i thank the lord for the people i have found, or: a little more to do about fanfiction

A year ago today, I published my first piece of fanfiction since (probably) middle school. And oh, I AGONIZED over the task of actually writing the damn thing: I would sit on my couch in the dark at night, sipping on sweet fucking Shiraz, and listening to the same love songs over and over andContinue reading “i thank the lord for the people i have found, or: a little more to do about fanfiction”

breaking down my current spotify “on repeat” playlist

Happy Sunday! I’m trying to get you to give me money, so let’s get to know each other a little better, shall we? My musical taste is that of a fantastical nightmare creature. Enjoy these selections from my Spotify “On Repeat” playlist: “Break My Stride” – Matthew Wilder Y’all, I DO NOT KNOW. I wokeContinue reading “breaking down my current spotify “on repeat” playlist”

re-visiting walter: the greatest fan of all

One of my favorite moments in 2011’s The Muppets, and I have a couple, is when our new friend Walter implores Kermit the Frog one more time to get the gang back together and save the old studio. Walter doesn’t yell or scream or make demands of Kermit. “Please, Kermit,” he says, simply. “You’re my hero.Continue reading “re-visiting walter: the greatest fan of all”

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”

unlikely idols, or: thanks, clay aiken

Prologue, 2003 I’m sitting in my parents’ bedroom, watching American Idol auditions with my mom. It’s all fun and games and Simon Cowell nastiness, and then He walks into the room. Like the judges, Mom and I are immediately skeptical of this gangly, red-haired dork. As a fellow in dorkdom, I’m almost annoyed with him.Continue reading “unlikely idols, or: thanks, clay aiken”

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”

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”