hello again, friends!

I cannot believe i’m writing this. It’s nearly midnight and… the year is 2023. It is March of 2023. It has been over two years since my last blog post. So much has changed, both in the world and in my life, but I’ve spent the past two years wondering if anyone sometimes spared a moment to think about me and my disappearing act (which was predictable, given my sporadic posting for months before) and debating whether the mortification would be worth posting a final goodbye… Two years late.

I have no idea if anyone will read this, or whether everyone who used to frequent this blog (over 500 people cared about what my middle school self had to say, which still baffles me) has moved on just like I did. I’m writing this mostly for closure – so that through the other 11 PMs and 2 AMs I spend deploring the cruel, endless passage of time I have this one chapter of my past settled.

I started this blog in October of 2018. That may not be a long time to someone older, but to me it grew and evolved as I did, and its stagnancy after I abandoned it just feels like a time capsule into my past. I will still remember my blogging days fondly, of course, and who knows? Maybe I’ll post something here again. But I wanted something tangible to prove my brief existence here on this corner of the Internet and to show that I’ve grown up, maybe, but I’m still the same little girl who used to jabber on about colorful scarves and brand-new books.

I still read. I can’t imagine a world where I don’t read. If you’d like to stay in touch with me and see what I read, send me a friend request on Goodreads. I still have my blog linked on there, and I just never wanted to take it off.

(As you might be able to tell, I become attached rather easily – and once I attach, it’s near-impossible to make me let go. Evidence: this post, even if it’s two years late.)

The past few years have changed me a lot. I can’t believe how young I was when I had this blog (middle school!) and how young I still am – but it makes me even more excited for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to make more memories and meet amazing people and think about them years in the future, wondering if they ever think about me too.

I hope you’re all doing well. If you’re an old friend (or a new one!), I’d love to hear from you, chat with you – if you just want to drop a little ❤ that would still warm my heart. Here’s a sweet post from one of my favorite social media accounts that I wish for all of you this spring, this year, and this lifetime. (If you happen to spot me in the comment section and feel like connecting through my account, well… I would be delighted.)

It’s past midnight now. Half an hour has passed without me noticing, and isn’t that just what life is? Time ticking by, people loved and people lost, a life precious beyond measure.

I love you all. And for perhaps the last time:

From 2020 to 2021- resolutions, goals, and what this year means for all of us and our futures

Hello loves!

I can’t believe it’s 2021 already- happy new year to everyone! I hope you all had an amazing end of 2020 and a great beginning to the new year.

I have to admit, 2021 really snuck up on me. It still feels weird that we’re no longer in 2020, and even weirder to realize that I spent 75% of 2020 stuck at home. While I’m not harboring any unreasonable expectations for 2021, I still hope that I’ll spend more of my year doing normal things instead of at home.

To be honest though, I’m kind of feeling… neutral about everything. I’m not really a “eff 2020” sort of person because 2020 did actually do a lot to build my character and mold me to the person I am now (dramatic, I know), but it’s not like I loved 2020 or anything.

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Anyway, I just wanted to say that one constant throughout 2019, 2020, and now hopefully 2021, has been blogging. Blogging brings me a lot of joy, and writing about what I love has been really important to keep me grounded. I’m forever grateful to everyone for building this community and inspiring me and so many others to keep writing and publishing it to the world.

Continue reading “From 2020 to 2021- resolutions, goals, and what this year means for all of us and our futures”

rating watermelon(g) reaction pictures | a guest post because i have no creative inspiration ft. beck

Hi loves!

This is Aditi, the person who writes for this blog, in case you’ve forgotten me since I’ve decided that I’m too cool to write posts 😀

I miss you all a lot and I really want to start blogging again!! But that probably won’t be until mid-December (mayybe earlier but don’t count on it). So I have a wonderful post from the absolutely amazing Beck @ Smellfoy Reads! Go check out her blog right now :))

I’m going to let her take it away- but before that, here’s my deepest gratitude to Beck for OFFERING to write me a post (?!) and ACTUALLY DOING IT. I’m blown away.

P.S. the title is supposed to be “watermelong sugar HIGH (they HAVE to be high bc what the actual heck)”. yes ;D now the song is stuck in your head- perfect!

Hey, y’all! You may think that me, the coolest person on this site, is Aditi, but NO!! IT’S NOT! IT’S BECK!! HI!! WASSUP!! THIS IS MY BLOG NOW

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Tho in all seriousness Aditi IS the coolest person on this site…. I’m the coolest pile of trash on this site. And you can’t say “nO yOU’RE noT a PilE oF trASh, bEcK!”

Have you met me? Have you seen me irl? I THOUGHT NOT. NO. YOu HAVEN’T. SO STOP MAKING ASSUMPTIONS.

Anyway it is meme time, my dudes! I’m going to rate some of the weird watermelon memes and pictures I have saved on my phone. I actually have a lot of those.


