Heyo! The name’s Yleia Lois (pen name: ylois, pronouns: she/her)- Filipinx, grew up/based in Australia.

I’m currently a 4th year undergrad university (uni) student, studying Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science. Yes, I am aware that it is an odd mix, but they compliment each other rather well in my opinion. And no, I don’t necessarily intend to become a sport psychologist.

I’m going to blame university (and work) on my sporadic posting schedule. I usually try to post at least once every month, but if you’ve looked at the dates in my archives, that doesn’t always work out.

General posts about my observations of this everyday life (blatant reference to Coldplay? Yes) can be found under ‘Journal Entries‘. Essentially, I write about what I want, when I want.

But I usually circle back to my old love: playing with words, and creative writing. I post my poetry and some of my writing projects here (which are found under the ‘Written Word‘ section). Please acknowledge that my words are my own, unless stated otherwise. I am terrible paranoid about plagiarism (as I’m sure all uni students are).

Speaking of words, I figured I should define a few important ones that I cobbled together for this blog-

  • The Trepverter Effect: My intended meaning was ‘the condition in which you find yourself coming up with really witty comebacks after a conversation occurs’. I suffer this frequently, and is part of the reason why I love to write; just a little way to get revenge on my slow wit.
  • Daedalianism: The word ‘daedalian’ means ‘ingenious, intricate, and confusing’, from the ancient Athenian architect, Daedalus. A ‘daedalianism’ is therefore something that is ‘ingenious, intricate, and confusing’- the first two are what I aim to achieve in my writing, and the last one is probably what it actually is (or at least, that’s what it can feel like to me sometimes)

I tend to get very passionate about movies/books/musicals/theatre (I’m going to collectively call these things ‘literature’ from now on), so you’ll find my ‘opinion pieces’/essays/’extended responses’ on them under the ‘Lit(erature) Appreciation‘ section. This is essentially a long-winded way of me saying that I fangirl about fandom things sometimes.

Unsurprisingly, I love reading, so I may drop a book review here and there. That’s under the section called ‘Book Shelved (Reviews)‘.

You can find more fandom-related things on my Twitter, now under the handle @whyylois. I retweet a lot of great art from great artists, so there’s that. I have an Instagram under the same handle, and you can also find me on Wattpad (but don’t hold your breath). Social media links can be found in the header of this blog.

If I’m feeling particularly artsy and want to step out of my own lane of creative writing, I do have a section for my photography under ‘Gallery‘.

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m quite the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-some (I have hope) kind of gal, so I’ve dabbled in different arts. Creative writing is just the one that sung out to me when I was young, and I haven’t stopped writing since.

Oh, and one last fair warning: I often try to be humorous, so please, bear with me. It gets better. (Maybe.)

So, meander through at your own pace. Read it or not, here it is.

Welcome, one and all, to The Trepverter Effect.

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