Dear Romance Writers

Dear Romance Writers, I’m sorry. When I was young, my mother only read Harlequin romance novels. I was constantly at odds with her about books. I was a dedicated spec-fic reader and thought everything else was “boring” and “stupid” (I was 10, so don’t cancel me). I attempted to read these books, to see if … Continue reading Dear Romance Writers

Didn’t Finish Diaries, January 2020: Nightwise by R. S. Belcher

I remember sitting in the theater the day X-men Origins: Wolverine came out, many moons ago. My popcorn was warm on my lap and my drink was sweating in my hand. It was just May, still not warm enough yet in Saskatchewan to warrant immediately downing the frigid drink. Still, I was EXCITED. I’d been … Continue reading Didn’t Finish Diaries, January 2020: Nightwise by R. S. Belcher

The State of “Vidding” and the Fall of YouTube: Deep Dive, January 2020

The burden of technology as an instrument of art is as follows. It begins as an idea, a seed that germinates into a tangible product. This product is used, at first, by a distinct niche, eventually evolving and growing and coming into the hands of the general public. The general public enjoys the technology, adopts … Continue reading The State of “Vidding” and the Fall of YouTube: Deep Dive, January 2020

The Backpack Chronicles: Depression, or Fighting Demons with a Feather Duster

Depression has become “mainstream”. I would argue that it still isn’t normalized, but mainstreamed in that it’s not a secret shame anymore. People talk freely about taking their medicine and going to therapy and having depression in wide-circulating media. This is good, I’m not going to argue that it isn’t. However, the more people know, … Continue reading The Backpack Chronicles: Depression, or Fighting Demons with a Feather Duster