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LGBTQ Fiction For Children: Queer Characters And Happy Endings

LGBTQ Fiction For Children: Queer Characters And Happy Endings

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the nature of LGBTQ+ literature. It was prompted somewhat by the recent controversy over the treatment of Lexa in The 100, and the resurgence of posts by bloggers I follow about the ‘Bury Your Gays’ (or ‘Bury Your Queers’ — I’ve seen both used, and tend to opt for that because I find it a bit more inclusive, although I know some people aren’t comfortable with the term) trope. My friend Engie’s post No More…

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The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

I’ve been thinking a lot about worldbuilding recently, mostly on account of having broken the worldbuilding in The Moth Trilogy. Okay, so ‘broken’ seems an odd word to use, but basically I asked a few questions of myself and the whole thing fell apart, so I’m trying to rebuild from the bottom up, which is a slow and intense process. As a result, worldbuilding is something I’ve been paying attention to in everything I read, and recently I read Gullstruck…

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Intrinsically Intertextual Inspirations

Intrinsically Intertextual Inspirations

I nearly called this post “Faith and Fiction” and then remembered I already had a post called that and it is not this post. I’ve reached a point where I’ve been blogging long enough that I’m running out of titles. Or maybe I’m just not thinking creatively enough – which I guess is possible. Over the past couple of years of studying English Literature I’ve become increasingly aware how much you need to know to be able to understand a…

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Why Do Zombies Want Brains?

Why Do Zombies Want Brains?

My mind not only wanders: sometimes it leaves completely. This is a fact (as well as something written on one of father person’s t-shirts). My mind is apt to wandering so completely that when I opened my school planner to write a reminder to the effect of read Pliny introduction, what I actually wrote was why do zombies want brains?  After staring at it for a few seconds trying to work out why it looked wrong, it occurred to me that that…

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Let The Accused Speak

Let The Accused Speak

Never before have I received so many blog views in one day. Never before has one post had so many comments and so much attention from those who are not regular readers of my blog. Never before have I logged onto WordPress just twenty minutes after I logged out, to find that there were already comments awaiting my response. And never before have I felt the need to defend myself. I am referring to this post. For those unaware, it…

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