The artwork continues to astound me, just check out the alternate cover by J.H. Williams III. I’m enjoying the narrative too, it’s just such a shame that we have to wait for so long between issues. Bi-monthly apparently means October, March and July, who knew?
Fallen on Good Times is a noir-fantasy-crime novel (yeah, you read that right) following the adventures of the paranormal detective Laslo Kane. Laslo’s down on his luck, and in desperation, accepts a case that seems to lead him straight to the mob.
So, firstly, I’ll unpack that genre hybrid I threw at you. Noir - rain, trilbies, moonshine; fantasy - ghosts, werewolves, vampires; crime - bribes, mob, and one spectacular death-defying roof chase over a burning warehouse. Now imagine all that served up and twisted with a wry sense of humour, and you’re halfway there.
A particularly noteworthy aspect of the novel is that despite crime’s convention of an all-male cast there is a pleasing amount of variety in the characters - multiple women, PoC, queer representation, even a positive living-dead representation from a ghost who doesn’t realise he’s a ghost - and each character is integral to the plot, not just there for decoration.
The plot is smart and unusual; all of the bizarre elements weave together to make a complex ethical dilemma and logical conclusion.The protagonist, Laslo Kane, is completely lovable - funny, smart, and often incredibly outnumbered - and the writing is especially confident for a debut novelist.
Teen Wolf. Isaac/Everyone. 5k. E.
Warning for rape/dub-con/abuse/self-blame/general misery etc.
I’d planned to just bung this in with the epic list of Teen Wolf fics that I’m compiling but then it had so much awesome that I realised I needed to detail all the ways in which it is awesome. THIS FIC, YOU GUYS.
So here’s what’s sort of amazing about It’s Sort of Amazing:
In conclusion, It’s Sort of Amazing. (see what I did there?)
Jack Gleeson (Joffrey on Game of Thrones) speaks to an audience of Oxford University students about the origins and effects of celebrity culture.
Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.
Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
in the keep of this rainy morning.
Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgiveable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.