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Frontier Pop. You Know things.

NEWS UPDATE June 3, 2023, 05:53 AM

This September, the successor to Frontier Pop, Polyvinci, will launch.
Frontier Pop will resume monthly updates in July, 2023.
This will follow a large site update and refresh this month.
We are just going to pretend that the past issues exist, and start fresh, although we will finish back issues over time (there will be a legal disclaimer about this, as we do not intend to mislead anyone as to the actual size and number of available issues that this site has. We will also only allow advertising from affiliated parties for the foreseeable future because of this). We need to concentrate on new content on this site, however, so we don’t yet know when we can work on our past issues, which will not be emphasized for now (we’ll be going back and cleaning up the links to isolate issues that were not completed until they can be completed).
The Polyvinci web site will begin monthly publication in September 2023, while Frontier Pop picks up the slack and covers fringe and more controversial subjects that Polyvinci won’t cover, as Polyvinci wants to be taken more seriously as a professional publication. Frontier Pop, on the other hand, will be more entertaining and will feature more satire, such as our Readers Reaction, which Polyvinci won’t have (Deranged Fanboys will, however. It’s like the underground of Frontier Pop, heavily parodying a past toxic fanboy web site).
Polyvinci will NOT replace Frontier Pop, contrary to earlier reports. Frontier Pop will supplement Polyvinci as a Polyvinci web site.
In the meantime, the fleet of other Polyvinci web sites, such as the Polyvinci Society web site, will be built and deployed, as Polyvinci will need them.
The Polyvinci web site has been online since January 2023, and you can follow the work that is being done on it by going to the Polyvinci web site as it prepares for publication to start in the Fall.
We will be deciding wether to integrate SSL into the Polyvinci web site in a few weeks. If we do, we’ll do a large update of the base content for the new page locations to avoid duplicate content conflicts, as page file locations would change if that happens.
Obviously, it’s best to add SSL before a large amount of content is on a web site, and it is decided to commit to that certification, as it would have to be maintained.
The first issues of Polyvinci, which will become the main pages for the primary subject of that issue as newer issues are published, will be about the main subjects that the web site covers.
This will establish dynamically updated core content sections for the site, serving as support pillars of content.
Remember, too, that no issue is final and all issues remain in play, with issues being updated at any time, with no end, as new content for the main subject becomes available or relevant.
Also, something to note: We own the rights to the Polyvinci branding, and can prove first use. We also own the .Com . We invented the word, and invested in the domain name on October 15, 2018 (look it up if you want proof. When we invented the word and researched trademark databases and search engine results, not a single instance of its use was found. We do research to make sure that branding is legally cleared). Despite what others are trying to do with alternative domain names and freebie social media accounts, we will be heavily and aggressively pushing OUR branding, and anyone trying to build a brand that THEY DO NOT OWN will find that people looking for that branding online will find us, and that these infringers are actually marketing for us, as they WILL look for the .Com.
We will protect what is ours and maintain the rights to our branding.
Idiots need to do their research before deciding to use something. If the .Com is taken, that’s usually a good indication that you shouldn’t use it.

Coming in September 2023

Get To Know Things

A publication of the Polyvinci Society, and the successor of Frontier Pop

Sadly, although Frontier Pop has served its purpose the past decade as a development environment, it is time to move on and completely replace Frontier Pop with a brand new web site, which is the successor of Frontier Pop.
We have invested a lot of resources into our online pop culture and renaissance publication, and it was decided that we want to do things right and start over again.
The new web site will be called Polyvinci, a combination of a Greek word, Poly, meaning “many”, and Vinci, meaning “renaissance people”, the people being plural of person in the context of many.
Published by the Polyvinci Society, formerly known as the Frontier Society (founded in 1993), an underground subculture of evolved, gifted people of a wide range of knowledge and skills, Polyvinci will take what began as Frontier Pop to the next level, although it will mainly look the same because we got a lot right with Frontier Pop to begin with, especially the last few years as our new format evolved. The new Polyvinci site, which will be our most important web site, will be SSL encrypted (at the present, our only site with an SSL certificate, as we really don’t think that SSL is that critical, and we have evidence to back this up. That said, the site will have SSL as an experiment, and because it is our most important site; we will allow the indulgence). The site, which will use a Maverick Class site much like the one that Tampa Bay Shoots has, will have an enhanced Maverick Class site which is responsive and mobile-friendly.
That isn’t all, however. Polyvinci will consist of more than one web site, and will have a constellation of closely related stand-alone sites, some of which will remain separate from the others. These site include, but are not limited to, Polvinci (the main site), Polyvinci Society (the site for the support organization), Pocket Arcade (a Polyvinci video game web site; actually, all of the other constellation sites will primarily service Polyvinci), Tampa Cosplay, and Tampa Bay Cosplay.
Speaking of support, the Polyvinci Society will be very important, an underground cyber subculture marketed by recruitment web sites Seeking Interesting People (.Com. Actually, all of our sites are .Coms) and Seeking Professionals. In the coming years, the Polyvinci Society will grow to hundreds of some of the smartest and most creative people on the planet, most of which will have genius IQ’s. This is where Polyvinci will get its team of writers, which will cover thousands of subjects.
Both Polyvinci, which has the slogan “Get To Know Things”, and the Polyvinci Society, which has the slogan “We Have Evolved”, will, collectively, be a “Compendium of Knowledge”, a slogan that both sites will share.
We will link to these sites once they launch in the Spring of 2023. Polyvinci, once launched and once it begins publication, will be published at least once a month, with constant updates to older issues as they become the topic issue for their main topic; no issues will be final.
Frontier Pop will remain an online publication, tackling fringe and more controversial subjects, although some of this site will be updated and reused on Polyvinci. See an issue of Frontier Pop that you wish that we finished? Most will be be finally realized on Polyvinci, meaning that Frontier Pop will also be a preview and clues of what is coming.



Frontier Pop June 2018 Volume 8 Issue 114 “The Future Is The Past”

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Frontier Pop Issue 114 June 2018 The Future Is The Past


Frontier Pop May 2018 Volume 8 Issue 113 “Unblinking Eyes”

Frontier Pop Issue 113 May 2018 Unblinking Eyes


Frontier Pop April 2018 Volume 8 Issue 112 “Aliens”

Frontier Pop Aliens.

Editorial: Are We Alone?
We are not going on record as to if we believe in Aliens (as in Extra Terrestrials) or not - we will leave that up to the reader to decide - but we are going to share what we know, as far as what the rumors and claims are, about this subject, as well as get into some serious speculation.
Are we alone? With billions of stars and billions of galaxies out there, it could be said that it is a mathematical certainty that there are worlds out there capable of supporting life, and that this life could be both differently evolved and at different levels of technology than us. Let us remind you that, also, a few hundred years ago that it was believed that the Earth was the center of the solar system, that the Sun revolved around the Earth, and that the Earth was the center of the Universe. THAT belief has long been debunked and is now a joke.
Think about it. We have.
Going into speculation, there is some weird shit out there, as well as some things that really exercise and fire up the imagination. Manipulating gravity to fold space/time? Yes, please.... We love our science fiction, especially when there is a possibility that it could be..... fact.

Issue main topic and featured content:

As of April 8, 2018, we are working on this.

The April 2018 issue of Frontier Pop is about.... Aliens.
We speculate on “what if”, as we have been studying everything that we could get out hands on about alien (extra terrestrial) life, alien technologies, secret government installations such as Area 51 and S4, Roswell, and secret organizations such as the Majestic 12.
The irony here is that we wanted to steer away from the crazy stuff, including cryptozoology, as Nolan’s site lingered on those subjects a bit more than necessary, but this stuff is just too interesting not to explore. We can also do it better than Nolan did, especially when it comes to our knowledge on the subject and our art direction (no cheese, here. We prefer cheese on our pizzas, not on our web site).
The Greys, the Nordics, the Reptilians..... All of these, and more.
Aliens for April pretty much fits in with April Fools, but we leave the speculation open to our readers whether they want to believe that Aliens exist among us or not. You never know.
We just want to share what we know, as far as what we have learned.
Regarding Frontier Pop and our continuing lack of content, that will soon be an problem of the past. We are finally ready to get back to writing and publishing issues.
We have a lot of writing to do, at any rate.


Frontier Pop March 2018 Volume 8 Issue 111 “No longer a game”

Frontier Pop No Longer A Game.

Frontier Pop is updating on this fine Sunday evening, March 18, 2018. Expect large updates soon, too, as we get regular and extra publication underway.
We will go more into what has been going on in the March issue, but to be brief, We had a Hurricane in September, had some delays over the holidays, had to invest in new computers starting in December, had to invest in a second computer to replace the main computer in January, spent February getting new software and publishing protocols sorted out, and then had to explore the option of relaunching the entire site under new branding, which we finally closed the book on, as we decided to stick with Frontier Pop.
We are also migrating dozens of web sites to a new server, which is creating a logistical challenge. Frontier Pop is already operating from that new server, which we moved to back in December 2017.
It is now March, and we are now clear to proceed with a routine publication schedule as well as at least three additional issues published per month to catch us up.
Thank you all for your patience. Things should be back to normal, now, especially because the new computers allow us to easily and quickly write content at any time and place.
The challenge now is managing the pace of updating Frontier Pop so that we avoid adding too much content too quickly; in a few months, all of these delays will be forgotten by most of our readers.


Frontier Pop February 2018 Volume 8 Issue 110 “What We Love”

Frontier Pop What We Love.



Frontier Pop January 2018 Volume 8 Issue 109 “Phoenix”

Frontier Pop Phoenix

Editorial: Starting over or Rebooting?
C. A. Passinault, our revolutionary editor, explores what exactly is going on with Frontier Pop, and our past, present, and future.
Are we starting over, or are we rebooting? What about those missing issues? Will we ever have a full library of content going back to our original launch in 2010, which is going on 8 years, now?

