Fiction Reflecting Real Life

Sometimes, when we talk about fiction reflecting the world we actually live in, we refer to the characters. We show a character in a comic who is terrified when a villain shows up. Maybe that movie superhero freezes instead of stepping up to save the day. Maybe a mother yells at her kid instead ofContinue reading “Fiction Reflecting Real Life”

Blood is Thicker Than Water

Marie, here. Most people are raised to believe that family is important. Blood is thicker than water. Sure, blood may be thick, but you can certainly drown in it much faster. From where I’m standing, blood bogs you down with its weight. Water is by far stronger. It can take a jagged rock and wearContinue reading “Blood is Thicker Than Water”

Paperback Formatting

Marie, here. Ever read a book and the formatting made you cringe?  Aurora has mentioned in a previous blog post about how certain fonts irked us. Today I want to talk about formatting, especially with paperbacks. A lot of the classics I read growing up had certain paragraph formatting, line spacing, margin settings, and alignmentContinue reading “Paperback Formatting”

My Hero

Marie, here. Who is your favorite fictional character? Is it a villain or a hero? Protagonist or antagonist? Well written characters, whether they are good or evil, are worth rooting for. Some may even have traits that can inspire you. I rarely have a “favorite” anything since I love so many various and complex charactersContinue reading “My Hero”

Fulfillment

Aurora here. Everyone deserves some kind of fulfillment in their lives. Many small creators have day jobs, which often drain us, leave us exhausted. We come home, sit on our couches, too tired to do much of anything. And, of course, children and families take up a lot of time, too. Sometimes, our work orContinue reading “Fulfillment”

The Rise (And Possible Fall?) of Streaming Services

Marie, here. To clarify, I am a huge movie whore so this somewhat-ranty post would really be listed as a first-world problem. Though, to be honest, I’m less about being outraged than I am about pointing out what’s actually going on here and how this vicious cycle repeats itself. But I digress…  I remember about,Continue reading “The Rise (And Possible Fall?) of Streaming Services”

Influencing Readers

Marie here. We often write blog posts here about things we do or don’t want to see in the media. We discuss topics that may or may not be controversial that we read, hear about, or see through various means like television, movies, radio, and books. There is a very good reason for this. AsContinue reading “Influencing Readers”