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

2017 · About Me · Change · Grad School · Humanities · Self Reflection · Writing

So, What’s Next?

Maybe I don’t want to be ready yet. Maybe I don’t want to say goodbye. Well, life is not fair and this blog post is long overdue. I suppose that statement only stands if you believe that two weeks is a long time, but when I was a kid and I went off to camp each summer two… Continue reading So, What’s Next?

2017 · Change · Humanities · Self Reflection · Writing

Embracing 2017: Waving Through a Window

Have you ever waited at a window for someone to appear? Sometimes life feels like that. It’s odd, as graduation approaches I figured that my colleagues and I would get closer. I thought we’d huddle together in the face of the future but we haven’t and surprisingly, that’s okay by me. I tend to not… Continue reading Embracing 2017: Waving Through a Window

2016 · About Me · Change · Self Reflection · Self-Improvement · Writing

Preparing for 2017: The Semantics of Friendship

Christmas was quiet this year. Very quiet. I find that I quite enjoy the quiet simply because it is not often that my mind, heart, and soul are capable of resting in the moment. To be completely fair, I have spent a great deal of my holiday sleeping, as much as possible, whenever possible. I… Continue reading Preparing for 2017: The Semantics of Friendship

2016 · Change · politics · Writing

America, Please Wear Your Hope Proudly

I had so much hope when I went to sleep on November 8, 2016. I had so much hope for waking up the next day to a new world, a brighter world, a world sprinkled with glass shards from the glass ceiling that would have shattered and glinted in the sun like the glitter I… Continue reading America, Please Wear Your Hope Proudly

2016 · About Me · Blogging · Music · Self Reflection · white noise · Writing

White Noise

It’s too loud. Life is too loud. Maybe that is why I spend a great deal of my time plugged into my phone or laptop. It’s easier to control the amount of sound I consume when I’m plugged in because the world seems set to overwhelm me at every possible turn. Now, don’t get me… Continue reading White Noise