Defining Failure and Success

Hi Again! The end of this year is fast approaching. In fact, we only have 55 days until the bells of midnight ring, the ball drops, and the new year is upon us. So I thought I’d take stock of my 2017. I started this blog over a year ago, and felt full of energy and determination. The beginning went kinda like this: First Day: … Read More

Being Invisible, Being Seen

Spoilers! Once Upon a Time Season 7, and minor spoiler for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 In season seven, or what I call the epilogue season, of Once Upon a Time we are introduced to many new characters including Tilly, who is the cursed persona of Alice from Wonderland (“And other places,” as she likes to remind those who run into her). In this … Read More

The Dangers of Envy

I’ve been fascinated by the idea of the Seven Deadly Sins since I was a teenager. Maybe it’s because I knew exactly what my Sin would be, or I should say what my defining Sin would be, since there’s representation of all seven within all of us. But the one I struggle finding balance with the most is the same as Zelena, envy. Spoilers for … Read More

I Am Afraid

Spoilers: I talk about Once Upon a Time season 3 and Charmed season 5. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Fear is weakness?” Or “To have courage you must be fearless?” I’ve never liked either of these phrases and find them dangerously misleading. Suppressing Fear I am a big fan of the original Charmed series that aired from the late 90s to mid 2000s. But … Read More

Releasing Regret

Hello again Oncers! I wasn’t particularly planning on writing about this moment today, but something happened in the past week, something that led me to release my regrets. In the episode “Save Henry” (Spoilers through Season 3) Snow White, Emma, and Regina have been trapped by vines of a magical tree that constricts anyone holding onto regret. Peter Pan has become victorious in stealing Henry’s … Read More

The Meaning of Goals

Hey Guys! It’s week two of the Oncer Explorations. We made it, hazzah! (Spoilers through Season 2 of Once Upon a Time.) I’ve had many goals in my life. Graduate college, own a house, have long hair, get a job, write a book, raise a cat, cook a meal, make this blog, and so many more. Sometimes, I feel like all I’m doing is reaching … Read More

Fear of Failure

All righty so my first hmm. What should I call these? Reviews? Discussions? Investigations? How about Explorations? Yeah, I like that. I’m a Oncer exploring all the awesomeness that Once Upon a Time has to offer. So, I’m going to start off with an episode from one of my favorite arcs, which was the Dark Swan. This blog will be filled with spoilers, from any … Read More

Back at It!

Hey guys, it’s been a while, ok a long while, but I just read my post on Defining Failure and Success and now I’m back in action. By reading my own words from one and half years ago I was reminded of my ever-present struggle against the fear of failing. Failure and Success (Part 2) Did I fail by not finishing my “Twilight Confessions,” series? No, I … Read More

Revealing the Supernatural

So far in the story, we’ve met our two protagonists, and their love interests, and are now ready to start learning about the supernatural aspects of the world. At this point, I’m going to intact a Spoiler Warning moving forward, as learning about the supernatural is a major reveal in both movies. Bella’s Investigating  For Bella, the first big clue leading her to think Edward … Read More