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Tag Archives: Stitch Reads Rafael
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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