Wizard World Louisville 2015: The Stuff of Legends

Author's Note: I am horrified that it's taken me almost two months to get this written up. However, since leaving Louisville in November, my life has consisted of hospitals, holidays, and one illness after another (combined with dissertation deadlines, which was super fun). So, I'm sorry this took so long to get up, but hopefully... Continue Reading →

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Processing Fictional Trauma: Olicity Edition

ARROW SEASON 4 EPISODE 8 CROSSOVER SPOILERS. BIG ONES. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. I’ve been involved in fandom throughout my life, but it didn’t occur to me until last night that when it comes to television fandom, my involvement is fairly recent (2012). It also didn’t occur to me that when it comes to... 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 →

The Power of Fandom

There are many things that I am supposed to be doing these last few months that I have not been. Most immediately I am supposed to be sleeping. I don’t do that all that much these days. I began this blog, and then it certainly seems like I abandoned it, though the only reason I... 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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