Books

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 13

For round 13, I picked Kate from You Know Me Well and Shigure Sohma from Fruits Basket Background Kate runs away from things. She dedicates her painting portfolio to a girl she won't speak to and ditches a lifelong friend for an understanding acquaintance. She freaks out and changes her mind over and over but rarely… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 13

Books

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 9

For round 9, I picked Ryan from You Know Me Well and Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey Background How do you know Ryan is a serious artist? He writes SLAM POETRY and works on a LITERARY JOURNAL, two things that would make him cool if he wasn't such a terrible friend. Ryan pretends his "friends with benefits"… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 9

Books, Movies

R.I.P. It or Ship It

It's time to ship some characters. I love stupid ships. When writing with friends, my go-to prompt is always, "Write the most unlikely couple you can think of." I find this exercise fascinating even if they hate doing it. Some of my favorite ships have started as a joke; the more I laugh, the more sense… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It

Books

Lauren’s Go-To Reads: New Favorites Editions

I think about these books constantly. I press them on good friends, whispering, "This book ruined my life." I read them to stave off anxiety attacks and cure bad moods. These aren't long-time favorites that I've collected throughout my life, but more recent volumes that I've read over the last two years. These are the stories I need right now, the ones that reassure me I'm on the right track.