December reading wrap-up

I ended my best reading year in recent memory with a lot of fantasy, a popular author, and a new favorite. Here’s my December 2020 reading wrap-up. Best of the month “She would nuzzle him, beginning to understand that just because he didn’t see something in her didn’t mean it wasn’t there, knowing there wasContinue reading “December reading wrap-up”

Three chords and a lie

The musical biopic genre is one of the most tried and true in Hollywood, and continually one of the most stale and cliche-riddled. Each of these films follows a formula, beginning with a complicated childhood, a moment where their early potential shines through, initial success, an internal conflict externalized (usually) by drug and alcohol abuse,Continue reading “Three chords and a lie”

Fast forward to the kiss

Binging television shows isn’t my strong suit. There was a time in my life where I was prolific, watching 4-5 episodes in one sitting, but that is no longer the case. My priorities shifted, my attention span dulled, my interests simply changed. Life catches up with you in that way. The art of binging aContinue reading “Fast forward to the kiss”

The legacy of trauma in IT: Chapter 2

When Stephen King’s IT was published in 1986, it courted controversy and became a massive bestseller – literally. With a length of over 1,100 pages, IT isn’t an easy read, but since the publication it has become one of King’s best-known works, one that many of his fans hold up as his best work. ITContinue reading “The legacy of trauma in IT: Chapter 2”

The art of being better

Overcoming a major trauma in one’s life makes for great entertainment. Seeing someone pull themselves out of addiction and self abuse is a trope as old as time, and there’s a reason it is still so incredibly common. Someone getting better in the physical sense is captivating, and in some cases relatable. However, while theContinue reading “The art of being better”

The fleeting feeling of Euphoria

One of the great joys of media consumption is its ability to spark nostalgia and memories. Whether it be plot-lines that remind you of a time and place, characters reminiscent of similar people in your life, or simply something you revisit that transports you back to the place you first experienced it, entertainment media hasContinue reading “The fleeting feeling of Euphoria”