Issue main topic and featured content:

The Question About DJ Frontier.
It has been 20 years since DJ Frontier completed and released a program. What is going on? What is next?

The Raptor Takes Shape.
Passinault's concept car project for the future may prove to be the most revolutionary vehicle to ever hit the road.

Cobra Experiment.
Passinault buys and tests a cheap radar detector as an experiment. With the detector working better than expected, as well as having the bonus of intereferring with other detectors, are more expensive radar detectors a case of diminishing returns on an investment?

Tampa Bay Cosplay And The Third Photography Company.
Passinault reveals plans for Tampa Bay Cosplay, which is a Frontier Pop web site, and his secret third photography company, which ties into Tampa Bay Cosplay and will launch in 2018.

Handheld Arcade.
Sure, Frontier Pop does cover a lot of video games, and will continue to do so, although we are not technically a video game web site, as we cover a lot of topics, including current events, pop culture, and entertainment. Handheld Arcade will be the Frontier Pop video game web site.

The Cypher Order.
The definitive underground subculture and cyber society as the final evolution of what began as the Frontier Society becomes the standard. Introducing the Cypher Order, which will become our main underground subculture, although we will retain the rights to the branding name of the Cypher Society and its slogan Society Has Evolved. The Cypher Order will tie into the Seeking Interesting People and the Seeking Professionals recruitment program.
Some members of the Cypher Order, some using pseudonym aliases, will become contributinh writers of Frontier Pop and our other web sites.

Letters to the Editor.
Another round of interesting emails is answered in this issue of Frontier Pop.


Frontier Pop December 2017 Volume 8 Issue 108 “Snowflakes”

Frontier Pop issue 108 Volume 8 December 2017: Snowflakes

Editorial: The future was supposed to be better. It isn’t.
Frontier Pop Editor and chief C. A. Passinault begins this exciting issue with some observations about a world of disposable technology; both cheap technology and overpriced technology. This, of course, leads to the featured article of the overpriced iPhone X, as well as consumers who simply do not appreciate or respect anything anymore.

Issue main topic and featured content:

Stores VS Online Retail.
Bricks and Mortar retail establishments can win if they play to their strengths and if they undermine any advantage that online retail has.

Issues with the Riverview Post Office.
No wonder the U.S. Postal Service is failing.

Putting Christmas back into Christmas.
It is about to stop the death spiral of spending and false goodwill and get back into what Christmas is truly all about.
We can start by calling it Christmas, again.

The Last Jedi.
The new Star Wars hits theaters this month, and the fans are excited.
Frontier Pop Editor C. A. Passinault will review this movie once he sees it, and will add it to this article soon.

HP Stream Netbook Project.
C. A. Passinault turns a $200.00 HP Netbook into an offline, portable word processor, video game console, video player, and DVD file player.
With the intention of doing all of this with a 32 Gig solid state drive and 128 Gig SD Card "drive", turning the nimble little laptop into a workhorse which never has to be connected to the Internet and doesn't have to be plugged in for over 8 hours, Passinault aims to create a portable workstation where he can work and play any time, any where, in a low risk laptop which could be considered to be disposable.
Does he succeed? Read on to find out!

Bully Fighting.
How people can transcend being bullied and stick to their guns.

Allegations Used As Career Killers.
Bullies, especially online bullies, can usually be ignored and worked around, but what happens when someone accuses you of something?
Allegations are not convictions, and need to be proven. There are always too sides to every story, and, sometimes, one of the parties may be lying simply to hurt another.
C. A. Passinault discloses that he was a victim of this in 2008, nine years before it became trendy in 2017.

The Liberal Trainwreck.
Why people who choose to be willfully ignorant, who never grow up and accept responsibility, and who delude themselves by preaching acceptance and tolerance which is actually the opposite will fail.

The Cypher Society.... Evolves again.
The Cypher Society, formerly the Frontier Society, evolves again as it adopts its final branding and moves its web site to a new slogan domain.

Net Neutrality Neutralized.
Is this the end of the Internet, or a new beginning?

New Years Eve 2017!
2017 comes to a close with Frontier Pop. Let's celebrate the end of another interesting year!

Letters to the Editor.
Some good letters, and well as hate mail, in our letters to the Editor.


Frontier Pop November 2017 Volume 8 Issue 107 “Gadget X”

Frontier Pop issue 107 Volume 8 November 2017: Gadget X

Editorial: A generation of disposable technology.
Frontier Pop Editor and chief C. A. Passinault begins this exciting issue with some observations about a world of disposable technology; both cheap technology and overpriced technology. This, of course, leads to the featured article of the overpriced iPhone X, as well as consumers who simply do not appreciate or respect anything anymore.

Issue main topic and featured content:

The Apple iPhone X.
With early speculation that the new uber-priced iPhone X was going to bomb, with the lower priced and much better value iPhone 8 undermining the market for the X, we are shocked to discover that the Apple brand and the cult of personality surrounding the brand made idiots of the masses as the new phone is in high demand, and with it expectations of what a smart phone device should cost are threatened to become even more unrealistic. Of course, Apple making the new phone fragile, switching to a nifty, bright OLED screen prone to burn-in, and a parts shortage on the manufacturing end make this a most interesting party to watch.
Hope that the fruity Apple fans have insurance on those X’s.

Smart Phones and Tablets.
A flood of touch screen phones and tablets (thanks, Steven Jobs, for dumbing down mobile interfaces forever, you Dick) changing the way the masses lives their lives, and even threatening portable video gaming (a predicted death which the Nintendo Switch, at least, seems to be preventing, or at the very least, delaying), we bear witness to the war which is iOS VS Android, or Apple VS Samsung (We also wonder what will happen to Samsung and their market share if there is another Korean war and Seoul is reduced to ruins).
We promise, too, that, like video games, that Frontier Pop will not become a smart phone and gadget web site. It is just what this issue is about, so deal with it.

Technologically enabled mass ignorance.
It is, and was, so insidious. Sneaky, even.
We never really saw this coming before 2008, back when Myspace was the standard for social media and most people used computers to log on and post.
With the Apple iPhone and the flood of copy cat smart phones and mobile devices, along with the extremely popular, but flawed, social media platform known as Facebook, a perfect storm emerged where the population of the world and clueless, but opinionated, Millennials (who we probably offended and lost. Good riddance! Please make sure that your smart phone is water resistant before you throw a temper tantrum and cry) stay glued to their smart phones (yes, even when driving, which makes our point), our prediction that we made back in the late 90's where communication is the new currency and that being connected online would actually make people better informed and smarter goes south and bitterly disappoints us.
Our opinion is that the worst parts of humanity are enabled by smart phones always being on us, and with the infrastructure of social media; people don’t respect anything, they feel entitled, and they lie, cheat, and steal while feeling justified in doing so while their equally clueless friends back them up and gang up and bully anyone who does not agree with them.
Even more distressing, people are not even honest about what they know, which pisses us off. They FAKE WHAT THEY KNOW. Why bother learning anything and comprehending why things are the way that they are when you can simply look it up and pretend that you knew it, and that you are an expert in it, all along? Such frauds are not only accepted, but are celebrated by this new generation, and the flaw in all of this is that they can’t handle it when someone who actually knows things comes along and makes them look like the ignorant fools that they are.
Of course, this perfectly enables the follower mindset that society today has (The Cypher Society may be changing its branding and its slogan that “society has evolved”, because society has obviously not evolved...... It is far less sophisticated now than it was in the 90's. No one seems to have an original thought or thinks for themselves anymore!), with most people (Ahem... Millennials and Liberals; double jeopardy if you are both!) Simply parroting (repeating) what others say.
Then, of course, there is the perception that the Lemming-like opinions being copied throughout social media are the WILL OF THE PEOPLE, and that the PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. This causes large companies to cave and retreat, emboldens protests, and gives life to some insane beliefs and movements. Never before have so many idiots been taken seriously. Countries have been taken down by this (just look at Egypt. Iran would not put up with this foolishness, though, and they put a stop to it).
Of course, those of us who actually know thing know that most of the people posting opinions on social media have NO CLUE what they are posting about.
We simply have to get past the misperceptions that what is copied on social media is not the will of the people, and that we simply have to stand up to the bullies who gang up on us when we disagree with their ignorance.
Before this turns into an article, which is what you will read deeper in this issue of Frontier Pop, we suggest (for legal reasons, we cannot call it “advice”. You assume all risk and potential liability) that you sit down and talk to someone face to face to find out what they really know and if they are a genuine person. Kind of hard to fake anything when you are cut off from your phone. If they pick up the phone to look anything up that you ask them about, tell them goodbye, because they are obviously useless, as well as a potential liar.
Avoid the fake people.
Quality. Not quantity. How many people and social obligations do you have time for, anyway?

Mobile Gaming misconceptions.
Nintendo is being swayed by it. Sony seems to have given up on it because of the misperception that they can’t compete with mobile gaming on smart phones and tablets, and the have pretty much abandoned their support of the brilliantly engineered Playstation Vita portable gaming console.
Mobile gaming MIGHT have been a threat to portable video gaming and portable video game consoles if anti-gamer Steve Jobs had not decided to streamline the original iPhone by focusing on a touch screen interface, eliminating buttons and proper controls. The original iPhone, too, just happened to set the standard for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, and the other companies, afraid to innovate, simply fell into line.
Of course, then there is the cheapo, disposable expectations of the non-gaming masses that games on smart devices need to be CHEAP. Hell, when a “game” is only a few dollars, it is kind of hard to justify investing much into its development. The result are so-called “games” which absolutely suck. Flappy bird, anyone?
Video game are about control. You have to have solid controls. It is possible to do games like old school arcade games on phones inexpensively, but then you are handicapped by a lack of proper controls.
Thank you, Steve Jobs, you DICK!
Taken into consideration all of these factors, no, mobile gaming is not really a threat to real video games on dedicated portable video game consoles. Those $40.00 to $60.00 games are selling just fine, despite that the masses indicate that they want.

