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the Usurper pt. II – Brynn’s Secret

The second installment of our short film series, the Usurper, is now available on YouTube.  Brynn’s Secret takes us a step further inside the Faraday family and the true nature of the Usurper is revealed.  Some questions are answered but many more are raised.

MPH Podcast EP #3 – Poparella From Downtown

Poparella finally arrives to claim her throne as the co-host in this episode of Mousepad Heroes!  We delve in to her nerd origin story as she takes us through how she discovered YouTube, some of her favorite personalities and how she created her own channel.  Next we ponder the nature of the characters in our short film series, the Usurper [spoilers ahead] and discuss what may be next for the Faradays.  From there we spend some time discussing Pop’s favorite game, Roblox and the role playing community she geeks out with in that world.

Links & stuff:

Poparella’s YouTube Channel



We Need More of This Chicken

The divisiveness unfolding across the US and on social media is threatening to touch off the next American civil war.  It’s almost inescapable.  Comedians, streamers and other usually reliable sources for yuks and daily diversion are mired in the fray as well.  Where I used to find Rick Astley and Patrick Stewart, I’m now finding Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer.  (In fairness, the Conway and Spicer memes have been pretty funny)  These are truly extraordinary times we’re living in, and in all seriousness the gravity of that situation is not lost on me.  That being, I need a break and I’m not finding in the places I normally turn to.

And this chicken happened to me on Facebook.

And my faith in the Internet was restored.  We need more of this chicken and less of that other guy in a big way.

the Usurper – An Original Short Film

The Mousepad Heroes team is proud to announce that our first short film is now available on YouTube.  the Usurper tells the story of Jack Faraday and one seemingly normal day that goes horribly wrong.  Or does it?  The Usurper’s true nature is not revealed and Jack’s fate is left hanging in the balance.  Enjoy this fine work of Internet film and stay tuned for more installments.