Do you ever finish the last page of a book, and without even closing it you just sit and stare at the words, unable to really process that you’ve read all the words this book has to give? That’s how this book made me feel. Continue reading ““A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki”
I recently created a film, “Ghosts”, in a film class this summer. I’m an English and Film student and hope to create more films in the future. I have another film called “Summer” that you can check out on my youtube channel, too. Thanks for watching! Continue reading A Student Film
I tried to write this piece 12 times. Oh, it was easy enough to put something down on paper, but every six lines or so I would delete everything I’d written, pick a new topic, try to figure out how everything I’d done up to that point could have been such a failure, and maybe cry, somewhere along the way. So I’m sitting at my … Continue reading Perfectionist: A Performance Piece
I go to Dartmouth College USA, and I’m going on a study abroad programme in Dublin this Fall. It’s affordable enough for me because I’m from Wales, but for others flights and immigration fees make it almost impossible to afford. My friend Rae is in that situation. She needs to make $3000 by mid-September to be able to go–and it would be crushing for all … Continue reading Please help a friend out!
Did you see this film when it came out in cinemas? Wasn’t it fantastic? Did you leave the cinema thinking “Wow! Where can I find this book?”?
Well, that’s what I did. When a collection of the best Telluride films were previewed at my college last September, I sat and watched two hours of Reese Witherspoon as I’d never seen her before, and I sat in the cinema hoping they would show it again and I could just watch it on loop. Continue reading ““Wild” by Cheryl Strayed”
10/10 – AMAZING
When my friends went to see this in the cinema (I unfortunately missed it), their immediate reaction was: This film is fucked up. Big time. Their words.
I have a raw love for dystopian novels; they incite a thrilling fear sparked by that element of truth that they all contain, that thin track back to our own society. I didn’t expect it, but this novel seemed to bear that link the strongest. I felt I read it at the perfect time in my life, a time when I’m well into my discovery of feminism but still working out some of the logistics, which this book helped to align in my mind. Quite clearly a feminist book, in that quiet, conscience-voice kind of way, The Handmaid’s Tale gave me an eerie sense of reality that has chilled me to my bone. Continue reading ““The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood”
So while this may seem on a bit of a tangent, I am a film student as well as a literature one, after all, and film is pretty important to me. The Oscars, not so much. While I love it as a show, and look forward to watching it, I really dislike the idea that an Academy Award “makes” a great film/actor*/director/animator. People often talk … Continue reading Oscar Predictions
i see them strolling incogitativity is rife in this town Continue reading haiku
The Guest Cat is a curious little book. It is perhaps one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read, and is indeed one of those that you know you’ll return to whenever possible, but it is curious nonetheless. Continue reading ““The Guest Cat” by Takashi Hiraide”