2021 has been a year of slow progress for me. I’m finally pursuing a B.A. in earnest, and in turn beginning to make the transition from writing for fun to maybe making a career of it.
As always, this list is mostly what I’ve watched this year that I have something (positive) to say about, and not necessarily the “best” nor “of the year”, listed in alphabetical order.
Another year has gone by, and at least you and I, dear reader, have made it out the other side. I won’t say that this odd year in entertainment somehow made it worth it, because it didn’t. It did, however, make things occasionally more bearable, and that’s worth something. Read more
As predicted, I encountered many wonderful new (and not so new) stories this year. I could not have predicted these would be on my list (mostly), and for the first time I’m going to include a sizable list of honorable mentions (because it’s my list and I can do as I please)! Read more
I considered saving this for my traditional year-end highlight list, but opted to give this show its own post because A) I have a ton of thoughts on it RIGHT NOW that I wish to express and B) I have a ton of thoughts on it which would inevitably take up no less than half of that post and still not really do them justice. So I’m just taking some time to write said thoughts down and dedicating a whole post to it, though it’s not really a proper review. If you want a review, here it is: If you’ve ever had the slightest interest in Fruits Basket, watch this show. It is beautiful. Read more
This year was pretty low key for me in terms of highly anticipated releases, but on the plus side, I finally got around to some great stories that I missed out on in the past few years! I certainly have a lot to anticipate in 2019 (particularly Fruits Basket and Star Wars), but first I’ll share my best finds from this year. Read more
Frodo has his “private talks” and receives some much-needed guidance as the Black Riders close in. Read more
I’ve been meaning to do this ever since I finished my Fruits Basket series, but between my new job and the death by coffee of my laptop, it was all I could do to keep up with LOTR. But I finally got the impetus to do this, because THEY’RE FINALLY REMAKING FRUITS BASKET! Read more
While I personally tend to gravitate toward children’s literature, there is a grand tradition of mature Christian storytelling, stories that grapple with real and pressing issues in a thoughtful manner. Read more
Everyone who knows me knows that I am not prone to anger. I have a very easygoing temper, and although I might get sad or upset at the drop of a hat, I rarely succumb to full-blown anger or hatred. I was angry when I left the theater after seeing Avengers: Infinity War.
***SPOILERS FOR INFINITY WAR (and Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, I guess)*** Read more