Pop. Know things.
08/01/14/1129 - Frontier Pop, with starting with the August 2014 issue,
will see an updated format, which includes a new main menu.
Our menu is outdated, and needs to be updated.
An example is in the “Current” menu option. In the old
days, new issues of Frontier Pop were published on the home page,
and then moved to archive with new issues. This is no longer the case,
as issues are now published in the issues section, and the front page
is more of a front-end for the most current issues. So, that will
be changed to “Home”, or simply “Frontier Pop”.
We are looking at cutting down on all of the social media buttons,
too. We don’t use most of them. We need to use what we have,
Regarding our back issues, most of them are so incomplete that they
are far below the quality that our readers, or this site, deserve.
We will downplay past issues while we focus on new issues full of
compelling content. We will get to those back issues when we get to
them, and work our way back. By then, we will have at least 6 full,
new issues, so it won’t really matter as much. Past issues and
new issues of missing issues will be updated with our logo and will
be completed, with the date of the issue emulated in the content.
One reason that we will complete out incomplete and publish our missing
issues is to make sure that the issue count is accurate. We estimate
that it will take at least three years to catch up with those past
Content of all issues, which include past ones which are updated,
will be organized into subject-relevant sections, with parts of each
issue published in subject section and routed, via links, back to
the main issue body, which will have enough content to support itself.
This will prevent people from easily printing out issues, which needs
to be discouraged, anyway, because all issues remain in play, and
are updated. The only way to ensure that our readers have the most
current version of our issues is to make them read the site.
That said, we are not 100% decided on how to do that. We may publish
a light version on the issue page, with links to expanded subject-relevant
sections. That way we get the best of both worlds. We will decide
this as we work on the August issue.
The editorial and the letters section, where the letters section is
relevant, will be moved to the main issue page to give it some content.
They will be removed from the main menu, making the new format dramatically
With that, we look forward to resuming publication starting with the
August issue in a few days.
07/31/14/1001 - Our podcast
section has been updated. Our official podcast series for Frontier
Pop will debut in 2015.
07/31/14/0958 - A few more days......
Due to work being behind schedule on Tampa Bay Film, the August issue
of Frontier Pop will be delayed by a few days.
At least until Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
Regarding Tampa Bay Film, the site needed some major work done which
was unplanned, such as the addition of support sections, java locks,
meta content, and navigation threads installed, before we could add
content. When it went online last year, it was incomplete, and we
found that out the hard way when we began trying to add content; this
led to major delays which affected work on other sites. We are also
trying to publish updated archived content and get the online film
festival back online, which will require a total refresh of the site
files on the server, in the latter case, to bring that online and
to properly support that feature. Tampa Bay Film has not been updated
for the past two months because of all of this work. Tampa Bay Film
will also need an arsenal of offensive tools to make some unethical,
unprofessional people accountable, too, as the independent film war
in Tampa Bay looks to continue, at least on a cold to lukewarm war
level, for years to come; it began in 2008, and there is no end in
sight at this point, as some people have not learned their lesson
and do not know, or accept, when they have been defeated.. Tampa Bay
Film is currently building and mobilizing a fleet of Revolution Class
web sites, and they should all be in place and fully operational by
2015, with integrated support from sister sites Tampa Bay Talent,
Tampa Bay Acting, and some other (currently secret) support sites,
including some advanced third generation talent resource sites due
online in 2015 (that ongoing war may be low-key, but it will be extremely
effective and efficient, and will make what happened between 2008
to 2012 look like a simple exercise when you weigh in the cost-effectiveness
of the offensive action and the results achieved. Unethical and unprofessional
independent filmmakers will find themselves cut off from support and
resources as early as 2015, and completely by 2016, ironically the
end result of what they have been trying to achieve themselves, unethically,
as they attack others through slanderous credibility attacks and ganging
up on people. We will do it the right way, however, showing everyone
how it is done, and will be professional, ethical, and smart about
On that note, some support work needs to be done to Frontier Pop,
too, as our site format is being adjusted. We are loving our new logo,
though! Oh, and we did get an early start to work on the August issue,
so it is well along. It just won’t be ready tomorrow.
Thank you for your patience.
07/24/14/0932 - Effective immediately, Frontier Pop will cease any
actions which may taint our credibility and opinions. While we retain
that ability, and the right, to aggressively address issues that come
up, such actions will be a last resort. We need to be both diplomatic
and open minded, while maintaining a balance with being critical (These
same rules will apply to Tampa Bay Film and our sister sites).
