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Vrai Kaiser
Somewhere, Earth

Queer author and pop culture blogger, entirely too obsessed with cartoons and Herbert West.

About Vrai

I was too young to realize that when my friends said, “You should become a critic,” they meant “Please, please stop talking for even a second.” I took their advice after a brief detour to get a couple degrees in English and Theater guaranteed to pay only in experience.

Since then I’ve steadily written essays about fiction for my own site and The Mary Sue, edited some novels, and started making forays into the world of fiction publishing.

Just remember those neutral pronouns, and I’m sure we can be good friends.

Stories by Vrai

Nobody To Wear | There is no skin that fits
Nobody To Wear
There is no skin that fits

The plastic label seals around my head, every breath of the word drawing it in tighter and tighter until it molds to my skin, where it can strangle me without anything seeming amiss.

Letting Go Of Adrian Monk | It's not you, it's us
Letting Go Of Adrian Monk
It's not you, it's us

I know there are depressed people who are tired all the time and ones who cut themselves and ones who may or may not think about ending it. But in pop culture, there is only one kind of OCD, and Adrian Monk is just the latest version.

The Taurus Demon Of Friends | I didn’t save him and he didn’t save me
The Taurus Demon Of Friends
I didn’t save him and he didn’t save me

Dylan and I used to be inseparable. We spent long afternoons outside trying to plot how we’d get back inside where the air conditioning and videogames were.

One Step Ahead | Don’t stand still. Don’t move. He’ll come for you.
One Step Ahead
Don’t stand still. Don’t move. He’ll come for you.

There is no other way to put this: Clock Tower is a stupid game.

Close To The Bone | No matter how far you travel...
Close To The Bone
No matter how far you travel...

I wake up every day and feel the piece of me that's marked 'where I came from' ...