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Prom season is in full swing, and high school seniors everywhere are making that transition out of school and into the real world. Dresses are being chosen, tuxedos are getting rented, and limousines are getting reserved. Parties are being discussed and dates are being secured. The energy of enthusiasm and excitement is in the air, and it has awoken distant memories of my own prom night, which was now nearly 20 years ago.
Streaming and Second Hand Media
Introduction These are really two related pieces but I do not think I could write six hundred relevant words on each subject. We are in the twenty-first century and the internet has brought us the ability to listen to and watch media via a digital stream.
Should We Be Worried About Elon Musk's Interest In Twitter?
The world’s richest man has recently become the major shareholder of Twitter. When the news first went public, Twitter’s stock jumped up 30%.
The Longest Night (A Titanic Story)
Rowing as fast as they could away from the sinking ship, Lily noted how the Titanic resembled a whale sticking out of the ocean. Only a few days ago it was the ship of dreams. Wrapping her cold body in the fur jacket her fiance had given her, Lily studied all the passengers in her lifeboat.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" Still Has Teeth
I imagine even an Oscar and Emmy winning screenwriter and playwright like Aaron Sorkin must have had some doubts about taking on what is arguably the most beloved American novel of all time (not to mention a beloved film as well), To Kill a Mockingbird, and adapting it for the stage.
Silk Sonic Opens the Grammys
If we hadn’t learned already, we’re learning very quickly that Hollywood (whether it be the movie industry or the music industry) can’t be counted on to hold anyone to any standards whatsoever.
Scenius: why creatives are stronger together
The myth of the solitary creative For most of human existence, we needed a tribe to survive. If you were cast out, it meant almost certain death. Which is why we still feel an almost primal sense of panic and unease, if we feel disliked or left out.
The Music in You
The idea for "The Music in You" came to me while I was driving around and listening to a "90's One-Hit Wonders" playlist. I thought to myself, "You know what would be a good movie? Just a group of unrelated stories lines, on a road trip, each car listening to one of these songs, then at the end- it turns out, they were all headed to the same place.
A Sad State of Affairs: The Downfall of Wattpad
How Deleting the Community Forums Killed Wattpad's Engagement Most of my formative years as a young writer were spent on Wattpad. It was the first place I'd ever seen where I could publish a story- a book- for free. I was elated, I'd been writing since I was seven, and now I had a way to share my stories with the world, to get feedback, and help myself grow.
Do I even want to write another book?
Three months ago, I penned a post entitled "the one where I get off the internet and start writing fiction again." When I published that post, my day job was in a pretty demanding state and I realized I would only have time for one creative hobby - I decided that hobby was writing my Utopian novel.
Journal Entry: Sun. Feb. 13th 2022
Sunday February 13th 2022 At 5 AM I wake up for a moment, and Shelby turns to reach for the window. She turns back. "Shelby, are you okay?"
The ‘Pandemic Brain’ is real, can we ever recover from it?
The big and abrupt change in lifestyle when the pandemic began, matched with isolation and the uncertainty on when it will end, exposed people to small but constant doses of stress that messed with parts of the brain that control executive functions, learning, and memory, explained neuroscientist Tina Franklin in an interview with The Atlantic.