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Under the Willow: An Analysis of “My First Enemy”

So, I was at work this past Sunday and things were slow and quiet for the moment. As usual when it gets like that, I found myself bored. I was trying to pass the time by singing one of my favorite songs: “My First Enemy” by Jeremy Jordan’s band “Age of Madness.” It’s been months […]

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Review: Children of the Black by W.J. Long III

Review: Children of the Black by W.J. Long III My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I’m on something of a science fiction kick right now. There’s something about the genre that is intriguing to me. I love the imaginings of where our world may be one day. Long’s offering is no exception to this, […]

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Review: Pulse: Book One by B.A. Bellec

Pulse: Book One by B.A. Bellec My rating: 2 of 5 stars Well, this wasn’t what I expected… and I wish that was a good thing, but unfortunately, I’m just too bothered by what I deem to be problems with the story. Now, look, I didn’t arrive at this conclusion after just finishing the story. […]

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Review: Jisedai by Daniel P. Riley

Jisedai by Daniel P. Riley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I expect a lot from the books I read. I have become the type of reader who reads critically as well as for enjoyment and reading critically has led me to often find issues with whatever I consume. Even if I enjoy a story, […]

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“Age of Madness” First Singles Review

“Age of Madness” First Singles Review: Released April 22, 2022 Group Members: Jeremy Jordan (Vocals) Instagram: @jeremymjordan Sarah Charness (Violin) Instagram: @sarahpinkviolin Mikael (Bass/Guitar) Instagram: @m1kael_aom Matt Graff (Percussion) Instagram: @matt_graff_music Songs: “My First Enemy” and “Preaching to the Fire” My rating: 5 of 5 stars Being a fan of Jeremy Jordan and having followed […]

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Review: Prey by Imogene Ashton

Prey by Imogene Ashton My rating: 4 of 5 stars So… a bit of a slow start, yes, but once this story got going, it got going! Admittedly, I think it’s been quite a while since I read a straight, pure fantasy story. Growing up, one of my favorite series was The Children of the […]

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Review: Of Madness and Misadventure

Review: Of Madness and Misadventure by Marjorie Townsend My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars I wish I didn’t feel as conflicted as I did. On the one hand, this is a pretty solid story with a beginning, middle, and end. On the other hand, it feels like it took forever to get there. I wish […]

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Review: “The One Behind the Psychologist” by Courtland O.K. Smith

Review: The One Behind the Psychologist by Courtland O.K. Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars “‘When we first met, Julie asked her family what they thought of me, a second opinion. When you’re asked to give a second opinion, you automatically look for the negatives to validate being asked in the first place; highlight […]

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Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

So, I just saw Spider-Man: No Way Home on Christmas Day and I honestly feel that this movie deserves a proper review. Now, before I jump in, I want to preface this by admitting that I saw this film as a stand-alone movie – I did not see Marvel’s previous Spider-Man installments before seeing this, […]

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My Second Anime

Happy holidays! Let’s do this! So, do you guys remember how, a couple months ago, I read through and reviewed Tsugumi Ohba’s Platinum End? Well, I just found a couple episodes of the anime that started airing in Japan this past October, translated and ready for watching on a couple of streaming websites. Having particularly […]