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Review: Nightfall by Marisela Treviño Orta

“A feint within a feint within a feint…” So, I was scrolling through my Liked tweets list the other day when I came across something I’d forgotten about. Back in June, Jeremy Jordan had tweeted about getting involved with an Audible play earlier in the year. Then the page for his website tweeted the link […]

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A Reaction to Off-Broadway “Little Shop of Horrors”

Spoiler Warning: This post will include unmarked spoilers for the 2021 off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors. Viewer discretion advised! For my birthday this year, my parents surprised me with tickets to the off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors starring my favorite actor Jeremy Jordan as Seymour Krelborn. I’ve had a desire to […]

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“In the Light”: An Analysis of “Let Go of Me” and the Mental State of Dr. Johann Faustus

Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I last posted! I’m sorry about the hiatus. It wasn’t planned. I kind of just fell out of my posting schedule over the summer and it led into fall with me back in school now. But, now that I’m back, I have something I want to talk about. […]

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Review: In the Light: A Faustian Tale

Just a few days ago, Jeremy Jordan tweeted about having lent his voice to a new musical theatre concept album called In the Light: A Faustian Tale. It’s based on the legend of Dr. Johann Faustus, a German scientist who makes a deal with the Devil in order to pursue knowledge. Now, I knew nothing […]

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My Journey with Manga

I figured, with all the manga I’ve been reading lately, I’d talk for a bit about what got me into the medium. Let’s do it! Last September was my first experience with manga as a medium. I read Death Note for the first time, and I loved it! After that, I didn’t pick up another […]

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Review: Platinum End

CONTENT ADVISORY: Upon further research, I’ve discovered that Platinum End is rated M for mature audiences (18+) for violence and some sexual themes. Viewer discretion is advised. Oh… my…. freaking…. God! This series… Review: Platinum End by Tsugumi Ohba. Illustrated by Takeshi Obata. My rating as a series: 4 of 5 stars Okay. Let’s do […]

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On Reading “Platinum End”

Reading manga is an interesting experience if you’re a big book nerd like me. It can be difficult at times, but the end result I often come away with is the realization that it was a fulfilling experience. I’m currently reading Platinum End by Tsugumi Ohba and, my God, this man knows how to grab […]

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Review: L: Change the WorLd

My review of Death Note (manga) My review of the 2006 film. My review of Death Note 2: The Last Name (I recommend reading my reviews of the 2006 film and Death Note 2 before reading this). Review: L: Change the WorLd by M. My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s been seven months since […]

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Sin in Literary Modernism

I’m reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for my senior seminar class right now and I’m trying so hard to relate it to the other things we’ve read so far. The main character, Stephen, has a strange way of looking at things despite being so young (sixteen and younger in the […]

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The Appeal of Villain Protagonists

Part of me hates reading stories like Death Note and Watership Down… not because they’re bad (far from it), but because they were so good they can’t be topped! Anyway, on that note, I wanted to do something a little different and talk about what pushed me to read Death Note, like I did with […]