A list of my favorite movies, comics, albums, books, and television shows that helped me get through 2021 in one piece.

At the end of last year, I pondered whether I would retain a sense of normalcy by the end of 2021. With the end of the year plummeting towards arrival, I’m happy to have said I felt something again. As with so many aspects of life, a return to “normal”…

A milepost for the stories that have articulated the love I have for both stories and storytelling. One that will most certainly change and evolve but will forever remain a landmark for the storyteller who once lived here.

Stories are creatures, living things that breathe, age, and occasionally reproduce. They may dwell in the thinnest of shells, or the widest of frames. They may graze between the walls of a rainy afternoon. They may brush past those unassuming, only to induce their curiosity into a frenzy of immersion…

A review for Spider-Man: No Way Home and everything it means to me, SPOILERS!!!!

The co-created character (drawn by Steve Ditko, written by Stan Lee) of Marvel comics is perhaps the character most embedded by the superhero mythos. Placing aside Batman and Superman, Spider-Man is a character that is tethered to this genre of spandexed heroism and bonkers science-fiction. He’s a teenaged boy entrusted…

It took 6 years, but here we are.

There is so much to loathe about the academic process. From how we choose to believe it’s a crucial phase of life to further one’s worth to the tormented aftereffects its debt manifests for hundreds of thousands of borrowers. It is a…

An essay about the wedge I find myself stuck between in what has been a historic year for Marvel Studios, in terms of output, but often found myself leaving cold.

The lingering momentum of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently wafting throughout the air with the impending theatrical release of Chloe Zhao’s The Eternals, presently the “talk of the town,” as it were, with the headlines focalizing upon the low Tomatometer score. However, I have not seen the film yet…

A review for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic and how it permits the fear of density to pass through it and remain a stunning gem.

When turning from what was a writer’s path set for silver screens and streaming studios to one befitting of novels and poems, I began to fall down the reader’s hiding hole. That place where your days are spent nestled somewhere warm and cozy (but not too cozy) with a warm…

A Poem by S.H. Fielding

We Birth, we breathe.

We die, we leave.

Life is a warm drink,

swallowed too fast and nurtured too long.

Where do we slide between the hyphen?

Whom do we become before the horizon?

Culture invokes an image,

a facade to be desired.

Some fallacies…

An essay about digesting the “classic” works of art & the difficulties that come with them.

“Required Reading” is a frequent definition given to particular works of literature. Sometimes, it’s understood with works highlighting racial inequity or patriarchial systems or homophobic histories, all of which should be sought out to…

A film review for Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings & its wonderful skill in weaving the rich tapestry of Asian artistry with Marvel’s newest hero.

Part of art is travel; it is rewriting the physics of our known universe and providing transit to foreign lands with the scribble of a pen, the flick of a brush, or the rolling of a camera. In your visits, you may often find yourself somewhere unfamiliar. Relative to you…

Shelby Fielding

Writer, Aspiring Author, & Coffee Enthusiast

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