“Woke” on Hulu: Review

“When you assume the worst, you can’t be surprised when it actually happens.”

Woke

Series that mix animation or inanimate talking objects with real environments are usually something I avoid at all costs. I read the synopsis for “Woke” and thought no different.

I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw it as a trending promotion and read some of the tweets before watching the trailer. I was partly sold that it might be worth my time. Then I saw that it addressed the issues of police brutality and race in America, and I was really interested.

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“Amber Waves of Grace”: Reedsy Discovery Book Review

There were a few times I didn’t understand what was going on in this story, but that did not detract from its appeal. Amber Waves of Grace manages to be charming in its own way and a story that feels certainly different from other romance books I’ve read. There are so many relationships to examine, from familial to church to romantic, that also added to confusion at times. Corrie being at the center of this story all aspects of her life, her relationship with two brothers, her parents, farm life, and her day-to-day troubles kept me reading until the end.

My initial expectations were disassembled from the first five pages. I went in fully expecting a lot of southern, tame, Christian romance and a few characters. A little conflict, but not much, just simple life. This story was not that, and I was pleasantly surprised. I think some knowledge of farming and farming equipment helps in visualizing what’s going on, but that’s one of this book’s few flaws that had me researching while reading. What’s a combine?

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Multicultural Psych II: Gender + Sexuality

The topic for the 3rd week’s lecture was gender and sexuality. I was looking most forward to this topic and thought it would generate a good discussion during our live class.

I was wrong. Yes, it was as interesting and enlightening as I imagined. I learned about muxes in Mexico, third genders in India, two-spirit Native Americans, and other trans and third gender people across culures. They seem to be more accepting of trans people abroad than in the “United States.”

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I have a Patreon!

I have made a Patreon for Rae’s Violet Words. It combines both my creative writing and my art, which can be found here.

If you don’t know how Patreon works, basically it’s a monthly thing split into tiers that you can choose from depending on the content you want. This can be pretty much anything from exclusive sneak peeks of new content to coloring pages.

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Anime Review: “No Game No Life” Season 1

I’m happy to present this review written by guest writer Afrika Hunt!

by Afrika Hunt

There comes a time when us humans need to play chess; whether we would like to or not, we must play to win or else we will forfeit the ownership of our destiny. Brazilian-born, Yu Kamiya, Japanese novelist wrote a series called “No Game, No Life” about the destiny of a world that is passively ruled by a true neutral god, by means of nonviolent games– Tet. His strategy on governing this special world is by means of ten pledges, and if the inhabitants of this planet do not follow every pledge, then the consequences are severe for that entire race. There are 16 races who each own their race piece and these race pieces are literal ownership of a race. These pieces are in the form of a spiritual chess piece. Whomever owns the piece controls the destiny of that race but let us dig deeper about into these pledges.

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