Wearable Technology is the Future.
People are dropping the new iPhone X.
On pavement.
Its glass is cracking. Its OLED (Organic Light emitting Diode) screen, prone to burn-in during normal designed use, is breaking.
Frankly, all of this is a result of the outdated industrial design mindset that you have to hold a phone. The slate design of the iPhone X and smart phones is simply inefficient, and that is why people drop them.
We are frankly surprised that you still have to hold smart phones. Really.
The future of smart phones? Wearable technology. Display technology built into glasses (Sorry, Google. Glass bombed, as it was way to ahead of its time).
We explore all of this in this exciting issue of Frontier Pop!

Black Consumerism and Retail Kneejerking.
Referencing the social media misperceptions and technologically enabled mass ignorance, retail is in anarchy as black Friday becomes a thing of the past.
If bricks and mortar retail expects to survive competition with online retail, it needs to quit caving in to what it thinks that the consumer wants and play to its strengths.
Quit kneejerking to what it thinks people want. Quit selling on Thanksgiving because of panic that everyone else is selling early. Bring back Black Friday.
While we go into detail on this subject this month in Frontier Pop, we will be exploring more about bricks and mortar retail VS online retail in the December 2017 issue of Frontier Pop, which is next month!

Letters to the Editor.
After a few months of getting back on our feet, we finally resume our letters to the editor, and some of these will be controversial!


Frontier Pop October 2017 Issue 106 Haunted


Frontier Pop September 2017 Perfect Storms Issue 105


Frontier Pop Lost Frontier August 2017 Issue 104


Frontier Pop July 2017 Volume 7 Issue 103 “Switched On”

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Frontier Pop issue 103 Volume 7 July 2017: Switched On

Editorial: Frontier Pop: Are we really back?
Our ultra-awesome editor and chief, C. A. Passinault, is back, and he assures us that Frontier Pop is not only back and better than ever, but that it will now regularly publish new issues, as well as begin filling in those missing and complete back issues (a mission that will take at least three years... or maybe two).
We are back!

Issue main topic and featured content:

The Nintendo Switch
Is the Nintendo Switch the most powerful portable video game console ever made, or is it the most underpowered current home console? What is it that we hear about it being “incomplete” and “glitchy”. What about those damn crashes, Nintendo?!?! Despite the problems, we love our Switch! A Frontier Pop exclusive!

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The best video game ever made, or something that may transcend video games altogether? After over 180 210 hours experiencing this game in roughly 12 18 weeks, it certainly has the record for keeping C. A. Passinault's attention. He still isn't nearly done with it, and, much like real life, he is powered up to be like a God!

No Virtual Console, but Neo Geo games! Yay! YAY! (Really... These games are AWESOME!)
Here is one of the aspects of the “incomplete” when it comes to the Switch. The eShop is not a mess... It is basically missing! Hell, it is even more of a mess than Frontier Pop is on this fine July day in 2017. Things are getting better, though, in both cases! They are giving us Neo Geo games, at least (although, at the time of this writing, in some cluttered proto eShop, what we really want them to give us Last Blade 2), but that lack of a real D-Pad on the left Switch joycon absolutely SUCKS, especially for fighting and platforming games. Don’t make us use a sloppy analog stick or fork out moola for an overpriced pro controller which complicates the portable form factor of the Switch, Bitch!
That lack of a D-Pad is like something that a non gamer, would design, in our opinion. Fix it, Ninty!

New Frontier Pop format
Frontier Pop is a mess (Nolan and his minions are smiling, we bet, but they won't be for long). We admit it. It will take a while to get this site where it needs to be (to the point that we almost threw it away and started over), but it will get there, eventually (We still rule, and are awesome, however!).
In the meantime, we are going to update the design template and get rid of those redundant, pointless, outdated social media buttons (Done as of 08/17/17, and the entire site has been moved to a secure server account, although the past issues are still in the old format)!

Web Sites
Passinault resumes updating web sites. Here we go!

Nolan Canova and Crazed Fanboy / PCR (Pop Culture Review). My opinion.
An underrated site that needs a new lease on life.
Sure, Passinault’s feeling about Crazed Fanboy are mixed, but he does go on record saying that there is a lot of good information on the web site, and that it needs to resume publication.
Well, kind of like Frontier Pop, although we just resumed publication.
It would be a tragedy if Crazed Fanboy never published again.

300 Web Sites by 2019
Passinault unveils a goal to have 300 web sites online by 2019. How will he accomplish this feat of magnificence?
Better yet, how does he propose to keep up with all of those web sites?

Talent Resource Sites and Security
Passinault reveals next-generation web sites and his plan to deter some people from learning from them.

Independent Film War
The independent film war, which started in 2008, and which Passinault, in our opinion, won, continues on. Why? What is at stake?
With Passinault also managing conflicts in modeling and in photography, how is this a good idea?

The Frontier Society is now the Cypher Society?
Why? How? What is going on?
What exactly IS the Frontier, or Cypher, Society, anyway?

Word is the word. Choice!


01/07/18/2134 - Frontier Pop is updating for 2018. - 01/14/18/2144
We should have the January issue up by the morning of January 22, and issues going back to July 2017 online and published by February 2018 (We can only add content so fast if we wish for it to be indexed properly for online searches), with regular as well as up to three additional back issues published every month from that point, forward.
Although the site will look caught up and current by February, remember that there are dozens of back issues, which are invisible to most readers and all casual readers, which are either incomplete or missing. With an aggressive publishing schedule starting in February, it will take at least two years to completely catch up the site and to make the issue numbers accurate. Those back issues will be highlighted as they are published on the current issue of Frontier Pop, as well as the front page of the web site.
Thank you for your patience, although all will appear normal starting in February, and the site will be fully usable by then.
In preparation for what is coming, Frontier Pop has been updated over the past six months, and we moved the site to a new, faster, secure server. All of that is done.
Aggressive marketing of Frontier Pop will commence by the Spring, at which time we will be publishing some exciting and compelling content which will earn us more readers.
Additionally, expect a team of writers to form this year, in 2018, as the ranks of our writers and contributors expand, which will lead to even more content. That content is also the reason that we will soon add a search feature here on Frontier Pop.
More is to come to Frontier Pop, Tampa Bay’s number one pop culture and entertainment web site!

UPDATE 10/01/17/0333 - September proved to be a tough month, between a Hurricane and a tragedy.
A tragedy happened last week on the 26th, and it prevented anything from getting done. This tragedy, a personal tragedy involving a death in the family, will be addressed over the next few days.
At that time, it will be back to work.
Going into October, we will work toward getting the October 2017 issue published, will finish the August and September issues, and will also finish the July issue.
Although we were not able to get anything done last week as far as writing is concerned, we did manage to get the covers for all of those issues done.
In another week or so, we will test the publishing capacity of this web site by publishing three new issues at once and updating a fourth.
Let it be known that getting these issues publication-ready and online are our top priority.
Treat these four issues as one issue.
There is more, however.
The issue for November, an issue about nuclear war with North Korea, is already in preproduction, and it is looking like it will be a very interesting issue with some revolutionary and entertaining features, revolutionary to a level that it looks like it will get us a lot of new readers.
By then, however, issues being late will be mostly forgotten, and to most readers, it will look as if this site had been publishing regularly for months.
Thank you all for your patience.

UPDATE 09/25/17/0604 - Hurricane Irma threw a Monkey Wrench into our publishing schedule, costing us a couple of weeks, as the studio had to be evacuated because it would have been destroyed had the storm gone directly over it as a Cat 4. The storm shifted east inland and weakened, of course, with no damage to the studio other than some power surge taking out our air conditioning, which limits the work that we can do in the studio, but it is more of a short term inconvenience than anything else as we had already planned to replace that old air conditioner this Fall when we structurally overhauled the studio. We will replace it with two air conditioners now, with the second one serving as a backup.
Starting this week, we will be playing catch up, working on an alternate September issue from what we had planned. We will also work on the October issue that had been scheduled, both the September and the October issues being modest in size, and will finish up the July and August issues.
The high capacity that this site has to publish up to four issues at once will obviously be tested as we publish all of these issues at once.
The online Korean nuclear wargame will now be published in the November issue, and what we had planned for the September issue will be published in the November issue. The previously planned November issue will be pushed back and rescheduled.
We are sorry for the delay and the inconvenience, but it could not be helped. Work resumes, now. - 09/25/17/0617

