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Issue 16, 2019

Issue 16 – Freaky Friday

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  • Features

  • I would like to preface that I’m no psychology expert

    CW: Emotional Abuse, Physical Violence   The fact that he had an Huawei phone should have tipped me off, but he had such a presence about him. He oozed with this kind of charm that I had never encountered before. The intensity of Edward Cullen and the sarcasm of Chandler Bing. He shook everyone’s hand, […]

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  • Fit the Pumps I Walk In

    Freaky Friday (2003) is one of those Disney Channel Originals you’re absolutely sure you saw as a kid. The culmination of Disney cashing in on the death of the ’90s, and Lindsay Lohan cashing in on raw talent. Remove the classic “minorities as mystical plot devices” tropes, and you’ve got a middle-of-the-road teen comedy.    […]

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  • DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE KOOL-AID

      Looking back over my encounters with cults, I like to imagine myself as the main character in a cringe comedy.   Meet Fielden (early twenties, naïve, spineless). She’s just moved to Wellington for university. On campus, a random girl invites her to bible study, and Fielden’s weirdo senses tingle, but she’s too shy and […]

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  • I would like to preface that I’m no psychology expert

    CW: Emotional Abuse, Physical Violence   The fact that he had an Huawei phone should have tipped me off, but he had such a presence about him. He oozed with this kind of charm that I had never encountered before. The intensity of Edward Cullen and the sarcasm of Chandler Bing. He shook everyone’s hand, […]

    by

  • Fit the Pumps I Walk In

    Freaky Friday (2003) is one of those Disney Channel Originals you’re absolutely sure you saw as a kid. The culmination of Disney cashing in on the death of the ’90s, and Lindsay Lohan cashing in on raw talent. Remove the classic “minorities as mystical plot devices” tropes, and you’ve got a middle-of-the-road teen comedy.    […]

    by

  • DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE KOOL-AID

      Looking back over my encounters with cults, I like to imagine myself as the main character in a cringe comedy.   Meet Fielden (early twenties, naïve, spineless). She’s just moved to Wellington for university. On campus, a random girl invites her to bible study, and Fielden’s weirdo senses tingle, but she’s too shy and […]

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