Tumblr is often a place where people discuss identity politics, but how much more complicated would those identity politics be if they included vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other fantastical creatures?
Inspired by seeing some sea lions while in Oregon for a week, artist Phillip Light drew some "seal. . . maids." Just look at the personality in their faces.
YA books, like everything else for teens, are subject to the whims of trends and fashion. Remember when they were all about vampires? Or all about magical boarding schools? Or magical boarding schools with vampires? Or hyper-violent anti-authoritarian post-apocalypses? Those trends are all in the past — and they've…