How Thor, Forky, and a Murder Book Taught Me Valuable Lessons in Self-Love

The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, but does NOT contain spoilers beyond anything that has already appeared in trailers or publicity for Toy Story 4. Viewer discretion is advised. ...sorry, I've just always really wanted to say that! It’s been awhile since writing one of these blog posts, because despite knowing what I wanted to say, I didn’t … Continue reading How Thor, Forky, and a Murder Book Taught Me Valuable Lessons in Self-Love

Miss Jones and I: How a Rom-Com Sets the Tone for My New Year

I have been struggling for awhile to figure out what would be my first blog of 2018, especially as I proved a complete failure at maintaining a consistent writing schedule in 2017 -- my profuse apologies in disappointing my hearty readership of two people! In all sincerity, this blog has, as I've stated before, only … Continue reading Miss Jones and I: How a Rom-Com Sets the Tone for My New Year

I Wrote a Piece of Fan Fiction for 10 Years and Here’s What Happened…

Fan fiction gets a bad rap, and that's mostly because of some of the more...strange products that end up on the internet. While we often see cringeworthy, oftentimes hilarious outcomes that freak out celebrities like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, or even have entire Twitter accounts devoted to some of the more outlandish musings (and let's not forget "My Immortal"), … Continue reading I Wrote a Piece of Fan Fiction for 10 Years and Here’s What Happened…

Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

Well, that's a wrap on a pretty insane year all told. I want to look back at 2016, warts and all, the good and the bad. I'm gonna do so in the only way I know how: through a movie reference. My favorite film of 2016 was undoubtedly La La Land (Chazelle, 2016), and my favorite song from … Continue reading Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016

30 Strange Things I’ve Learned About Myself from Studying Abroad

Well that's it, folks! My semester abroad in New Zealand has come to an end, and as I reflect on my past few months and all of the amazing things I had the crazy opportunities to accomplish, I realized that I've learned quite a few things about myself and about New Zealand. Let's discuss: 1. I can … Continue reading 30 Strange Things I’ve Learned About Myself from Studying Abroad

Never Trust a “Sold Out” Sign – Two Nights at the Auckland Writers Festival

Yesterday and today, I attended the 15th annual Auckland Writers Festival. Sadly, of the hundreds of lectures, signings, workshops and other events the Festival has going on, I could only attend two of the lectures, thanks in no small part to my student budget and crammed student schedule. But tonight, as I sit here thinking about the … Continue reading Never Trust a “Sold Out” Sign – Two Nights at the Auckland Writers Festival