enter, stage right

So, here we are. A long-overdue blog – I say long-overdue because I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time.

But anyway, here we are.

And here you are. So let’s start with the basics.

Hi, I’m Bhavna, but I usually go by Bhav or Bhavvy. I’m an English graduate from Nanyang Technological University, which basically means I majored in bullshit and awesome. Pop culture’s been a very crucial part of my life for longer than I’ve realised, starting from my days binge-watching Charmed and Buffy and Angel as a teenager and reading every single book for those that I could find in the library, much to my parents’ chagrin (“don’t you have anything else to read?!” “why don’t you read a proper book?”). Then with my degree (and with a little help from tumblr, bless that black hole), I started to see the theories I’d read about – colonialism, feminism, Asian stereotypes in musical theatre, etc – play out in the pop culture I consumed. So I did my honours thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer – shoutout to Prof Sam for encouraging me!

And here we are today, an unemployed bum freelance writer with way too many thoughts on pop culture and nowhere to put them. So this is probably what this blog is gonna be used for – a somewhat filtered, hopefully coherent place to dump my thoughts on pop culture and fandom and whatnot, probably with the occasional review or recap.

I hope you like what you see, and I hope you stay on!

– Bhav