Hi friends! This is 50% a post to announce that I have a YouTube channel now, which you can follow here! As you can see, the most recent video is my #SapphicAThon round 3 TBR! The SapphicAThon is running from May 18th to May 25th and my friends Jami @JamiShelves and Tash and I are … More I Have a BookTube Channel Now! (NOT Clickbait) (Also, SapphicAThon!)
“We’ll stop beating this dead horse when it stops spitting out money.” -Repeat Stuff, Bo Burnham. Crossposted with HerCampus.
Hi! Hello to the many wonderful followers of this blog (oh hey, thanks for 3k.) I have been, as many of you may have noticed, on an unofficial hiatus for the last month, my first month of college. The good news is that I absolutely love college, I’ve literally never been this happy in my … More An Announcement of Rebranding This Blog
The first time I cried this month was August 1st, at 12:30 a.m., ringing in the new month. Ringing it in, specifically, by listening to Mitski’s Class of 2013 at 12:30 am in Wrightsville Beach, NC. I do not know why I chose to do this. Listening to the lyrics “Mom, am I still young? … More Top Five Things That Made Me Cry in the Month Before I Left For College
By popular demand, and also by the demands of how long my monthly wrap-up posts have been taking recently, this is a new series in which I’ll be reviewing albums in fives! I do a lot of album listening and am really into music (even though a lot of my actual listening tends to just … More Reviewing Albums 15-20 of 2019 (Featuring Taylor Swift, Hozier, and Maggie Rogers)
When I first started blogging, I didn’t know where to start on blogging. I wanted to write up a basic guide on getting arcs for other fellow beginners!
When this post goes up, I’ll be flying across the country to Bryn Mawr college. I am so, so excited, and also so, so caught up in overthinking everything. When I get existential but also excited, I cope with it by making way too many playlists. My Spotify account is more organized than my life … More I Know I’m Not a Music Blog But Here Are Several Playlists I Have Made Anyway
I don’t know if you guys have noticed by now but I love Mitski. I adore Mitski and I think she’s the most beautiful and most talented person in the whole world and I created an entire playlist for beginner Mitski listening that you can find right here and also I don’t do anything with my … More Performance of Pain as Catharsis and Mitski
This is an essay I’ve wanted to write many times but I think I’m actually going to now. It is impossible to, across the board, say that we will stop consuming or liking media when a creator is exposed as being problematic, because there are too many ambiguities to these situations to blanket-statement. The thing … More Unfortunately, We All Live In A Society
I’ve been thinking a lot about the use of bigotry in stories and more specifically, about bigotry in worldbuilding. And I think the thing is that with homophobia, or racism, or ableism, in worldbuilding, there needs to be a point to bigotry existing within a narrative. It needs to be something your story critiques and … More And So, Bigotry and Pain Require Intent, As Indeed Most Things Do
So, in case you’ve been reading my updates, I am trying to write a book, that I also haven’t been talking about very much on this blog, partially because I’ve just literally been blogging less (I think taking a blog hiatus might have backfired). I have a twitter thread of some of the writing updates … More Let’s Talk About Ideas Coming Back Time and Time Again In Writing
When I was in eighth grade, still a sexuality-questioning thirteen year old, our high school Spectrum club came to visit the middle school and talk about sexual orientation. I asked, in a do-de-do I’m totally straight why would you ask that kind of way, two questions: What’s the difference between bisexuality and pansexuality? And how … More So What Is Gay Culture, Anyway?
I read and watch a lot of movie reviews. And I often hate those movie reviews. On the reviewing scene recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of critical analysis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of this analysis seems to hold that the MCU is great and above criticism; some holds that it’s turn-your-brain-off trash … More The Nature of Media Criticism, as Applied To One Very Terrible and One Very Good Marvel Movie
I’m not addicted to social media most of the time. I mean, I pull myself away when I feel myself drawing too far; I frankly hate Instagram and barely use it. But I’ve been suspended for Twitter for twelve days and. Well. I miss it. And not for reasons of addiction, but because I feel … More Petition For Twitter To Reactivate Me
Lessons were learned, mistakes were made, posts were written.