Birthday Progress

Well, it’s June again, which means my birthday’s coming up. Last year my birthday freak-out was huge. I could barely think the word ‘birthday’ without having a panic attack. But I did a lot of mental health work back then and it’s helped me work through my feelings about this coming birthday, my 29th. Celebration This time I’m planning an awesome party to celebrate, something … Read More

In Defense of Riley Finn

I’ve wanted to write this article for a few years now, but I always chicken out at the last minute. Not this time, I’m going to write it, and I’m going to post it. When I first watched Buffy, I felt instantly kindred to Riley and it was only years later that I found out a majority of the Buffy fan base doesn’t share that … Read More

Seeing Things Differently

Last week I saw the touring production of Wicked, my all-time favorite musical. I’ve loved Wicked since I first heard the soundtrack in 2004 as a 14-year-old. This was the third time I’d seen it performed live and this time I noticed something different, something unexpected. I’m going to be focusing on the character arc of the two leads, Elphaba and Glinda. So, I’m not … Read More

Lexi vs. Kai

From the moment I first heard about Thomas A. Fowler’s crazy, cool idea of creating a choose your own adventure collection of short stories I was hooked. He had a list of 10 characters and 10 settings and wanted a short story for each of the 100 different combinations. How cool is that? I scrolled through the list of available mashups and when I saw … 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