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Selma Wolfe

Writes books about women who kick ass, and men who are into that.


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Becoming the Villainess
Jeannine Hall Gailey
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror
H.P. Lovecraft
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Annalee Newitz

Disney Sequel Reviews - The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

Dear Disney: you made a movie about a hunchback and a persecuted ethnic minority being pursued by a villain whose motivation is lust and revenge. Do not feel the need to add singing gargoyles who make fart jokes. Love, Selma.
Seeking consistent tone...
All this is to say that in The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Disney made the genius decision to dial Esemerelda and its villain way down, and to turn the gargoyles and Quasimodo up to 11. And to give him a proto-Bella Swan klutzariffic love interest. And to center the movie around a nonexistent love festival that depends on a bell, as all decent love festivals do. Good plan!