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The Heroes We Need

All image credit goes to the creators of the respective films or franchises that own them! Wonder Woman is owned by Detective Comics.  Doctor Who is owned by the BBC. Respective Game of Thrones characters are owned by HBO and George R. R. Martin. The Wonder Woman: Dawn of Justice movie was everything I could…… Continue reading The Heroes We Need

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Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

We all have that one book.  That book that took us from one thing and changed us into something else.   That book that took the broken pieces and put them right.  Sometimes it is directly the story inside the book.  Sometimes it is just the first book you picked up after something terrible. I searched…… Continue reading Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

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Tina Goldstein Wand: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I have wanted a Harry Potter-esqe wand since I first read The Sorcerer’s Stone in 2003.  Actually, I made one of my own (modeled after Hermione’s as well as an 11-year-old craftsperson with zero art skill can) a few years later.  When I was 12, my father made me a Time Turner.  These, unfortunately, have been lost…… Continue reading Tina Goldstein Wand: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Color Me Carrie

As a young child, I was awkward.  Not at all like any of the princesses or any of the other girls who were dainty and ladylike.  I was too tall, too thin, too athletic, too smart, too interested in “strange” things.  I remember being very young and hating how I looked and how my behavior…… Continue reading Color Me Carrie

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Seeker by Arwen Elys Davis: A Bibliophile’s Review

Before I get into this, it must be noted that I am a harsh critic when it comes to literature.  I have spent the vast majority of my life reading and developing my own tastes in the very foundations of every genre.  This does become a bit of a issue when faced with reviewing books…… Continue reading Seeker by Arwen Elys Davis: A Bibliophile’s Review

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The Opening Line is the Hardest: Or, What I Learned Writing the First Draft of My Novel

It is a long story – my journey to writing this, the first draft of Book of Zedrick (I do have a copyright on this FYI…).  It started, plainly, when I came to the realization that I was suffering from book fatigue. Book fatigue is the name I put to: when you, a reader, search and…… Continue reading The Opening Line is the Hardest: Or, What I Learned Writing the First Draft of My Novel

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Online

My sister posts stuff about NightVale. My girlfriends post nail art and DIYs. That guy on Tumblr blogs about depression. That YouTuber talks about her anxiety. My father is online. The girl next door pins kidnapping stories on Pinterest. My brother watches YouTube videos. My mother posts random political things. That other guy does paintings and…… Continue reading Online