Hello, dear readers! It’s been awhile since I’ve swam upon these blogging shores, but as the year draws to a close, the self-indulgent, list-obsessive completist in me has once again decided to take a tiny dip back in.

Look–I’m not going to bore you with a tedious, wordy intro on how goddamn awful 2016 was, and conversely, how the very opposite of that awful was reflected in it’s entertainment output–but I am going to instead include quite a few “Melissa’s Best Of” lists to make up for that. Bear in mind that these are MY favorites, not necessarily the best of–and if I left off one of YOUR best of’s, that’s just too damn bad. This was stressful enough as is without worrying what would people would think when I left off THE WITCH. But hi! Thanks for reading this anyways. I like you. Continue reading

2015 in Favorites!

Say what you will about 2015, but we’ve had some damn fine entertainment. So fine, in fact, that some of its turnout has landed it’s way into my top favorite lists of ALL TIME EVER. I know that I tend to obsess and say that everything’s my favorite, but trust me when I say that this year–everything is my favorite. I’m still experiencing heart-eyes when I think of some of the movies I watched or books I read.

Stand out moments: screaming in unadulterated joy and satisfaction at Mad Max, quoting What We Do In The Shadows relentlessly, crying in total elation and emotion at The Force Awakens, and finally seeing Ghost live.

Anyways, without further ado, I give to you…my favorites of 2015.


movies1. Mad Max: Fury Road, 2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 3. What We Do In The Shadows, 4. Final Girls, 5. Ex Machina, 6. It Follows, 7. Kingsman, 8. Magic Mike XXL, 9. Krampus, 10. The Martian, 11. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, 12. Turbo Kid, 13. Spring, 14. The Guest, 15. Crimson Peak

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January Reflections~

photo 1 (10)I usually hate January because it’s cold and grey and I experience post-holiday traumatic stress disorder, but this one rocked. I was eager to move past the holidays for obvious reasons and being able to work from home curbed the whole ‘being cold all the time’ thing. I’ve had lots of fun times and made some lovely new friends. And bought a lot of books. The Melissa you once knew is almost back.

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