Daily Archives : July 4, 2017

Sound Off! Despicable Me 3

Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, gather your minions close and discuss Despicable Me 3, which premiered in the United States on Friday, June 30, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while we…

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Teenage Wizards (Not THOSE Teenage Wizards) and Twisted Tropes: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

In 2013, Rainbow Rowell published Fangirl, a young adult novel with an interesting speculative twist.  The novel itself wasn’t speculative. It revolves around a set of twin sisters who grew up absolutely enthralled with Rowell’s answer to Harry Potter, Simon Snow.  The main focus of the novel is one twin, Cath. Cath isn’t ready to leave her days in the…

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