Sierra Beeler

Sierra Beeler is a Senior at UNCC, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Film and Women and Gender studies. Forever a daydreamer, Sierra aspires to one day monopolize an entire weeknight with her own slew of TV shows, more popular than anything Shonda Rhimes could make. On the rare occasions when Sierra is not somewhere being obnoxious, you can find her doing one of her many passions: writing, drawing, filming, screeching (also known as singing), etc.

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Archetypal Patterns in The Hunger Games

Archetypal Patterns in The Hunger Games

Archetypal Patterns in The Hunger Games             Psychologist Carl Jung created the theory of the “collective unconscious” claiming that humans shared some innate predispositions characterized in the form of archetypes. According to Jung’s theory archetypes “are images and thoughts which have universal meanings across cultures which may show up in dreams, literature, art or religion.” […]

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First Time

First Time

Beautiful bright green sultry eyes stare at me from across the room, their intense gaze trained specifically on me, ignoring all the other people flitting around the crowded room. I glance down quickly waiting a second before I peek back up, remeeting the glowing green gaze. I flush as I stand on the wall clutching […]

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Bad New Poetry I

Bad New Poetry I

Adulterer As she lay awake, another woman’s perfume, invades her nostrils. She grits her teeth hard. He sure does think himself coy. We’ll see about that. Reaching for her knife; she didn’t know what to do, but her hand sure did. The flick of her wrist: He’ll regret what he did. But she- she sure […]

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Excerpt from Stereotypical High School Drama Novel

Excerpt from Stereotypical High School Drama Novel

“Akemi, where were you last night?” Akiko asked her sister pointedly as she stepped into their shared dorm room at almost seven thirty in the morning. “Out,” Akemi grunted, peeling out of yesterday’s blazer. Her hair was messy, she wasn’t wearing her glasses (again), and it looked like her mascara was smeared, but for as […]

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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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