The Disneyfication of Children’s Media

I’m not the first person to notice that Disney and other media interests in America have made great inroads into sanitizing and “cleaning up” stories presented for consumption by children. Happy endings have become de rigeur; darkness may be present, but only ever in the clearly labelled villains (who are typically dark-hued in skin or […]

Derek or Meredith? Taking Sides With Characters

Are you a black-and-white person, or a grey area person? How do these attitudes affect characters and readers’ relationship to them? Some thoughts on the subject in this post.