First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I finally received my copy of Mexican Gothic (*excited goth boy noises*)! This is my third Moreno-Garcia book and I'm already SO into it. So, thoughts on the first chapter! Noemí Tabaoda is a high society debutante who goes through lovers at her own whims and is immediately set up as just a touch unreliable. The first … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

1.2 – Calypso – Lessons for 21st Century Nobility

children should be seen not heard ˑ what is love without fear ˑ what is fear without love Song: Honeythief by Halou Loving your family is a matter of pride -you don’t abandon blood.Hate me if you want, you’ll be back in a while -Face it, my children, you’re stuck.Besides, who else will love you, … Continue reading 1.2 – Calypso – Lessons for 21st Century Nobility

Behind the Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episode 1

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is, for varying and complex reasons, a controversial anime. Much like the Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 adaptation and Neon Genesis Evangelion, it is often recommended and panned in the same breath as a 'deconstruction' that doesn't quite fulfill its promises, a "grimdark" take on more cheerful anime, or why "anime-first" properties are … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episode 1

Behind the Curtain: Victor LaValle’s “The Changeling” & the Crossroads of Allegories

This is not a book review. If you're looking for a simple good or bad, yes or no, star-rating of LaValle's book, there's no shortage; if you like dark fantasy and fairytale, you'll probably enjoy it. This essay does include spoilers for the whole book. Trigger warnings are also in place for violent ableism, child … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Victor LaValle’s “The Changeling” & the Crossroads of Allegories