“Creating as a woman, for female readers, [Hagio] found herself wanting to make every action more realistic and plausible. As she put it in her 2005 Comics Journal interview, ‘it came out sort of giggly.’ It was important that the characters be Other in order for Hagio to […]
I'm Vrai Kaiser, writer by profession and analytic nerd for the love of the game. I've been published in online magazine The Alligator, and am currently working to get my first novel published. Here you'll find updates on my work, as well as pop culture analysis, recaps, and reviews. Commentary and requests are always welcome.
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Wild Nights with Emily is an English major’s movie. I knew this even before Wikipedia confirmed for me that Madeleine Olnek, the writer/director (how rarely I get to write that phrase without a soul-destroying sigh alongside it), has a creative writing MFA—in fact, the film is an adaptation […]
This series is made possible by a commission from Frank Hecker. You can find out more about commissions here. Intro / Previous Go for Broke! “To risk everything in the hope of having great success.” Origin: American, from the gambling game craps (y’know, like Guys & Dolls? No? Just me?). […]
It’s the best Peter Jackson movie. I SAID WHAT I SAID.
[Did I mention I freelance for Fanbyte sometimes? At any rate, this is a piece I’m particularly proud of, and an update of when I wrote about Rule of Rose on this blog waaaaaay back in 2015. If nothing else, I’d say it’s surely a sign of how […]