S.R. Westwood

Writer of Miscellaneous Things

Location icon United States of America

A Memphis writer - poetry, story, fannish nonsense.

Portfolio
VRV Blog
10/10/2018
How I Learned to Love the "Damsel in Distress"

It took me twenty years to learn to like Anthy Himemiya. I much preferred Utena-after all, she was the titular character of Revolutionary Girl Utena, a 1996 manga turned into an anime in the following year that follows Utena's quest to free Anthy from ownership by their school's Student Council.

Gumroad
Today's Issue Poetry Chapbook

A collection of 12 poems collected from the my patreon https://www.patreon.com/cassowaryjeweler. Example poem. It's A Good Life.... It's a good life if you don't weaken. I've weakened like slate through which. a tree bursts. I am weakened like a tree. absorbed by mushrooms. I am weakened like a mushroom.

VRV Blog
11/14/2018
What Magical Girls Can Teach Us About Jungian Psychology

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a story about Carl Jung's concept of the shadow, our unconscious double and what it gives to us. For Jung, a Swiss psychoanalyst who extended the work of Freud, "the shadow is that hidden, repressed, for the most part hidden and guilt laden personality..."

Themarysue
06/13/2019
Tuca & Bertie Has the Only Sexual Assault Storyline That Matters Right Now

Rape storylines have been trending in prestige shows such as the now-ended juggernaut Game of Thrones, and not-so-prestige shows such as SVU for years, but we haven't seen an iteration like the one on Tuca and Bertie yet. Often, the storyline is either our character's motivation to become "strong" or a means to add drama to an otherwise dull storyline.