Valerie (Complex) Greene

Freelance Writer

United States of America

I am a military veteran who turned writing into a profession. In the three years since I began writing, I have intermediate search engine optimization (SEO) experience to include working with keywords, measuring keyword density, and using the Wordpress and CMS formats.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Ghost in the Shell - IGN

Test your Ghost in the Shell Knowledge. Ghost in the Shell is one of the most popular Japanese animated series of all time, and one of the few to hit the mainstream in America. The existential themes coupled with the ground-breaking animation from Production I.G.

A Go To Guide For Japanese Anime Beginners! | Nerdist

I was first introduced to Japanese anime series and OVAs (original video animation) at 10 years old, back when laser disc was still popular. I had no idea what to look for, but I met someone who led me in the right direction.

12 Animals That Have Been Arrested or Suspected of Crimes

One of the great things about humanity is, for the most part, we understand the difference between right and wrong. Humans also understand there are consequences to their actions. Animals, not so much. Since this is the case, surely, animals shouldn't be susceptible to police arrest, righ...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Intersectionality In Donald Trump's America

The Trump administration has got people acting so out of pocket. As the autonomy of women is stripped away by this white, male, republican regime, the talk of solidarity echoes throughout society. Many of these executive orders affect women directly, so feminists are rallying together to send a word to the President and his administration that women are united - or are they?

Long Movie Trailers Are Ruining The Movie-Going Experience

Movie trailers have become an important part of film marketing. It's all tethered in with the cinematic experience. What makes movie trailers so valuable is building up the anticipation and excitement with a targeted audience, which, hopefully, translates into a successful opening weekend. The first movie trailer premiered in 1913 for the film The Pleasure Seeker.

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5 Major Hollywood Mysteries

Hollywood is not all glitz, glamour, and cinema. A lot of things happen behind closed doors—so much so that what is considered the "truth" is not always as it seems. Here, we take a look at five major Hollywood mysteries.

Why Gaming Is Therapeutic for Those With PTSD

Video games immerse the player in a virtual world that exposes them to new environments and experiences. Players have a wealth of options to choose from, as gaming graphics and technology of the industry has come a long way.

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5 Likely Ways the Apocalypse Could Happen According to Science

Some high-profile names like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk argue that "full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," although, to be fair, the scientific community as a whole is divided over this scenario. Nevertheless, as technology becomes more advanced, the debate over AI ethics and safety concerns will likely only increase.

Deadly Fashion Trends in History

The price to look good sometimes causes sharp pain and discomfort. "Fashion is pain," as some say, but is it worth dying for? Throughout history, there have been some questionable fashion trends that have left its wearers disfigured for life, or even dead from wearing the item.

X-Men Apocalypse : Fox Wins But People of Color Lose

Don't expect this movie to rely heavily on the source material. Director Bryan Singer presents a film that's a hodge-podge of various stories made up by people who know nothing about the X-Men. Aside from Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Apocalypse (Oscar Issac, doing well with whatever the hell he is given) being...

Reporting Sexual Assault in the Military: Ciera Bridges' Experience

Like most youth, Ciera Bridges felt lost. Unsure of the type of career she wanted to pursue, she decided to join the military in hopes of gaining long-term work experience. When Ciera first met the men who would eventually become her harassers, they appeared like welcoming individuals who were ready to help her adjust to life on the base, but things began to get uncomfortable very quickly.