As a writer, I adore characters. So not only do I love to read, I also love to watch tv. Because characters–they’re everywhere! One show that has swiftly become a favorite of mine is Once Upon a Time (OUAT). Why do I love it? I have a list for that. (more…)
I went to see Ender’s Game a couple weekends ago, admittedly with some trepidation. Why the trepidation? Well the move I saw before that was Gravity. Not a fan. (Can you say cheesy dialogue and never-ending, super-repetitive story-line?) And since all I knew about Ender’s Game was that it took place in space and involved kids, I kept flashing back to my previous exceedingly dull and never-ending experience. So I was more than pleasantly surprised by this movie. (more…)
We’ve all been there. In a high school classroom, talking about some piece of classic literature, dissecting the themes and literary devices.
But sometimes it’s not that complicated. Want the real story? Here’s what those stories/plays were really saying.
Romeo & Juliet: Attention to details really could save your life. (Along with learning how to check a pulse.)
The Scarlet Letter: People talk about other people because they’re bored with their own lives. Be boring and no one will talk. (more…)