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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 15, 16, 17, & 18

Not to be Like That on main, but a huge high point of doing these sporkings is knowing that you’re all cringing along with me as I do this. There is no point where you stop cringing across a modern … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 12, 13 & 14

When we last revisited Rafael, it was with a relatively short (and actually super racist) set of chapters that ended with Narcissus (who is explicitly not into women) basically promising to ignore his actual sexuality to plow Anita for the … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 10 & 11

Content Warnings: racism (specifically antiblack historical revisionism and mentions of slavery that are poorly done), transmisogyny, poor representation of intersex people When we last cracked open Rafael, the titular character and Anita had just realized that Hector was the animal … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 8 & 9

When we last left Anita and her unwieldy polycule + Claudia and Benito, they were being homophobic as hell over one challenger to Rafael’s throne (the hella homophobic Nestor) and Rafael just dropped the bombshell that another, Hector, might be … Continue reading

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[Exclusive Interview] Junji Ito

This is the full version of Junji Ito’s interview and the entire set of questions and answers I sent to him that you all were able to read in October’s second Fan Service column Why Horror Fans Love Being Scared. … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 6 & 7

Anita Blake needs a relationship therapist. She also needs a real therapist. I mean this in the nicest way possible (which is still a bit mean, I know), but Anita really does need to do some heavy work to unpack … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 4 & 5

Content notes for mentions of sexual coercion (sort of) and domestic violence. When we last left Rafael, Anita and co had emptied out the communal showers in the Circus – Jean Claude’s underground lair and the least hidden daytime resting … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28): Chapter 3

Content notes: I talk about sexual assault and metaphysical and emotional manipulation leading to such. We’re all here because I have ongoing issues with the Anitaverse but lack the common sense necessary to stop reading the series even though it … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapter 2

We’re back at Rafael, beloveds, and I just… please tell me you see what I’m seeing when Rafael and his bodyguard are first introduced on the page after Anita escapes the bitch-off with Kane: I was more bothered by Kane … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28): Chapter 1

I know I said I was done with this series. I’ve said it at least twice and you’d think it’d stick by now since the past three books have been objectively poorly crafted and have contained content I know I … Continue reading

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Series Squee: Weiss Kreuz

Images in the header are from an archived version of lelola.net, a site that fueled my journey as a teenaged weeb. Who made this series? While the first official piece of Weiss Kreuz media was the 1997 light novel “Weiß: … Continue reading

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Matt Wallace: Grapes, Malt, & Hops: Blended Fantasy [Guest Post and Giveaway]

Warriors drink ale. Nobles drink wine. That’s the way it always was and for twenty-plus years I never questioned it. Continue reading

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Stitch Gives Away Tochi Onyebuchi’s Riot Baby

Ella has a Thing. She sees a classmate grow up to become a caring nurse. A neighbor’s son murdered in a drive-by shooting. Things that haven’t happened yet. Kev, born while Los Angeles burned around them, wants to protect his … Continue reading

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[Letters To The Author] Dear Laurell K Hamilton

Dear Laurell K Hamilton

I’m sure that you’re as sick of me as I am of your writing. Continue reading

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Series Squee: Grayson

Who wrote this series? Grayson was a series primarily created by the writer duo of Tim Seeley and Tom King with art primarily by Mikel Janin, colors by Jeromy Cox, and letters by Carlos M. Mangual. There are other writer … Continue reading

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