I Have a BookTube Channel Now! (NOT Clickbait) (Also, SapphicAThon!)

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!)

Top Five Things That Made Me Cry in the Month Before I Left For College

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

Reviewing Albums 15-20 of 2019 (Featuring Taylor Swift, Hozier, and Maggie Rogers)

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)

I Know I’m Not a Music Blog But Here Are Several Playlists I Have Made Anyway

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

And So, Bigotry and Pain Require Intent, As Indeed Most Things Do

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

Let’s Talk About Ideas Coming Back Time and Time Again In Writing

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

The Nature of Media Criticism, as Applied To One Very Terrible and One Very Good Marvel Movie

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