I write about fandom, mental illness, and chronic illness (sometimes all three at once). Sometimes I try to be encouraging. Bad puns are often involved.
Diana and Moana were both raised on an island, they're both daughters of the ruler of that island, and they're both sailors. The similarities just go on. I'm telling you, these two were destined to meet.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season 4 wrapped up in May, leaving me with many questions. Here's what I'm hoping to see when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next year.
Whether you’re a fan of Riverdale or have never watched the show, Reinhart’s words are inspiring–a battle cry to continue to fight shame and stigma and to continue speaking out about our experiences with mental illness.
Was it the word "Legendary" that caught my eye? Was it the iconic name "Star-Lord"? Was it the subtitle, "Face it, I rule"? Was it my extreme love for Peter Quill and his fellow guardians? Was it a unique, explosive combination of all four? Whatever it was, I immediately stopped, took a few steps backward, and picked this book up off the shelf.
I was falling apart. In the midst of all this, my dad decided it was time that I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I had no idea that it would shape me for the rest of my life.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fourth season concluded a few weeks ago, and I don't know about you, but that season left me pretty breathless. Now that the season is complete, let's look back on how it all went down.
Being a nerd or a fangirl can be a lonely experience. Not everyone is in love with imaginary things and worlds, after all. Before the internet, I felt totally alone and embarrassed about the things I loved. Thanks to some awesome resources, I don't feel that way anymore.
One of the things I'm not quiet about is my absolute love of Marvel superheroes, both the movies and the comics. However, part of loving something includes being willing to admit its faults, and today I've decided to admit something I've been too privileged to see until now: Marvel has a representation problem.
Listen. I know we’ve all done it. Why does Netflix have that automatic play feature if they don’t want us to use it? I’m not going to judge. Fangirls gotta fangirl. Netflix marathons can be wonderful and necessary. Here’s how you can make that process a little more comfortable.
Until the rest of the world sees your worth, believe it for yourself. Explode with fire and wonder and passion and love. The world may not think you are enough. Prove. Them. Wrong.
Striking out on your own can be one of the scariest things you'll ever do. Forging your own path in life is terrifying and scary, but it's also indescribably good.
On your good days, you manage to be okay both mentally and physically. On your worst days, well... you're Leslie Knope falling head first into a pit.
It is sometimes impossible to confess that we are not okay.
You may have started out indifferent to them, disliking them, or even hating them, but by the end, you'll be curled up in a fetal position crying desperately as you just wish for them just to be happy. Today, we honor those characters: the five people you meet in Hawkins.