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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. encyclops
    January 1, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    This really is the sequence that takes V for Vendetta from being just a really solid, thought-provoking story of resistance to being one of a handful of definitive examples, up there with 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale. It is at once so moving, so beautiful that words fail at describing it, and so intensely cruel once you realize who is torturing her and the lengths they're going to.

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  2. ferret
    January 1, 2015 @ 6:40 pm

    Was glad to see they nailed this sequence in the film – I though they'd excise it, but it was one of it's highlights for me. The person I saw it with hadn't read V for Vendetta, and they were properly shocked at the reveal.

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  3. jane
    January 2, 2015 @ 5:24 am

    At the reveal, back in the late 80s, reading it in a dorm room with my boyfriend, the most shocking thought I had was wishing that someone would do for me what they did for her.

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  4. Matthew Blanchette
    January 10, 2015 @ 6:33 pm

    …torture you? :-/

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  5. storiteller
    January 25, 2015 @ 4:10 pm

    I just read V for the first time, although I had seen the movie. While I didn't remember much of the movie, I did vaguely remember that it was V who had imprisoned Evey rather than the actual police. What I didn't remember was this scene with Valerie. And it was so powerful and moving that I wanted V himself/herself to be Valerie. That the story was V's story, that she didn't die. I think perhaps that is my head-canon, in fact, that V is lying about the story and it was hers all along.

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  6. Daru
    February 14, 2015 @ 5:48 am

    Beautiful piece of work Phil.

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  7. Daru
    February 14, 2015 @ 5:49 am

    I remember the effect this sequence had when I read it for the first time. Almost as emotional re-experiencing it her, knowing what comes next.

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  8. Daru
    February 14, 2015 @ 5:50 am

    I mean here.

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  9. Dr.Ivo
    August 3, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Oddly enough it wasn't so much this sequence that hit me emotionally when I first read it, it was that single line a few issues later: "She was the woman in room four" and I've never forgiven the movie adaptation for leaving that line out.

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  10. Dr.Ivo
    August 3, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    Oddly enough it wasn't so much this sequence that hit me emotionally when I first read it, it was that single line a few issues later: "She was the woman in room four" and I've never forgiven the movie adaptation for leaving that line out.

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