20-Something · cosplay · life

What You Should Know About Cosplay

Cosplay is a beautiful, beautiful expression of art – of love and talent.  There is something empowering in building something with your hands (be it buying, making, commissioning). This post has been in the works for almost three months – so much research and love has gone into this that I hope it is (in some…… Continue reading What You Should Know About Cosplay

20-Something · bettering self · christmas · life

Christmas Thoughts

I always like to look at Christmas as the time of year to start anew. There are all these thoughts floating through my head about all these different projects I would like to start (some I need to finish): getting a t-shirt line going on redbubble and society6, starting a YouTube channel for bookish (nerdy)…… Continue reading Christmas Thoughts

20-Something · bettering self · change · life

The Unending Battle to Become Perfect

If there was a graph out there that had the fluctuations of how often pixie cuts came back into style, I would probably post it here, but I could not find one to prove my point. American culture (especially the one that exists online) is OB-freaking-SESSED with looking perfect. If you have ever noticed, whatever…… Continue reading The Unending Battle to Become Perfect

20-Something · author · bettering self · change · cosplay · life

Arwen Evenstar (Elven) Makeup Dupes for the Cosplayer on a Budget

This is the blog post nobody asked for, but I needed.  So, I’m putting my 6+ hours of research to use by pounding out a much-needed blog post (that is not on a topic themed to my blog AT ALL, but YOLO). I have been fighting a severe bout of tendinitis.  Since I was laid…… Continue reading Arwen Evenstar (Elven) Makeup Dupes for the Cosplayer on a Budget

20-Something · author · bettering self · book blogger · book review · books · life

Just in the Nick of Time

I was taking photos for my instagram this morning and I realized that there was a certain magic to reading I have taken for granted for quite a few years.   Books can transport you into a whole other world – multiple worlds.  I like to think that, in my fifteen years of reading, I’ve…… Continue reading Just in the Nick of Time

20-Something · author · bettering self · book blogger · change · life

September Mornings – Journal Post

The air is so clean this morning. As I write this, it refuses to blow through the open windows of my apartment and I am dreading my eight hours inside the retail store where I work.  I love my job, but I also miss early September mornings: the smell of things ending and new beginnings…… Continue reading September Mornings – Journal Post

20-Something · author · book blogger · halloween · life · spooktober

Spooktober Challenge (Spooky Story October Challenge)

The temperature dropped by four degrees last night. Fall is coming. Fall Is Coming. FALL IS COMING. That can only mean one thing: SPOOKTOBER. On my old blog website; every October, we took the time to write a short story (or draw a comic or draw a picture) every day.  So, basically, 30 days of…… Continue reading Spooktober Challenge (Spooky Story October Challenge)