“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

Why I’m Not Saying “Good Riddance” to 2020

2020 has been one of the most challenging years of my life. Not excluding public problems, family and home life went under fire this year in a myriad of possible ways, and it has been a test, a trial, and a grievance. But it has also been a chance. A chance to become something more, … Continue reading Why I’m Not Saying “Good Riddance” to 2020

“A Mind in Good Order”: What Marcus Aurelius Gave Me for Advent

There have been few years like 2020. I'm coming to the end of the fall semester this week, and I know once I send in my final assignment, I shall flop onto the academic floor in a crumpled, romantic heap worthy of Dickensian applause. Or I may look more like Baby Yoda falling asleep. Either … Continue reading “A Mind in Good Order”: What Marcus Aurelius Gave Me for Advent

My Star Wars Renaissance: The (Sort of) Meaningless Rant of a Prequel Era Fan

So I just got back into Star Wars. I say got back because lately I've felt rather indifferent towards the whole fandom, and my extra time outside of school has been consumed by Doctor Who, dark academia, theology, and unlimited amounts of medieval literature. I've grown up on the original Star Wars trilogy. Luke, Han, … Continue reading My Star Wars Renaissance: The (Sort of) Meaningless Rant of a Prequel Era Fan