Mostly politically slanted and very clearly influenced by Youtube video essayists
Why I Find Binge-Watching Stressful
With the new season of Stranger Things, many an article/youtube video has been made about how the Netflix model of releasing a show is “killing” TV, (TV in this case meaning serialized streaming as well as the traditional televised format) and in a way I agree.
Carnival Food Will Kill Me
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 11, it was not a fun time. I didn’t actually find out that it was sudden onset arthritis that had me laying in the hospital bed for a week with 105 degree temp because my body went into shock until about 10 years after the fact. My parents did not tell me because they simply thought I knew, jokes on them. I was thinking about how to exploit this situation to get McDonald’s for dinner.
Our Guns, and How We've Used Them
America as a country is one built on freedom. The ideals of equality, fairness, and full autonomy of an individual. I can easily argue that the only thing that has changed since our country's inception, is who gets to be an individual.
The Red Shadow
There weren’t always dragons in the valley. Even she knew that much. Eliza’s only view of the world was a small window looking out from the sub-basement of the fortress. All others looked inward at the lush gardens and overflowing fountains. No one who called it home wanted a reminder of the waste that the outside world had become.
Trying to Write Myself into Not Hating Dada
So I should preface this with the note that in spite of the vitriol I am about to throw at an entire art movement, I do not have any less respect for the creativity or mastery of craft that arists who engage with this movemant possess.
Manic Autistic Pixie
As a fun little welcome-to-the-show, i'll start personal. Ever since I had reached the age where myself and my peers were aware of the trope, I had been associated with it. I saw these characters who were slightly off but enjoying it in a very feminine way and I felt a kinship to them, like they were the endgame I was striving for. I loved dying my hair, watching kids shows, took up weird hobbies and fixated on whatever shiny object attracted my crow-brain.
I don’t remember my first encounter with politics. While it could be argued that this is because everything is political by nature as everyone’s political views either affect or reflect how they approach questions and circumstances throughout their life, the far simpler deep-dive lies in my relationship to my paternal grandmother.
Growing Lettuce in a Cup
As is the case with me, and I’m sure many people my age, the idea of gardening and caring for and raising a plant that will produce ample sustenance is a beautiful dream. One that, unfortunately, many do not have the ability to see come true.
Like many people in the past month, I have forgotten what the sun looks like. Our current quarantine as a result of the Corona virus and the disease Covid-19 has led to many living a sort of half-life where many our unable to perform activities thought to be essential to life as they knew it. This climate is bound to breed the question of when this is going to end, but the answer is fairly complicated. Many states have opened public places under the #Liberate, only for a rush of new cases top spring forward as a result.