3 Best Books I Read This Summer

With summer comes lazy, hot evenings. And with lazy, hot evenings, comes books. Lots of books. I didn't read a crazy amount this summer, but I did read enough to pick a few favorites. And boy are these favorites worth the read. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub The Talisman is a story... Continue Reading →

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nightwish was my jam: a poem

Thumping base and opera, the talk of nomadic mystics on fire content to be shut out. Those fingers of timbre and rhythm reached through my chest and spread into my lungs. They planted seeds that grew into trees and filled me up. Included in the excluded, in the crazies and dreamers with passion eating them... Continue Reading →

How to be a Good Tourist in Japan

Nobody likes looking rude but when you don't know the culture, sometimes you can't help it. It's been a bitter lesson I've had to learn going to school in Japan. I hate looking stupid, and yet, I spent my first week feeling and probably looking stupid, like 9 out of 10 times. I've been in Tokyo... Continue Reading →

Gross in a Good Way: Notes on Horror Writing

The head-tilt "Hm." When I tell people I like horror stories--horror movies, horror games, and horror books--that is the response I get. And if the conversation progresses and I say that I am working on putting more horror elements in my own stories, the head-tilt "Hm" intensifies. What most people don't realize is that the... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Hotel Room Tour: Video

Hi guys! I made it to Tokyo safe and sound. I have a more text-heavy post on its way about my first few days in Tokyo. Until then, I made a video tour of the hotel room I stayed in while my actual accommodations were being prepared. It ended up being an awesome hotel, and way... Continue Reading →

Update: Going to Japan!

Hey all! I'm headed to Japan on April 2nd! I'll be there for three months for a Japanese language course in Tokyo. It feels like I've been waiting for and planning this forever and I can't believe it's finally time to actually go! I'll be documenting my travels here on this blog. Since I'll be there for... Continue Reading →

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