About

Claire.  20-something writer, poet, marketer. Follower of Jesus. I like teal, industrial lighting, science fiction television, and really good books. My dream is to one day write for Pajiba. Or Vulture. Or Lifehacker. Find me on Goodreads. I write about pop culture for Sound on Sight.

Poetry has been published or is forthcoming in LinebreakBlue Fifth Review (scroll down to “Plantains”), The Wilderness House Literary Review, Cellpoems, One Sentence Poems, and more.

This is basically my life.

Blog Highlights:

Creativist Interviews (interviews with bloggers and creative people):

Natasha of the Snooty Tea Blog

Illustrator Irena Freitas

Things I believe:

That this is the real ending of How I Met Your Mother.

Harrison Ford saying he buried his soul.

The ultimate Guide to 24 Seasons

Articles I love:

Funny:

A Day in the Life of an Empowered Female Heroine

Why are Tom Hiddleston and Johnny Weir the same person?

It’s enough to make you cancel your reservation

White People Love Hiking

Bizarre Sci Fi Novel about Native American People in North America

16 Facts about the Horrors of Raising a Baby

Man Returns to Work with Fresh, Re-energized Hatred for Job 

Amazon reviews of the Banana Slicer

This and this response to the Amazon drones –

Q: But aren’t you worried about the owls developing intelligence and using the knowledge of our home addresses to enact some sort of sky-based revenge? Enslaving us all to deliver their internet orders to their nests?

A: No, the laws of robotics means that this can never happen. The owls will be incapable of harming a human.

Magic:

Girl gets swept away on adventure with her scarf – glorious comic

The Spy Who Loved Me is one of my favorite photoshoots of all time, Louis Vuitton featuring Nicole Warne

Websites:

Julian Peters Comics

Link Love :

-I always had a really hard time with this, and it wasn’t until Grammar Girl that the difference really start sinking in.Affect v. Effect

When to Use ie in a Sentence and The Three Most Common Uses of Irony– funny illustrated guides from The Oatmeal

Ten rules for writing fiction – from The Guardian

What is It About 20-Somethings? – NY Times article on the current generation of young adults

Where Have The Good Men Gone? – WSJ article arguing that today’s male generation is living in extended adolescence

Things My Best Friend’s Girlfriend Should Know, From His Girl BFF -from Thought Catalog

What Your Email Address Says About You– CNN

If Famous Writers Had Written Twilight – Elizabeth Stark

-Hilarious imaginary conversation between Darcy and Thornton for any fans of the BBC dramas

-Hilarious (and spot-on) summary of How To Write a Fringe Episode by Grorg.org(disclaimer: he  – and I -both still like the show)

-Hilarious comic summarizing the plot of the Twilight series(and a bit on why we read her and hate ourselves afterwards) – My Lost Weekend in Meyer

Things that Should Be Like They Are on TV But Aren’t

13 Ways of Looking at Liz Lemon – witty and spot-on feminist look at this iconic figure

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Art Film Hidden Inside the Chop-Socky Flick -a detailed, fascinating analysis of the Ang Lee film as a feminist text

Lost Season Six: The Pre-Game Post – Excellent article from The A.V. Club looking at Lost as art and/or entertainment(my favorite bit is here)

Sparkle and Fade – Robert Pattinson Career Assesment – hilariously snarky review of RP, or as the Pajiba writer calls him, RPattz. And have an equally snarky and spot-on Twilight review from Pajiba for good measure

Skipping Church(the definitive rules) – funny and spot-on rules from Stuff Christians Like

Articles I like:

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Richard Linklater on Before Midnight’s Big Fight

Extraordinarily helpful video about getting good photos of yourself

Pounds and Dollars in the World of Jane Austen – The Jane Austen Society

I Rewatched Love Actually and Am Here to Ruin It For You All 

“Kid Goth” – New Yorker article on Neil Gaiman

Good Grief” – on death, dying, grief, and the human responses to each

Charlotte Gainsbourg’s IRM – review by Drowned in Sound

The Role of Magic in Kid’s Literature and Reality– interesting post by Justin Taylor about magic in a Christian context

Why Women Read More than Men -NPR article on a phenomenon which I didn’t even know existed

Final Proof that Maths and Poetry Have a Special Relationship – Guardian article on the intersection of math and poetry

A Superwoman for Kenya, but America is still waiting for Superman– Roger Ebert article on two education documentaries and American education in general

Express Yourself: It’s Later than You Think – Brad Holland in The Atlantic Monthly-brilliantly hilarious article defining various aspects of postmodernism ala The Devil’s Dictionary

Country Rejoices as Chilean Miners Brought to Freedom – hope, and a miracle for the 21st century

Sleep makes your memories stronger and helps with creativity – “new research is showing that sleep also seems to reorganize memories, picking out the emotional details and reconfiguring the memories to help you produce new and creative ideas”, ScienceDaily article

Poetry for Everyday Life – The New York Times on the metaphors and similes that pepper everyday speech – “we often use food metaphors to describe the world of ideas. We devour a book, try to digest raw facts and attempt to regurgitate other people’s ideas, even though they might be half-baked…When talking about relationships, we often use health metaphors. A friend might be involved in a sick relationship.”

Quotations of Chalres Schultz…aka Charlie Brown

Paper Tigers – not sure I agree with all of Wesley Yang’s assumptions, but it’s interesting

The 100 Best Opening Lines from Books – self-explanatory

10 Things 90s Kids will have to Explain to Their Children -wonderful article from Thought Catalog

Saudade – A Word for the Third-Culture Kid – from Communicating across Boundarie

3 thoughts on “About

  1. moirabianchi November 19, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply

    Hey, Am an Austen lover (Darcy lover, actually) and found you searching Pride and Prejudice Korean Law and Order. Just linked your review on my post. Really cute blog here, am a fan.

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  2. Claire November 19, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

    Thank you Moira!

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  3. Tokoni O. Uti December 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply

    HI,

    I’m Tokoni, a student and poet. Its nice to meet you. I’d like to invite you to my blog at http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks.

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