• A gentle, short push for you to go see Everything Everywhere All at Once

    I saw Everything Everywhere All at Once today in theaters and I thought it was phenomenal. It may be one of my new favorite movies, if not my favorite movie. I don’t have anything more to say about it at the moment because there was just so much that I liked about it. My thoughts […]

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  • I feel insecure and inadequate

    I’m a huge perfectionist, and that’s part of why I created this blog. I’m hoping this momentum of releasing posts into the world will help me to feel less self-conscious when I share my work. I have lots of half-baked ideas but I never follow through, and that creates more and more guilt that piles […]

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  • Summer storms

    One of the first days after I traveled to Richmond to attend VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University), there was a huge storm. It must have been during “Welcome Week,” so around mid-August. I had met up with some new potential friends in the school cafeteria, and then my mom picked me up—she traveled with me to […]

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  • My favorite hobby

    I love pens. I love writing with pens on nice paper (shoutout to my Kokuyo Jibun Techo), I love watching videos about pens, and I love talking about pens. I also love talking to people about pens because though it is not necessarily a popular interest, pretty much everyone has used a pen before. Pens […]

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  • My vibes

    I work at an unnamed home improvement store as a cashier. The other day, someone came through my line. As I scanned items and counted who-knows-how-many two by fours, he started a sentence by saying, “This is a compliment but.” My first thought: “Oh god, is this another guy who’s hitting on me?” (I had […]

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  • My favorite part of sunset is how it tints everything orange

    As I walk home after a 9 1/2 hour long shift at a home improvement store, I feel grateful. It’s a warm spring day, I get to go home to hang out with my housemates and a friend, and I’m lucky enough to continue trying new things. I’m utterly exhausted, but not unhappy.

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  • Flies and things that die

    I hold my clammy palms together, clasped and rigid. Yours suddenly fits in mine exactly. It’s dark outside and the path is dimly lit by orange street lamps. I’m young and trying to be brave for you. You can cower behind me; press your cheek into my shoulder. I can’t even name the thrill I […]

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  • A little description of Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits

    A little description of Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits

    Today, I saw the Tsherin Sherpa exhibit at the VMFA, all centered on his series Spirits. The layout of the exhibit was clever, taking the viewer from Sherpa’s early works and going chronologically. The paintings and sculptures move between contemporary and traditional, with both playing parts in each. I found the melding of the old […]

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  • I am tired of microblogging.

    I have had a Twitter since 2014, an Instagram since 2013, and a Tumblr since 2012. I used to enjoy putting little snippets of myself on the internet, and I still do to some extent. But none of these platforms feel enjoyable for me anymore–at least not like when I was just a kid who […]

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  • Awkward introductions

    Hello! My name is Erin Janicki. It’s nice to meet you. How did that feel? Was it friendly? I hope you read it in a friendly voice. Or was it awkward, stilted, and too formal? I ask all of this to say the obvious: introductions are awkward and I never really know what to say. […]

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