Alice B. Schellinger.
Hostess of the SchellingtonGrin Podcast. Writer of poems, short stories, articles, and reviews. Support the SchellingtonGrin Podcast on Spotify and connect with me here and on other socials to be part of the Community
TikTok's Dark Affliction: Dark "Romance" Fiction and "Haunting Adeline"
In the vast realm of TikTok, one can find a variety of niches and communities celebrating specific interests. One such niche is the aptly named community of "booktok," where readers and writers alike can collectively discuss, recommend, and otherwise support new and upcoming literature, as well as popular contemporary series such as Sarah J. Mass's high fantasy series A Court of Thorns and Roses (or ACOTAR), Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, and many more.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Indecision is a powerful force that can leave us feeling torn between two paths, unsure of which one to take. As a writer on Vocal Media, I've been grappling with this very dilemma. Over time, my journey on this platform has been one of self-discovery and growth, yet I've also felt the pull towards exploring new horizons and shifting my focus. In this blog post, I'll delve into my experiences as a Vocal Media writer, my personal growth, and the decision-making process as I ponder whether to stay or go.
“Midsommar”: Unraveling the True Villains in the Sun-Drenched Nightmare
**NOTE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS** Ari Aster's Midsommar is a fever dream of horror and dark psychological exploration, set against the backdrop of a sun-drenched Swedish commune. While the film is filled with ritualistic ceremonies and unsettling imagery, its true horror lies in the twisted dynamics and motivations of its characters. In this thought-provoking review, we'll peel back the layers to uncover the true villains of the story.
Not-So-Idyllic: Analyzing the Enigmatic Thriller "Don't Worry Darling"
The idyllic façade of small towns often conceals hidden mysteries, and Don't Worry Darling takes us on a thrilling journey to uncover the unsettling truths lurking beneath the surface. Directed by Olivia Wilde and featuring a star-studded cast led by Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine, the film transports us to the fictional 1950s town of Victory, California, where the enigmatic Victory Headquarters hides a web of secrets. As I delve into this enigmatic thriller, I aim to explore its gripping plot, the exceptional performances, and its place in the mystery thriller genre.
Embracing a Meatless Lifestyle for Good: Health, Morality, and Environmental Benefits
In today's world, more and more people are exploring the idea of going meatless for various reasons - ethical, environmental, and health-related. This post will delve into my journey—the journey of an individual who, after experimenting with different dietary choices, found their way back to a meatless lifestyle. We'll explore the moral and ethical dimensions of this choice, its impact on personal health, and the broader environmental benefits it brings.
Finding Nemo: A Timeless Tale of Courage, Resilience, and Friendship
It's often said that great stories stand the test of time, continuing to resonate with audiences long after their initial release. One such cinematic gem that has proven this theory true is Disney and Pixar's 2003 masterpiece, Finding Nemo. Two decades have passed since its debut, yet the film's message about courage, resilience, and friendship remains as powerful as ever.
Embracing Creative Evolution: A Journey from Tarot Content Creator to Podcasting and Writing
In the digital age, creativity knows no bounds. It's a dynamic force that can lead us down unexpected paths, transforming our passions and propelling us into uncharted territories. In a recent episode of the SchellingtonGrin Podcast titled “Embracing Creative Evolution: From Tarot Content Creator to Podcasting and Writing,” I had the privilege of delving into a remarkable journey that encapsulates the essence of embracing change, seeking authenticity, and letting go of external validation.
Embracing My Path: A Journey of Celtic Pagan Witchcraft and Manifestation
Welcome to the world of spirituality and self-discovery, where each step taken is a unique thread woven into the tapestry of belief. I'm Alice B. Schellinger, the host of the SchellingtonGrin Podcast, and I'm here to share my journey as a Celtic Pagan Witch—a journey that embraces the path less traveled and explores the realms of faith, manifestation, and connection to the universe.
From Darkness to Self-Love: A Journey Through Heartbreak and Self-Discovery (Part 2)
(The following is another chapter from my memoir in which I describe my relationship with my mother. TW: Mentions of abuse and narcissism. Reader discretion is advised.)