What I Learned from Mad-Eye Moody

What I Learned from Mad-Eye Moody

I was one of those lucky kids who got to read the Harry Potter books as I was growing up.

The first one came out when I was just a little tyke—it got devoured by my impressionable little brain in a matter of days. I spent years after that impatiently awaiting the next instalment of the story, then reading voraciously for a few days before starting the cycle all over again. Continue reading “What I Learned from Mad-Eye Moody”

Celebrating a Year of Blogging

Celebrating a Year of Blogging

Today, I sat down to start writing in the foulest mood.

I was running on maybe four hours of sleep, three cups of coffee, and a minimal amount of food because I forgot to go grocery shopping or just adult in general.

I had some ideas I wanted to write down, though, so I plugged in my headphones, stretched my hands, and got down to business. Continue reading “Celebrating a Year of Blogging”

My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real

My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real

Every now and again, I get bitten by the travel bug.

And lately, my computer at work has taken to rotating through a series of beautifully tropical vacation photos on its lock screen, which really isn’t helping.

So I’ve spent a lot of this week thinking about getaways, and honestly, there are so many places I’d love to visit—both in real life, and in fantasy.

Here’s where I would travel if they were real places! Continue reading “My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real”

How Geeks Inherited the Earth

How Geeks Inherited the Earth

Have you ever opened up a book, read the first few pages, and silently had the revelation that you had just read about your own life?

This past weekend, I read a book that did exactly that. It was magical.

Usually, when I get absorbed in a book like that, it’s some sort of fantastical adventure where the protagonist has a personality or worldview similar to my own. This time, though, I went a little out of my comfort zone with a social sciences book called I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture by A. D. Jameson. Continue reading “How Geeks Inherited the Earth”

On Life, Death, and Anime-inspired Tattoos

On Life, Death, and Anime-inspired Tattoos

I’ve always been fascinated by tattoos.

When I was in high school, in all the rebellious phases that a goody-two-shoes can have, I thought they were a great way to stand out and do something unique. I spent close to an entire school year’s worth of science classes designing ever-more-intricate patterns on the back of my left hand with my permanent markers. Continue reading “On Life, Death, and Anime-inspired Tattoos”