book review, fanfiction, literary critique

[fanfic rec] Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try

Title: Do Or Do Not, There Is No TryAuthor: andquitefrankly, Tumblr: gruvvulousgloveStatus: COMPLETE [38 Chapters]Rating: R/MaturePairing: FrostironSummary: Avengers High School AU. Loki’s a nerd. Not just any kind of nerd. But a huge nerd. With a heart of lead. Why Tony Stark has taken an interest in him is beyond anyone’s imagination. Maybe he wants… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try

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literary critique, literature, nonfiction, review, thought piece

[posting][review] Top Five Intellectual Anime Shows

One of the common misconceptions about anime is that it is a strange and goofy genre designed for middle school students, but while that is true about quite a few that have had massive impact in Western culture (I'm looking at you, One Piece and Naruto), quite a few anime have been created specifically for… Continue reading [posting][review] Top Five Intellectual Anime Shows

literary critique, literature, nonfiction, original fiction, thought piece

[posting][school piece] The Role of Film in Art and Culture

Every other month or so, I sit down to re-watch one of my favourite artsy docufilm Oceans (Disneynature). Why do I watch it so often? What is it about this film that draws me back again and again? Why do people watch films? What role does film play within art and culture? Cultural theorists have… Continue reading [posting][school piece] The Role of Film in Art and Culture

literary critique, nonfiction

[posting] As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Close Reading

Gerard Manley Hopkins's poetry is stunningly difficult to parse, but when exploring the spaces of and between his words, one cannot help but come to a deep appreciation of the ideals that Hopkins imagined within his poetry. In "As Kingfishers Catch Fire", Hopkins looks at a concept he considered deeply: 'selving'. Using a combination of… Continue reading [posting] As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Close Reading