Reviews

Stay Tuned for February

At the end of February/end of March, I WILL BE PUBLISHING A BOOK.

Well, self-publishing. On the amazon ebook store.

It’s a book of poetry that’s probably gonna be anywhere between 60-100 pages long. I’ll tell you guys more about it as I start to really solidify the story (oh, yeah, it’s a book of narrative poetry, by the way). There’s gonna be like a big cover reveal and everything. It’s for my sophomore project this year and I’m suuuuuuper fuckin excited.

I’m looking for people who’d like to read it and give reviews when the time comes!! I’d prefer that you pay for the book because having people pay you for stories is SO COOL, but it’s not like the goal of this endeavor is to make money and there could very well be people who can’t pay, so I could just as easily send you a copy for free on google docs in exchange for a review. Additionally, if there’s anyone who would like to give pre-publishing feedback/edits, that would be totally fantastic too. Leave a comment or shoot me an email if you’re interested !!

Happy MLK day ❤

Sophomore Year, Here I Come (Hopefully)

In the mornings before school, I have orchestra every other day. Student council is every Tuesday. Model United Nations is every Wednesday. Amnesty International is every Thursday. Student Newspaper is every Friday.

And that’s just in the morning. I also have Speech and Debate practice most days after school, and starting sometime soon I’ll have tournaments every Saturday. I also have violin lessons every Thursday night for an hour, and I’m auditioning this year for the all-state orchestra with sincere hopes of getting in.

All of this will have to be done while maintaining some semblance of a social life, my hygiene and appearance to a halfway decent level, and my (much-loved) 4.0 GPA. In addition to all that, I am dedicated to this blog and also need some time to write, read, or watch TV purely for the sake of unwinding.

I’ve got my work cut out for me this year.

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I FOUND MY OLD WRITING OMFG (Part 1)

School has started and while I knew everything would go to shit, I wasn’t quite prepared for the major onslaught of anxiety. So, to cheer myself up (and, hopefully, all of you) I hereby present to you:

The Childhood Works of Sophia Hudson

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Maleficent was Freakin’ Awesome

I was thinking of writing a full-on review of this movie but there’s nothing for me to say that hasn’t been said before and better. For reasons best summed up by Farla of Dragon Quill, this movie was fantastic from both a social justice standpoint and a general one, and I would absolutely recommend it.

(the fact that the text is highlighted there in red means that it’s a link and you should go click it)

I have an actual post in the works right now, so stay tuned lovelies ❤

TFioS is an objectively bad book, okay? (Book Review)

The Fault in Our Stars and John Green in general are both lauded for their pro-feminist and all-around progressive viewpoints. What with the movie coming out in a few weeks, I thought I would review the book (and, subsequently the movie, if I ever get around to seeing it which I won’t promise because I’m so lazy). Also, the movie is starring the fabulous Shailene Woodley whom I adore as an actress, so I hope I’ll remember to go see it at some point. This review is going to be critical with a healthy dose of bitchy on the side, so if any nerdfighters’ feelings get hurt in the process then…actually, I’m not going to apologize because you’ve been warned.

I’ve never done a book review before, so I’ll just dive right in. (warning–this book has been out for a billion years now so this review may be spoiler-heavy for those of you who’ve been living under a rock)
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Carrie and The Phantom of the Opera

This is really random, and I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this, but I was recently watching the old version of Carrie and the 2004 adaptation of Phantom and the parallels between them hit me.

Both titular characters are social outcasts.

Both titular characters have mothers who abused then as children, and both were abused as children (at least, if you’re going off some adaptations of Phantom).

Both movies involve themes of womanhood and the growth of sexual maturity, though they’re handled quite differently by each.

Both movies can be seen as coming of age tale concerning a teenage girl (though they’re both rather twisted, I personally think they both qualify).

Both movies also have running themes of the severe psychological toll ostracism can have on an individual.

Both movies’ titular characters finally think they achieve acceptance only to have it torn away from them (the pig’s blood dropping in Carrie and Christine ripping off the mask in Phantom), and for both characters it’s their final breaking point.

This was really random but it was just something I noticed recently. I’ve got a new post in the works but until then, have a great spring break to all those who are currently out of school, and happy almost-Easter to all those who celebrate 🙂

P.S. If there’s anything I missed (and I’m sure there is), let me know in the comments 🙂

Shailene Woodley and Biphobic Reporting

This morning I was searching for news about the Fault In Our Stars (you know, the book where John Green manipulates everyone into thinking he’s a good writer by writing about something that is emotionally triggering for literally everyone? Yeah, that one.) and I came across this article. When I saw the title Shailene Woodley Admits to Being Bisexual I was pretty excited. It’s always a huge leap forward whenever a prolific actor or actress (well, prolific in the teenage community at least) feels comfortable enough to come out to the world. You never would’ve seen this in my mom’s day–and with all the homophobia in this country, it’s still pretty rare now. But the more I read the article, the more disgusted I became.
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Review of Just Dance 2014

Just Dance is the absolute favorite game of my little friends group. Every once in a while we all come over to my house and have a Just Dance marathon. Over winter break, I got Just Dance 2014 for the Kinect.

These games, since their conception, have had a huge problem with both the content of their songs, as well as the oversexualization of the female dancers. I’m gonna break it down song by song (in no particular order) and give my honest thoughts on the game and the songs.
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Thoughts on Catching Fire

Katniss
While I do think that Jennifer Lawrence is a wonderful actress and looks great with dark hair, and while I think that she did a very good job of playing this character, there is a problem.

She’s white.

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