Top Platonic Relationships on Grey’s Anatomy

A discussion of my favorite and most surprising friendships on Grey’s Anatomy. Prepare for some serious examples of platonic love and support in a setting that does not encourage such relationships.

In 2018, one of my college friends introduced me to Grey’s Anatomy. As someone who’s not a fan of medical dramas, I did not think the show would resonate with me. I am not overly fond of doctor and I do not deal with stress well. This show features characters who are driven, competitive, and very self-assured (for the most part). Imagine my surprise when I discovered the most beautiful friendships ever on television to be on that show. Let me share the love between the least likely pairings ever.

But First, Let’s Discuss Grey Anatomy’s Premise

Grey’s Anatomy is a double-entendre as a title. On the surface, it may seem to be a teasing reference to Meredith Grey’s profession as an intern at a hospital. However, as the series continues to unfold, the show’s writers start to peel back Meredith Grey’s own social and familial anatomy. The audience discovers more about her history as a daughter, friend, up-and-coming surgeon, lover, partner, and even more surprising relationships she has along the way. I could write so many things about Meredith Grey. I will say this: the show has such a powerful depiction of relationships, particularly platonic ones, and I will share my favorites here.

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When watching Poldark, most people feel passionate about Ross and his story, but I am

Content Creator Gems: Meet Fox

It is my intention to celebrate the gems I find as a reader, writer, blogger, and (small) world trotter. Today, I am sharing a conversation I had with Fox, a queer and non-binary mental health blogger. They have been blogging for a while now and they have been frank in sharing their journey of self-acceptance as someone with mental illness. In particular, I admire their ability to step back and be a force for educational goodness.

Check out our interview below, and please give their blog a follow. They write over at: https://thepatchworkfox.com/

On to the conversation!

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The 5th Wave Book and Exploring the Fear of Human Extermination

Summary of Post:

This post is a discussion of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and its reflection on humanity’s anxiety around the future and the unknown. In particular, I want to talk about Yancey’s focus on the effects of the alien invasion on the characters within the story, especially: Cassie Sulivan, Ben Parrish, and Evan Walker.

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While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The
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Meeting History and Toxic Masculinity in Classic Naguib Mahfouz Novel

Some of you may know that I lived in Egypt in the 90s. I was mostly isolated by my mental illness, but even then, I had noticed the prominence of the Si-Sayed figure. What I didn’t ever expect is that this figure appears in Naguib Mahfouz’s 1956 classic called The Palace Walk. 

Give This a Listen: Popular Music Around Mahfouz’s Time**

This is a violin cover of the classic Umm Kulthum song called “Enta Omri.” The song is way too long (at least nine minutes long. And, it doesn’t have awesome variety like a Queen song).

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The Love for V.E. Schwab I started reading V.E. Schwab's work about a year ago.

        **Before I continue, I have to credit the following brilliant photographers:

  After reading the Raven Cycle, Maggie Stiefvater became one of the most interesting authors on my

BT: The Queer Eye Book Tag

I sound like a broken record, but I am trying to recover from this bout of hopelessness. Forever my ray of sunshine, Inge has tagged me in the Queer Eye Book Tag. Listen, I love Queer Eye. And, not to sound like a hipster, but I also loved the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Let’s do this.

How it works: the Queer Eye Book Tag consists of five categories, one for each of the Fab Five – Food & Wine, Fashion, Grooming, Design, and Culture. For each category, pick a book that comes to mind. Finally, there’s a category inspired by the #QEHipTips, which we’ll call #QEBookTip. This is where you recommend your favorite queer books. When you’re done, tag your friends!

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My incredible friend Ely posted her answers to this Book Personality Challenge a few days

As I watched Marines' video of this tag, I felt that it would be a

So, I was watching my sweet friend Ely's channel when she discussed this tag. It

My Top 5 Surprising Takes on Typical Book Tropes

For Top 5 Wednesday, this week’s discussion topic centers around book tropes that were presented in a refreshing way. Unlike many of my fellow readers, I tend to have no hard feelings about tropes. However, I want to present the biggest surprises I have encountered while reading stories that could’ve gone on a completely different route. I used some resources to nail some of the book tropes that connected with me best.

Oh, and SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BOOK TROPES AND HOW THEY TURN OUT IN CERTAIN NOVELS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

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    Today's Top 5 Wednesday is all about science fiction and fantasy authors. More

    In my early days of reading for pleasure regularly, I was mostly relying

Happy Valentine's Day, peeps! This week, we will continue with the love theme on our

Spinach and Bananas: My (Unorthodox) Book Mash-up Wish List

I’m writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a while, so don’t worry. This is going to be good. Also: the title of this blog post is crucial. If you have not blended frozen bananas with a handful of spinach, along with some nondairy milk and a splash of agave, you are missing out, friend. It is the best mash-up ever. With that said, let’s discuss my top 10 book mash-up wishlist (even if a lot of them are unorthodox). **For more on Top Ten Tuesdays, check out this link. 

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Summary of Post: This post is a discussion of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and its reflection on humanity's

While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The

I spend a lot of time online. Perhaps I'm not alone in this, but it

Book Personality Challenge: An INFJ/INFP Identity Crisis Ensues

My incredible friend Ely posted her answers to this Book Personality Challenge a few days back. I have not been able to stop thinking about it. In particular, I am someone who gets mixed responses when I do the Myers/Briggs business. Naturally, I thought of participating in the challenge to bring in a different perspective. Plus, what’s a Wednesday morning without an identity crisis?

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I sound like a broken record, but I am trying to recover from this bout

As I watched Marines' video of this tag, I felt that it would be a

So, I was watching my sweet friend Ely's channel when she discussed this tag. It

Gushing over Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension

While I did enjoy The Final Empire novel, Brandon Sanderson completely blew me away with the sequel, The Well of Ascension. Here, I will gush, ooh, and ah over this powerful story about morality, duty, and love.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

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Summary of Post: This post is a discussion of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and its reflection on humanity's

I'm writing this post after procrastinating a long time. However, it was brewing for a

I spend a lot of time online. Perhaps I'm not alone in this, but it

Who Am I, Really: A Book Tag To Get to Know Me As a Reader

As I watched Marines’ video of this tag, I felt that it would be a good opportunity for us to get to know each other. The “Who Am I” book tag asks questions related to one’s reading habits.

Check out the video:

Here are my answers.

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I sound like a broken record, but I am trying to recover from this bout

My incredible friend Ely posted her answers to this Book Personality Challenge a few days

So, I was watching my sweet friend Ely's channel when she discussed this tag. It