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J.K. Rowling & the Fandoms of Toxicity

As I’ve said in the past, Harry Potter has meant a lot to me. The Potter books helped make me a better reader and writer and set me on a path to being stronger in the English language. And like many modern writers, Rowling was an inspiration and someone to aspire to being. You couldn’t go a month without a new book coming out proclaiming to be the next Harry Potter, or the author the next J.K. Rowling (and you still see it, 13 years after the release of the… Read more J.K. Rowling & the Fandoms of Toxicity

Final Fantasy & Harry Potter: How Two Franchises Changed My Life

In 1999, when I was the grand ol’ age of 13, my mother and I were at Target. Remember when the electronics sections of stores would have the TV jutting out above you with the console controller right under it so you would have to give yourself a crick in your neck to play? Well, that’s where I was. I started playing a game demo. I had never seen anything like it. I played for a while, running down the streets as some soldiers attacked me. Then I chose a… Read more Final Fantasy & Harry Potter: How Two Franchises Changed My Life

My Tattoo

Note: This experience took place in February and early March 2020, before the COVID-19 explosion in the US. I wanted a tattoo for many years, but there are many factors to not getting one–parental disapproval (despite being a grown man), the permanence, changing likes and dislikes throughout life. When it came down to it, the first step was tossing the first concern out the window. It was something I wanted to do for me as a birthday present. I watched videos from people who got tattoos and people who give… Read more My Tattoo