Oh and most of these memes I found at this terrific instagram page:: @ireallylikewatermelons


This picture actually has some history with me… My friend and I had a watermelon revolution on our class discord server because SOMEONE DELETED THE EMOJI WE MADE OF HER!! Idk why they did.

Anyway she gets a solid 69/69 for pure watermelonness.


I feel like she’d have these dishes:

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I actually have these cups.

But uhm anyway she’d probably forcefeed you watermelon flavored meatloaf. 77/1000.



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Lowkey feels abelist for making a disabled joke bUT I don’t know?? I guess?? 85/150


I would 1978658380% answer because oh yes that’s my type.

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1/1 because he’s the one.


I love it. This kind of meme is my jam okay.

Wait. Is watermelon jam a thing? Brb



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Anyway it gets a 10/9.


4 Shows To Watch If You Loved ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ | ft. diverse animated shows on Netflix

Hey everyone!

 A lot of you have probably seen Avatar: The Last Airbender since it came on Netflix back in June. It’s already broken several records and is the show with the highest number of days on the Top Ten list- I believe over fifty days! Which is crazy, and definitely well-deserved.

(to my credit, I liked avatar before it was trendy. but still. 😂)

During my collab with Sophie, I made her watch Avatar because it’s amazing (here’s the link to my post, her blog is currently down for some reason!) and she obviously loved it as well. A lot of us have watched ATLA and after watching it, craved some more of the magic that’s in that TV show. It took me several months to find great TV shows with some of these qualities, and I thought I’d share it with y’all too, so you don’t have to suffer like I did. 😭

Also, all of these are diverse shows! These are all shows with BIPOC and some also have LGBT representation. They’re also directed to a younger audience, which means that there are no adult themes and all of these are also animated, which is great because animated shows are so underrated! 😉

P.S. These are all available in USA Netflix and I’m sure some others are available in other countries as well!


1. The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra Coming to Netflix in August – /Film

Yes, technically I’ve mentioned this before in previous posts, but it was added to Netflix about a month and a half ago and deserves a second mention! LOK is the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which makes it the most obvious choice if you’re looking for another show that’s similar to ATLA. It follows Korra, the avatar after Aang, as she saves the world and masters the elements through four seasons. It’s not the same as ATLA but it has its own charm and I promise it’s worth a watch. It’s a little more mature than ATLA, though- I’d recommend it for 11+ rather than ATLA’s 7+, but I supposed everyone reading this is probably over that age 😂

How it’s similar to ATLA:

  • Similar worldbuilding because it’s located in the same universe
  • Bending!! 🥰
  • Art style is gorgeous as well
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • Diverse cast with BIPOC and LGBT representation

Continue reading “4 Shows To Watch If You Loved ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ | ft. diverse animated shows on Netflix”

Four Ways I’ve Been Practicing Self-Care While Stuck At Home (coming from a skeptic)

Hey everyone!

We all know that ever since people started social distancing, Youtubers and bloggers started to post lots of self-care and mental health-related posts more often- which is awesome! But as someone who often doesn’t really relate to any of these tips, I thought it would be useful to post actual ways that I’ve been staying sane during quarantine!

This isn’t to bash anyone who finds tips like “go outside” and “drink water” helpful- actually, I use them too! It’s just that I feel like self-care is more than just skincare or organization.

That’s why these four things are actually concrete actions that you can take to take care of yourself.

Listening to music while I go to sleep

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Listening to music while I go to sleep is surprisingly really helpful for me. It helps me relax my mind and slow my breathing so that I can fall asleep faster.

I’m actually someone who has a really hard time falling asleep quickly because my mind is always racing and I actually create stories in my head (only me? okay) but playing relaxing music on the Google Home while I’m laying down in my bed is really nice. Continue reading “Four Ways I’ve Been Practicing Self-Care While Stuck At Home (coming from a skeptic)”

Why You Should Watch The Show ‘Never Have I Ever’ Now // ft. rant, bias in the media, representation matters!

Hey sunshines!

Today is going to be somewhat of an emotional, rant-y, super long post so be warned 🙂

I just finished watching Never Have I Ever.

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s the new and hot TV series that everyone’s talking about- it’s about Devi, an Indian-American teen who is getting over the loss of her father and her paralyzation. The show is so Indian, and I can’t tell you how much I love it.

Here’s the synopsis:

Never Have I Ever is a series about the life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl, a highschool sophmore named Devi. She recently lost her father and was paralyzed for a few months but is looking to ‘start over’ this year- but friends, school, and circumstances don’t make it easy for her. The series is loosely inspired by Mindy Kaling, the director’s, childhood.


I am obsessed with this show. But not just a normal fangirl- to be honest, I probably won’t fangirl about it much like I do with a lot of other books/shows because this just isn’t that sort of series.

It’s flawed.

It’s flawed, and it has issues (mostly because a lot of it was quite cringy), but in my opinion that makes it so much better. Continue reading “Why You Should Watch The Show ‘Never Have I Ever’ Now // ft. rant, bias in the media, representation matters!”