As you all know, this class (as all of Nic’s are) was a blast, so let’s just take a chill moment and reflect on what the hell happened this year! First off, we apparently read all of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which seems both so distantly past that I can barely remember it, but so recent that… Read more Another Year Down
Never be afraid. Or if you are tell no one.
I made some poems based on Wide Sargasso Sea because poems are my default when shit seems too overwhelming. Turns out, at least one was about rape, but that doesn’t mean that my trauma needs to be front-and-center here, so let’s just set into it and then grant y’all with my reflection so we can… Read more Never be afraid. Or if you are tell no one.
Processing Wide Sargasso Sea
Okay, to start, I’m just going to warn you that this is going to look like word vomit, because it kind of is. I read Wide Sargasso Sea in two days – two full days of non-stop reading, because I am a slow reader – and I’m still not entirely sure what happened or why… Read more Processing Wide Sargasso Sea
I’ve taken the time to try to accurately recreate Thornfield Hall in Minecraft. Having the description read to me from the book, I felt transported to the location (though that may have been part of being in quarantine at the time), and I started to draw it as I saw Thornfield in my mind. At… Read more Thornfield Hall
Creative Energy and Jane Eyre
I talk more about creative writing and also… how ‘Jane Eyre’ is basically two dozen blueberry muffins? That can’t be right.
Jane Eyre has Mommy Issues
Eye-catching title aside, she just does. Sorry! And here’s why I think so.
To be human.
I have some definitions that I want to throw at y’all. If these aren’t accurate, let me know; because if possible, I’m fully willing to go broader. (Reflection? on “Keywords, Human” article.)
Gender-Divisive Mental Health Portrayals in ‘Hamlet’
Mental health is rarely discussed with all of the tact or grace that everyone would desire, even now. ‘Hamlet’ is far from the modern discourse in these terms, and that’s essentially what I’d like to focus on today.
My gender is the barnacle on the bottom of a shipwreck. What’s yours?
This will not be the first or last time I write about gender and its perceptions, either for this class or in general. For all those who don’t yet know, let’s catch you up to speed – if I do it right the first time, you shouldn’t need another refresher. First off, what is gender?… Read more My gender is the barnacle on the bottom of a shipwreck. What’s yours?
Accidentally a Demon
The content of the below post may be disturbing to some. It involves gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, dissociative identity disorder, body horror, gore, and contemplations of suicide/death. Please only continue if these topics will not prove too upsetting to you personally; only you can make this judgement for yourself. Consider yourself forewarned. In all honesty,… Read more Accidentally a Demon