leaving hogwarts, part II

“Leaving Hogwarts” is still on my Spotify On Repeat playlist right now and damn. Feelings.  (John Williams is our greatest living artist, fight me.) ANYWAY: If I had access just now to a Time Turner, I think I’d just go back as far as July 2007. I would go back to the floor of Border’s,Continue reading “leaving hogwarts, part II”

ask not what your star wars can do for you

Hey Star Wars, It’s me, again. It’s Dani. So, I feel like I’ve been kind of a jerk to you for the past couple of months, and I’m here to make peace. The night that I saw Rise of Skywalker… it was in the middle of one of the most complicated weeks of my life to date.Continue reading “ask not what your star wars can do for you”

happy birthday and thanks for everything, the phantom menace

So, today is the 20th anniversary of the initial theatrical release of The Phantom Menace, and, like a lot of nerds, I find myself reflecting on what the movie means to me, if it’s as bad as we all say, and on and on and on. I LOVED The Phantom Menace when I first saw it inContinue reading “happy birthday and thanks for everything, the phantom menace”

chasing that hogwarts high, or: okay, FINE, fantastic beasts, you disaster

Sometimes the logistics of the thing is the real joy of the thing. For example, I was so happy this past Wednesday to look up movie times, bundle up in my coat and scarf, and walk a mile and a half in the chilly sunshine to get to the movie theatre. I was equally happyContinue reading “chasing that hogwarts high, or: okay, FINE, fantastic beasts, you disaster”

throwback video essay: a first reaction to the force awakens teaser, 2014

Facebook reminded me this morning that it’s been three years to the day since the very first teaser for The Force Awakens offered us our very first glimpses of Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and all of our new far-far-away besties. What. A. DAY. So, my reaction to that trailer was… intense? I had the opportunity toContinue reading “throwback video essay: a first reaction to the force awakens teaser, 2014”

the show goes ever on and on: a nerd’s case for the oscars

In keeping with my resolution to spend time among things that made me really happy before I started to doubt and dislike myself, I’m really stoked about the Oscars this year. When I was a kid, staying awake to watch the Academy Awards was one of my favorite nights of the year. By middle school,Continue reading “the show goes ever on and on: a nerd’s case for the oscars”

looking on the geeky bright side

It’s been a tough couple of weeks. But I know I’m ultimately pretty lucky. I have a great therapist and a really amazing support network of friends, and I’m going to see the psychiatrist again next week to talk about how this first medication adventure is going. Still, I remain desperate for a quicker fix;Continue reading “looking on the geeky bright side”