This means that the Reader Reaction parody will be discontinued, and
removed where it has already been published, as entertaining as it
may have been.
This does not mean that our opinions about certain things have changed,
nor is this any admission of wrongdoing.
It’s about dignity and professionalism. We are working toward
creating a publication that even our most dedicated critics and opponents
There are certain things that we will be writing about where we have
to be critical, and we will make points to support our criticism which
support our opinions and cannot be ignored or dismissed. Being seen
as an aggressor or perceived as having an axe to grind would undermine
our journalistic credibility, and that is something that we have to
We have won past conflicts, and we are moving on. We know who to support.....
As well as who not to support. There are people out there who do not
need to be called out or slammed, especially since it is overkill;
what they do they do to themselves.
Regardless of how we feel about someone or something, we will not
allow those feelings to influence our editorial content or our reviews.
- INCOMING FOR THE AUGUST 2014 ISSUE OF FRONTIER POP: "Game On"
- Crazed Fanboy / Pop Culture Review VS Frontier Pop war and the results.
Old school video games. The trade-offs of event, such as convention
and film festival, duration. Frontier Pop: Into the future. The myths
about GMO. Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality comes of age. Video game reviews.
07/22/14/0915 - Updated the format of the support files to prepare
for what is coming. We designed and added our official logo today,
too, which can be seen at the upper left, now! The official Frontier
Pop business cards and shirts are coming in August, as well as hats,
cups, bumper stickers, swag bags, and other cool things, and we will
start covering the major pop culture and fan conventions in Florida
starting in 2015, once the site is up to speed and in order. Speaking
of August, we will be working on the August issue this weekend, which
is officially Issue 68 of Volume 5, and are on track to publishing
it on time. We will concentrate on our regular monthly issues for
the near future, and then will also work on the missing and incomplete
back issues once we have the time, with a regular monthly issue and
up to three back issues published every month (That said, it will
take years, literally, to catch up). Passinault also decided today
to bring back the Reader Reactor parody comment section on each issue.
07/07/14 - The July issue has been delayed until August, and the
June issue will be done later. It will take more time than we have
at the moment, as we are busy working on other web sites (We are launching
five new web sites this month, in addition to work on Tampa Bay Modeling,
Independent Modeling, a new Florida Models web site, and the start
of mass production of the Mosaic Class web sites for Aurora PhotoArts,
as well as contract work and marketing tool fabrication work for Aurora
PhotoArts. We are currently one month behind, and it will take us
at least two to three weeks to catch up. This leaves us no time at
all to work on Frontier Pop, as our plate is overflowing). Additionally,
the issue on black projects and on defeating stealth technology is
not a simple one, and we also have to work on a new format for the
The June issue, when retro produced, will be about another subject.
Sorry about the delay, and we shall see you in August 2014!
05/02/14 - Until we resume publishing next month, bow down and
take a drink from the fountain of knowledge with issue
56 of Frontier Pop for August 2013. It is our largest
issue ever, and it’s a really great read!
05/01/14 - Frontier Pop will resume publication of monthly issues
in June 2014, which is next month. The Volume and Issue count will
correspond with the time that has passed for continuity reasons, which
means that we will have massive gaps in back issues which will need
to be filled over time. This means that we will have to write and
publish those back issues for those missing months. Along with those
new monthly issues, we will write and publish at least two additional
issues per month. This may sound like a lot, but the gap of missing
issues is so large, that even with this aggressive publishing schedule
it will take well into 2016 before we are caught up.
The emphasis in writing and publishing “new” old issues
will be on the most recent ones, and we will work our way back from
the present to the past. For current events on those months, we will
obviously have to do some research for what happened in those past
months. All “new” past issues will be written in the tense
of those published months, as they would have read if they had been
published in those time frames with no knowledge of the future. We
will obviously publish disclaimers and clarify things if there is
any chance that we could mislead our readers, which is obviously something
that we want to avoid; expect a special disclaimer for this situation.
The next issue of Frontier Pop will be a special one about stealth
technology and how to defeat it, as well as types of stealth and how
to make it work effectively. We will also be talking about black projects
and secrets. Don’t miss it!
We would like to thank all of our readers for their patience!