NEWS 08/28/17/0130: Because of the overhauls that we had to do to Frontier Pop to salvage it, and the support sites that we had to build and launch (which are mostly done, but not yet 100%. They will be at 100% in September. We have also invested in alternate branding for both this web site and our support web sites as backups), we are a little behind on our publishing schedule. Our current issues will be brought up to current format standards and completed, however, catching us up in September (Remember: Frontier Pop can handle up to four issues published at once per month, as it was actually engineered for even more, and we will be writing and finishing past issues which have been in limbo; some of which were started but were never done. We can easily catch up the current July, August, and September issues by mid September, as that is nothing compared to our normal publishing capacity). Our September issue will be a little more complex than most because of the online nuclear wargame that we are making for it. We will be making two additional games like it for two more issues in the next six months.
Our current publishing schedule should be caught up in October, and we will be publishing an issue a month, on time, after that, as part of our current issue publishing schedule. Once our publishing schedule is on track, we will go back, write/complete, and publish at least three additional issues a month from our back catalog (At that pace, the web site should be entirely caught up in two to three years, although the site missing issues will not be obvious to most of our readers, because our current issues will be more than enough to keep them busy. Being behind about 80 to 90 issues is one reason that we considered starting over and scrapping Frontier Pop. After some work exploring our options, we then decided that there was value in the Frontier Pop brand, and that we would put in the extra work to salvage the web site). The “new” classic issues, the newly completed incomplete classic issues, and the “new” missing issues will be published in our new current format and those issues will be highlighted both in our current issues and on our front page. We discovered during the overhaul that existing content had to be imported into our new format templates, because they could not be simply updated with a web site design template update. We have to edit existing content, anyway, so the importing process is not big deal.
Some of these back issues don’t have to be published as large issues, either, because all of our issues are scalable; we can publish them small and build them up over time as new and relevant content is added to them.
Nolan would be proud.
Thank you all for your patience.
For now, we work on getting the July issue to where it needs to be. - 08/28/17/0210

Days away..... Frontier Pop, Issue 104 for August 2017, Lost Frontier.Days Away; August 2017.
The August 2017 issue of Frontier Pop, “Lost Frontier”, about the abandonment of the U.S. Space Program, and why privatizing it, in our opinion, is a bad idea (We will qualify our opinions with a lot of facts to support a rational argument, too; none of this ignorant, emotional liberal nonsense). We explore why NASA’s Space Shuttle program was ended prematurely at a fraction of the STS’s designed lifespan, crippling our capabilities and leaving us dependent upon the Russians for manned access to space (humiliating and disgraceful, Where is our American pride? The Space Shuttle could have been forged into a safer, more efficient system, and we should have expanded our Orbiter fleet, and not abandoned it!), about Elon Musk and his nerdy, poorly engineered Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft (The branding alone is terrible. Space X? Really? The name alone sounds like that they are experimenting in space and don’t know what in the hell that they are doing, which may prove to be the case after a spotty success record, launch vehicles disintegrating after launch with a loss of payloads, and an idiotic vertical landing system on unmanned “drone” barges which probably will never work reliability enough to justify the process, and which is a waste of propellant which could have been used to benefit the payload being lofted into orbit. We suggest that Elon go back to his comic books and keep dreaming; while the press portrays him as a genius and as a real life Tony Stark, we are not impressed by an average person who, in our opinion, lucked out with Paypal and used that money for a collective of derivative businesses which are not as revolutionary as they are supposed to be), and about how we no longer have leadership in space.
Sorry, but we are not drinking the Kool Aid being served by the mainstream media.
Oh, and we also have a bonus: The silver lining to that cloud, a small spaceplane known at the X-37B! - 08/15/17/0606

UPDATE 08/15/17/0200 - We are working hard to flesh out and finish the July issue of Frontier Pop and write and publish the August issue by this weekend. The plan then is to immediately begin working on the September issue (which won’t be online the first week of September for reasons that we are about to go into), which will be about nuclear war with North Korea. The September issue will be a lot more complicated than any issue that we have done before, specifically because it will include a nuclear war game where you get to play the role of the President of the United States!
You’ll see. It will be compelling as well as educational, and it will be worth the wait.
The October issue will be about life after death, or the lack thereof, as it is our Halloween issue, and that should be online the first week of October; we may even explore Zombies and Vampires! The November issue will be about stealth aircraft, their diminishing returns on investment, how they may not be nearly as effective on their opponents because of questionable performance of weapons, and how to defeat them. It may include another wargame, this one about jet fighter combat.
The December issues is undecided at this time (We are thinking along the lines of the spirit of the season, black Friday and mass consumerism, and about holiday scams), although we do have a “social” issue slated for early 2018 which will have a cool social game featured where a bunch of 20-something year olds experience adventure.
The reason that we have had delays with the July and the August issues is a good one. We simply had to do a lot of web site overhaul and maintenance work; Frontier Pop needed a lot of work, and it got it, and then some. Yesterday, for example, Frontier Pop was down for almost an hour, down for the first time in seven years, because we had to migrate, or move, the entire web site from our older server hosting account, which has some issues, to our brand new, more secure server hosting account. Once the entire web site was uploaded to the new server, which took a while because this is a large web site, we then had to disconnect the domain name from the old site files on the old server to the new site files on the new server.
That work is now done (We still have to delete the old site files on the old server, and will do so after a special ceremony. We plan on having all 90 something web sites from the old server moved to the new server by the end of the Summer, and then we will take the old server offline. We will be building and deploying an additional 200 + web sites on the new server in the coming year or so, which will bring us to 300 web sites, which is also covered in the July 2017 issue of Frontier Pop), and we are pretty much free to concentrate on writing content for the issues, for the most part, although we are still slowed down because we have to write content for our supporting web sites and marketing tools. All of this work was necessary for what is to come.
We had to work on support web sites, too, such as the Cypher Society web site (more on that in the July 2017 issue. The Cypher Society web site was one of the first web sites to be launched and hosted on our new secure hosting account server!), and two more yet-to-be-built, but small and easily built, support web sites for the member recruitment efforts of the Cypher Society underground cyber subculture, which will directly benefit Frontier Pop in the future as all of our contributing writers will come from the Cypher Society (although we are NOT trying to be like another pop culture web site, a web site which failed years ago, and we are using this as the only relevant example that we can think of, Nolan’s pop culture web site had a team of writers, but they were not organized and supported like ours will be. We also won’t tolerate discrimination, censorship, and bullying on our web site. Nolan did not have his own underground subculture organization to support his web site, nor were his writers that organized or professionally inclined/motivated, and that is why, in our opinion, that support for his web site failed, leading to the failure of the web site. Despite the wobbly leadership, he also allowed toxic elements such as a jerk co editor to taint the site; the co editor later took over the site and ran what was left of it into the ground, in our opinion. We won’t have writers which are a small group of less than 20 self-serving “friends”, most of which were fanboys and not at all well-rounded, educated individuals. We will have hundreds, if not thousands, of gifted people to choose from, and will have at least 30 writers and contributors in the future. Our writers will be made up of a professional network, first, with friendship a secondary consideration, and then left up to personal preference).
There is another site in the works, too, but that is a secret web site.
Other than support web sites, Frontier Pop will have at least two spin-off web sites covering, and expanding upon, specific subjects, one of which is a video game web site which will be called “Handheld Arcade”. These web sites will have more article based content (Kind of like what the Cypher Society web site, which supports and backs Frontier Pop, will have) and will not be regularly updated like Frontier Pop is; they will be updated as needed, although we could update the format if we decide to. Stay informed!
Speaking of updates, once the support infrastructure, the site upgrades, and the additional web sites are in place, updates to Frontier Pop and the publication of new (as well as “old”) issues will be frequent, especially as Frontier Pop was designed to be easy to update.
Obviously, all of this work to the site the past few weeks has hardly been another false start. We are pouring a lot of resources into the site and its support, and have done a lot of work salvaging the site and fixing what was wrong (The site was in shambles. Instead of abandoning it and starting over, which almost happened, we shored it up and fixed it).
The site still has some work left to be done, but it is now ready for what is to come, and we can now resume publishing on it.
Once we resume publishing, starting with the two new issues that we are working on, now, and are regularly publishing issues every month and build our content up, we will use the fast and cost-effective publishing format that Frontier Pop is capable of to write and publish more than one issue per month. Sure, we will only officially have one issue per month, but we will be producing as many as three to four additional issues per month (all referenced from the front page and from current issues) to fill in the incomplete and missing back catalog of past issues, working backwards to 2010 to make the entire site accurate to its issue count. This process will take about two years, and Frontier Pop will be made whole again with a full library of complete issues, perhaps as soon as 2020. All of the rules associated with the creation and the publication of past issues remain in effect, too, as all issues are the mother issue to their main subject once they are no longer relevant to the date, and all issues, regardless of how complete that they are, will remain in play.
Thank you all for your patience and support!


Frontier Pop issue 103, Volume 7 for July 2017: Switch On. This will feature the Nintendo Switch and the new Zelda.UPDATE 07/16/17/2259 - The July issue of Frontier Pop is currently in production and is about to be published.
We are expecting it to be online the morning of July 17 (The August issue of Frontier Pop is scheduled to be published the morning on July 31, so it will be online on August 1, 2017.)
We were going to move Frontier Pop to a new server with this issue, a move that would have been transparent to the reader and to the web site user, but with only so much time to get everything done, update the format of the site, and work on the Cypher Society web site, we did not want to over complicate things and become bogged down. We will move servers over the next couple of weeks.
At this moment, the July 2017 issue is being written from the following outline:

Frontier Pop July 2017 Volume 7 Issue 103 “Switched On”

Editorial: Frontier Pop: Are we really back?

Issue main topic and featured content:
The Nintendo Switch
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
No Virtual Console, but Neo Geo games!

New Frontier Pop format

Web Sites

Nolan Canova and Crazed Fanboy / PCR (Pop Culture Review). My opinion.

300 Web Sites by 2019

Talent Resource Sites and Security

Independent Film War

Disrupt. Suppress. Displace.

