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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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Blog Tour – When the Heart Brings You Home by Robin Maderich

When the Heart Brings You HomeRobin MaderichPublication date: November 1st 2022Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance Amazon When the Heart Brings You Home, A Connor Falls Christmas Collection, is a heartwarming collection of three holiday novellas, all set in the small town of Connor Falls, Pennsylvania during the Christmas season, and each a story of family and love with a… Continue reading Blog Tour – When the Heart Brings You Home by Robin Maderich

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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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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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“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: “But Sometimes They Hurt”: The Disability Representation of Barbara Gordon as Oracle

“But Sometimes They Hurt”: The Disability Representation of Barbara Gordon as Oracle Despite backlash arguing for her cure, comic book writers John Ostrander and Kim Yale persisted in their portrayal of Barabara Gordon as the superhero Oracle, being the first to revive her character after her apparent death in the story The Killing Joke, wherein… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “But Sometimes They Hurt”: The Disability Representation of Barbara Gordon as Oracle

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Throwback Thursday: Performative Existence: Using Kundera’s Taxonomy of Looks To Examine Character Motivation and Nature

Performative Existence: Using Kundera’s Taxonomy of Looks To Examine Character Motivation and Nature In his 1984 philosophical novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera gives an explanation of four categories of people. These categories are separated by the “kind of look [they] wish to live under.” This so-called taxonomy of looks is as follows: “We… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Performative Existence: Using Kundera’s Taxonomy of Looks To Examine Character Motivation and Nature