About the Author

Satiricalifragilistic grew up during the Disney Renaissance, and The Little Mermaid was the first movie she ever saw in theaters at age 3. Her mother flatly refused to let her leave the theater when Ursula got huge and terrifying, and maybe that explains her troubled psyche.

While she'll admit to being an inveterate nitpicker, she firmly believes in loving a piece of art even while criticizing it, and in the importance of engaging critically with what she loves. She has special contempt for anyone who tries to claim the politics in Disney films don't matter because "they're just movies," because she knows exactly how much the Disney Canon influenced her little gradeschool self—for good and for ill!

She loves art, design, music, dancing, movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, and British comedy...expect a lot of these to turn up in her reviews and mashups!

The Virtue Of Speaking Ill of the Dead

The Disney Villains and sidekicks, with Ronald and Nancy Reagan

So I watch a lot of Disney movies (you may have noticed...), and you know what I can safely say that absolutely no character has said, ever?

It may be hard for your settlers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about environmentalism back in the 1600s. And because of both Governor Ratclifffe and Wiggins, in particular Wiggins, we started a colonial conversation. When before, nobody would talk about cutting down trees, nobody wanted to do anything digging up earth, and that too is something that I really appreciate with Wiggins' very effective low-key advocacy, but it penetrated the public conscience, and colonists began saying, ‘Hey, we have to do something about this too.'
Wiggins wearing his arrow hat

at least the issue seems to have penetrated Wiggins' conscience, so there's that...