My Grandmother is not a storyteller by trade. She was actually a biologist and came to America without knowing a word of english to eventually go on to get her masters and PhD. She is a woman who valued education and hard work.
As soon as I popped the cartridge in and turned the power on, I was mesmerized. First came the sound of a ticking clock, and the visual of a swinging pendulum. (To this day a ticking clock will give me chills.) Then the music came in, building from a simple piano melody into a sweeping, epic intro.
What would it mean for me to travel back in time? Back to the Antebellum South where I would be considered chattel? What would I do if I had to protect my slave-holder ancestor?
The Baby-sitters Club books are hard to describe. Or rather, they’re crazy easy to describe- four girls, and then later more girls and the ever-sensitive Logan, babysit neighborhood kids. Also, friendship. That’s the whole series, really.
There is something about a good book that makes you want to share it with others, so it wasn’t long before I went hunting for other readers like me. And, with the World Wide Web at my disposal, I took my search online. I stumbled across fan clubs for both V.C. Andrews and Christopher Pike and delighted in discussing my favorite characters and plot points, freaking out at upcoming releases, and even sharing short stories inspired by the books we were devouring.
The fusion of Steven Universe and Connie Maheswaran is something special. When these two first fused I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal, but what these two have come to represent is nothing short of amazing. Stevonnie is a sword wielding, magic using warrior with an amazing fashion sense and long beautiful hair.
Stevonnie is also non-binary.
“Who is Ava Gardner?” you ask? Only one of the greatest bombshell femme fatale actresses who ever graced the MGM lot.