HONORABLE MENTION | All summer long,Finding Carter‘s Alex Saxon has been charming us with his funny, but deftly intuitive portrayal as sweet stoner Max. Then in Tuesday’s season finale, the actor showed us a surprisingly serious side of his character, one that was angry and broken down. As Max struggled with being trapped in the hospital, lashing out at his doting girlfriend Taylor, he made the crushing decision to break up with her. It was for the sake of both of their futures, but Saxon’s tears and cracking voice gave away Max’s reluctance to do the right thing and let Taylor go. Still, it had to be done, and when it was, the pain was so real, we felt like he was breaking up with us.


For anyone who’s interested, the left page reads “The elves fought the light that radiated from Asgard. They built a weapon out of the dark and unleashed the dark power of the Aether across the nine realms, inflicting the torment of” and never more have I wanted to turn a page. 

The caption at the bottom of the right-hand page says “Svartalfheim, the genesis of Aether”

(I added the punctuation to make reading easier)


A Walk Through Art History

I designed these shoes with a unique goal in mind: to create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art. Each shoe possesses design qualities, color palettes, and designs only found in the respective culture. This project allowed me to investigate art historical cultures in a special way by challenging myself to translate an entire style (or series of styles) onto a single object.

Conveniently, I was able to use these designs as the concentration section of my AP Studio Art portfolio and received a score of a 5! 

 I possess full federal copyright of these designs. 

Sword from the Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo ship-burial, dates to approximately AD 620. Suffolk, England.

This sword is one of the many artifacts discovered in the Sutton Hoo ship-burial, which is thought to have belonged to one of four East Anglian kings: Eorpwald, Raedwald and co-regents Ecric, and Sigebert. The artifacts of this burial were chosen to reflect the high rank of the king, and to equip him for the Afterlife.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Völkerwanderer.


"That’s where you’re supposed to laugh and you realise that we’re both outsiders who nobody gets, and then you get my name tattooed on your neck until it all goes terribly wrong and you have to turn it into a snake just biting your earlobe.”