The Danger of What-If’s in ‘Shirkers’

“In all golden afternoons there are movers, there are shakers, and then, there are shirkers.” What-if’s are dangerous. As a perfectionist with a dangerous level of anxiety, I know the world of what-if’s all too well. They are poisonous and there is never just one, as each one leads to the next until you obsess…

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There’s Something I Want You To Know: Coming Out On The Internet

Ingrid Nilsen’s words ricochet against the silence as she sobs to the camera, finally sharing a truth she feels the need to share to become her true, authentic self. Just fifteen minutes of entirely unmoderated footage (with the only exceptions being for when Nilsen cut out hysterical sobbing on her part), she spills everything. Or…

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Vincent, The Monster and Amy: How ‘Doctor Who’ Captures Depression In ‘Vincent and the Doctor’

When tackling the subject of depression, no episode of Doctor Who captures it better than ‘Vincent and the Doctor’. Airing in 2010 as the tenth episode in the show’s fifth season, the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) visit the famed artist Vincent Van Gogh (Tony Curran) during the last…

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Knives Chau vs. The World: The Misconception of a Teen

Picture this. You’re seventeen. You live in Toronto, Canada. You skip out of school to find your twenty-two-year-old boyfriend waiting at the school gates for you, his curly blonde hair glistening in the snow. He takes you to the local arcade, where you both play games completely in sync and he is totally into you…

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‘Captain Marvel’ (2019): Getting Back Up Again

WARNING: This article contains very mild spoilers for Captain Marvel. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been watching Marvel films since I was a kid. The first film I can vividly remember watching was Thor with my Dad, just on the off chance it was on, and being completely suckered into this fantastical whirlwind…

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Flip Screen: A Launch Into 2019

Do you know this one blog with a title like this? – Possibly Scott Pilgrim Two months ago, I sent Ell a proposal. This proposal was somewhat wild and happens to be one of a growing number of impulsive decisions on my part. Yet despite the numerous in caps messages I sent her over several…

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