Elora Powell

Elora Powell is a Bible college student from Portland, Oregon who spends her time analyzing, writing, and loving science fiction, and occasionally talking about herself in the third person.

Review: Love is an Orientation

By Elora Powell / July 8, 2017 /

Author: Andrew Marin Publisher: InterVarsity Press Genre: Nonfiction- Christian Testimonial Growing up in an evangelical context, Andrew Marin never gave much thought to the LGBT community, other than through condemning sermons and snide remarks — until three of his closest friends came out to him in the course of three months. Those experiences started him down a path…

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Review: I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You

By Elora Powell / July 1, 2017 /

Author/Illustrator: Yumi Sakugawa Publisher: Adams Media Genre: Comic/ Gift Book First published in Sadie Magazine and featured on BuzzFeed in 2012, this adorable story by comic artist Yumi Sakugawa garnered enough attention to earn it a hardcover release by Adams Media in 2014.  I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You fills that gap left by all the…

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Review: Star Trek: New Visions #2: Time’s Echo

By Elora Powell / March 10, 2017 /

Author: John Byrne Artists: Photo novel by John Byrne Publisher: IDW Genre: Science Fiction, Media Tie-In Rating: All Ages Star Trek: New Visions is a series of photonovels featuring the original crew of The Enterprise. The first issue came out in May 2014; twelve more have been released in subsequent years, with two scheduled to be released this year.…

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“Just Friends”

By Elora Powell / February 15, 2017 /

It might seem surprising, based on all the obsession and emphasis in the world around us, but there are a few people out there who really don’t care about romance. Really. Not just people who are bummed out by something that didn’t work, or have self-piteously given up on a romantic relationship. Some of us…

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NaNoWriMo: A Day in the Life

By Elora Powell / November 30, 2016 /

Date: Sometime in the middle of November–I’ve lost track of the days at this point. Location: The lounge on the second floor of my dorm building. My roommate went to bed several hours ago. Time: 2 AM I’m pushing through the last few pages that I was supposed to finish yesterday. These words can still…

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