Connor Sheppard is a Portland-grown culture writer for The Manual. Intrigued from a young age by pop-culture and movies, he has developed into an experienced critic and consumer of all things media. From his time earning a bachelor's degree in digital communications at Oregon State University, he found a love for writing and sharing thoughts about the many films, shows, and events circulating throughout modern culture. When he's not working at one of his other jobs as a mint salesman or English teacher, you can find him watching classic films, obscure anime, and witty cartoons. He also enjoys his fair share of video games when the mood strikes.