Drinker of tea, writer of words.
I'm Megan, Twenty-Something, I'm from England and I will finish the 15 novels I'm working on one day! Probably. At some point.
Losing My Father at the Age of 25
About a week ago, my father committed suicide. He had been struggling with Depression and Post Traumatic Stress for longer than I’ve been alive, and he’d attempted it before, a few times. Still, it was a shock, a sudden, unexpected nightmare. And I’m still hoping that any day now, I’ll wake up.
Thoughts on Struggling to Love Yourself in January
As a woman who has struggled with body image issues for years, January tends to be a difficult time. It feels like every advert you see is for some weight loss diet or new "get fit quick" app, and it’s harder than ever to look at your body and feel acceptance.
Why Do We Romanticize Depression?
Seeing depression depicted in movies and TV shows isn’t necessarily rare, but frequently it’s depicted in such a way as to seem "quirky" or even "romantic." Often it’s "cured" by the romantic plot and everyone lives happily ever after.
I’m proud of you. We’re so proud of you. Don’t forget I’m still proud of you. Of my ability to pass for normal, The way I now fit as a cog in the machine.
My First Breakup: An Explanation
My first break-up: an explanation. I’ve been trying not to make excuses, See, I’m a little broken, A little, rough around the edges,
Blood Purity in Harry Potter
It’s already been established that the issue of blood purity in Harry Potter is an allegory for racism, but I think JK Rowling’s portrayal of Squibs is the most telling of all.
The New Face of 'Charmed'
So the first four episodes of the new Charmed reboot have aired and I’m ready to start forming some solid opinions. My first thought when I watched the Pilot episode was of how different it was, my second was about all the similarities. And there are many similarities. Three sisters, all with names starting with the same letter (this time 'M’ instead of ‘P’), one is only a half-sister (this time the oldest, not the youngest), discover they’re witches after the death of a matriarch (their mother, not Grams). Even the order of their powers is the same, the oldest has telekinesis, the middle sister can freeze time and the youngest can read minds (not getting into the inconsistencies and lack of continuity of Phoebe’s powers).
Is the New 'Doctor Who' Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Some fans of the long-running British show thought that a female Doctor was more than they could handle (ignoring that the Doctor is an alien with two hearts who frequently regenerates). But showrunners Matt Strevens and Chris Chibnall may have taken it even further than that for the new season of Doctor Who.