Oops, My Depression Did It Again

The truth is, my head hasn’t been in the best place for the last month or so, and it’s been affecting me in a lot of ways I’m only just starting to understand.

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Some Changes

Unfortunately, this isn’t a blog post—I’m hoping to have one out in the next week or so, and it’ll be Marvel themed, wink wink—but for now, I wanted to say a couple things. I got back home from my study abroad exchange less than forty-eight hours from the time of writing this post, and today […]

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4 More Podcasts To Listen To

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about some of favourite podcasts and why I like them. Well, I’ve been listening to some new stuff recently, and I wanted to share them. RIDICULOUS HISTORY Once again, I’m a big ol’ history nerd, and this podcast—which is produced by the same company that produces […]

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

2018 was a lot for a lot of people. There were a lot of ups and downs, a lot of great news stories and a lot of bad ones. There were a lot of horrible things that happened last year, but there were also a lot of good things, too. For me personally, 2018 was kind of a rollercoaster.

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The Tumblr Ban and the End of an Era

I have a complicated relationship with Tumblr.

I’ve been on the site for over seven years, and it’s my most-used social media platform. And although I routinely refer to it as a hell-site and a toxic dumpster fire, it still has a place in my heart. It was one of the first spaces where I felt like I could be myself, and it helped me grow into the nerd and writer I am today.

Yet I also recognize that it’s not without faults. And one of its biggest is that today, Tumblr banned all adult content in a move that while not yet platform-threatening, has huge consequences for the future of the site.

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Why I Love Halloween

Look, spooky things are great. I may not be a horror movie aficionado, but as I grew up, I found myself leaning more and more towards spooky stuff. Scooby-Doo? Count me in. Tim Burton movies? Yes please. My favourite parts of Disney films tended to be the creepier bits, like Maleficent’s scenes or the forest in Beauty in the Beast. Now I’m a (soon to be) twenty-year-old with an obsession with The Addams Family and Buzzfeed Unsolved.

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What I Learned From My First Journalism Job

I learned this summer that you have to figure out what people are interested in talking about and what they don’t want to talk about. I learned when to press people and when to step back and let them do the talking, when to ease up and let them get comfortable and when you can go deeper. And while I already knew that sometimes people just don’t want to talk, and you can’t force them, I also learned that sometimes people just need a little nudge and they’ll open up so beautifully.

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