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The F Word

This is an essay I wrote for my humanities class, but I really liked it, so I wanted to share it with you. I removed the in text citations from within the work to make it easier to read, but all the authors are credited in the work and I added links to the mentioned […]

Just Something to Say Something

I have had two novel ideas and three fanfiction ideas in the last month and all I have wanted is to write a short fictional story for this damn website. I have done everything I know to do to get inspiration and it is just not happening. Well, that’s not true, it’s happening, but in […]

Equality? Hardly.

Not to bring anyone down, but it needs to be said. I have been postponing writing about my feelings on marriage equality for a very long time for many reasons, mainly because it is something I feel so incredibly strongly about that I never thought I would be able to put all of my feelings […]

DARE Disapproval

Drug education in schools downright sucks. That is all there is to it. My opinion? Drug education is important and needs to be taught; however, it needs to be improved greatly. For starters, the majority of it is straight up lies. My DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in my school lied to me. A […]

Vexing Vaccines

Warning: what I am about to say is highly controversial. If you do not like what I have to say, please feel free to email me with facts and proof as to why I am wrong; however, if you are incapable of producing real evidence, and simply email me to berate and castigate me, then […]

College Consternation

In less than 24 hours, I will find out how the rest of my life will proceed. Everyone has turning points in their life, points at which everything changes. Tomorrow, March 20th, may be one of those points for me. How do I know? Let me explain. In middle school, towards the end, I started […]

American Acculturation

In America, the question “where are you from?” gets a wide variety of answers. Very Few people will respond with “America.” Most people will say something involving a lot of countries and percentages no one really cares about. I personally just respond with, “I’m German” and leave it at that. It has recently come to […]

Motivation Meltdown

I have a motivation problem. My parents have always known. It is much more than just a motivation problem though and it stems from something much bigger. I have been to doctors and therapists that have boiled it down to a simple diagnosis: “generalized anxiety disorder” with a fun splash of “depression” induced by the […]

Color Catastrophe

Right now my hair is purple and this is the happiest and most comfortable I have ever been with any part of my looks in my entire life. Now, I realize this says some awful things for my self-confidence and self-image, but those awful things are generally the truth about how I feel. Some people […]

Holiday Hatred

I used to hate Valentine’s Day on principle. It angered me that we used a holiday meant to honor a great man as an excuse to spend one day focusing on cute couple things and how much we loved each other. Yet, I seem to have become a hypocrite. I absolutely love Christmas, yet go […]