11/17/13 - Frontier Pop is on hold for the remainder of
2013, as we do not have time at the moment to give this online
publication the time and the work which both it, and you, our readers,
deserve. This site is also undergoing an overhaul and the addition
of a new format, which stalled work on the September and the October
issues. We intend to resume publication in 2014, at which time we
will be publishing new issues on a monthly basis. Back issues will
also be published, as planned, at the rate of at least one per month,
so that our volume and issue numbers are consistent. Obviously, this
means that the issues for September, October, November, and December
2013 will eventually be published, as well as any issues that we miss
in 2014 (We are keeping track). These new delays are directly attributed
to the fabrication and the deployment of the fleet of new Mosaic Class
marketing and support web sites for Aurora PhotoArts, which, as of
now, have priority until Spring 2014 (work on all other web sites
and writing projects have been diverted to this project, which is
behind schedule. Scheduled overhauls and the launch of new web sites
for the talent resource sites have also been delayed, as well as work
on front line web sites such as Tampa Bay Film). Obviously, because
of past delays of issues which were not done, added to these new delays,
we will not be caught up until sometime in late 2015, at which time
the site will be up to its full potential, although we will be fully
operational and regularly updated sometime in 2014. We have not abandoned
the site, and this site is extremely important, especially since it
will be needed for some extremely important projects which have not
yet been revealed or announced. We will be discontinuing some features,
such as the parody features (parts of the reader reaction section)
in which we mock certain people, primarily because we want Frontier
Pop to be taken seriously as a top online publication (You will see
why starting in 2014. We want to land some interviews and do some
stories, and we won’t be able to do that if the credibility
of the web site is in question because of anything which could be
perceived as petty, amateurish, or unprofessional; we will not sell
the potential of this web site short. Some of those interviews will
be with sources which mainstream magazines and news media would want
to land, so, obviously, we need to step up our game and set some high
standards). Thank you for your patience, and, in the meantime, feel
free to read our library of already-published issues.
Pop is a publication of the Frontier Society, a secret underground
cyber, arts, technology, and entertainment subculture in Tampa Bay,
Florida, founded on October 26, 1993. What was to become Frontier
Pop was founded in the Fall of 1998 as Colony Alpha, and published
under the Frontier Pop branding and web site starting in July 2010;
content from the original Colony Alpha will be updated, published,
and maintained on Frontier Pop, including the lexicon, the arcade
and the video game file support sections.
This makes us the first pop culture and entertainment web site in
the Tampa Bay area.
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above, or on one of the issue image thumbnails and links below. Recently
updated issues are also referenced on this page. Current issues of
Frontier Pop, as of September 2013, are no longer published on this
main index, and are published in our issue directory, which is their
permanent location on the Frontier Pop web site. This is required
due to the way that the articles of each issue link back to the host
issue and other issues which also reference them.
UPDATED ISSUES OF FRONTIER POP
Issue 56 for August 2013: “Back
This issue, which was written over the entire month of August in order
to help get Frontier Pop back on track and regularly publishing again,
as well as to start the process of updating past issues and finishing
incomplete issues, is the LARGEST single
issue of Frontier Pop, EVER, and it should be, as
it is the swan song for the old format of the web site. We are talking
about over 45 pages upon initial publication, and it will only get
larger over time (If you try to sit down and read this, do it at a
computer, make yourself comfortable, and pack a lunch and lakes of
tea; you're going to be there a while).
Highlights of this landmark, brilliant issue include:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf impressions and suggestions.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a video game for the Nintendo 3DS, and
it is awesome.
An Artificial Life essay, in reference to Animal
Video Game Emulation update.
The Frontier Society Reloaded.
News about the official DJ Frontier and DJ
Wiz Kid web sites.
Tentative schedule for C. A. Passinault and his projects from
2013 to 2018, including web site, independent film, film
festival, independent film industry, photography, and modeling plans.
Frontier Pop Issue 50, for February, 2013, "The
Love Issue". This issue is a special Valentine’s
Day issue of Frontier Pop for 2013. It is about, well, love. It is
a little about some ladies by the name of Kristen and Samantha, too,
from failed relationships from over a decade ago.
It is also very controversial.
This issue is about heterosexual love, so fanboys need not apply.
We know what you are into, and most people are not into that, despite
what a vocal few may say! Upon reading this, one of our readers told
us that we have a very 90's mindset, which we agree with and are proud
of, but we disagree with what they are implying with that term. We
do agree, however, with equal rights, although giving anyone special
rights is, well, not a good thing. Equality is good.
We do think for ourselves, though, and refuse to think a certain way
because the crowd, most of whom have been conditioned since childhood
to accept certain things as normal, tell us that we have to think
a certain way. Don’t.
