Author: Sarah Richardson

Horror and Domestic Violence: Woman in White by Kristin Dearborn

Woman in White Kristin Dearborn DarkFuse February 2016 I read an interview with Kristin Dearborn in which she mentions The Shining and The Thing as two of her inspirations, as well as talking about toxic relationships and domestic violence. Yep, hooked, there right now. Woman in White lived up to the expectations that name-dropping some of my favorite movies made and more. I read this in one night, because I really could not put it down. Both the snowy environment and characters are really well sketched out, and the story steadily builds with just enough mystery to tantalize. You...

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Dogears: More SmallvilleGuy!

Lois Lane: Double Down Gwenda Bond Switch Press May 1, 2016 Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Jess, WWAC writer, reviewed the first Lois Lane novel Fallout, and I agreed that it was a really fun read. I adored teen Lois and was excited to hear about the sequel when it was announced. So, how did Double Down fair? I liked it, but thought that Fallout was better mostly due to Double Down’s pacing issues. The book started off well, but the middle lagged a bit for me before...

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6 First Impressions of AMC’s Preacher

AMC’s television adaptation of the classic 90s Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic debuted this week. Preacher‘s debut drew “modest ratings” this past Sunday night and trended briefly on Twitter. Is the comic too 90s for adaptation at this point? Did the material, known for being, uh, risqué, translate well from page to screen? Six WWAC contributors shared their first impressions of the pilot:  Sarah Richardson: Overall, I liked. Yes, plot lines from the comic were not followed: churches were not flattened, congregations not killed (yet?), and a road trip in search of God not embarked upon, but the characters...

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Porn vs. Erotica: What Gets Me Off

What is the difference between porn and erotica? If there is a distinction, is it generic or moral? Five WWAC staffers explore the question, their own preferences in sex and sexual media. Do you enjoy porn or erotica? Both? Neither? Wendy Browne: My preference is erotica, but porn has its place from time to time. Ginnis Tonik: Generally erotica, because contemporary porn is still largely hetero male-centric. Cathryn Sinjin-Starr: It depends on the mood I’m in, but I do enjoy both, if I can find something that appeals to me. Sarah Richardson: I like both. Like Cathryn, it largely depends on...

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Laser Kittens: An Interview with Cheyenne Wall-Grimes

Although I had met Cheyenne Wall-Grimes a time or two before, it was really my experience with her at Metatopia, a gaming convention for designers, that told me the kind of person she was. It was my first time attending, and I was really not sure about this whole designer business. I was probably trying to fade back into the wall before someone spotted me and alerted everyone that a “fake designer” was there, when Cheyenne walked right up to me and introduced herself. She told me it was her first time there too, and I looked a little...

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