Why I Would Like FinnRey To Become Canon

I woke up with the urgent and pressing need to point out exactly why Finn and Rey ending up in an explicitly romantic relationship was important. Naturally, I proceeded to procrastinate for most of the day. And then delayed the thing so I could proof-read it later with a (hopefully) less manic mind. Anyway, this is a matter that I think is just really important. It is, of course, my opinion… continue reading

The Perks of Dancing, Naked

Dancing brings joy. So does being naked.   But how many of you have tried both?   After work today, I came home to a dark and empty house. I’ve been Depressed lately, a sort of low-level slump. No extravagant mood swings, no feelings of hopelessness (thankfully).   I’ve been eating more, doing nothing but watch Death in Paradise and feeling so tired all the time. And a sort of dullness to my emotions. I lack the… continue reading

Of Dreams and Curses

Some of you may know why I started this blog in the first place was because, I quote, my dreams were crushed. I then did a bit of re-thinking, and perhaps being a clinical psychologist wasn’t my dream. Perhaps it was simply my goal. I had decided that was my trajectory and, safe in the knowledge of my path, I just performed the necessary actions to achieve that goal.   So what, exactly, is my actual dream?… continue reading

I Saw Wonder Woman

As the title implies, I went to see the Wonder Woman movie on Sunday. I very much enjoyed it. And yes, a lot of that enjoyment came from seeing a woman on the screen being a superhero. She wasn’t a White American woman either! So that was refreshing, and honestly did contribute to my enjoyment. There was something so uplifting and sort of “heck yeah” about seeing her run across… continue reading

Putt-Putt Island

A few years ago, while Mother was working in Malaysia, I visited her and we went for exciting travel adventures. What follows is one of our many journeys. We travelled to this one of the islands of Langkawi, The Jewel of Kedah. It’s a really beautiful archipelago, lots of sandy beaches, monkeys, and clear blue ocean. Mother had booked us a few days in what I hesitate to call a… continue reading

Feminism Has Done Wonders For Women. It’s Time It Does Wonders For Men.

This blog post was going to be about a holiday, but that’s been postponed because I saw this article on stuff.co.nz. The article, and a follow-up piece, details how this young boy will not be admitted to a school, that he is in the school zone for, because of the length of his hair. Within the same Facebook scroll session, (where better place to get news, amirite?), I found this pink… continue reading

Why Armageddon Isn’t That Bad

In the weekend, I went to Armageddon with Bestie and Boyfriend. Not the Armageddon where armies gather to battle during the end times (that’s right, that’s the actual meaning of Armageddon. It’s a location, not a title). The Armageddon Expo, for the uninitiated, is a convention that happens once a year, moving around the country. New Zealand fans of science fiction, anime and other popular culture icons (including Marvel and… continue reading

An Eccentric Child

I was an eccentric child. In both good and bad ways. I was an intelligent child, who lacked social sense early on, had Anxiety and was the daughter of an eccentric woman. A lot of my eccentricities I don’t even recall. My Best Friend informed me that one day, in Primary School, I insisted on grabbing my thigh and telling them to “get some leg”. I don’t doubt the truth… continue reading

And the laughter became a scream

This piece was accidentally published early with no name and a different ending. I adapted an old piece intended for a novel into a short story format. I really enjoy writing horror, although I genuinely scare myself sometimes. This particular piece has made me turn the light on while in bed more than once.    Jane rushed down the driveway to their new home. Her sister, carrying both of their… continue reading