Creative Project Announcement (And a call for help)!

It's been a while since I posted anything. Fortunately, that long silence should be ending soon. I finished my master's thesis and presented it two weeks ago. After, I had heavy reading assignment loads to deal with. Now that I'm on spring break, my goal is to work hard to get ahead in my reading … Continue reading Creative Project Announcement (And a call for help)!

Almost Through the Semester (A Note on the Long Pause)

Hi all! Long time no see (it's been longer for me than for you, because I scheduled a few posts in advance that went live during my semester). I'm working my way through another grad school semester. I recently presented my research at a poster show on campus, am working on finishing my location-aware mixed … Continue reading Almost Through the Semester (A Note on the Long Pause)

Symbolism Saturday: Communication Resources

Welcome to Symbolism Saturday! For anyone new to Symbolism Saturday, this is a bi-monthly Saturday special that I originally started sharing on Instagram and Twitter. In these posts, I highlight an example of symbolism in pop culture in a bite-sized exploration. Today, we're taking a look at a symbol from The Powerpuff Girls series from the 90's.

Exploring Love Through Fan Culture [OWLS September Blog Tour: Lover]

This month, the OWLS are talking about our favorite couples in pop culture as we explore the theme "lover". If you've ever shipped characters in your favorite anime, book, video game, or other narrative work, then you've participated in what reception studies terms decoding and sense-making. When we take in a creative work, we have the opportunity to form our own version of its happenings. These fan-made versions give us a chance to explore meaning in our own lives. For this month's blog tour, I'll be taking a look at fan interpretation related to romance.

A Response to Two Video Game Related Sunshine Blogger Challenges Part 2

Recently, I had the honor of being tagged by two bloggers, Meghan Plays Games and Kelly, author of Why We Play Games for the Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge. I felt like responding to two challenges at once was a bit too long for one post, so I split my replies in two! Last time, I answered Meghan's questions. Today, I'll answer Kelly's questions and pose questions of my own.

Symbolism Saturday: Dandelion Plans

Welcome to Symbolism Saturday! For anyone new to Symbolism Saturday, this is a bi-monthly Saturday special that I originally started sharing on Instagram and Twitter. In these posts, I highlight an example of symbolism in pop culture in a bite-sized exploration. Today, we're taking a look at a symbol from the TV adaptation of American Gods.

A Response to Two Video Game Related Sunshine Blogger Challenges Part 1

Recently, I had the honor of being tagged by two bloggers, Meghan Plays Games and Kelly, author of Why We Play Games for the Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge. After enjoying their fun answers to the questions posed to them by their own nominators, I had some fun writing answers to the questions that they've asked. I split my responses into 2 parts because the post wound up feeling a little long with everything!

Symbolism Saturday: Hana’s Home

Welcome to Symbolism Saturday! For anyone new to Symbolism Saturday, this is a bi-monthly Saturday special that I originally started sharing on Instagram and Twitter. In these posts, I highlight an example of symbolism in pop culture in a bite-sized exploration. Today, we're taking a look at a symbol from the anime movie Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪).

Symbolism Saturday: Wizord’s Beard

Welcome to Symbolism Saturday! For anyone new to Symbolism Saturday, this is a bi-monthly Saturday special that I originally started sharing on Instagram and Twitter. In these posts, I highlight an example of symbolism in pop culture in a bite-sized exploration. Today, we're taking a look at a symbol from Charles Soule and Ryan Browne's comic Curse Words.