Haunts: History, Storytelling, and the World of the Paranormal

Last year, thanks to an August spent recovering from Covid and a September spent recovering from a hysterectomy, I discovered what my trash is. Some people love watching reality TV or soaps. Some have a “guilty pleasure” (scare quotes because nothing that gives you joy and pleasure should be connected with guilt) of binging GameContinue reading “Haunts: History, Storytelling, and the World of the Paranormal”

I Made You Some Content: A Look at Image Control by Patrick Nathan

I feel it’s wrong to not recognize just how long it’s been since I wrote here. To be fair, there have been some things going on. To be more fair, blogging is not exactly the trendiest of things these days. Tiktok and Instagram are where it’s at and, while I have accounts with both ofContinue reading “I Made You Some Content: A Look at Image Control by Patrick Nathan”

Welcome to the Internet, or: Being An Artist in a Virtual World, Part 2

Originally, this post was going to be a long, thoughtful look at a single topic. I then realized I wasn’t as knowledgable about the topic as I wanted to. Before I could actually dig into the research, a Youtuber made a far more thought-provoking and in-depth video than I ever could have done in myContinue reading “Welcome to the Internet, or: Being An Artist in a Virtual World, Part 2”

Critiquing Patrick Rothfuss and JK Rowling, or: Being a Writer in Virtual World

Well, y’all… it’s been a while. Too long a while. I meant to start writing on here again ages ago but between the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the last year just generally being what it was for me personally and for the world, it just didn’t happen. But I’m back now. Why?Continue reading “Critiquing Patrick Rothfuss and JK Rowling, or: Being a Writer in Virtual World”

Where We Go From Here

I’ve delayed writing any sort of post dealing with the roller coaster that has been 2020 or explaining my silence here. The honest answer is that I was lost for words – I had no way to describer what I was experiencing in the middle of a pandemic, starting a job working from home, droppingContinue reading “Where We Go From Here”

Love and Libraries in the Time of Covid

We’re living in a very different world since I last wrote. March 11th I was on my way to class, processing a flurried day in the office. It was becoming apparent something had changed overnight. The week before, Covid-19 had been a growing concern, but nothing to urgently handle. The following week, the world wasContinue reading “Love and Libraries in the Time of Covid”

HF 4323, or: Why I’m asking you to email your representatives

I anticipated having a slow roll-out for this blog before tackling big issues but… such is not the state of our world. Let me introduce you to Bill H4 4323. This bill would reduce “aid to public libraries that host drag queen story hour.” It would frankly punish libraries financially for having this kind ofContinue reading “HF 4323, or: Why I’m asking you to email your representatives”

Welcome to the Library Zone

Hi all. It’s been a hot minute since I updated anything on here. If you’re stopping by, you’ll notice this site looks a little different. Okay, it looks a lot different. For one thing, there’s a lot of books pictured on the home page. The menu options are different. Large chunks of it are underContinue reading “Welcome to the Library Zone”

Bi Demi Me: Or, an Exploration in Sexual Identity

Hi there. It’s me. The blogger. For those of you who might be new here, here are some things to know about me: I’m a Hufflepuff. I’m starting a new job. I have watched Good Omens about five times in the last three months and I’m not about to stop rewatching it so help meContinue reading “Bi Demi Me: Or, an Exploration in Sexual Identity”

Another Midnight: A Reimagining of “Midnight In Paris”

I have a complicated relationship with the film Midnight in Paris. It was one of my favorite films in college, mainly because I loved that it featured 1920s Paris, time travel, and a plethora of my favorite actors. However, my feelings towards it have become more complicated as I’ve grown to understand more about WoodyContinue reading “Another Midnight: A Reimagining of “Midnight In Paris””