Author: Jennie Law

Dogears: Inverting Tropes in Storytelling

Becoming Unbecoming Una Arsenal Pulp Press December 1, 2015 Una simultaneously explores the terror of living through her own sexual abuses and the entirely-too-geographically-close Yorkshire Ripper’s serial killings in 1977 Northern England. There is an amazing amount of thoughtful material about abuser’s tactics, survivor’s coping mechanisms, the commonplace attitudes that breed violence against women, and the widespread fascination/exaltation of male serial killers and abusers. Additionally, the mostly black and white art combines simple line drawing, sketches, and dreamy landscapes as a powerful mirror to the trauma Una survives and witnesses. Becoming Unbecoming is a painfully beautiful and thought-provoking addition...

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Dogears: My Best Friend’s Exorcism and Diabolic Angels

My Best Friend’s Exorcism Grady Hendrix Quirk Books May 16, 2016 The power of Diet Coke compels you! My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a nostalgic, sweet, and disgusting story about friendship, high school, and demons. There are a few tiny gaps in the narrative and plot, but I enjoyed this book more than I expected. Best book to read while wearing a swatch and leg warmers, but can’t stop vomiting up maggots! —Jennie Law The Diabolic S.J. Kincaid Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers November 1, 2016 In an intergalactic society, humanity has developed Diabolics. They are artificially...

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TV That Moved Me In 2016

I’m not particularly interested in Best Of lists. After the third list it gets stale and instead of discussing art that moved us, the discourse instead seems to focus on who wrote the best list, what rank the obviously good things appeared in. So this year I asked our writers to tell me about the shows that moved them. The ones that made them ugly laugh or ugly cry and the ones that kept them thinking for weeks after. Here’s what they said: Note: Spoilers range from light to severe for lots of TV. Continue at your own risk. Yuri!!!...

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Movies That Moved Me In 2016

I’m not particularly interested in Best Of lists. After the third list it gets stale and instead of discussing art that moved us, the discourse instead seems to focus on who wrote the best list, what rank the obviously good things appeared in. So this year I asked our writers to tell me about the movies that moved them. The ones that made them ugly laugh or ugly cry and the ones that kept them thinking for weeks after. Here’s what they said: Note: Spoilers range from light to severe for lots of movies released this year. Continue at...

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The Killing Joke Is a Bad Joke that Just Won’t R.I.P

The animated adaptation of the comic The Killing Joke was officially released on July 25th. So far, only a few WWAC contributors have seen it and all declined to review it. Instead we got together to discuss adaptation’s controversial addition of a sexual relationship between Barbara Gordon and Bruce Wayne, and our thoughts on the story’s continued popularity and place in the comics canon. So…Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl has sex with Batman in the already controversial The Killing Joke. What do you think? Claire Napier: Well, I’m laughing. But it’s an “at, not with” situation. Tragic piece of nerdery. Amber...

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