The development of a Harry Potter TV show at this moment adds legitimacy and support to J.K. Rowling and her destructive ideology, and I strongly oppose its creation.
Updates and Announcements
Happy new year! We’re at the end of January, another “unprecedented” year behind us. Nonetheless, I think often of how much of what we’ve experienced these past few years has, in fact, been precedented. Having spent a month in 2023 already, it’s clear that the world is continuing with the same ebb and flow. This is not to say that there is no hope for change. However, you won’t hear me saying “new year, new me” with any kind of seriousness. I do not subscribe to that belief system. We are always growing and changing into different versions of ourselves. This is not simply because of the turning of a clock. I am the same person I have always been. Yet I am utterly unlike the self I was five, ten, and fifteen years ago.
Dear Wandering Troupe, Over the past few months it has become increasingly clear to me that my current production schedule is unsustainable. I am taking the opportunity that the launch of my new podcast in March presents to restructure my patron tiers and benefits in order to reflect the work I will be doing for […]
Dear Wandering Troupe, These past few weeks have been particularly hard-hitting for me, and I realized that I need to take a step back in posting exclusive content. As such, while I will be continuing to post regular content on Word-for-Sense and Other Stories, exclusive patron posts are on hiatus until October. Since patrons have […]
One of my most favorite songs to sing in the shower is “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! At the Disco, but that doesn’t stop me from also listening to it at other points in my day. On my train ride down to New York this morning this was one of the songs […]
Now that I’ve completed both my undergraduate and graduate studies, it would make sense for me to start producing more content rather than less, but in typical fashion as soon as I no longer had pressing responsibilities I got sick and slept for a rather shocking amount of time. I have been reading more, as […]
Talia Does All the Things: Finishing My Degree, New York in the Summertime, Harry Potter Trivia, Distractions, and Doctor Who
I’m not quite out of the woods yet, but I can almost see the light? I presented my capstone yesterday, had my last ever classes at Brandeis and went to Lavender graduation (which was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster all around) that made getting this blog post out in time less of a priority […]
“The people you love will CHANGE you, the things you have learned will GUIDE YOU, and nothing on Earth can silence the quiet voice still INSIDE YOU.” — I Am Moana I’m at the Granger Leadership Academy this weekend, and I’m looking forward to all that I’ve got ahead of me. More to come on […]
My capstone thesis is due in less than a month and I’m not the slightest stressed out at all. 😂 I had hoped to be able to catch up on sleep and light reading during this vacation, but aside from watching a few episodes of Doctor Who, and a teensy bit of shopping, most of […]
The first week of classes has concluded and with the next one about to start I am thoroughly intimidated by the semester in front of me — my last semester, at least for the foreseeable future — and while I remain cautious, I wouldn’t say that I’m afraid, or think that I won’t be able […]
Greetings to all of the lovely readers of Word-for-Sense and Other Stories. I hope that you have enjoyed your exploration of the content here so far (if the stats are anything to go by, people sure like book reviews and linguistics memes) and here we are with a quick update. With only five weeks left […]
Wednesday was the first day of classes and I am so excited to have started my first semester as a full-time graduate student! While I loved my time as an undergrad, I’m excited to learn and participate in an advanced course of study. With the start of the semester comes more content in line with […]