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

A DC Comics Villain Made Me a Better Me

This article features no spoilers for the 2016 Warner Bros. Film, Suicide Squad.  Despite having mixed feelings about DC’s latest film endeavor Suicide Squad, I came away with one resounding impression: Harley Quinn was rad. I first learned about Harley Quinn/Dr. Harleen Quinzel from a high school friend who has cosplayed as her for years (and loves her … More A DC Comics Villain Made Me a Better Me

Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

I have been absolutely obsessed with the notion of Me Before You since the trailer premiered in February. Even though I, a cinephile who is studying criticism, should have immediately waved it off as a silly chick flick, I found myself absolutely giddy. May couldn’t come soon enough! Well. It’s June. New Zealand got Me Before You a month … More Me Before “Me Before You,” and Me Afterwards

Courage and Kindness

This is a silly blog. Don’t think I don’t know it. I know that the only people who take a look at it are very kind friends, my mother (hi, mom!), and, according to WordPress statistics, someone in Bulgaria (so “Zdravei” to you, friend!). I write it mostly for practice. I have a lot of thoughts … More Courage and Kindness

Taking a Leap or: How to Fall with Style

Yesterday was February 29th, or leap day. To celebrate, I jumped (or, “leapt,”) off the tallest structure in New Zealand. Taller than the Eiffel Tower, the Seattle Space Needle, and the Sydney Tower (Take THAT, Australia! …yes, the rivalry has already begun…), the Sky Tower is truly an architectural marvel that powerfully looms over the city of Auckland … More Taking a Leap or: How to Fall with Style