Frontier Pop Volume 7,  Issue 92, Playing Games, for August 2016 coming soon!UPDATE 07/09/17/0615 - Frontier Pop is updating with new issues, starting with a belated July 2017 issue. The August issue will be up on the 31st of July.
Publication will resume.
We wanted to get the July issue up this weekend, but the site needs a lot of work. We also have to build and deploy a web site for the Cypher Society, which is the new name of the Frontier Society (we retain the rights to the Frontier Society branding, however). This new web site, which will be published under the “Society Has Evolved” branding and operating domain name, will use a Pioneer Class site just like Frontier Pop, for intersite continuity.
Starting in August, Frontier Pop, while it will officially publish a single issue (using a new format!) for each month, will publish at least three additional issues a month, starting with the unfinished issues in our archives, using our “every issue is in play” rule defined below. We estimate that it will take around three years to catch up the site, although the site will be fully operational and functional as soon as it resumes publication, with no impact from the missing content. - 07/09/17/0623

UPDATE 12/27/16/0410 - Updated the Frontier Pop web site for 2017. All copyright information has been updated, although copyrights will be transferred to a new party in 2017, at which time the web site information will be updated to reflect that change (all of our web sites, of which there are several hundred, will be transferred to a separate legal entity to isolate online publications from business interests as well as C. A. Passinault personally).
Working on the January 2017 issue (Volume 7, Issue 97).
Although none of the six listed issues that are in development have been published., yet, they are officially locked as far as titles and subjects, and will be done, in time. Cover images which have been revealed are completed and will be used as-is.
We intend to resume a monthly publication cycle in January 2017, although we will be writing and publishing more than one issue a month, starting with the six which are the most recent chronologically.
The January 2017 issue, however, will not be published and online until, at least, mid January, due to scheduling conflicts. This means that we will not be able to publish any more than two issues in January, although we will try for four in February, which will catch us up as far as the backlog of the six issues that we have listed here now by March.
The February 2017 issue will be about lost love, passion, and the resumption of the underground production work of DJ Frontier. Other issues published in February would include at least three of the most recent six planned issues.
With more than one issue published per month, it will take several years to catch up the body of published content so that Frontier Pop’s Volume and Issue designations are accurate, as we are behind over 70 issues. That said, once the site resumes publication, it will be 100% operational, and does not need to have completed issues online for maximum operational effectiveness or continuity, as the menus will not have broken links or link to issues which are not up (Placeholder issues will have first priority in being completed, however, to ensure continuity).
Published back issues will be heavily promoted as soon as they are online so that our readers don’t miss anything.
In related news, features such as the Reader Reaction section of each issue will be expanded upon. Marketing tools for Frontier Pop will also arrive, and will be used, in early 2017.
As a reminder, no issues are final upon publications, and all issues remain in play; they can be updated and expanded at any time, and without warning. New additions to content will be revealed on this cover page of Frontier Pop.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Frontier Pop. You know things. - 12/27/16/0546

UPDATE 10/26/16/0533 - Updated Issue Schedule:
Please note that this is tentative, and may change at any time and without warning. Please also note that we usually don’t map out issues like this, as we decide what they will be about around the time that we start writing them.
All of these issues should be up by December.

July 2016: Losing The Plot
Volume 6, Issue 91
The decline of the video game industry and E3 2016.

August 2016: Playing Games
Volume 7, Issue 92
Saving grace in video games. Independent games, retro gaming, and emulators.

September 2016: Drones
Volume 7, Issue 93
Consumer drones and laws take flight.

October 2016: Spooky Times
Volume 7, Issue 94
Creepy clowns, exploding phones, Halloween events, Halloween video games, and two more clowns running for office.

November 2016: Switching Rails
Volume 7, Issue 95
Could Nintendo reclaim past glory with the Nintendo Switch, formerly the Nintendo NX?

December 2016: Star Wreck
Volume 7, Issue 96
How Star Trek and Star Wars have been ruined.
With the DVD/ Blue Ray/ UHD release of the latest Star Trek movie in November, we rip into all three “Abrams” Star Trek movies and tell you what the deal is with them, as well as go into the Star Wars prequels and the latest movies (although that Rogue one this month looks like it will be good!).

.UPDATE 10/15/16/0620 - We have been working on the site all Summer. A lot of things other than the actual issue content had to be done.
This delayed the publication of the issues that we have been working on much more than we anticipated. The resumption of publication, as a result, has fallen behind, but will soon be caught up.
Most of the July issue is done. The issues for August and September are also in the works.
At this point, we are going to work on the October issue and get it online and published before the end of October, will work on the issues already in the works, will write and publish the November issue, and the issues for July, August, September, October, and November will be online and available in November, catching us up in the short term and bringing the Frontier Pop web site current.
Marketing tools for Frontier Pop are also in development, and will be available in a couple of weeks. We will soon begin to cover events and conventions which have to do with pop culture and fandom. We have a very comprehensive marketing plan developed which will prove to be extremely effective. We also have additional web sites in the works, such as Tampa Bay Cosplay, covering the local cosplay scene, which will be run in collaboration with Tampa Bay photography company Aurora PhotoArts, which we are directly affiliated with.
Another web site is in development for our Frontier Society underground subculture, and it will be launched and published under its slogan domain name, Society Has Evolved, which is now a .Com; this will be the new Frontier Society web site.
The publication of regular, on-time monthly issues of Frontier Pop will resume in November, and in 2017, we will not only publish monthly issues on time, but will also begin to work on and publish at least three additional back issues of Frontier Pop per month to catch the site up, working backwards and completing unfinished issues as quickly as possible. Those past issues will take several years to complete, as there are a lot of them, although to our target market the site will be fully operational and will not be incomplete in any way (they will just wonder why they can’t access a lot of back issues if they start looking around, Years from now, every issue will be online and available, and there will be no indication that the site was ever incomplete or behind; our issue numbers will be accurate, too).
We are also working on another project which we can’t talk about.
We are aware of the attempts of another pop culture site, which has fallen into neglect (as if we should talk, although we need to point out that we do not exist because of that other site. We are going to proceed with publication and updates regardless of what they do), to resume publication. We hope that they get their act together, because the original editor is knowledgeable in areas that we are not, as well as in general (although there are a few areas which we are stronger in, such as video games, cyberculture, and technology; Frontier Pop, although it is not a video game site, is going to have a lot of content about video games), and he is a very good writer.
We welcome the renewed competition, if it comes, and encourage them to resume publication, as we are regular readers as well as fans of some of their work.
We will be doing a lot of work on the site next week.
C. A. Passinault
Frontier Pop
“You Know Things”

UPDATE 09/14/16/0444 - Working on the July, August, and September issues of Frontier Pop.
We have been busy.
All three issues are due this month, in September, and will be published in rapid succession.
Thank you for your patience.

July 2016: Losing The Plot
The decline of the video game industry and E3 2016.

August 2016: Playing Games
Saving grace in video games. Independent games, retro gaming, and emulators.

September 2016: Drones
Consumer drones and laws take flight.

Frontier Pop, Volume 6, Issue 91, Losing the Plot. Videogames and E3 2016.UPDATE 07/28/16/0442 - Still working on the July issue of Frontier Pop. We are not skimping or cutting corners. We should have it up before the end of the month, but it looks like the August issue could be delayed a week until August 8, as we want to give the July issue a chance to be read, and will be taking our time writing the August issue, as well.
The July issue is coming along nicely, only in the works for a week, now, and is nearing publication. We had to wait until July 21 to start work on it because the rest of the site needed so much work, and that work isn’t close to being done at the moment.
The July issue will contain the following:

Frontier Pop July 2016 Volume 6 Issue 91 “Losing the Plot”

The video game industry losing its way over the past decade.

The State of the Video Game Industry
Has the video game industry stopped catering to gamers?

Gimmicks, Motion Controls, Mobile Gaming, Portable Consoles, Home Consoles, and Virtual Reality.
The trends, misfires, and fads of the modern video game industry.

E3 2016




Virtual Reality

Pokemon Go (Needs To Go Away)
Nintendo licenses a third party smart phone app developer to unleash, in our opinion, a scourge on society with the overrated augmented reality/ geocaching “game” Pokemon Go.........

The Nintendo NX
Nintendo may have a chance.

02/12/18/0555 - With our new computers and software online, we are now free to resume updates and the regular publication of issues of Frontier Pop, in addition to other issues every month to catch us up.
February’s issue, due on February 19, 2018, is about our passions and about some of the cool things coming to Frontier Pop which will entertain while informing, such as the interactive scenarios and the pop culture mash-ups, all labors of love.
Expect lots of updates on February 19, including the February issue and some other issues.
Come back in a week and see what we have for you!

UPDATE 07/06/16/0630 - We are in the process of updating the site code for Frontier Pop and are updating the menus and the layout. The site, however, will look the same, for the most part. Our site layout may will be adjusted to support this, and that adjusted layout would be a “Pioneer 2" Pioneer Class site.
We are thinking about dumping social media support for now, too, with the option to restore it some time in the future (We may restore it once we sign on some writers, who will contribute to our online publication). The updated site menu would dump social media support if we decide to do this; there would be no warning, and although we will maintain our social media accounts regardless of what we decide to do just to retain the option to restore them in the future (we will be using our Youtube account, for example, for video support), they would not be accessible from the site.
We are also working on getting Frontier Pop mobile-friendly, which should be easier because we will immediately start using an updated format with the issues and the content of this site (something that we have been tinkering with for a few years, but have not implemented it until now). Our issue pages will contain header content with the issue title and information on what the issue is about, brief summaries on the editorial, articles, and supporting content which make up the issue broken down into small sections on the issue page, and a footer section with the Readers Reaction. Each section will link to a dedicated expanded content page for the actual issue, with each expanded content page referencing the issue page and the previous and next pages of the issue. This will ensure that our readers are discouraged from printing out content from our web site and that they will access our site content online to guarantee that they are reading the most current, updated content.
Past issues will be reformatted like this as we expand upon the content in those issues.
To summarize this, the issue pages will be much smaller and easier to skim over, and they will serve as menus for the actual content, with each article and feature getting its own page, or even cut into several pages for large amounts of content. Each content page will also serve to be organized by subject, while referencing the host issue, and will be linked to from our subject and reference sections so that our readers can easily reference content by subject and not by the issue. Other issues may also directly reference subject content pages, and that page would be updated to link back to the added issue reference so that the reader can return to that issue as well as the host issue under which the content was originally published (Also, all issues remain “in play” after they are published based upon subject; no issue or the issue content is ever final, or “complete”).
The “Thoughts” section will get its own page for its host issue. Each issue will also have an editorial page referenced from the header section, and we are thinking about adding a letters section for each issue.
On the issue page, the Past issue updates, the issue synopsis (with the addition of a table of contents), and the Readers Reaction would remain to give the issue page content.
We will be finalizing our issue layout and format this week.
In related developments, while we will retain our Frontier Society site at the domain name with Frontier Pop with the hyphen, and will update that web site with a new one, the official Frontier Society web site, a brand new web site, will be built and launched under its slogan domain name, Society Has Evolved (.Com), with the original site used for support (there will be two sites). Although trademarks are declared through the use of branding and slogans, we will be investing in domain names for branding and slogans specifically to prove first use and prevent someone from interfering with the use of our property by filing a trademark on something that we created. Although it is not as legally protected as a trademark (trademarks are not cheap, and we have a lot of intellectual property; we simply cannot afford to register everything as a trademark), it would effectively deter most from filing trademarks on branding and slogans that we create.
We have had issues with people stealing slogans that we created, and this strategy was created to deter plagiarism.

