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HyperboleandaHalf: Adventures in Depression

Meet Allie.  Meet Allie’s awesome BlogSpot (which you may already be a complete fan of): Hyperboleandahalf I thought Allie was only kidding around, but the content of her blog reflects her struggles with depression (as she keeps reminding her readers that it is merely depression.  Merely? Really?) Something has to be said about how Allie has used […]

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Bladerunner Blue

A little introduction: In 2011, wizard/director Ridley Scott’s classic, Bladerunner, became the topic of an interesting blog and online conversation.  Four disciplines took a particular critical focus of the film, analyzing such aspects as the dichotomy between human|machine, the post-apocalyptic reality that the film predicts, and how the film differs from Philip K. Dick’s out-of-world […]

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A Blogroll – kind of.

You know what’s hard? Trying to define the word “blog.” Almighty Google says that blogs are “a website on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis”—super vague, but admittedly they have to be considering how many different sites are considered “blogs.” Seriously, it’s almost a Sisyphus-ian task trying […]

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The Best Writing Tool Ever

It’s that time of year, when grad students everywhere force themselves to vomit the contents of their brain onto paper in the most eloquent and intelligent way possible. If you’re like me, this process is painful, tedious, and more often than not soul-crushing. Don’t get me wrong, when the paper is done there IS that […]

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OMG Hunger Games + Withdrawal Symptoms

About a week and a half ago, I decided to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. My inner geek was curious because it’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a fictional series to the point of obsession (to me that’s the sign of a damn good read, NOT mental instability). Plus I figured that if I […]

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The One, The Only

With the self-inflicted mental torture that I often experience when writing academic essays, you’d think that getting them done as soon as possible would be my main concern at this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, Operation Essay Motivation is in full effect, but there’s this one tiny problem: I am drawn to the […]

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