Author Q&A with Maribeth Barber: the Operation Lionhearted Blog Tour

Good morning, ladies, gents, and distinguished guests. *tips hat* It really is sweater weather in my corner of the world. The winds are blowing, the leaves are dancing off the trees, and I'm trying to get my hands on every pumpkin flavored coffee and/or pastry that I can before the season disappears. Call me basic, … Continue reading Author Q&A with Maribeth Barber: the Operation Lionhearted Blog Tour

The (Kind of Late) Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

"Friends, Romans, countrymen! Lend me your ears!" Happy Monday, all. How are you on this bright September morning? It's fall, and I could not be happier about it. School is back in session, and it's almost time to break out the sweaters. I have been seeing this lovely mid-year book tag going around and while … Continue reading The (Kind of Late) Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Five Academia Films to Usher in the Spirit of the Fall Semester

Therefore, as I apply myself to learning, may I be mindful that all created things are your creative expression, that all stories are held within your greater story, and that all disciplines of order and design are a chasing after your thoughts—so that greater mastery of these subjects will yield ever greater knowledge of the … Continue reading Five Academia Films to Usher in the Spirit of the Fall Semester

“College is a Tale Told by an Idiot:” Random Thoughts on Graduating University

What ho, chaps? Boy oh boy, am I writing from a jubilant position today. There have been many victorious moments in my life, but few so triumphant as what occurred this past Thursday evening. I finished my bachelor's degree program. As in, I graduated university for the first time and officially have a bachelor of … Continue reading “College is a Tale Told by an Idiot:” Random Thoughts on Graduating University

Beautiful and Terrible: I Need to Talk About Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto

Happiest of Mondays, friends! Let's talk about one of my favorite films of all time: Apocalypto. I had to revisit it for a film class, and with the analysis paper I wrote still fresh in my mind, I thought I would share my thoughts with you all. Apocalypto is a 2006 film from the *coughs* infamous … Continue reading Beautiful and Terrible: I Need to Talk About Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto

Why I Love The Legend of Zelda Game Series

"Hey, listen!" (*comment below if you caught that reference*) Is Emily writing about video games? And did she just disappear for a month AGAIN after pledging herself to this blog? Yes to both of those, my beloved friends. *sighs wearily* It's been a struggle trying to write for my (last three) summer classes and this … Continue reading Why I Love The Legend of Zelda Game Series

In Retrospect of Rejection Letters (ft. an explanation of my absence)

I want to do an unprecedented and eccentric thing.... Even now such eccentric and extraordinary things utterly delight me. I simply don't fit into the category of staid and conventional people.Fyodor Dostoevsky *coughs* Wow. It's been a bit since I blogged, hasn't it? My last post being February 1, that puts me at well over … Continue reading In Retrospect of Rejection Letters (ft. an explanation of my absence)

Why I Loved The Secret History and the Invasion of Academic Aesthetics

"Death is the mother of beauty," said Henry."And what is beauty?""Terror.""Well said," said Julian. "Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming."I looked at Camilla, her face bright in the sun, and thought of line from the Iliad I love so much, about Pallas Athene and the terrible … Continue reading Why I Loved The Secret History and the Invasion of Academic Aesthetics