Sierra Beeler

Sierra Beeler is a junior English major at UNC Charlotte. An aspiring screenwriter, she hopes to one day entertain the masses with a book series turned television show she hopes will “put J.K Rowling to shame.” When not working on one of her many uncompleted projects, Sierra enjoys watching Hulu and crying over fictional characters.

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A Scribbly on Ghibli: THE BASIC B!T¢H

A Scribbly on Ghibli: THE BASIC B!T¢H

Spirited Away (2001) I know I’ve said this before about My Neighbor Totoro, but everyone (and I do mean everyone, even hermits and rock people) has seen Spirited Away. This movie was the top grossing animated film in Japan for literally fifteen years, until it was overtaken by Your Name in 2016. This movie is […]

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A Scribbly on Ghibli: THE FIRST GHIBLI

A Scribbly on Ghibli: THE FIRST GHIBLI

Castle in the Sky (1986) If Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is the animated marvel that paved the way for the now featured animation juggernaut that is Ghibli; then Laputa: Castle in the Sky, is its satisfying and energetic prodigy. Coming just two years after the animated success that was Nausicaä, Miyazaki showed […]

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A Scribbly on Ghibli: MY FIRST GHIBLI

A Scribbly on Ghibli: MY FIRST GHIBLI

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Everyone (and I do mean everyone, except for like hermits and rock people) has seen or at least semi-recognizes My Neighbor Totoro and its titular creature. Totoro is the company’s official mascot, appearing at the beginning of literally every Ghibli movie and is available in literally any form of merchandise you […]

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A Scribbly on Ghibli: WE INTTERPUT THIS SCHEDULED PROGRAM FOR…

A Scribbly on Ghibli: WE INTTERPUT THIS SCHEDULED PROGRAM FOR…

Tales from Earthsea (2006) So initially, the next Ghibli on my list was supposed to be the first one I ever saw, ie My Neighbor Totoro however after recently reading a crap article by the New York Times I decided it can wait so I can tackle something that been irking me. So in this […]

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A Scribbly on Ghibli: THE START

A Scribbly on Ghibli: THE START

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) *I know it’s been nearly thirty-four years but I’m still going to say it: SPOILER ALERT!!* Many people will argue that Hayao Miyazaki is one of, if not the greatest animation director of our time and it is often argued that at least one of his many […]

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A Scribbly on Ghibli

A Scribbly on Ghibli

    I’m sure most if not all of us has seen either My Neighbor Totoro or Spirited Away at some point in our lives. I didn’t see either for the first time until I was about fourteen years old and for a very long time they were the only Studio Ghibli movies I had ever […]

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Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

“Kristian! Kristian, are you there?” Rhea called in Latin. She had told her lover to meet her deep in the trees that surrounded her family’s villa in the countryside. It was past midnight, the moon concealed by clouds and the canopy of the trees far above her head. She had told Kristian to leave lanterns […]

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Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Dystonian Novel

Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Dystonian Novel

Anika woke with a start and found herself buckled in the front seat of a car on the move. She looked next to her and saw her father, Osric, behind the wheel, staring off at the road. She was hyperventilating and rolled down the window to let in some fresh air, trying to slow her thudding heartbeat. “Bad dream?” Osric asked. When she nodded in response he added with […]

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Album Review: Hard EP by The Neighbourhood

Album Review: Hard EP by The Neighbourhood

By now I’m sure most people have heard of the band, The Neighbourhood, which formed in Cali, back in 2011. If you haven’t heard of them, then I’m sure you’ve heard of their chart-topping song “Sweater Weather” from their debut album, I Love You., back in 2013. Then, the band established their Indie Rock sound and continued […]

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The Process of Getting my First Tattoo

The Process of Getting my First Tattoo

Art comes in many forms and our generation has shown a growing appreciation for body art, namely tattoos. The phrase, “That’s going to be on your body forever,” is heard less and less and the stigma is held against people has become less about tattoos themselves and more about their content. I’ve always had an […]

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