https://youtu.be/jDlDC043Oj8?list=PLUZv3ib90i6xFMV-lK85e-LEtx1x03A-h When I hear the word "vlog," YouTubers like Casey Neistat, Elise Buch, and Alyshia Ford (PsychoTraveler) Presley Alexander (ActOutGames) come to my mind - YouTubers who frequently document themselves doing things. Things which require moving around and going places and opening things. But a vlog doesn't need to be those things - it can … Continue reading S.J. Penner: a writerly vlogger you should totally watch
I just released a small audio collection of original poems and sound art, written and read aloud by yours truly. "Cool Kids" is the first track in that collection. If you'd like to hear me read it along with you, just press play! Hello there, this is a courtesy visit to you I wanna … Continue reading “When the Cool Kids Come Knocking at My Door” – a poem from my new audio collection
Rating: 4/5 stars Recommended for: Paraholics ages 14+ Caveats: Mild language in 2/12 songs, depressing themes throughout We did a brave thing and preordered this album. The physical copy is still on its way as I write this, but literally the minute the album was released, we were sent a digital copy to enjoy in … Continue reading Album Review: After Laughter by Paramore
And now for another edition of the Brontesaurus. (Yeah, I don't think I'm keeping that name....) I don't know why I'm sharing this blow-by-blow reaction to Jane Eyre, but I think this blog's the best place to do it. I finished the Lowood School story arc in Jane Eyre. One thing that really jumped out … Continue reading Allison Reads Bronte: Jane Eyre, Part Two
I recently joined NetGalley, a website which provides professional readers (I guess I'm one now) and bookish bloggers (I guess that's more like it) with advance reader copies of upcoming releases. By the time I got my Jelly Bean Summer ARC, it was already a few days after the book was released (May 2nd, 2017), … Continue reading Review: Jelly Bean Summer by Joyce Magnin (courtesy of NetGalley)
Featuring an interview with Ariel, Emma Rose, and Brett from Ch1Con!
Truth be told, I don't watch anime. I love the art form and I enjoy the soundtracks to many well-known animes, but I don't actually watch much of it. RWBY and Avatar are really the only anime-style cartoons I've been able to enjoy. It's a cultural thing, really. Japanese culture advocates for exposure to mature … Continue reading Great Resource: A Parent’s Guide to Anime from Anime Cafe