Yuu Watase’s Ceres: Celestial Legend and Rethinking the Power of Femininity

Yuu Watase is an author whose work heavily permeated my adolescence. I remember first reading her series Alice 19th and falling in love with the concept of the world, and most importantly, the romantic plot. Later I read Imadoki Nowadays and grew to love Tanpopo and her antics to get a gardening club at her prestigious school. …

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Miriam: A Forgotten Figure Reexamined

For my senior synthesis, I devoted my paper solely to the prophetess Miriam, who is found within the books of Exodus and Numbers. Initially, I wanted my project to focus more broadly on the five prophetesses within the OT (Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Noadiah, and Isaiah's wife), but this proved to be overwhelming. Next I tried …

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Author and Works: Issues with Orson Scott Card

Recently I wrote a post concerning my thoughts about Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. A masterful piece of science fiction, this work contains perhaps the best example of Card's unique ways of weaving stories and characters together until the book becomes almost an experience for the reader. However, while I was writing and praising …

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Thoughts On: Speaker for the Dead

'The Nordic language recognizes four orders of foreignness. The first is the otherlander, or utlanning, the stranger that we recognize as being a human of our world, but of another city or country. The second is the framling...this is the stranger we recognize as human but of another world. The third is the raman, the stranger …

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Riverdale and its Rebirth

Lately I've been enamored with the CW show Riverdale, which chronicles the stories of the classic characters from Archie Comics. I grew up reading Archie Comics (mainly due to my sister's influence), and all of the characters still give me this feeling of nostalgic comfort. Jughead was probably my favorite character within the comics because …

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Discourse at a Small Christian University

This post is not necessarily an well-structured essay, but rather some observations and negative feelings I've acquired while attending a small Christian university for my undergrad. These thoughts mainly center around the discourse I've experienced while in classes, or interactions I've had with fellow students. So, this post seems kind of ridiculous in of itself. …

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