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Get Out of My House

Get Out of My House

CW: This entire blog post discusses domestic abuse, sexual violence, and severe emotional manipulation at length and in triggering detail.

“The little fucker had thrown my papers all over the floor. All I tried to do was pull him up… a momentary loss of muscular coordination.”
Jack Torrance, The Shining.

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The woman who raised me had seemingly few qualms about shrieking her disapproval at me several times per day. Usually she accomplished her purpose with words, but sometimes she would punctuate her castigations with a punitive strike of her hand. It was unclear to me what this accomplished beyond making me afraid of my own parent. If that was her purpose, she succeeded impressively.

In the summer of 2015, I learned that there was a familial precedent for my birth-giver’s violent tendencies. For a couple months, I stayed with her parents while she worked abroad. After a minor argument in which I told the family that an extended episode of severe depression would impair my ability to join the family on a daytrip, my grandfather trailed me to my guest bedroom and aggressively pushed me through the door. As I attempted to raise myself ...

Come and Listen to Us... Forever and Ever and Ever

Yet another strand of Wrong With Authority launches.  This time it's Carter Before the Horse.  It's basically just Consider the Reagan but earlier. 

In this inaugural edition, James, Kit, and Jack watch Kubrick's The Shining, and say things about it.

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Beware Triggers, because we talk about the film's themes, and they're not pretty.

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The WWA back-catalogue contains several podcasts which make good Hallowe'en listening...
 
In this Footnote episode, James and Kit watch James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein.  (If we do any more films from that era we'll have to think of a Herbert Hoover pun for the title of that strand.)
 
Speaking of James Whale, here's the entire gang doing a full Wrong With Authority episode about Gods and Monsters - the biopic of James Whale starring Ian McKellen - and also Shadow of the Vampire, a movie about (sort of) the making of the original Nosferatu.
 
And here's Kit and Daniel chatting about a couple of George Romero movies, The Crazies and Martin, in another Footnote episode.
 
Daniel has chatted with his buddies over at They Must Be Destroyed on Sight ...

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