Roleswapping Hagaren: Envy and the Fullmetal Alchemist

  TW: This column includes discussions of transmisogyny, ableism/sanism particularly against psychotic and schizo-spectrum disorders, generalized homophobia, PTSD and trauma. It also discusses genocide, (briefly) racism, and sexism. Also - spoilers for both Fullmetal Alchemist anime series and the manga! Additionally, for consistency's sake, I've used he/him pronouns for Envy and Will throughout. These are … Continue reading Roleswapping Hagaren: Envy and the Fullmetal Alchemist

First Chapter Thoughts: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

*guilty expression* This is one of those books that I've been so excited to read, that I paradoxically ended up putting it off and off and off. I really want to read it, but man. MAN. But! It is a pandemic and I have a giant TBR and frankly, I could do with some cuteness right now. … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

First Chapter Thoughts: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

I recently finished Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (read the review here), and while I've gotten mixed input from others about the rest of the trilogy, I can't help but be immensely curious. So I've picked up the second book, Authority, and we're already off to an interesting start. For starters, despite many of them being … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Authority by Jeff Vandermeer

The Gremlin’s Library: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Read my First Chapter Thoughts on Annihilation here! When I first read some of Annihilation (in the Nebula 2014 collection), I wasn't impressed. But now that I've read the whole thing, in its incandescently weird glory, I'm looking back at 2016 me and whispering, you silly prat. In my defense, Annihilation starts off slowly; it's almost … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer