What I’m Listening to Lately (Horror Podcast; Bipolar and Dating; Racism, Homophobia, Slut Shaming, Misogyny, Rape, Fat Hate, and the House of Night)

Lake Clarity season one

Teens banding together to survive a monster in the woods is one of my favorite horror story trope, and this podcast handles it well. I think it would have lost some of the tension if I’d listened to individual episodes, but listening to the supercut was fantastic, tense and terrifying. I grew to love the characters in just a short amount of time, which is more than I can say for the majority of horror movies I watch. Highly recommended, and I immediately went to back their season two Kickstarter.

The Read “No More Drama”

One of the listener questions is from a guy who is upset the man he’s been dating for about four weeks hasn’t told him that he is bipolar, and listener guy went through his place one morning and found his meds. Now he’s annoyed man is hiding it, and wants to know whether he should confront him for hiding it.

After four. fucking. weeks.

Motherfucker, you’d better come clean so that man can break the fuck up with you, because you are a shit. Even if I ignore the underlying issues about how ~scary it is to have some sort of relationship with someone who has bipolar (friendship, relationship, whatever, it applies), the fact that you think disclosure should happen on your fucking terms AND so quickly is messed up. People get to decide when they disclose their health, including mental health. It’d be one thing if he lied to you about it (and even then, he doesn’t actually owe you his health information, he just owes you the respect of not lying to you — much like you owe him the respect of not lying to him, even though you have done all sorts of shitty betrayals here).

I have rage. Kid Fury and Crissle handle it much better than I have here.

Super Serials “House of Night #1: Marked”

For summer 2017 Vamp Camp, A.M. Pines, L.A. Croft, and Jesse take on the first House of Night book, Marked, and they tear that shit to pieces. That one book packed a ton of terribleness into its pages. Their criticisms are solid and wonderful.

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