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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 […]

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The Fallen Angel

There’s a morning chill in the air as I walk briskly through the snow. The faint light of dawn is just over the hills of the horizon as the aurora fades from the sky. Last night was difficult. I’d witnessed a fallen angel upon the snow-laden ground and taken his pulse only to find none. […]

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Review: Death Note (2017)

I’m three years too late? Don’t care – I’m doing this anyway! I’ve been on a Death Note kick lately, so might as well cover this.  So, I just finished watching Netflix’s Death Note for the second time. Now that I have my notes in order, I can at least attempt to talk about this movie, hopefully with as […]

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Review: Death Note 2: The Last Name

Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006) Review I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! As for me, it’s time to get back to work on this. Okay. Let’s do this! If you need a refresher before I dive into Part II, my review of Part I is right here.

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Review: Death Note (2006)

Death Note (2006) Review (Part I)  Surprise Sunday Update! Happy Thanksgiving! Okay, I need to confess something: I actually really like this duology.

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Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield  My rating: 4 of 5 stars  “The other drinkers lingered. Storytelling of the usual kind was over for the night – who would stop to tell a story when one was actually happening? – and so they refilled their tankards and glasses, relit their pipes, and settled on their […]

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Review: Death Note (Manga)

Review: Death Note (manga) by Tsugumi Ohba. Illustrated by Takeshi Obata. My rating of the series: Five out of five stars. “Finally a chance to Find a little justice. There’s nowhere to run to once the name is penned. Take what fortune grants you, Use it while you’ve got it. Once you have begun, you […]

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Review: Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King My rating: 9/10 stars “I am no longer your brother Olly. I am KING OLLY! By the time I am done, all of those miserable Toads will be folded… The flimsy paper minions of Bowser reborn as loyal Folded Soldiers – serving me! And I shall fold, crease, and bend […]

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Review: Dogs: Hellbound by S.M. Griffith

Dogs: Hellbound by S.M. Griffith My rating: 4 of 5 stars “I think my brain had to catch up with the rest of me. When it did, that was when I finally snapped out of it. When a thought finally broke through the numbness I was feeling, hitting me like a ton of bricks and, […]