Films & Shows, My Writing

Scariest 6-Minute Movie
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In the spirit of Halloween, I couldn’t resist writing this post. Because what is Halloween, really, if not an attempt to make everybody wet their pants?

Behold! The scariest 6-minute movie (*cough* starring Winston and Puder *cough*) in existence!

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say Winston and Puder, you probably missed a blog post. Here’s what to do: DO NOT click on this link. It will make your eyes fall out. There will be much burning and unpleasantness.) Continue Reading

Books

Harry Potter Sweets
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I’ve always had really weird yet strong opinions about which months belong in which seasons.

December is the only winter month, because Wintriness=Christmas in my mind. Spring lasts from January to May, which means the weather goes from Cold/Blah to Grey-Roadside-Slushy-Blah to Actual Spring. Summertime contains June, July, and August. And fall (or its more dignified twin, autumn) has the months of September, October, and November.

That being said, my mental calendar (or mentally disturbed calendar, whichever you prefer) failed me last month. I totally forgot that September was the beginning of fall. And my forgetfulness had nothing to do with the warmness of the weather or being in Florida or having a crazy month, obviously. Continue Reading

Films & Shows

Psych
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It’s already almost October, which means it’s time—for no particular reason—for me to write a post about Psych (a.k.a. the best TV show EVER.)

WARNING: My brother and I literally watched this show every week-day for at least four years. We could probably reenact some of the episodes, so if this sounds like the obsessed rantings of a madwoman, then I must compliment your sense of hearing disagree.

Things to Love:

1. It’s not super serious.

Unlike some TV shows full of murder, mayhem, and constant fear that SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE, Psych keeps the dead people at a minimum.* Even in the most serious episodes, Shawn is making jokes and Gus is threatening to kill him. And in the least serious episodes, well… there’s an episode where they find out who murdered a sea lion, so that’s all I have to say about that. Continue Reading

Hodgepodge

Disney
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Everybody smile like you’re having a good time.—Said some woman outside of Thunder Mountain Railroad who was probably talking to her children.

I AM BACK. And I did have some fun. So there’s that.

Also, in a surprising turn of events, my family and I did not die, which is what I would call a successful vacation.

But in all seriousness, I learned a good handful of things about hurricanes while we were in Florida.

1. If you want to have a whole plane all to yourself, always fly right before a hurricane. (I technically learned this in the Indianapolis Airport.)

34 people. 34 people including us, plus the crew. That was everyone on our flight down to Orlando…and it was amazing. There were no loud children (more on that later), you could sit wherever you pleased, and you could get honey roasted peanuts and  pretzels. #Blessed. Continue Reading

My Writing

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There are some things that you may find helpful to know about Winston and Puder. For instance, you might be interested to know that they both come from very, very  long lines of Winstons and Puders before them. Or, it might intrigue you that Puder’s middle name is Daniel and Winston’s is Stiensteelic. Or, at the very least, you might find it absolutely fascinating that Puder is Winston spelled backward, minus the vowels, upside-down. But I’m not talking about any of these things today. In fact, I’m not even talking (typing?) because I made a super awesome infographic to transport all this information from my mind to yours. Continue Reading

Books

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Hello to everyone! Family, friends, random nice people, and bots from all over the world that are indexing this page.

Today I would like to share with you a few of my favorite literary quotes. Some of them I’ve loved for years, and others have become my favorites in the past few days as soon as I realized they existed.

So without further ado, I shall bestow them upon you in no particular order, because you can’t rate greatness.

1.

“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” Continue Reading

Hodgepodge

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In my humble opinion, which is 100% right all the time, rainy days make the best any day. There’s something magical about them that can dial your senses to eleven, or release all the tightness around your neck at the sound of the first downpour, or possess you to build a blanket fort and then do nothing but watch movies in it all day long. Even if you have school work.

Another thing that’s wonderful about rain (which you’ve probably already guessed if you’ve read the title) is the itch that you get to snuggle up with a good book. Continue Reading

My Writing

Winston and Puder
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If you have even a slight idea of what this post’s about, you probably didn’t click on it. You saw it in your inbox or in your browser. You sighed. And then you decided you wouldn’t touch it with a ten (thousand) foot pole. If you are reading this, then something terrible must have happened to your brain because I know that your judgment isn’t normally this bad.

You’ve been warned.

Now, where should I start? Ah, yes. *Clears throat.*

“A long time ago in a galaxy far—” *clears throat again.* Wrong story. Sorry. Continue Reading

Films & Shows

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Guardians of the Galaxy is unlike any other Marvel movie. It doesn’t fit in with the average superhero-y feel. This is a little bit because the Guardians save the ENTIRE UNIVERSE, not just, you know, one planet. And the characters are also rougher, more anti-heroes, not always being led by the “right” motives. But one thing that distinguishes it the most is its music.

It’s been agreed by basically everyone that the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is amazing. Even if the movie had supremely stunk (which it didn’t), the music would have pulled it through. As it is, adding the movie and music together is something like, let me do the math….. (100%)(∞)+(100%)(∞). Continue Reading

Books

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Gred and Forge. There, I said it.

Oh, you wanted more than that? Then turn to page 394. 😀

Harry Potter has a lot going for it. Action. Humor. Quidditch. But the core of what makes Harry Potter great is quality writing and storytelling. And we’re going to start with the writing.

Writing Quality

• Style

One of the best things about the series is its style. It isn’t weighted down by dull descriptions or dialogue that stretches on for pages. Instead, it’s light, slightly whimsical, and sarcastic at times, drawing you further into the story. Continue Reading