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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

Fandom Friday: A Marvelous Monday

The Fangirl Initiative has started a new link-up titled Fandom Friday! Thanks to this link-up, we get an opportunity to gush about our fandoms every week. This week, we get to gush about our favorite fandoms!

I'm sure it's no secret: my favorite fandom--well, one of them--is Marvel. It's not perfect, but it's still my problematic fave. And hey, no matter how you slice it, I'm a huge fan of superheroes. Whether they're found in the pages of comics, discovered in a movie theater, or located on Netflix in the comfort of my own home, I love them all (well, most of them). 

Especially this guy.
If you asked me to pick a favorite, I'd say Tony Stark. He's been my favorite since I discovered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2012. However, in the five years since then, I've discovered so many more. Comic Clint Barton and Kate Bishop. Kamala Khan. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters. Steve and Bucky. Bruce Banner. T'Challa. Peter Parker. Natasha Romanoff. Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock. Sam Wilson. I could go on and on. Every single one of them is so dear to me, and I love them. I'm grateful that I've gotten the chance to know them through fiction. I don't think I'd be the same without each of them or the lessons they've taught me, specifically how to try to be like each of them in my own way. And in addition to that, they've provided me an escape when I've needed it, a reminder that not everything in the world is bad. I have so many thoughts and feelings, but suffice it to say: these heroes are the bomb. (A time bomb, that is. Ayyy. *finger guns*)

And now I'm curious, what's your favorite fandom? G'ahead, go link up with Fandom Friday! You know you want to...


  1. Ooh, fandom Friday sounds fun! I have a few I can think of... Ok, maybe not "just a few". Maybe "just a lot". :P


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