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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Pressure

Pressure

life  is  like  a  box  that gradually  gets  smaller inside              of the box lies         me       a pebble as  the           box shrinks the  pressure erodes the  sediment   eventually—  the pebble breaks apart 

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Making Fun of Baby Boomers

Making Fun of Baby Boomers

Making Fun of Baby Boomers: How the Modern Horror Comedy Critiques Conventions Established in 80s Slasher Films  It’s common knowledge among those interested in media literacy, that horror movies’ big villain often represents, to some degree, the fears of our contemporary society. From the fear of one’s own sexual desire, expressed in classics like Nosferatu (1922), to the fear of science and technological […]

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Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit

“Maya” traversed around the kitchen with expert skill, baked potatoes in the oven, a pot of rice boiling on the stove. She glided across the kitchen, twirling between the stove, the counter, and the kitchen sink, simultaneously cooking, cleaning, and prepping food. She stared straight ahead as she moved, the only thing on her mind: the steps she needed to […]

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!BEWARE!: The Androgynous Woman

!BEWARE!: The Androgynous Woman

Beware the androgynous woman! Her fluidity is unnatural, her deviance uncommon. She is unreadable, and therefore unpredictable. She is a danger And yet, you cannot look away. The mystery of what hides between, The soft flesh of her thighs, Draws you in like a moth to flame. What she slips between her lips is a […]

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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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