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My Favorite Songs of 2021

               With a full year of WILT under my belt, I can safely say I listened to a lot of music in 2021. Almost every day began with my latest obsession or a new album. I drove and walked to work with either the radio or a CD playing. I listened while cooking, cleaning, or… Continue reading My Favorite Songs of 2021

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My Favorite Albums of 2021

Over the past year, I’ve kept loose track via WILT of the albums I was obsessed with each month. A short term affair, however, does not automatically create a favorite album worthy of a year. This year featured a lot of powerhouse releases from some of my favorite artists, new debuts, and great finds from… Continue reading My Favorite Albums of 2021

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My Favorite Movies of 2021

               Thanks to a semi-active Letterboxd account, I can share that I watched about 118 films for the first time in 2021. I also re-watched 106 movies. I saw my usual bout of horror films thanks to OcTerror and a vigorous research project. A lot of new movies were released digitally and in theaters. While… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2021

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My Favorite TV Shows of 2021

            If 2021 was the year where I was an average reader then it was also a year where I enjoyed more TV, movies, and music than before. I dove back into old favorites with new seasons and discovered shows that I’d somehow missed along the years, along with premieres. I binged. I tuned in.… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2021

OcTerror

Five Years of OcTerror: 15 Favorite Frights

               When I first began OcTerror in 2016, I didn’t really have that much of a plan or a long-term idea. It was simply one of those notions I’d had where I wanted to try something new and learn more about a genre that I’d long been denied and was interested in. Writing about it… Continue reading Five Years of OcTerror: 15 Favorite Frights

OcTerror

Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Heyday

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those things in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Heyday

Lifestyles

My MFA Reading List

               Every MFA may be different, but there is a reasonable enough assumption that all anyone in an MFA does is sit around reading the canon and espousing repetitive wisdom that “this is how it has been done and how we must do.” Well, maybe that’s how they did it in the 1800s, but this… Continue reading My MFA Reading List

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My Favorite Movies of 2020

As of this posting, I’ve watched 102 films for the first time in 2020. Most of them were horror movies, obviously, because I dedicate a lot of my viewing to OcTerror preparations. However, plenty of others diverged from my usual habits or met expectations; I also re-watched a lot of old favorites this year, but… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2020

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My Favorite TV Shows of 2020

            We can all safely say we probably binged, enjoyed, and consumed more media in 2020 than in some years prior. I’m a person who regularly watches TV shows and movies, reads books, and listens to music and I (mostly) increased the value of all of those categories during this year. Prior to quarantine, with… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2020

Lifestyles

11 Reasons Why I Swipe Right

            This is the second in a series of posts about my experiences with dating apps. Before I focused on the “11 Reasons Why I Swipe Left” and this time I’ll be explaining why I, personally, am interested in a person based on the information they present in a dating profile. Now, based on the… Continue reading 11 Reasons Why I Swipe Right