The Battle for Genuineness

Lately I have been pondering the concept of genuineness. I have no doubt that this is due to my recent increased involvement in the Supernatural fandom, and having the blessing that is Misha Collins - the epitome of how being genuine can lead to the very peak of living your best, silliest, quirkiest, sexiest life... Continue Reading →

Crossroads

So, Saturday (the 6th) was my birthday. My – god help me – 38th birthday. I don’t usually get too affected by birthdays, and truth be told I’m not that affected by this one. But for whatever reason, 38… it just seems really old. Far older than I actually am. And it also feels like... Continue Reading →

Meeting Stephen Amell

This is just a quick purely fangirling post, because I met Stephen Amell today for the first time at Louisville Wizard World. Because I just recently got my dissertation topic approved to study how science fiction fandom involvement through social media affects mental health and psychological well-being, I printed a dummy title page for my... Continue Reading →

What I Want to be When I Grow Up

With my dissertation topic (which is studying the relationships between sci-fi fandom involvement, social media, and mental health) gaining recent approval from my school, and having SO many people on Twitter wish me well and be excited for me (*waves to Twitter*), I thought I'd write a little bit about what I'm actually doing for... Continue Reading →

PhD Work/Life Balance: Does it Exist?

As of June 1, 2015, I have completed all my coursework and passed my doctoral comprehensive examination, and am officially ABD. All that’s standing between me and that fancy pants PhD is a dissertation. I’ve been working towards it for two and a half years, and now it is time. But in this unstructured time... Continue Reading →

Allons-y!

The first post always seems to be the hardest for me. Yet here I sit with my laptop in the middle of the night looking to get on with it. While academic writing has always been a strength for me, writing in a more informal tone is one that has escaped me over the years,... Continue Reading →

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