mortar-tea: on turning seventeen

Yesterday was my seventeenth birthday. After receiving this amazing mug from my parents (among other nerdy gifts) and realizing that I can now watch rated-R movies without feeling like a criminal, it hit me that I'm, like, old. I mean, imp not particularly old when compared to adults, but I'm a lot older than I … Continue reading mortar-tea: on turning seventeen

Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

"For the most wild yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief." This story is very reminiscent of "The Tell-Tale Heart" in many aspects, including the narrator's voice, the reiteration of a central idea, and the ending. As in the other story, the narrator was lacking a … Continue reading Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

Poevember: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." "The Cask of Amontillado" was a creepy and disturbing tale, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't my favorite of Poe's short stories. While the horror factor was definitely present, especially towards the ending, … Continue reading Poevember: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART

"True! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" This is the first piece of writing by Edgar Allen Poe that I have ever read, and I absolutely loved it. One thing that really spoke to me in this short story was the way it … Continue reading Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART

November: The Race for Relaxation and Edgar Allan Poe

Hello everyone! Yet again, the month has changed! November is my second favorite month (the first being December), so I couldn't be more pleased. As one of my previous posts explained, I have been extremely busy lately with school and work and homework, and consequently I haven't been posting as much as I would like … Continue reading November: The Race for Relaxation and Edgar Allan Poe