Comics: ARRRiel the Pirate Mermaid, The Other Stuff

ARRiel the Pirate Mermaid Comic…Part 2

(Originally brought to you by the Create-Your-Own Comic Book and back by popular demand)

Previously on ARRiel the Pirate Mermaid…

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We left ARRiel on quite the cliffhanger…what would she do? Would the dinosaur eat her? Would they become friends? Would she get a hair cut???

The wait is over.

You’re welcome. Continue reading “ARRiel the Pirate Mermaid Comic…Part 2”

Music, The Other Stuff

Looking for the Author’s Meaning (Or How I Pranked My Creative Writing Class)

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What happens when a book, song, or piece of art is given a title that has seemingly nothing to do with the work itself? Or when something inside the work just doesn’t seem to align with the rest of it?

Apparently, our brains naturally try to connect the dots. We’ll Continue reading “Looking for the Author’s Meaning (Or How I Pranked My Creative Writing Class)”

The Other Stuff

Moving Into An Apartment (As Told By “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)

the-man-from-u-n-c-l-eOver the past week, I moved into my very first apartment. With about a week and a half left now before I officially start the the PhD program in music theory and cognition at Northwestern University, I have a Continue reading “Moving Into An Apartment (As Told By “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)”

The Other Stuff

If Sherlock Lived In Cinderella’s World (And Other Book Swaps)

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1) If Winston from 1984 lived in the world of Harry Potter, he would be the first to believe Voldemort had returned.  (#paranoid)

2) If The Great Gatsby took place in the world of Anna Karenina, Gatsby Continue reading “If Sherlock Lived In Cinderella’s World (And Other Book Swaps)”

Books, The Other Stuff

What If Alice In Wonderland Characters Played Sports?

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders turned one year old yesterday! (I guess that means it’s sleeping more at night and will start to babble soon?) I’m thrilled that so many of you have found this blog enjoyable.  Always feel free to leave comments or email me with any questions or thoughts you may have about the blog’s content! I love exploring different viewpoints on books and music with people.

To celebrate this first blogiversary, here’s a look back at my first blog post–just in time for the Olympics!

Alice: Obstacle course racing

Just like in Wonderland, she wouldn’t Continue reading “What If Alice In Wonderland Characters Played Sports?”

Books, The Other Stuff

Literary Quotes About Me

When faced with ten questions and a Liebster award (shoutout to The Library Lizard who tagged me and has a great blog with all kinds of bookish stuff), I decided to answer each of the questions with book quotes (and one movie quote) since I don’t normally like blogging directly about myself.  Plus, I’ll be killing two birds with one stone by posting some great quotes! (I’m violent that way.)

1. What is one of your favourite quotes from a book?

“First Murderer: (Stabbing him) Young fry of treachery!

Son: He has kill’d me, mother.” —Macbeth (I originally posted this quote here.)

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Also these hilarious quotes from The Importance of Being Earnest.

2. Favourite animal/creature from a book? (e.g. hippogriffs from Harry Potter) Continue reading “Literary Quotes About Me”

The Other Stuff

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders — Discover

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders was featured on WordPress Discover this week as an Editor’s Pick! A big thank you to WordPress for allowing my blog to reach more people and hopefully inspire them!

Aubrey Leaman, the blogger behind If Mermaids Wore Suspenders, shares her passion for books and classical music in quirky posts that aim to bridge the gap between these two seemingly-disparate worlds.

via If Mermaids Wore Suspenders — Discover