2017 · Blogging · Events · Friendship · Self Reflection · Writing

Staying Shiny but (Not) Solitary: Ottawa ComicCon 2017 Part 2

I’ve been thinking about why cosplaying as River was a challenge ever since I teased about expanding upon that particular point in my last post. Oddly enough, watching the Beauty and the Beast adaptation with Emma Watson the other night was what clued me in to what is difficult about cosplaying a character like River, she is… Continue reading Staying Shiny but (Not) Solitary: Ottawa ComicCon 2017 Part 2

2017 · Blogging · Events · Ottawa · Photos · Writing

Six Years of Ottawa ComicCon: Stay Shiny Part 1

The fan life is the good life. This past weekend brought with it Ottawa ComicCon for the sixth year in a row and I once again turned up in true fangirl style – that is to say, in cosplay. Over the years I have catalogued my cosplays in blog posts to give myself a chance… Continue reading Six Years of Ottawa ComicCon: Stay Shiny Part 1

2016 · Blogging · Events · Ottawa · Writing

Fiery Yet Flowery: Fleur Delacour at Ottawa Comiccon

“It would take more zan a werewolf to stop Bill loving me!” – Fleur Delacour, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince *I think Molly Weasley learned never to underestimate Fleur after this interaction. I think I underestimated Fleur. Underestimating a woman is a dangerous game to play, be she fictional or not. Thankfully I emerged from… Continue reading Fiery Yet Flowery: Fleur Delacour at Ottawa Comiccon

2016 · Events · Fandoms · Ottawa

Five Years Later: Fleur Delacour at Comic Con 2016

I’m a hardcore Potterhead. For those of you who are not familiar with that term it applies to fans of J.K. Rowling’s book series Harry Potter. The word is also applicable to fans of the film adaptations of said books because in my mind book and movie fans have too much in common to fight over how they… Continue reading Five Years Later: Fleur Delacour at Comic Con 2016

2016 · Events · Music · Ottawa · Writing

Never Choose Your Band Name in High School

“And where does the heart get the strength from?” – from ‘Still Life’ by Dala On May 9th, 2013 my mom and I found ourselves at the National Arts Centre to see Dala perform.  My family was first exposed to the Canadian duo’s music several years earlier at a Stuart McLean Christmas show.  They captivated us during their… Continue reading Never Choose Your Band Name in High School

2016 · Blogging · Events · Writing

Thank You Alan Rickman

I do not remember my first Alan Rickman film.  It may have been the original Die Hard since I tended to watch movies like that at a young age with my parents. Of course, given my (almost) life long obsession with Harry Potter Alan Rickman has always been Severus Snape in my mind.  In the… Continue reading Thank You Alan Rickman

2015 · About Me · Blogging · Change · Dear Twenty Year Old Me · Events · Ottawa · Photos · Self Reflection · Self-Improvement · Writing

Dear Twenty Year Old Me: The Letter

There is so much that I never thought I was capable of until now. Four weeks ago I turned twenty years old and at the sound of my alarm that morning I reached for my ‘Dear Twenty Year Old Me’ letter which I had been saving since I was eleven years old.  When I was eleven… Continue reading Dear Twenty Year Old Me: The Letter