Showing posts from August, 2015

Don't Be Ashamed To Be a Fangirl (or boy)

I am taking a play-writing class this semester and for the first week we had to write a short play about one of three prompts. The one I picked was "that crazed girl". My thoughts immediately went to fangirl. So I wrote a short play (which I hope to edit and expand) about a girl obsessed with a fictional fantasy TV show. She becomes more and more obsessed and realizes the people around her are assholes and chooses fantasy over reality. She's not crazy, she know's it's not real, but she finds the fantasy more genuine and meaningful to her than reality.

Now, this is super extreme. It stems from the feelings I have (and I'm sure most people have) that fiction is a nice retreat from reality and sometimes it'd be nice to stay there. But, this was also influenced by my early fangirl days and some of the negativity I faced.

I'm a huge Tolkien fan. Anyone who knows me knows this. People who don't know me know this. As a literature major we have to write a…

Book Blogger Hop 7/32-8/6/15

A weekly meme sponsored by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Do you collect things that are book related? Like bookmarks, nameplates, 1st editions. 
I'm not sure if this counts but I make sure to collect physical copies of my favorite books and am trying to collect complete collections of my favorite authors. I have my J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin shelf I am working on completing. I want to eventually have the whole Sandman series. I also am trying to collect different versions of The Hobbit since it's my favorite book. I thought it would be fun to have a bunch of different editions. I read books on Kindle sometimes so if I particularly love a book I make sure to buy a physical copy for my collection.