Disability Representation Needs an Overhaul – 5 Things to Look For

Disability Representation Needs an Overhaul – 5 Things to Look For

Though the political climate of the past few decades has been tense (to say the least), one thing that has improved is vocalization and normalization of minority groups in all forms of media. Through tireless activism and conversation, representation has pushed its way to the forefront of many factors to consider when creating new stories. That being said, one group is often forgotten—disability.    According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults in the United States live with a disability. So, why is this group so quickly forgotten? When writing or consuming any form of media (tv, book, movie, etc.) …

‘The Witches’ in the Hot Seat for Limb Impairment Implications

‘The Witches’ in the Hot Seat for Limb Impairment Implications

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To the delight of many fantasy fans and classic children’s book lovers, the trailer for the newest film adaptation of Road Dahls, The Witches, was released on October 22nd, 2020. However, Warner Bros portrayal of the defining characteristics of witches (detailed in the original book by Luke’s grandmother as having claw-like fingers and square feet) has garnered backlash and criticism.

5 Best Witchy Quotes

5 Best Witchy Quotes

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For all my fellow witches out there, here a few quotes to inspire your magic this spooky season.   Image via History.com   #1 “I am Wicked in many ways.”  Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked   #2 “You have witchcraft in your lips.” William Shakespeare, Henry V   #3 “A witch ought never be frightened in the darkest forest because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.” Terry Pratchett,  Wintersmith     #4 “For all you know, a witch may be living next door to you right now.” Roald Dahl, The …

6 Times the Book and Movie Had COMPLETELY Different Endings

6 Times the Book and Movie Had COMPLETELY Different Endings

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Some (especially me!) would say that the ending is the most important part of the story. It is the last chance for the author to effect the audience, to really say something. It is the moment when everything comes together, the moment that everything builds to. Here, the intentions behind the story become clear. Which is why it’s really frustrating, blood-boiling even, when the movie changes the ending! Here are six movie adaptations that completely changed the book’s ending. Some of them make for a better story, but not all of them. Especially not that film. Oh yeah, spoilers. But …

There’s a New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ in the Works so Here Are My Opinions

There’s a New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ in the Works so Here Are My Opinions

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It was announced yesterday that Robert Zemeckis will direct a new adaptation of what is arguably Roald Dahl’s most frightening work, The Witches. This book instilled me with a lifelong suspicion of anyone wearing the telltale combination of pointed shoes, gloves and suspiciously shiny hair that could possibly be a wig. As a child, I would cling to my mother on the rare occasions I saw anyone decked out in such a fashion, sneaking glances at their face in an effort to ascertain if their pupils were changing color, or the little bubbles of spit in the corners of their mouth …