I came to Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy the way I often do to new books these days, through an introduction by way of a film. I saw the movie Annihilation and honestly wasn't sure what to make of it. The movie's end was deliberately left open to interpretation and I decided to seek out the … Continue reading The Southern Reach Trilogy: Opaque, Unique, Non-linear
Seriously, this shit is next level. I've always been a Sci Fi and Fantasy lover. It all began with Star Wars (though admittedly I never read anything in the Expanded Universe), was heightened by Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, and driven into overdrive with Game of Thrones. Other things I've had milder forms … Continue reading I Used to Think I Was a “FanGirl” but Then I Discovered Tumblr.
It's been a while but at long last, the next chapter... Chapter 3. Water Nymph Almost four years after Caleb and Lilliya's joining ceremony Alastine and Sawyer were a potential match and one of Glyn’s most popular young couples. Keelia and Sheridan certainly generated much more talk and excitement but Alastine and Sawyer were seen … Continue reading Original Work: The Madian, Chapter 3
Here is one of my initial attempts at designing a book cover for my work in progress YA fantasy novel The Madian. This is the cover that greets potential readers on both WattPad and FictionPress. Personally, I love the simplicity of this design. Knowing the story as intimately as I do the image speaks to … Continue reading Having Fun with Book Covers
Chapter 2. The Joining Ceremony Alastine had never really been fond of joining ceremonies and the spring ritual was the worst in her opinion. They were always held during the first month after awakening, usually on the last day of March. These particular ceremonies tended to include couples that were so unbearably in love that … Continue reading Original Work: The Madian, Chapter 2
If you've read my blog you know I'm a massive Star Wars fan. Though I've seen the film twice I'm still not sure of how I feel about The Last Jedi. I think my main source of distress is simply not understanding how the story progresses from here. To me, The Last Jedi felt to much … Continue reading Using FanFiction for Writing Practice & Cinematic Therapy
via Daily Prompt: Static There was a time in the not so distant past where television programming just stopped. Crazy to think of now right? For anyone who sits around moaning that "there is nothing to watch on tv" there was a time when there literally was nothing to watch on tv. In the world … Continue reading Nothing But Static