Author Archives: C.A. Jacobs

About C.A. Jacobs

Just another crazy person, masquerading as a writer.

Another day

The results have come back from two of the three poetry contests I submitted to at the end of 2021 and I have so far not even been a finalist, which is mildly depressing. So I am editing again with … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts and Societal Frustrations

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our society is structure these days and how unsettling certain trends are. I started submitting some of my work to poetry contests, specifically ones where winners get published, and the contest administrators … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

I actually read Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (Young Adult, 389 pages) last week and am only just now typing up my review. Better late than never, yes? “Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pleasantville

My first movie of 2022 was Pleasantville (New Line Cinema, 1998). I haven’t seen this movie in a really long time (probably decades). “When 90s teens David and Jennifer get zapped into the perfect suburbia of the black and white … Continue reading

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Throwing Away 2021 and Looking at 2022

I used to do this thing where I would type out a review of the previous year and then my goals for the upcoming year. The last two years have been so hard on all of us. We’re exhausted and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells

My first book review of 2022 is Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells (Young Adult, 342 pages). “Lena has a secret: the touch of her skin can kill. Cursed by a witch before she was born, Lena has always lived … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Raya and the Last Dragon

“Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when evil threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

I started and finished Jacqueline Koyanagi‘s Ascension (science fiction, 331 pages) last night. I have to admit, this book has been on my shelf for years and I just finally read it last night because I wanted an adventurous story … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: Xena Warrior Princess Omnibus Volume 1

Last night, I wanted something to read but I wasn’t sure how much I wanted to invest in new characters, stories, and worlds so I pulled the Xena Warrior Princess Omnibus Volume 1 from my shelf. I’d recently rewatched all … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Review: Runaways (Pride and Joy 1 or Volume 1 issues 1-6)

This review is pretty incoherent and not structured as well as I would like. You’ve been warned. This is going to be a very lengthy, multi-part review of Marvel Comics’ Runaways and is going to contain a huge amount of … Continue reading

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