Biweekly Book Review: First Anniversary + Obi-Wan Kenobi Comics

Today I’m marking the one-year anniversary of the Biweekly Book Review and…well…safe to say I didn’t think this would last a year. This is partially because of my inability in the Before Times to consistently stick to writing a blog. I would post once, maybe twice, then abandon the whole thing. But then maybe that’sContinue reading “Biweekly Book Review: First Anniversary + Obi-Wan Kenobi Comics”

Fandom, Twitter and Group Chats: My 2020 Saving Graces

I rang in New Years 2020 sitting on the floor of my bedroom, by myself, a drink in hand. I was ostensibly trying to clean out my closet, and I wasn’t super inclined to make plans that night because my parents were hosting a huge party 4 days later anyway. My social battery needed toContinue reading “Fandom, Twitter and Group Chats: My 2020 Saving Graces”

Let’s Talk About Kenobi

Obi Wan Kenobi is my favourite character. Original I know, but it is what it is. When the prequels were coming out, and even now when I rewatch them, Kenobi is my main point of interest. It’s the same when I watch the Clone Wars. As I make my way through the canon Star WarsContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Kenobi”

My Star Wars Moment: A Love Letter to Amilyn Holdo

A few weeks ago, Shannon Moran, host of the podcast “Postcards From the Galaxy’s Edge” put out a call on Twitter for female content creators to submit a 2-3 minute video about the moment Star Wars spoke to them, as a woman. I jumped on the chance to try expressing myself in video format, andContinue reading “My Star Wars Moment: A Love Letter to Amilyn Holdo”

From Sand People to Doctors: An Examination of Middle Eastern Representation in the GFFA

*Reposted from SWRepMatters.com while the site undergoes maintenance* While watching the very first episode of The Mandalorian, a certain character caught my attention. “Baby Yoda”, you’re probably already thinking. And while I do love The Child with all my heart, I am actually referring to Dr. Pershing.  Played by Omid Abtahi, Dr. Pershing is anContinue reading “From Sand People to Doctors: An Examination of Middle Eastern Representation in the GFFA”

Obligatory Social Distancing Post

Turns out, you guys, I am not an introvert. “No shit”, said absolutely everyone who heard me say this over the last two weeks. I’m on day 19 (I had to check, I’m losing track) of being off work indefinitely, only going outside for a walk around the block or to the store . ToContinue reading “Obligatory Social Distancing Post”

Running 5K, one goal at a time

Almost 4 months ago, I jumped on here to lament how much I dislike running. A bold statement from someone who was…BARELY actually running anywhere. Every day I would leave the house with the intention of running/jogging/walking 5 kilometres, and I’d be lucky if I made it to 3 before deciding that it was “goodContinue reading “Running 5K, one goal at a time”

Writing About Writing

Whenever I would read a book by a writer I admire (think Bossypants by Tina Fey, or either of the books by Mindy Kaling) my number one frustration was that they talk about their pre-success struggles, and then suddenly their staffed-as-a-writer successes, with very little look at the in-between of it all. “Why??”, younger-Arezou wouldContinue reading “Writing About Writing”