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Throwback Thursday: Anthem by Ayn Rand Essay

My sophomore year of high school, I was a semi-finalist / third place winner in the international Ayn Rand Foundation Anthem essay contest. This was my essay. Most fictional, future worlds, even the post-apocalyptic and/or totalitarian ones, are technologically advanced, at least compared to the time in which they were written. In Anthem, unlike most,… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Anthem by Ayn Rand Essay

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Throwback Thursday: Media Representations of Mental Illness – Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 (Hall & Williams, 2014) is an animated superhero film by Walt Disney Pictures, which follows 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro as he becomes a superhero and attempts to avenge his older brother Tadashi’s death. The bulk of the movie takes place two weeks after Tadashi’s death, as Hiro becomes convinced that Tadashi’s death… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Media Representations of Mental Illness – Big Hero 6

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Short Story: And Then He Woke Up

A flash of bright white light.  Heat searing through my bones.  The feeling like someone has taken a hot knife through my spine.  Darkness. I wake up, and it's like someone’s filled my head with cotton and molten lead. My body doesn’t feel like my own, like I’m thinking from outside of it, or swimming… Continue reading Short Story: And Then He Woke Up

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Throwback Thursday: Neuroanatomy and Pathophysiology of a Migraine

Abstract Migraines are a common but disabling form of severe headache. Patients with more than fifteen migraines per month are considered to have chronic migraines. Alongside severe headache, migraines are associated with allodynia, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and light and sound sensitivity. About one-third of migraine sufferers will experience “aura” which often presents as colorful or… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Neuroanatomy and Pathophysiology of a Migraine

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Throwback Thursday: “My Relationship to Television”

Unlike a lot of people my age, my parents didn’t limit my screen time growing up. There weren’t any shows or channels that were off limits to me; I was allowed to watch anything I wanted as long as my homework was done. My parents actually named me after a TV character, though they’ll each… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “My Relationship to Television”

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“Who Did You Wanna Ask Out?” – The Owl House: 1×16 “Enchanting Grom Fright” Episode Review

The Owl House is an animated fantasy-comedy series created by Dana Terrace, which airs on Disney Channel. The first season premiered on January 10th, 2020, and currently has a total of 19 episodes, all available to stream on Disney+. A second season has already been ordered, though there is no official release date as of… Continue reading “Who Did You Wanna Ask Out?” – The Owl House: 1×16 “Enchanting Grom Fright” Episode Review

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“No doubt; endings are hard”: Fan Reactions to Supernatural’s Finale and the End of the “Last Great American Queerbait”

The title cards for each of the fifteen seasons of Supernatural. Supernatural is an American Horror-Drama series created by Eric Kripke, which originally aired in 2005 on The WB channel, and was later moved to The CW channel from seasons two to fifteen, which finished airing in 2020. Supernatural is considered the longest running American… Continue reading “No doubt; endings are hard”: Fan Reactions to Supernatural’s Finale and the End of the “Last Great American Queerbait”

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Throwback Thursday: The Eye of the Storm: Safe Spaces and the Reframing of Mental Illness in Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder have a reputation for being frightening, to both patients who are diagnosed and those around them. Ellen Forney in her graphic memoir Marbles seeks to reframe how her bipolar disorder is thought of, both by others but more importantly by herself, as she grapples with her diagnosis and treatment.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Eye of the Storm: Safe Spaces and the Reframing of Mental Illness in Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Characters You Didn’t Realize Are Queer In The Comics 

Marvel Comics, one of the big two comic book publishers alongside DC comics, was founded in 1939 as Timely Comics, and by the 1960s had changed its name to the now recognized Marvel Comics. The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Comics in 2009.  Comic book writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby are often considered… Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Characters You Didn’t Realize Are Queer In The Comics 

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Throwback Thursday: Reaction Paper and Book Review of Junky by William S. Burroughs

Junky by William S. Burroughs (1953), is a novel detailing the experiences that narrator Bill Lee has both using and selling a variety of drugs. The novel is considered to be pseudo-autobiographical and based on Burroughs’ own experiences with drugs and addiction. The novel has a very loose structure, being divided more into scenes via… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Reaction Paper and Book Review of Junky by William S. Burroughs