Author Archives: Alysha

I Hear You Like to Play With Swords…

I’m just going to go ahead and say it. My boyfriend collects weapons. In the apartment at this exact moment he has: 14 swords (that I can find); 2 big stick things that make noise when you throw them around; … Continue reading

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New Post Seeks Book Worms, Writers

It’s time for another list of awesome Etsy items. This one is geared towards the lover of books, geekery, and writing! As always, click on the photo to go to the shop. Here we go. 1. How awesome is this … Continue reading

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Steampunk — An Explanation

This intriguing genre of being came into existence around the 1980’s as an offshoot of Cyberpunk. This term was coined by K.W. Jester, who used it in reference to himself and two of his friends (Tim Powers and James Blaylock) … Continue reading

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Etsy Top Ten

I know Jenny has mentioned Etsy before, but I wanted to let people know a little bit about this amazing site. Etsy is a curious little site that is similar to ebay without the bidding. What makes Etsy so wonderful … Continue reading

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Time as a Metaphor

So, in one of my English classes we are reading a book called Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. In chapter two of this book the authors begin to discuss the typical metaphors that dominate our … Continue reading

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Defining “offbeat.”

I’ve been asked to be a guest writer for this blog (or co-author. However you want to say it) but I’ve been putting off making a wordpress account for it. Why? Well, I was nervous. I wasn’t sure how to … Continue reading

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