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The Inherent Burnout of Social Media Activism

CW: This post will include mentions of mass violence and shootings. Last week, following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, I found myself a bit overwhelmed and desperately needing a break from the endless cycle of grief on Instagram and the news. This wasn’t a new occurrence: following last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I worked myself into a panic … Continue reading The Inherent Burnout of Social Media Activism

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Monthly Mixtape #15 | flight

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Monthly Mixtape, a music feature created by Eve @ Twist in the Taile and me, Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages. Here’s how it works: each month, we give you a one-word prompt, and you make a playlist. We welcome you to interpret the prompt however you want and with whatever music you’re into. Please link back to the original Monthly Mixtape prompt whenever … Continue reading Monthly Mixtape #15 | flight

Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming | my new favorite book!!

The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming by Sienna Tristen “Life is transformation. You change or you die.”  Ashamed of his past and overwhelmed by his future, Ronoah Genoveffa Elizzi-denna Pilanovani feels too small for his own name. After a graceless exit from his homeland in the Acharrioni desert, his anxiety has sabotaged every attempt at redemption. Asides from a fiery devotion to his godling, the one … Continue reading Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming | my new favorite book!!

Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | ok maybe y.a. romance is decent

This was actually…incredibly sweet. I know, right?! A YA contemporary romance I enjoyed?! SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL TODAY. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone … Continue reading Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | ok maybe y.a. romance is decent

I’m Going On An Adventure | the sequel

In June 2016, about a month before the first day of my freshman year of high school, I wrote this post, titled “I’m Going On An Adventure | next year + growing up”, back when I still mostly-consistently posted and my blog signature was still that small blue robot. In that post, I sort of outlined all my nerves and worries about starting high school … Continue reading I’m Going On An Adventure | the sequel

Review: FTL, Y’all! | a wonderful comics anthology about what comes after the warp drive

FTL, Y’all!: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive Six months from now, detailed schematics anonymously uploaded to the Internet will describe, with absolute precision, how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily-available parts. Space travel will be instantly—and chaotically—democratized. The entire cosmos is suddenly within reach of all humankind, without organization, authority, or limitation.  This comics anthology is about what … Continue reading Review: FTL, Y’all! | a wonderful comics anthology about what comes after the warp drive

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Monthly Mixtape #14 | ocean

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Monthly Mixtape, a music feature created by Eve @ Twist in the Taile and me, Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages. Here’s how it works: each month, we give you a one-word prompt, and you make a playlist. We welcome you to interpret the prompt however you want and with whatever music you’re into. Please link back to the original Monthly Mixtape … Continue reading Monthly Mixtape #14 | ocean

January’s Adventures | super-wolf-blood-moon-eclipse, new tunes, and lots of (unread) books

Hello, everybody! Am I allowed to post a January wrap-up in February? I’m going to do it anyway. It’s been a while since I’ve regularly posted, but! It’s 2019! Here’s to actually blogging and figuring out schedules and enjoying everything. life School was pretty rough last semester, and there’s been a lot of teacher meetings and doctor’s appointments and figuring-stuff-out-about-myself, but I’m hoping this semester will … Continue reading January’s Adventures | super-wolf-blood-moon-eclipse, new tunes, and lots of (unread) books

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17776 | or, Storytelling in a Digital World

In July of 2017, Jon Bois- the associate editor of the sports blogging website SB Nation- published a new article, titled “What football will look like in the future”. The page opened to an initially inconspicuous article, with a generic header and layout. However – It’s clear that the sport of football needs to change. And the $64,000 question, my friends, is simple: “how?” Something … Continue reading 17776 | or, Storytelling in a Digital World

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Monthly Mixtape #10 | beginning

“What’s this?” you say, as you hear a knocking at your door. “Who could this possibly be? I haven’t had a visitor in months!” SURPRISE. It’s Evi! Back after all this time! It’s been six months since I last published anything (oof)! But, y’know, it’s a new year! I’ve made a lot of goals and one of them is- per usual- to get back into … Continue reading Monthly Mixtape #10 | beginning