Frontier Pop Issue 33 for September, 2011, "Video
This issue of Frontier Pop is all about emulation, specifically video
game emulation. We go into the legalities of video game emulation,
the emulators, the rom files, and the recommended emulators for classic
consoles and the arcade machines.
Emulators, basically, turn your computer into the video game console
or arcade machine (coin op) being emulated. By themselves, emulators
are perfectly legal. The rom files which are the actual game, however,
are protected by copyright, and are not legal to play unless you own
the game, in our opinion.
Although the legality of playing emulated games without owning the
actual games is in question, it is possible, although illegal, to
play perfect classic video games on your computer free of charge (please
read the disclaimers in this issue. We do not recommend breaking the
law, and you use this information at your own risk). Most of the time,
the emulated games are perfect, but sometimes, due to missing support
files or corrupted rom files, the games are not perfect. Galaga, for
example, although it looks and plays perfectly, is missing some audio
files. Super Castlevania IV for the Super NES crashes. Most emulated
games , however, are perfect, although adjusting settings on in the
emulator software is sometimes required.
Our favorite games for each emulator are also revealed in this issue.
Most importantly, the top games of all time, recommended by C. A.
Passinault, who is a video game expert and possibly one of the top
experts in the country, are explored.
If you love video games, don’t miss this issue.
Like all issues, this issue remains in play, and is updated as-needed;
it is the official issue covering this subject.
to Frontier Pop,
Tampa Bay’s top pop culture and entertainment
web site and online magazine. Updated as needed, with new issues published
monthly, Frontier Pop is a publication of the Frontier Society.
As it is with our mother web site, the Frontier Society, Frontier
Pop is considered to be a compendium of human knowledge, covering
both mainstream and fringe subjects, with an emphasis on technology,
cyberculture, and current events. There is, literally, information
in this web site which you will not find anywhere else.
Frontier Pop began publication on July 20, 2010, with a weekly publishing
schedule, which, eventually, in January 2011, was changed to a monthly
schedule so that we could more time into the content of each issue.
Although Frontier Pop does publish content delivered in issues, issues
usually have a dominant subject, and serve as a subject-based dynamic
document long after new issues are published. Issues are organized
by month and by subjects covered. Also, no issue is ever final, and
all issues remain in play, and are updated as needed. Additions to
issues are referenced through links and synopses on current issues,
which means that updated issues become an extension of current issues,
and that our readers don’t miss a thing.
readers who are short on time, we added an in-site search engine on
Frontier Pop in September, 2013.
As of the September 2013 issue, we are now publishing individual articles
which make up the content of each issue in their relevant category
directories, with the articles referencing, primarily, their host
issue, but also issues which share them. The body of each issue has
the issue header information, which includes the month of publication
and the title, past issue updates, a thought blog section, and an
issue editorial under “initializing”. The main body includes
links to each article, and the issue can be read, in its entirety,
by simply clicking on the links going to the next article (or back
to the previous one) from within the articles. Issues can be accessed
from within the article by clicking on the host issue cover graphic
at the top of the page, or through links. If the reader tries to read
an article which is before the first article, or after the last article,
they are brought back to the host issue. The articles can also be
individually accessed from the main body of the host issue, or from
our subject directories, which the articles are also referenced from
rest of the issue body, after the article links, consists of the closing
statement and preview of the next issue in the “Initialized
and set” section, as well as reader and character comments in
the Reader Reaction section, which is primarily published for entertainment
and parody purposes, as well as real reader feedback and debate. The
Reader Reaction section is a mix of characters and parody characters
that we create and write for, often with pop culture references, as
well as real readers, who we do not write for. We leave it up to the
readers to determine who is real and who is not, and make no guarantees
to the accuracy of any statement made or the legitimacy of any “reader”
profile in this section. Again, this section is for entertainment,
parody, and debate purposes, and some “readers” may not
actually exist in real life. Reader characters who may have similarities
to any persons, living or deceased, are either a parody or coincidental,
and we are not obligated, in any way, to point out which is which.
It’s supposed to be entertaining and fun, and half of the fun
is figuring out who is real and who is not. Any use of this web site,
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covered in Frontier Pop include, but are not limited to, lifestyles,
pop culture, cyber culture, video games, anime, entertainment, theatre,
events, trends, fashion, cool things blogs, services, military technology,
speculation, parody, DJ Frontier, and the Frontier Society. This list
will grow as we grow. The only things that are off limits for the
subjects that we cover are subjects that we have no interest in, or
which are simply boring, in our opinion. These forbidden subjects
include, but are not limited to, sports, coffee, country music, and
ignorance in general.
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