UPDATE 07/05/16/0446 - Working on the July 2016 issue of Frontier Pop, which is titled “Losing the Plot”. This issue is about video games, the decline of the video game industry (at this point, we are, literally, hoping for another crash.... The video game industry has been getting worse over the past few years, with at least five years of consistent decline, and E3, in our opinion, sucks, now), virtual reality, smart phones and tablets, and why we are growing apathetic about new video games.
Nintendo, in particular, are disappointing to the point of disgusting us right now. After the passing of Iwata-san, the company seems to be going off of the deep end, and is the focus of this issue of Frontier Pop. They dropped the ball at E3 2016, and it is inexcusable!
Ironically, at this point, too, video games are becoming cheap for us, because we are investing in older, or retro, video games (when games were actually games), arcade games, and making our own arcade type video games, which can be made cost-effectively compared to modern “games”, especially when we can make them exactly the way that we want to (customizable video games are the future). Emulation and indie games are also very important to us, now (Games such as Hotline Miami and TxK for the Playstation Vita being examples of awesome video games which are recent. The Vita, which has been neglected by Sony in Favor of the Playstation 4, is becoming an excellent consoles for indie video games, despite the overpriced memory cards and the, in our opinion, lack of support from Sony. The Nintendo 3DS is also an excellent console for indie video games and remastered arcade and console video game classics, with games such as Dark Void: Zero, Steamworld Dig, Outrun, Afterburner II, Streets of Rage II, Gunstar Heroes, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. That said, we think that it is B.S. that you are forced to invest in a “New!” 3DS with its feeble second analog nub to play Super NES classic games now available on the eShop.).
We simply refuse to buy new video game consoles as soon as they are launched, now, and don’t buy into the hype of video game marketing types who don’t seem to understand what video games are. We would rather play Chip’s Challenge on an Atari Lynx than most of the new games and systems coming out, or arcade-perfect Jackal on a $30.00 old PC using the MAME emulator and a $10.00 controller (and we would support the video game publishers by paying full price for such games if they made them available!)
We started working on this issue on July 4, and hoped for a publication date of July 5, but some things needed to be worked on, and now we are projecting a publication date of July 8, after which work on the August issue of Frontier Pop will immediately begin to ensure that the issue is up on August 1. The extra work entailed updating the site itself, updating the slogan, and dialing in the details of the new format, which will take a while to evolve. We are resuming publication after a very long hiatus, and will be working to catching the site up over the next few years, so it will take time.
This issue may become a two parter (we are actually making the cover for the August issue, now, which will be Volume 7, issue 92!). This issue may focus on what is wrong, and the next, on solutions. That said, although video games are important to us, Frontier Pop will be about a variety of subjects other than video games, so please do not think that we will be a video game site. A former rival pop culture web site never touched on video games because they are not gamers, and while we will have a lot of content about video games, we will also cover a variety of other subjects. Just not right now.
The cover of the July Issue of Frontier Pop, which is now up, will link to the issue once it is published. Please be patient.

UPDATE 06/14/16/0521 - Preparing to resume publication. Changes are coming.
We decided to have the best of both worlds with the resumption of publication with our “assigned” issue numbers for continuity with our past issues, which will one day be done, and with a long term strategy to finish those past issues, which are incomplete or non existent.
There will be a disclaimer on the site explaining that the issue numbers are not currently accurate, and are assigned, as those past issues will be completed; we have no desire to mislead anyone with the issue numbers.
That said, it will take several years to catch the site up.
At any rate, right now we just want to resume publication of Frontier Pop and get it back on track, for real this time. The back issues will wait for now, as we have a lot of work on the site itself and a very busy schedule for our other sites. Frontier Pop will be updated. Our slogan “Know Things” will be adjusted, too, not because anyone has a trademark filed on it, but because someone has the .Com for that phrase, and they obtained it in 1999, which means that it would be difficult to prove first use (Which we can’t, because the earliest that we could have started using it was in 2010). We will be .Comming the new slogan so that we can use it, which will establish proof of first use, as there are no trademarks filed on it, currently. While this new strategy is no substitute for a registered trademark, we can use it is a declared trademark, and it gives us a fighting chance to protect it against claims of trademark infringement if someone does register it in the future because it does prove first use. This protection strategy was invented by C. A. Passinault this year because he became tired of unethical photographers stealing his slogans and other content; this strategy should prove to be an effective deterrent because it becomes easy to prove first use of the content, and no one wants to be exposed as a plagiarist (Another domain name, DomainsProtectIdeas .Com, was established recently to protect the domaining concept, as well, for proof that Passinault was the one behind the concept)..
The ongoing saga of the Frontier Society brand is different. We own it, and we created it. We can prove that we have been using the name and branding since 1993, and we can also prove that we were the first to buy the domain name in 2002, through Internet records and copyrighted content. The catch is, however, that we made a mistake transferring the domain name, losing it as we were new to the process all of those years ago, and cybersquatters were able to get it. The jerks quickly registered several incarnations of the domain name, and we had to get a Frontier Society domain name with a hyphen, which is useless for marketing. We waited over 12 years to get our old domain name back, but the jerks kept it. As of ths time, too, there are no claims on the name and brand in the trademark database.
There was also a time a few months ago when we almost changed the name to the Frontier Order, which did not happen because someone bought that domain name just before we tried to buy it.
We intend to keep using it, as the branding and name is our intellectual property.
We have been planning to build and launch a new Frontier Society web site for some time, but did not want to do it under the hyphenated domain name (although Frontier Pop was designed as a marketing lead-in for that site). We .Commed the slogan of the Frontier Society, which is “Society Has Evolved”, and will be launching the new site under that domain name, SocietyHasEvolved . Com. We are also getting another domain name which will help us secure the Frontier Society name and branding against any future claims, with published proof of first use.
Of course, there is little that we can do about those other domain names, but they can’t stop us from using our own brand, either.
Going back to Frontier Pop, we have some overhauls to do on the web site. The format will be adjusted and the image and graphic set templates adjusted. More support content will be added. We are also trying to get the site mobile-friendly (a priority).
With that, and with E3, the Electronic Entertainment Exposition, going on this month, with a lot to write about, the current plan is to resume publication with Issue 91 for July 2016, and establish a monthly publication schedule. Issue 91, which isn’t actually Issue 91 at this time, will be the last and current first for the tail end of Volume 6, and the August issue will begin Volume 7 of Frontier Pop, with Issue 92.
We will be able to maintain a monthly publishing schedule for the rest of the year despite the construction and deployment schedule of our other web sites, as we have taken out the time to work on Frontier Pop.
The adventure continues! - 06/14/16/0611

UPDATE 05/18/16/0444 - Resume or Reboot? Will the next issue be Volume 6, Issue 90, or Volume 1, Issue 1?
In June, most of our web site work will concentrate on building and deploying a fleet of Mosaic Class marketing and support web sites for Aurora PhotoArts at the rate of two per week. This work will take the rest of 2016.
Despite the tight schedule, we intend to get Frontier Pop updated regularly, with a new issue published every month, so that we don’t get any farther behind (finishing, creating, and updating past issues in our official Volume and Issue library will take several years once we have the resources to work on them concurrently with the publication of new issues, which won’t be until January 2017 at the earliest. We are way, way behind in issues, and our next current issue, for June 2016, would be Volume 6, Issue 90. That is a nice number, except for one thing: Frontier Pop currently has nowhere near 90 issues of content. That will change, but it will take years, possibly going into 2020, and until then we will have a disclaimer up that the Volume and Issue numbers are not accurate, and that they are only up like that so that they will be accurate once all of the past issues are published and are in place. Those past issue HAVE to be done, and if we were accurate in the number of issues that are up, it would lead to problems in the future when the past issues are online)
We did toy with the idea of simply starting over, and in archiving past issues of Frontier Pop as our first incarnation, especially since we have to overhaul the web site, anyway (and that option remains open), but we were leaning more toward continuing and in catching up.
We will decide with the next issue. We DO have to overhaul the entire web site, so if we DO reboot it and archive past content, Frontier Pop would not resume until January.

