing, playing music, art and photography, and this magazine. Her favorite authors are H.P. Lovecraft, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Hunter S. Thompson. Her favorite bands are Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Depeche Mode, among many others, and her favorite artist is Salvador Dali. You can find her band False Face Society online, where she plays drums.
Approach with caution, my friends.
Dot Notos: Writer/Press
When most people ask for something interesting in their life, those wild thoughts are casted into the heavens and projected down to earth. These projections were manifested into a person known as, Dot Notos. Dot was cast down to earth from a place called, Nebadon, a place where heaven and hell are merely a concept. God and Lucifer, had a battle of who was going to create Dot, for he was going to be the symbol, for the end of the world. The battle ended in a draw, and Dot’s spirit was created from the tears of God and Lucifer. As an agreement, they both decided to throw Dot down to earth. Dot grew up like any other kid, had imaginary friends, played with basketball cards, and was curious about the moon. One day, and angel flew into his room and blessed him with the gift of sight and talent. He was granted this because he was going to be the messenger for the Apocalypse. Over the years, Dot has developed an overwhelming urge to speak to the world. His heart is an undeveloped film, an ever evolving canvas. His main goal in life is to be able to leave behind a wicked feeling of reality, that of which to remind us of our seemingly short yet beautiful life. Life itself is said to be something strange, that of a dream. And in this dream we are all our own directors. If you want to check out the mysterious Mr. Notos, he is usually glued to the back hairs of Syd. Also, Dot likes to appear in various bands around the local scene. You will be amused.