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5 of My Stories Flopped, But Yours Don't Have To
In the last few weeks or so, my views on Vocal have increased significantly. The biggest reason for this is that I have learned a lot in that time and it has made me a better content creator. But learning does come with a price and for me, that price was failing... quite a few times. But just because I had to fail to become better doesn't mean that you have to. So here are some things I've learned from my least viewed stories so that you can learn without having to experience it firsthand.
The Perfect Gift Guide Based On Your Loved Ones' Favorite Netflix Original Shows
Every year around this time, the frenzy over what gifts to give our loved ones consumes us for a few days to a few weeks. We're always looking to get the latest gadgets or the newest shoes that will eventually wear away with time. But there are certain things that don't fade that easily and that is the experiences that come with it. This year, don't just give gifts to the people you care about; give experiences. And what better way to gauge the perfect experience to give this year than looking to the shows that your loved ones have been binge watching all year long? Open up their Netflix profile and take a peek at what shows they've been using to escape 2020 with to get them the best and most unique gift they've ever received.
Adam, O Adam Your reputation exceeds you Your seed has spread across the Earth Tell me what it is like to be a man O infamous Adam
2020: The Tracks of My Year
Let's be honest, there wasn't much that 2020 had to offer us. Between $1200 stimulus checks to spread over nine months (if you live in the U.S.), a never-ending presidential election, a global pandemic in the form of a virus, and a global pandemic in the form of police brutality, 2020 felt like falling down on a trampoline while everyone else just keeps jumping.
Searching For My Edinburgh
Many people spend their lives searching for their Jerusalem or their Mecca. A place that all roads seem to lead back to. A destination that makes the journey of life worthwhile. I began a similar search a year ago, but rather than searching for my Mecca, I was searching for my Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland hardly has the same cultural significance that Mecca or Jerusalem have, but its importance in the life of author J.K. Rowling was like a pilgrimage in some ways. Rowling has said before that the majority of the Harry Potter series was written in the city of Edinburgh. A place that, for her, yielded inspiration in a way that she had never experienced previously. As a writer, this is what I long for. A place where a masterpiece can almost be written just from the sights and sounds itself.
5 YA Book Series I Wish Were Made Into Movies/TV Shows
My favorite type of literature is hands down Young Adult or YA fiction. Even at 22 years old, books about teenagers and pre-teens coming of age and going on quests in an adult-dominated world are exciting to me. YA books bring out the kid in all of us and present the world in a way that is more optimistic than adult fiction while still forcing us to confront the harsh realities of it. In a way, it shows us the way that the world is, while also showing us the way that the world could be.
A Playlist of Christmas Songs Inspired By The Office Characters
Over the course of its nine seasons, The Office gave us several iconic Christmas moments. Despite going off the air in 2013, Christmas at Dunder-Mifflin still has a place in the hearts of the show's fans. With all of the diverse and interesting characters on the show, they all inspired very different Christmas traditions in the office. So to keep the Christmas spirit of Dunder-Mifflin alive, here is a playlist full of songs that are based on the wonderful characters from The Office.
Why Did the Glee writers Hate Black Men?
If you have read some of my other stories I've posted on here, you probably know that I am a big Glee fan. My love for Glee, however, does not absolve the show of some of the problematic behaviors it exhibited during its run. One of the most problematic being the show's bias and outright aversion to Black men. During its six season run, the show only managed to feature two Black male characters as part of the main cast and even then, there were many problems surrounding their characterization. From my perspective, Glee had three overarching problems when it came to their approach to portraying Black men.