A hand with all of the fingers the same length. Eye whites that aren’t white. Seeing a stranger in the mirror. A subtler cousin of horror, the uncanny is more about discomfort than fear. Sigmund Freud* described it as, in greatly paraphrased form here, making … read more »
Bunny, resident intern and proud knight of Mythcreants, is an avid author, amateur illustrator, and aspiring role-player. Chances are she's either currently engaged in an hours-long worldbuilding discussion, watching a video essay about something trivial, up to her neck in homework, or some combination of the above. She's just another well-meaning dork trying to get through high school unscathed.
Dear YA novelists of all shapes and sizes: there is an infestation spreading through the ranks of our beloved genre. Distorted by centuries* of grotesque overexposure and abhorrent inescapability, these clichés have wormed their way into even the best-intentioned novels. Watch out! They may be … read more »