Fanfiction was my solace, and my rescue, and it showed me that everything was OK. It gave me happy endings, as well as one’s that weren’t so happy, and a way to explore the darkest parts of myself with no consequence. In fanfiction I found a friend and a partner in myself and in my writing, as there were no stakes, no pressure, and yet plenty of reward. Escapism, but also family, and creation.
The funny thing is that I used to hate writing reviews. I considered them to be ‘unoriginal’ and I yearned to stretch my wings in order that I may engage in ‘real’ writing. It’s all poppycock, of course, and almost everything I wrote was terribly verbose to boot. All writing is real writing, and writing […]
One of the most (in)famous lines from the Harry Potter series takes place in the first book, where Hermione says “We could have been killed, or worse, expelled!” Ron’s equally (in)famous response from the movie is not actually in the book, but it I find it relevant to to topic of this post: “She needs […]
This is my seventeenth year of schooling, and I like to think that at this point I have learned some tools of the trade. 🙂 Over the years I have experimented with a few different ways of managing my schedule, which I have outlined in order that my experience might help people who are struggling […]