An academic specializing in fan studies and a trans media critic walk into a Harry Potter fanfic. Chaos ensues. Special thanks to Ceslatoil for commissioning this episode! You can find out more about commissions on our Patreon.
Man, I thought this book was the greatest when I was an edgy teenager.
Things I learned from this episode: the bad science that you can shrug off in a Crichton movie is so much more agonizing when you’re trapped on the page with it for CHAPTERS. Also, something something “identity politics.”
Okay y’all, who wants to talk about adolescent transmasculine misogyny?
I’ve been a fan of Good Omens since high school, so there was exactly zero chance I was gonna miss out on writing about its very, very long-awaited adaptation.
This book cover became a minor meme, but I don’t think most people believed it was real–or that it was, in fact, a landmark work of queer sci-fi. And also eye-poppingly terrible.
This one’s a soul-crusher folks. And we’re experienced in reading this crap.
Because this thing was way too bonkers and absurd not to get its own episode.
Terry Pratchett is proof that even great authors can have very bad first novels. So take heart, internet.
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