UPDATE 03/12/16/0521 - Updating Frontier Pop.
We are working on the issue for March 2016 now, which is issue 87 of Volume 6, but it has come to our attention that, for almost six months (since our last update), that we have had a link here on the front page for the February 2015 issue of Frontier Pop (“Game On”, Issue 74 of Volume 5, just over a year ago and, currently, the previous issue of Frontier Pop) for an issue that was not even uploaded, leaving a dead link.
What a mess.
We will update what we have of the content of that issue and will upload it, will complete and publish the current issue, and will go back and complete issue 74 sometime in the future, once all of our external web site work is caught up and we have the extra time to work on additional issues in addition to the monthly ones that we need to focus on. For a long time, the March 2016 issue will be our most recent “back” issue; We need to get the March 2016 issue up, need to work on the April 2016 issue (88, and we might do one of a twisted Easter with a jacked up Peter Cottontail Jackrabbit, maybe with something from Donnie Darko), and then need to focus on keeping up with the regular publication of monthly issues while we work on other web sites, too.
Frontier Pop needs to becomes a stable online publication with regular published issues and updates that out readers can count on and look forward to. We need to do this before we can work on our back content, cover events, and begin producing our podcast series.
We understand that this site has problems at the moment, with an inexcusable history of being updated (Terrence has done a much better job of updating Crazed Fanboy than we have of updating Frontier Pop, which is saying a lot because he hasn’t been updating it much, and this will change, because that is one of the things that we will go into in the current March issue of Frontier Pop.), and there is no excuse for it. We have been neglectful and will get this site back on track.
Thank you all for your patience.
Oh, and we will soon be overhauling the entire Frontier Pop web site, and will make it mobile-friendly, as well as clean up the organization, navigation, and the user experience. We will also adjust the design.
In other news, the Frontier Society will be rebranded (with a “Frontier” branding), although it will retain the rights to the Frontier Society name. Stay tuned, as these are exciting times!

UPDATE 09/29/15/0524 - We are still busy working on other web sites, but we were thrown a curve ball when a search engine required that web sites be made “mobile-friendly”. This led to a break in all web site development and updates.
The good news is that Frontier Pop, due to its design, will be relatively easy to get mobile-friendly, but it will require an overhaul.
Updates to Frontier Pop will resume, soon, but we may end up pushing it back to 2016, due to a massive backlog of work on other web sites. Also, our official podcast is also due to debut in 2016, as we recently invested in equipment to produce those podcasts with (there is a lot more to report on this, but we don’t have time to go into it, now)..
Once updates resume on Frontier Pop, we will first focus on keeping the site updated and current with new content, and then will expand our work to retroactively publish and update past issues at the rate of several per month, in addition to the publication of new monthly issues. If we resume publication in 2016, it will be around 2019 by the time that the site is entirely caught up, although that three years of work will be invisible to most readers of our site, and will have no negative reprecussions, as the site will be fully usable; the extra work will simply be bonus content and additional updates.
We will work on it. We have to, as this site is extremely important to us, and it will soon be to you, too.

UPDATE 05/30/15/0951 - We have been sidetracked with work on Tampa Bay Shoots and with Tampa Bay Film, and had planned on resuming publication of Frontier Pop in September (with all of the pending and planned back issues eventually published, of course), but the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, for 2015 is just too good to pass up as far as immediate coverage goes.
As of now, resources have been freed up to resume publication of Frontier Pop, starting with a new issue a few days from now!
We will be doing an E3 speculation issue for June 2015, as well as an E3 follow up issue for July 2015, and then will continue on with issues for August and subsequent months, as well as our past issues. The June 2015 issue of Frontier Pop will also include an article on how Nintendo has fallen off the wagon and is no longer innovating or leading, and what it needs to do to recapture the lead and make us care about new video games, again!
Seriously, we are not at all excited about any of the new games out or coming out right now, especially from Nintendo. With that said, we will now go back to playing Hotline Miami and TxK on the Playstation Vita, as well as Metroid Zero Mission on the AGS edition of the Gameboy Advance, and dream of a better future. Either that, or we may shift our focus, and support, to independent games, including the ones that C. A. Passinault will be making with his video game development company in the Tampa Bay area, as well as retro gaming and classic video games.
In other news, we may be modifying some features such as the Readers Reaction section (We may stop doing parodies of Fanboys. Also, we have made peace with Joe Davison, and there will not be a war with the Nerd Shuttle), and will be adding some new features, such as a podcast, in the future.
Frontier Pop. Know Things. The top pop culture and entertainment publication of Tampa Bay, Florida.

UPDATE 04/07/15/0919 - The February issue of Frontier Pop is still being worked on, which means that it will still be published. Because of delays with Tampa Bay Film, however, we are well, well beyond our initial publication window for the February issue, since it is now April.
Of course, the issues for March and April 2015 will eventually be published. We just need to get a regular monthly publication schedule going for a while before we go back and work on past issues, with the exception of the February issue, since it is almost done.
The next issue of Frontier Pop, when we will have the time to actually work on it, will be the May 2015 issue, with the February issue published before the end of April.
We are sorry for the inconvenience, especially as Frontier Pop is extremely important to us, but delays with those other projects have kept us pinned down.

Frontier Pop issue 74 for February 2015: Game On.Frontier Pop for February 2015: Game On.
Volume 5, issue 74.
Frontier Pop Reboot.
Call for writers: Looking for Nessa- I mean, Nessie.
Video Games.
Video Game Reviews.
Fandom and convention event coverage.
Tampa Bay Cosplay.
Crazy and not cool: Crazed Fanboy / Pop Culture Review VS Frontier Pop war and the results.
Nerd Shuttle?
DJ Frontier progress.

UPDATE 02/04/15/1251 - Now working on the February 2015 issue of Frontier Pop! We will link to it when it is up.

UPDATE 01/13/15/0957 - Still waiting on resources to be free so that we can update Frontier Pop. Work on Tampa Bay Film is STILL not caught up, and that is what is holding us back. It is looking like we will be resuming publication and updates to this site with the February 2015 issue.

UPDATE 12/28/14/1052 - It is looking like we will be caught up with Tampa Bay Film this weekend, which means that Frontier Pop can resume work next week, before the new year.
We are very much looking forward to resuming publication, while catching up on past issues.
Over on the Aurora PhotoArts main site today, in their blog, is an announcement of production of the fleet of Mosaic Class marketing and support web sites being reduced 50%, to about two sites per month, in order to free up resources to work on web sites such as Frontier Pop, Tampa Bay Film, experimental web sites, other support and talent resource web sites, and a new generation of talent and business resource web sites. The fleet of Mosaic Class sites for Aurora PhotoArts are set to begin construction on their virtual assembly line and deployment in January 2015, with the fleet deployment ending sometime in late 2015. Aurora PhotoArts Mosaic Class fleet deployment levels will be in force by the Summer of 2015.
This reduction in production levels of fleet deployment is important for Frontier Pop, because we want work on this site to be consistent, high quality, and sustainable.

Frontier Pop issue 56 for August 2013: Back on Track.UPDATE 12/15/14/0726 - There will be a December 2014 issue of Frontier Pop (Issue 72), eventually, just not soon. We are still behind in work on other web sites (Such as Tampa Bay Film). We plan on resuming the monthly publication of Frontier Pop starting with the January 2015 issue (Issue 73), and then plan on publishing other reserved and backdated issues, and on completing incomplete issues, concurrently, every month. Obviously, that would start with the incomplete issues. Expect this to take years, however, and it will be well after 2017 before we are caught up, as we are really, really behind. The important thing, however, is that you will be getting monthly issues of Frontier Pop every month starting in January, uninterrupted, and then some, with “new” additional issues being linked to as they are published.
For now, however, we are just going to concentrate on resuming publication of monthly issues which are worth reading and worth bookmarking this site for. Our readers are very important to us.
We have also been working on the format of Frontier Pop, and almost have all of the details worked out. Each issue will be cut up into several pages, with each page linking back to the host issue page (for issue continuity, the main menu and links will tie into the host issue. We will also be able to track who is reading what) as well as subject based sections on the site; cutting up the issues into separate pages will discourage the printing of issues and keep our readers on the site for the most updated content, and it will also enhance our SEO (the new format can easily be retro applied to past issues). Readers Reaction, the parody feedback section at the bottom of every page, will also continue.
We are sorry for the wait and for the delays, but we are working on it. Soon, everyone will forget about the time of few updates.

UPDATE 11/15/14/1638 - Frontier Pop will resume monthly publication starting with the December 2014 issue.
Expect new marketing tools, too, such as business cards, shirts, flyers, pens, mugs, cups, bumper stickers, pins, swag, swag bags, and much more, all sporting our cool logo which can be seen above, as well as our Frontier Pop branding and our slogan “Know Things”.
Frontier Pop is planning our first official coverage of conventions and other events in 2015, as well, which would explain the creation and the stockpiling of new marketing tools. We will be covering events with comprehensive articles, interviews, video, and photography, including cosplay photography, at a professional, polished level which has never been experienced in Florida before. We will set the new standard in event coverage, and will maintain the standard. Frontier Pop will also cover independent film festivals and similar events from our pop culture angle, sharing resources with sister site Tampa Bay Film, which will cover them from an independent film and film festival angle.
Expect interviews with cool people and celebrities to be a major feature of this web site and our issues starting in 2015, too, as we are now working on a lot of interviews, ranging from local interviews to overseas interviews, for upcoming issues of Frontier Pop, starting with an interview with the video game development team out of Sweden which is responsible for one of our favorite 3DS video games, Steamworld Dig! Other than interviews, too, you can expect a lot of features covering video games and technology, two subjects with which we are the top experts in Florida!
We are planning 12 new issues for 2015, and the site will see updates several times a week.
Incomplete and placeholder issues of the past will also be completed at the rate of several per month, and links to those new and updated issues will be referenced from the current issues and the front page of Frontier Pop. Note, however, that even with several issues being produced a month, that it will take several years for us to catch up on our backlog of work and make our volume and issue number accurate, although that backlog will not interfere with the publication of our new monthly issues, as those have priority.
When we do catch up, however, expect a massive party to celebrate, DJ’ed by our very own resident DJ, DJ Frontier!
Frontier Pop branding will also be reenforced with the official DJ Frontier web site, a new Frontier Society web site, a successor to the Frontier Society subculture and its new web site, the DJ Wiz Kid and VJ Frontier web sites, two additional DJ Frontier web sites, and perhaps one more web site.
DJ Frontier, after starting out as the popular underground DJ known as DJ Wiz Kid in late 1990, and becoming DJ Frontier in early 1993, and starting with his 22nd release in 1994 and working until 1998, when he took a break from producing, will resume his career in 2015 with new releases, podcasts, events, an online television series, and more projects! DJ Frontier, after years of research and development, which went into high gear from 2008 to the present, has also figured out new ways of producing events, which includes new formats for making his interactive theme events cost-effective and awesome! That dream which began in 1988 of doing the best events in the Tampa Bay area is about to come true!
Regarding the official online publication, Frontier Pop, this site will more than earn its claim of being the top Tampa Bay pop culture and entertainment publication in 2015.

