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
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
Hello hello hello! I am here, today, to bring you more random flailings, most notably about friendship, the weirdness of high schools, and other random stuff that has happened in the (nearly) two weeks since I have begun freshman year. There’s a lot. TO BEGIN: I know that public school, most specifically high school, is notoriously weird as all get out. For someone reason I, … Continue reading Finding Your People + More Random Stuff From School | per usual, I ramble
I feel as though we’re living in a different era. I had no plan to write this post. I had opinions about everything, sure, and was immensely saddened by all the recent attacks and shootings, but I felt as though I wouldn’t have enough to say, or that I’d just be parroting others. That it wouldn’t be enough. But then I recalled, earlier, words my … Continue reading What Year Is It Really
Hello hello all! Although every blogger and their mother has written a blog post on this/mentioned it/screamed about it in comments, I thought that I would tackle it as well! It has become very evident to all us bookish nerds that practically every YA book- especially contemporary YA- contains romance and insta-love and teens who apparently have found their “”soulmate””. And honestly, it’s kind of awful. … Continue reading Why Friendship is Infinitely Greater Than Romance in YA
Hello, bloglings! It is I, Evi, risen from the grave of unplanned hiatuses. I really didn’t mean to take two months off from blogging. I really didn’t. But life happened, then finals and tests happened, then end of school happened, then a trip happened…. So I kind of disappeared for two months. Ooops. The nice thing about this is that: school is out for me! (Not recently- … Continue reading I’m Going On An Adventure | next year + growing up
Springtime in the South is generally one of the loveliest things around. It’s a very short amount of time and there are tornadoes every now and then (yikes) but it’s the perfect temperature and just the right amount of sunlight and everything is so, so green that IT’S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL. asldkhfalsdkfa;. So naturally in my general happy enthusiasm for Spring, I took a bunch of photos. … Continue reading Spring Happiness + Playlist!
Over a year-and-a-half of being in the blogging community, something that I’ve noticed is what happens when people start talking about a movie. When we hear that a particularly good Young Adult or Middle Grade novel is being made into a movie, there tend to be explosions. People say “I hope they don’t turn so & so into such & such!” and freak when their favorite character has a … Continue reading Do We Give Filmmakers Too Much Grief Over Book-to-Movie Adaptations?
To start, Happy late Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! I hope you ate lots of turkey and mashed potatoes and pie. 😀 This post actually has its origins in Thanksgiving as well. More specifically, a commercial that played on NBC during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It starts out with talking about “what if girls thought they could do anything?” and there’s these little … Continue reading Teach Them This
Ever since I was little, I loved when my mother or I got the mail and there would be envelope, sometimes colorful, waiting along with the coupons and bills. Considering the fact that half of the mail was junk, an actual letter was a rarity, and while they are generally thank-you cards, we all love receiving them and seeing who it’s from.