Before They Were Cool

Most of you have probably heard the term, "I liked ______ before he/she/it/they were cool," at least once. It becomes a point of pride for some folks, when something underrated suddenly explodes in popularity, and they can claim that they have been a fan since the start, or nearly the start. Or, they can lord... Continue Reading →

Graduation

Graduation season is upon us once again. Caps flying through the air, tassels waving to and fro, and young minds full of dreams ready to take on the world. I faced both graduations - high school and college - with a measured mix of trepidation and excitement. Eagerness for the next chapter, and fear for... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Dir: Rob Letterman Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and more. Runtime: 1hr 44min Spoiler Level: Light! As someone who was around back in the late nineties, when the Pokemon sensation swept the globe, I remember the craze when it was at full glory. Not only that, but I actively participated... Continue Reading →

Reader’s Delight

As a birthday treat to myself, I bought a grab bag from Out of Print. I had previously bought a sweatshirt and some socks from them over Christmas and was super impressed with the quality, so when the grab bags came back in stock I jumped on the opportunity to buy one. And I thought... Continue Reading →

Rose of Autumn

(I wrote this poem a few years back for an unfinished fantasy story that will likely never see the light of day. It's about a woman who eventually became a queen,widely revered for her beauty and feared for her skill with an ax and her prickly attitude. I actually like how it came out, so... Continue Reading →

Why not both?

I'm sure y'all have seen the meme that has come to be known across the internet as "Why not both?" It looks like this, for the unfamiliar: I think about it often, especially when I see debates over certain topics popping up across the internet, or in everyday life. There seems to be things that... Continue Reading →

Unexpected

When I was in 6th grade, my classmates and I participated in a program at a place called Exchange City. Basically, we were to apply for jobs, learn how to interview, and, once our positions were secured, we went on a field trip to a makeshift "city" set up where we were told to run... Continue Reading →

Favorite Tropes

Writers are often advised to avoid certain tropes in their writing, but let's face it... some tropes/cliches are unavoidable. And some are irresistible! Tropes and cliches can be bad, don't get me wrong.  They are dreaded and spurned for a reason. They can break a story and turn a reader away from a book or... Continue Reading →

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