I really like it when kid’s movies do this sort of thing and manage to make it seem natural and not at all forced to be like “edgy” or whatever.
and the parents’ associations got mad that the football player is gay…
Paranorman is an extremely important (and good) movie for so many reasons and I will be forever bitter that it did not get more recognition and was generally kind of overlooked because that pointless rehash of Frankenweenie came out at the same time.
Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.
This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.
Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”
Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.
The first American mystery novel was written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, as well as the first dime novel, and the first crime novel..
ok so not related to novels so much, but I wanna add that a Tunisian woman called Fatima al-Fihri founded the very first University in the year 859 — the University of al-Qarawiyyin, which is located in the city of Fez in Morocco and to this day is still being used.