In keeping with a poetry theme for the week, here's a selection from my CW class in college. Just One should never be just anything. Things are never just fine. That’s just a saying that keeps prying curiosities at bay. We are never just tired. Fatigue is gauged by more than how long our … Continue reading Just
Thought I'd share a poem I wrote several years ago for an English assignment when my old desktop computer (which I still have and still works) was constantly blue screening, much to my frustration. Blue Screen Go away, blue screen. With your white words that no one with average intelligence understands. I’m trying to … Continue reading Blue Screen
What’s in a Name?
Nicknames are a curious thing. Monikers earned due to a specific event, a casual simplification of a name, or a specific trait. Though I'm mostly referred to by my actual given name, I've had a few nicknames over the years, and while some have lingered, others have faded away - for the better, in some … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
For a very long time - like, half of my life - I hated pancakes. I refused to eat them, even at the annual pancake dinner fundraiser held at my church. The very thought of them - and their fluffy, syrupy goodness - made me feel nauseous. Same goes for waffles and any other similar … Continue reading Pancakes
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 my … Continue reading Resolve
It Feels Like Christmas
When I think of Christmas, I think of the candlelight services at church on the 24th, with friends and family coming together to celebrate in the birth of Christ. The Christmas hymns, the haunting thrum of the organ and sailing voices of the choir. Over a hundred tiny candles glowing valiantly through the darkness as … Continue reading It Feels Like Christmas
Five “Anytime” Films
Everyone has at least one "anytime" movie - a movie that, while scrolling through the channels on a rainy Saturday, you can tune into no matter how many times you have seen it, and still enjoy it. And here are a handful of my favorite "anytime" movies! 1.) Jumanji (1995) Whenever this film comes into … Continue reading Five “Anytime” Films
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. The … Continue 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 so … Continue reading Scary Neighbor Lady
Manga Mondays #1: Beauty Pop by Kiyoko Arai
Back in my teenage years, I was a big-time manga collector, and now, in my twenties, I still have shelves full of different volumes and series. While my anime preferences trend more toward the action-based/sci-fi/fantasy/mecha titles, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wolf's Rain, Inuyasha, Attack on Titan, Last Exile, and Cowboy Bebop, my manga tastes stray … Continue reading Manga Mondays #1: Beauty Pop by Kiyoko Arai