Letter from the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – April 2024

This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 174. You can buy Issue 174 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Dear Reader,


Writing from the past to the future version of you all has always tripped me out a bit. I don’t want to ever master this as much as I just want to call attention to it by messing up all the verb tenses. I hope everyone who is going to be able to see part of the big eclipse got to do so and remembered their special glasses.

Isn’t that slash wasn’t that so cool maybe? It sure possibly will be or was!

Anyway, for features this month we’re trying something a little different and spotlighting one of our columnists, Autumn Wright taking on Alan Wake 2. Backing this up we have Natasha Ochshorn about pregnancy in the end times.

For this month’s Funeral Rites, brought to you by our friends at Exalted Funeral, Noah bows down to His Majesty the Worm.

Also for this month is a returning rogue! Please join me in welcoming back Blake Hester! Blake’s whole life is just super cool, and I’ve always been more than a little jealous he’s gotten to talk to and work with so many amazing people.

As for our regular rogues . . . Oluwatayo Adewole imprints on our reality. Jay Castello teaches me the name of this kind of hippo creature I’ve never had a name for. Maddi Chilton immediately chooses violence and then becomes more reasonable. Deirdre Coyle explores the outer boundaries of my ability to spell check (it’s Norse stuff). Matt Marrone tries to crash the World. Justin Reeve talks Turkey. Rob Rich learns to stop worrying and love the (box office) bombs. Levi Rubeck goes to PAX East! Ben Sailer is a deeply haunted person and if you ever visit him, please do not use the downstairs bathroom. Finally, Noah Springer tests my desire to add content warnings.

I usually try to keep this section short and impactful, but I couldn’t find a way to do that here. Provide a meal for someone who needs it. There are seven fewer people in the world doing this beautiful work.

See you all in the next Exploits!

David Shimomura

Chicago, Illinois

April 3, 2024

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