Lovely Girls by Margot Hunt The book would make a great movie. The bully characters are disturbing and very believable, as are the targets of the bullying. The author has done her homework and understands the dehumanizing nature of bullying and social exclusion. The story could easily have descended into horror, but the author keptContinue reading “Margot Hunt’s Lonely Girls is one of the best reads I’ve had this year.”
Between August 28 and Sept 9, 2023, we’re giving away 100 copies of Silent Consent in a Goodreads Giveaway promotion. We hope you’ll enter to win a copy. Our link for the promotion is: Enter to win one of 100 copies of Silent Consent by Circa24 If you’re like me and distrustful of links onContinue reading “Goodreads Giveaway of 100 copies of Silent Consent”
Should we always endure a silenced heart?
-by Ptera Hunter Among the best responses that I have seen to date about the recent mashugana decision by the Tennessee School Board to ban a book about the holocaust (because a cartoon mouse shows a breast) comes from graphic artist Ruben Bolling (a.k.a., Tom the Dancing Bug.) One of Mr. Bolling’s most recent parodies,Continue reading “Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home”
an editorial by our writer, Circa24, author of Silent Consent Now, in 2022, the Tennessee school board wishes to ban Maus by Art Spiegelman (1980). It claims that it doesn’t mind people learning about the Shoah, as long as it’s sanitized! “A naked” picture in the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel Maus displays one character after herContinue reading “Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.”
Camouflaged racer snake peers outward to the world. It tries to blend into its surroundings—mimicking its background rather than a dangerous predator.
A recurring theme in Silent Consent by Circa24 is the damage done to the future generations from the plastics that made much of the carbon era so remarkable. Plastics, as we know them, have become rare strategic materials in the Founder’s States of that book. People seek antique plastic products from the 20th century asContinue reading “Plastics and Their Role in Silent Consent”
Silent Consent looks at a dystopian world where easy access to energy and power has become part of our past. Although fiction, its prediction of a polarized world is very plausible. A caste system with a few powerful elites have controlled many of the pre-carbon era civilizations. The many others, who serve as their energyContinue reading “Some Paint Choices That Can Cut Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Your Chemical Usage.”
The Deceptive Western Hognose
Ravensbrück served as a Nazi concentration camp exclusively for women. An estimated 130,000 women were interned there during the Nazi era, and between 30,000 and 50,000 women died there. It was one of the smaller camps. That did not make it any less horrific. There, women were used like horses, pulling heavy equipment. With sheerContinue reading “Remembering Ravensbrück”