MR Week: Functions in Motion

Have you ever met someone that you felt both in and out of step with, at the same time? Like you were so similar in many ways, yet very different at the same time? You might find an unusual kind of synchronization with such a person, once the initial surprise at your differences wore off.... Continue Reading →

Murder Rooms Blog Party

Murder Rooms Blog Party: Oct 26th-Nov 1st I'm co-hosting this with The Dark Beginnings. We're inviting any Murder Room fans to join us for reviews of the books, episodic reviews, collective thoughts on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr. Joseph Bell, and so on. If you have never heard of it, this will be a... Continue Reading →

My Intellectual Love Affair With Hannibal

Hannibal is a perfect example of true excellence in writing. It’s horrific, hideous, and intensely intellectual. It gets up, close, and personal with its audience with the intention of ripping out our hearts, messing with our heads, and forcing us to endure nightmarish horrors right along with its characters. In a way, Hannibal deals with... Continue Reading →

The Personality Type of Sherlock Holmes

Ever since personality typing went mainstream, fans have fought over the personality types of famous literary characters – most notably, Sherlock Holmes. It usually winds up as a debate between INTP and INTJ, but neither one fits the canon Holmes. I recently addressed this on my tumblr, but will expound on it here. The original... Continue Reading →

The Mind Behind Sherlock

I go through life in obsessive spurts. I’ll be into something for awhile, then lose interest, and when a new aspect (or episode, as the case may be) turns up, I’m back in the thick of it obsessing to an unnatural level. Well, Sherlock is back for its all-too-short third season and I’ve been Sherlocked.... Continue Reading →

The Mind Palace

Last night, in an hour, I memorized all the titles of Shakespeare’s plays in the order he wrote them. Pretty good for a girl who has never given a damn about Shakespeare (the literal amount of "I do not care" I extend toward Shakespeare horrifies most of my friends). I sat down at breakfast and... Continue Reading →

Mistaking Depression for Other Things

Lately there have been a lot of searches on this blog about depression, so let’s talk about it, shall we? The definition of depression is “sadness greater and more prolonged than warranted by any objective reason.” In lay terms, that means feeling sad for a long time but not understanding why, since there is no... Continue Reading →

Adding Color to My Life

The other day, it occurred to me that I have chosen to live a rather vanilla life: bland. When picking out clothes, I usually buy black. My living room, bedroom, and all other rooms in my little country house are in rather muted colors. And I’ve never been all that happy about it, but for... Continue Reading →

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