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(Psssst. I also write reviews of movies, books, and Asian drama over on my review blog: remaaarkable.dreamwidth.org.)
And if I get one more message about The Darkest Minds I'm going to EXPLODE. Check out http://remaaarkable.tumblr.com/tagged/the%20darkest%20minds and leave me alone.
Hopefully this will finally stop the messages about The Darkest Minds, because it’s driving me insane.
Is because of “The Prince and the Pauper” episode of Wishbone.
Trigger Warning: Rape.
Do you mind if I jump in? I would never presume to explain how a scene should be read (the reading process/interpretation of a story is so personal), and I know you’ve gotten other messages about it (based on what I’m seeing in TDM tag). This is probably the most controversial scene in the series, or at least the one I’m asked about most often, so I do like to comment now and then w/r/t my intent. This is a super important conversation and I learn more and more each day about being responsible in how scenes like this are portrayed.
Also! Good opportunity to talk about Clancy in general. Putting this beneath a cut, too. Warning: some spoilers for TDM and NF and one tiny one for ITA! Also, errr, sorry this is so long! You have me thinking really critically about this moment again.
Completely missed that Bracken herself replied to my post forever ago, thus why I was getting more and more messages as time went on. (It got lost in the sea of replies/reblogs, sigh!)
One final update on this whole thing and then I’m done: I’m totally checking out Never Fade, lovers of the series don’t have the worry. I really, really, genuinely like The Darkest Minds (like I said, it’s Unwind meets X-Men and Unwind is one of my favorite books of ALL TIME), it was just that one scene.
SO YEAH. If I hadn’t already been convinced by the number of voices in my askbox, Alexandra Bracken definitely did it. Whoo!
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