UPDATE 10/03/14/1006 - It’s been a long Summer.
With the development hell that Tampa Bay Film has been experiencing (that should be completed and finally updated by this weekend), and emergency, fast-tracked work on the Aurora PhotoArts Mosaic Class and Spectacle Class sites and support infrastructure, which are also way behind schedule, it looks like it will be November before we can get Frontier Pop back on track.
Don’t worry, however, as it will be worth the wait. After we resume publication, too, at the very least, you can expect a new issue of Frontier Pop every month, although we will also work on getting the past and missing issues done; these issues will be referenced from here on the front page of Frontier Pop, as well as from the current issues, as they are completed and published, so expect a lot of this awesome bonus content, which are literally entirely new or updated issues, along with your monthly Frontier Pop issue goodness, and remember that all issues remain in play, so you will get updates on previously published issues on top of all that, for more rich goodness! We will get to the point that we will be back to publishing once a week, although, officially, we will be publishing “monthly”. Honestly, though, there are so many incomplete and missing issues that it is going to literally take years to get caught up, even on a weekly publication schedule which allows us to generate content over four times the usual rate, and that’s perfectly fine. Let it take years. We can afford to work a long term plan, and so can you, although none of you will notice with regular issues being published. We just are not going to take short cuts and skimp on anything, and will not compromise on the quality and the content of this web site, so what ends up being published will be worth it. We are always worth the wait. The same can’t be said of others.
As more and more of our backdated and backlogged content is published, it will be harder and harder to find any evidence on this site that we are behind, or that we ever were. These lean times will soon be forgotten in an environment, and times, of plenty.
Give us credit, though. This site, while on standby, has hardly been abandoned. We have done a lot of work to it recently, including the addition of an official logo (and now we are thankful for the delays, as we can now incorporate that logo into our marketing materials, tools, and swag. Things are even better, now, after the wait, with more work into everything). Much of the work has been under the hood and behind the scenes on support infrastructure which the site will depend upon; just because it can’t be seen or observed does not mean that it does not exist or that it does not make a difference.
Frontier Pop will soon be..... everywhere. We will be covering relevant events and sharing resource with sister properties such as Tampa Bay Film. We will have Frontier Pop shirts, cards, bumper stickers, cups, mugs, pens, hats, swag, and other branded items. We will also be using Frontier Pop as the perfect marketing platform for sponsors, as well as our photography, design, and event planning companies.
Frontier Pop is our most important web site, as well as one of our main properties. Just like the photography event business which used to be known as Tampa Shootouts, it is pushed and has a critical purpose so that, by default, it can’t fail, and it won’t; it is part of support infrastructure for a lot of other things.
We have just been very, very busy, and have been crushed by important work that is almost done at this point.
In format related issues, we are currently debating whether to keep the Reader Reaction section at the bottom of every issue. It’s great. Evil Nolan, Tez, Blessings, and the others may be an ongoing interactive feature. After all, we did win the pop culture site war in Tampa Bay..... Tez has sat back and let Jason update Nolan’s once great pop culture review web site, which we now refer to as “Jason’s site”, and Nolan is now out of the game, “retired”, reminding us of the invalid and impotent wheelchair bound and bell-ringing Hector Salamanca from “Breaking Bad” (Rick thinks that this comparison is mean, but with Nolan giving up his web site and unable to do anything anymore, it’s pretty accurate, as well as hilarious at Nolan’s expense. Hey, we did not give up and quit. It has to eat Nolan up knowing that he is no longer in the game and that life goes on without him). Don’t worry, Nolan, we will be the Gus to your Hector, and will visit you in the nursing home to fill you in on what is going on and what we are accomplishing. We’ll just make sure to check under the chair every time.
Aurora PhotoArts gets priority this month, once Tampa Bay Film is up to speed, because of resource issues which must be resolved. Aurora PhotoArts needs to get up to speed by next month.
We are still working on things, though. The official Frontier Pop podcast and multimedia projects will be online in 2015, as well as the resumption of the career of DJ Frontier, and the Frontier Society subculture, founded in 1993, will have a new public brand and web site, although the old site will relaunch using a new Pioneer Class web site, will also remain online, and will be updated as the legacy old school web site. The Frontier Society will be renamed this Fall, on its 21st anniversary, which will be yet another crippling blow to the cybersquatter who took the original domain name and who is trying to exploit the brand by forwarding the domain name to some crappy, lame “invention” web site.
Then there is DJ Frontier. Although we briefly looked into the idea of changing the DJ Frontier name brand to another name a few weeks ago, which would have had not affected the Frontier Pop branding, the DJ Frontier name and brand will be maintained and expanded, while retaining an option on the new name, as it is a great name. Others who insist on calling themselves “DJ Frontier” will soon come to terms with the legal consequences.
The new branding of the Frontier Society and another dedicated domain web site will further enhance the DJ Frontier brand. Expect more Pioneer Class web sites to be built and deployed, much like the one which Frontier Pop uses, especially as two older ones are about to be decommissioned. The Celebrity Class web site which will eventually be used for the DJ Frontier web site and the legacy DJ Wiz Kid web site are still in development, and we are going to get those web sites online, in the meantime, with what we have to work with, which are Pioneer Class web sites. That’s right, just like the one which Frontier Pop uses.

UPDATE 08/03/14/1531 - Progress is being made on the new format for Frontier Pop. Because it is scalable, however, it makes it easier for us because we do not have to roll it out all at once (the scalable format is also completely compatible with our previous issues, so that is great!). We don’t have to go for an all or nothing approach, something which is delaying updates to Tampa Bay Film, but which is an problem which won’t plague that site much longer due to breakthroughs made here at Frontier Pop. This is at least one advantage to spreading development and work over several web sites and properties.
We will have an August issue. Due to everything else that we have going on, though, it will be a small one, with the option to expand it when we have more time; right now, we have to finish updating Tampa Bay Film, write content for starter web sites which we have to buy a bunch of domain names for at the end of the week, get the new online film festival, sans reviews, online by next weekend, and design and order some business cards, as well as some shirts, this week to make a deadline. We just want to publish an issue, introduce some new things such as our logo, resume our monthly publication, and move on (in fairness, Nolan did some tiny issues on his pop culture site, too, so it’s all good, especially since his writing was always a good read, as it was all about quality, he was a good writer, and he knew what he was writing about). It will be a good issue, and it will be a complete issue, and that’s good enough for us, as well as our readers.
We have a lot of cool things in the works, however, such as the first of our interviews, which will start with a Swedish video game developer for the September issue as we feature their game, an awesome platformer video game which has become one of our favorites.
September’s issue will be larger, with more features of the new format, and the format of Frontier Pop will evolve substantially over the next few months, with those changes being instantly retro-applied to everything published before on Frontier Pop.
These are exciting times!

UPDATE 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, however.
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 issues.
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 different.
With that, we look forward to resuming publication starting with the August issue in a few days.

UPDATE 07/31/14/1001 - Our podcast section has been updated. Our official podcast series for Frontier Pop will debut in 2015.

UPDATE 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 it).
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.

UPDATE 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 can respect.
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 avoid.
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.

07/23/14/0938 - 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.

UPDATE 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.

UPDATE 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 site.
The June issue, when retro produced, will be about another subject.
Sorry about the delay, and we shall see you in August 2014!

UPDATE 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!

UPDATE 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!

UPDATE 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.

Frontier 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.

For the current issue of Frontier Pop, please click on the cover image 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.


Frontier Pop issue 56 for August 2013: Back on Track.09/04/13/0901: Issue 56 for August 2013: “Back on Track”.
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 Crossing.
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.

Fronter Pop issue 50 for February 2013: The Love Issue09/04/13/0901: 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.

Video Game Emulation on Frontier Pop!08/20/13/0909: Frontier Pop Issue 33 for September, 2011, "Video Game Emulation".
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.

Welcome 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.
Frontier Pop. Know things. 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.
Fanboys..... Bow before your master. Frontier Pop. Know things.For 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 upon publication.
It's Frontier Pop! Frontier Pop. Know things.The 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, which includes, but is not limited to, access and reading the content, waives Frontier Pop and its publishers, affiliates, advertisers, and sponsors from any and all claims of liability. Use this site at your own risk, as all readers assume liability and the potential of the use of this site. We are also not responsible for anxiety, anger, and the feelings of those who feel that their rights have been infringed upon. Again, use at your own risk, as you assume all liability.
New frontiers begin with us. Frontier Pop. Know things.Subjects 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.
Please read the terms of use and the disclaimer associated with the use of Frontier Pop, as any use of this web site is covered by these statements, and all users are bound to them.
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