Current Tunes #2

 Perfect – Ed Sheeran ft. Beyonce I haven’t been the biggest fan of Ed Sheeran’s music (with the exception of “I See Fire” from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which I love) but the new duet with Beyonce is literally PERFECT. It’s so sweet and lovely and the lyrics totally hit the mark, and thisContinue reading “Current Tunes #2”

Favorite Books and Films 2017 Edition!

Favorite books! (In no particular order!) 1.) Age of Heroes Trilogy – Kelley Armstrong I got so engrossed in this series that I plowed through the last book in one sitting, even though I had to be up early for work the next day. I loved how different the two heroines (sisters Ashyn and Moria) areContinue reading “Favorite Books and Films 2017 Edition!”

Resolve

I know making resolutions for the new year is horrendously cliche, and about 90% of them are doomed to failure, but I’m going to do it anyway, and hope I have enough resolve in me to keep them. Nothing that will change the world, but will hopefully change me. Firstly, I need to fix myContinue reading “Resolve”

Writing Rewind #13: Wings of Fate Chapter 8 Part 2

*I will only be making Friday posts for the month of December. Regular Monday and Friday posting will resume in January.* WOW, it’s been a while since my last post. Not because I’ve been avoiding it this time, but because I’ve been swamped with work and other things, but now I’m ready to re-embark onContinue reading “Writing Rewind #13: Wings of Fate Chapter 8 Part 2”

Worth 1000 Words #11: In the Bleak Midwinter

*I will only be making Friday posts for the month of December. Regular Monday and Friday posting will resume in January.* Now that December has blustered into my neck of the woods, bringing cold winds, the scent of pine, and absolutely ridiculous inflatable holiday decorations adorning the yards of my neighbors, I have a confessionContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #11: In the Bleak Midwinter”

Do Trailers Ruin Movies?

Over the last few months, I have been actively avoiding any movie trailers or clips for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in an attempt to avoid spoilers. I won’t be seeing it until Christmas Eve, per family tradition, so I try to avoid as much info as possible until I finally get toContinue reading “Do Trailers Ruin Movies?”

Five Memorable Film-Going Experiences

Sometimes, it’s not the film itself that makes a film-going experience memorable… sometimes, it’s the circumstances surrounding it. And I’ve had a handful of these experiences during my years as a film “buff”… 1.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 (2011) I made it to the front page of the paper for thisContinue reading “Five Memorable Film-Going Experiences”

Manga Monday #8: Sugar Princess by Hisaya Nakajo

Hisaya Nakajo’s shojo manga Hana-Kimi is, at this moment, my favorite manga series of all time. When I first finished it, I binged the Taiwanese drama adaptation (loved it) and eagerly picked up her next series, Sugar Princess, when it was released. And, though it’s been a while since I read it, I remember twoContinue reading “Manga Monday #8: Sugar Princess by Hisaya Nakajo”

A Strange Thing to Fear

Fear is a common conversation topic this time of year, as decorated pumpkins take residence on porches and stoops, season lattes feature on every coffee shop menu, mainstream and hipster alike, and Freeform starts airing Hocus Pocus seventy times in a week. Personally, I’ve got a couple of common fears. Spiders/insects. Open ocean. Mascots. TheContinue reading “A Strange Thing to Fear”

Scary Neighbor Lady

A few years ago, the trick-or-treat night in my neighborhood fell on an evening in which my last college class for the day ended at 6:30 PM. I lived alone at the time, and, as bad as it makes me sound, I had no interest in participating in trick-or-treat. I usually just turn the lights off soContinue reading “Scary Neighbor Lady”