On John Green’s Characters: Teenagers DO Speak That Way

  I have always loved John Green's books since the first time I picked one up. He writes YA Fiction, but he writes content with which I connect even as an adult. His stories tell of the human condition, and characters (especially the girls) are complex, nuanced, and flawed. They are people, not ideas of … Continue reading On John Green’s Characters: Teenagers DO Speak That Way

Twelve Tips For Making It As A Working Actor (Guest Post)

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By: Dani Kessel

I’ve been acting for around 16 years now. As a child, I professionally acted and modelled in Japan. When I moved back to the US, I spent 3 years in a modelling and acting school. Then, when I moved to Germany, I was in at least 3 productions a year. It was only during a medical crisis over the past 5 years that I took a break. But, now that I’m getting back on my feet post-surgery, I can throw myself into what I love doing again. While I am doing that, I thought I’d share some wisdom and tips on how to make it as an actor. 

Do community theatre to bolster your resume.

You may not get paid for most community theatre, but doing this helps when you’re first starting off. It also shows a dedication to your craft.

Your headshots are the first things…

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Better Understanding Disability Using The Spoon Theory

I’m officially a contributing guest writer on Love, Geeky Girl. I will be reblogging the posts on here so my subscribers can read my articles. If you like what you read, go subscribe to Love, Geeky Girl because there is lots of great content on that site as well. Feel free to comment with any topics you want me to write about!

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By: Dani Kessel

Hi everyone. My name is Dani. I suffer from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, limited mobility, and at least 5 different diagnosable mental illnesses. This affects my daily life resulting in a different normal than those who are ablebodied and neurotypical. I am a spoonie.

Spoon·ie    noun

   /spo͞onē/

Plural noun: spoonies

  • Someone suffering from disability and chronic illness/es that can be explained with the spoon theory.

“my sister calls herself a spoonie”

The spoon theory is a metaphor created by Christine Miserandino for the energy and ability limitations that disabled folks live with. The idea is this: 

From waking up to falling asleep, every task throughout the day takes a certain number of spoons. Ablebodied, neurotypical folks have a nearly infinite number of spoons, so they don’t have to think about where their spoons go. Disabled folks have a finite number of spoons though…

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30 Scary Movies to Ramp Up For Halloween

When you obsess over Halloween and you're an avid cinephile, October is the perfect month to do a scary movie marathon! Between thriller, horror, slasher, and paranormal, there are thousands of movies from which to pick. I've sorted through many options and come up with 30 movies to help get you in the Halloween mood! … Continue reading 30 Scary Movies to Ramp Up For Halloween

It: Chapter 2 and the Implications of Being Queer

(Note: Since I was asked, I am not the person cosplaying in the featured image. It is simply a stock photo that I liked.) SPOILER ALERT: This article includes mild spoilers for It: Chapter 2, the character of Adrian Mellon, and Richie's story arch. If you do not want spoilers, please exit out of this … Continue reading It: Chapter 2 and the Implications of Being Queer

Can Spider-Man Survive Without the MCU?

We've all heard the news about tension and failed negotiations between Marvel and Sony. The two companies cannot come to an agreement about producing credit and profit splitting. As of now, Sony retains the film rights. Unless Marvel and Sony reach an agreement, Spider-Man is out of the MCU. This raises the serious question: Can … Continue reading Can Spider-Man Survive Without the MCU?

10 Random Thoughts From My Bed

[Content Warning: There may be adult content and triggering subjects in this post. Please read with caution if you have triggers related to your mental health or are more sensitive to adult topics.] I'm largely bedridden post-surgery which gives me a lot of time to think, so I am going to write down some of … Continue reading 10 Random Thoughts From My Bed