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I’m Writing a Thing! (Novel WIP+awkward video)

I don't often put my fiction up for others to see, but through the encouragement of some friends, I'm going to give it a shot! I've been an aspiring novelist for about as long as I can remember (or as early as 10 years old, at least), but I've always been very selective on who… Continue reading I’m Writing a Thing! (Novel WIP+awkward video)

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Why We Need to Stop Dismissing Critical Analysis of Popular Media (a.k.a 7 common arguments that just aren’t a justifiable excuse)

A couple of years ago, for completion of my Masters degree, I centered my thesis around one of my favourite book series, that being Veronica Roth's¬†Divergent Trilogy¬†(this was before any subsequent companion novels were released). The first time I read the trilogy, I loved it; it was enthralling, made me feel empowered, and as a… Continue reading Why We Need to Stop Dismissing Critical Analysis of Popular Media (a.k.a 7 common arguments that just aren’t a justifiable excuse)

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Meeting my Best Internet-Friend in Person for the First Time (a.k.a friendship knows no distance)

Many of us have made friends with people we've never met in person, thanks to the magic that is the internet. Sometimes, we hold them as close (or closer than) the friends that we see in person on a daily basis. But when you finally meet someone you've known for a decade on your computer… Continue reading Meeting my Best Internet-Friend in Person for the First Time (a.k.a friendship knows no distance)