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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)

A Steward in All Things

I write this in my dimly lit bedroom mere moments before I will settle into bed and open the current novel I find myself plowing through. Is there anything so lovely as an artistic, poetic rant? I happen to think not. This will be more of a word vomit than anything. Consider yourself warned. Reader, … Continue reading A Steward in All Things

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

On Being an Academically Inclined Latina and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

You know, I do not talk about my heritage as often as I would enjoy. For those of you who are unaware, I am a mixed bag of three races: Mexican (50%), African (25%), and European (25%). You can read all about my thoughts on being multi-racial in this post I wrote around this time … Continue reading On Being an Academically Inclined Latina and Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

“You will run, it will walk”: Grief and the Twelfth Doctor

My favorite incarnation of the Doctor is the twelfth. Peter Capaldi. Bottle-top crunching eyebrows and grumpy Scottish accent. When I first started watching Capaldi's take on the Doctor, I was somewhat indifferent and had to adjust quite rapidly to the sudden mood shift. First of all, allow me to explain that until I watched Capaldi's … Continue reading “You will run, it will walk”: Grief and the Twelfth Doctor