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Cat and the Cryptid Summer
Ableism, ableist language, ageism, memory loss, car accident, drugging, gaslighting, manipulation, (mention of) snakes
Summary: Cat gets lost on her way to visit her gran’s house. Ableist language occurs when she chastises herself. She also gets into a minor accident when she sees a dark creature on the road, but she forgets the occasion soon after arriving at her gran’s house (who she emphasizes is old) and drinks some questionable tea.
Ableism, ableist language, ageism, memory loss, body shaming, fat shaming, bullying, car accident, drugging, food, dieting, gaslighting, manipulation, hospitalization
Summary: Cat spends her first day together with Gran. She has little recollection of the night before when she got into a minor car accident. At breakfast with Gran, Cat shows insecurities related to her weight that may have something to do with a friend who shames her into obsessing over diets and appearances. It is mentioned that Cat came to collect Gran after Gran was discovered wandering confused at night and was taken to the hospital. There are more hints that something is off and Gran may be gaslighting Cat into thinking everything is normal.
Ableism, ableist language, ageism, drugging, memory loss, food, dieting, gaslighting, isolation, manipulation, racism, family separation, deportation
Summary: Gran and Cat go to the hair salon. Ableist language is briefly mentioned in dialogue, and ageism is mentioned when Cat considers Gran’s mobility and poor memory. Cat worries about calories when at a restaurant and vague dialogue alluding to what could be racism is present when Gran interacts with a restaurant employee.
Ableism, ableist language, ageism, drugging, pills, food, hallucinations, gaslighting, manipulation, poverty, racism, deportation, family separation, weapon (sword)
Summary: Cat finds Gran walking in the forest with a sword. Gran’s conversation includes references to poverty, racism, deportation, and family separation. Cat believes herself to be imagining things, which is what Gran also tries to convince her of.
Ableism, ableist language, ageism, memory loss, drugging, food, gaslighting, isolation, manipulation, anxiety, guilt, stalking, swearing, weapon (sword)
Summary: Cat follows Gran into the woods again. She sees a werewolf and uses a swear word, and Gran pulls a sword when something seems to be lurking in the woods. Memory loss and drugging are mentioned.
Ableism, ableist language, ageism, animal violence, blood, gore, bullying, blackmail, attempted murder, death threat, near death experience, drugging, hunting, anxiety, serious injury, violence, vomit, weapon (sword)
Summary: Cat watches Gran fight a werewolf and get seriously injured. Cat feels anxious and is offered drugs to make her forget the experience. She has a queasy moment when she sees her car that was damaged by the werewolf, and she threatens to upload photos of Gran fighting a werewolf if Gran tries to drug her again.
Ableism, ageism, (mention of) amnesia, (mention of) drugging, (mention of) famine, (implied) genocide, (mention of) plague, prejudice, racism
Summary: The history of the dimensions talks about humans hunting down other races of creatures (crytpids) who were targeted for not being humans.
Ableist language, (mention of) amnesia and memory loss, (mention of) blood, (mention of) drugging, (mention of) food, racism, (mention of) trauma
Summary: Gran uses an ableist word as she second guesses herself. Gran mentions that Cat’s mom experienced a trauma that likely contributed to her memory loss. The vampires describe how they acquire blood consensually and discuss misrepresentation. Cat and Gran have dinner, and Gran says she will no longer drug Cat’s food to take away her memories.
Death, depression, (mention of) death of a parent, (mention of) murder, (mention of) death of a sibling, racial profiling, food, (mention of) ageism, ableist language, (mention of) manipulation
Summary: Cat and Gran discuss the Banshee ability to see Death coming, the death of Bree’s parents, the murder of Gran’s sister, and the way that Gran holds a grudge against all Banshee for one not telling her that her sister would die. Cat and Gran stop for breakfast. Gran mentions her reputation as a “batty” old woman. Cat learns that the cart boy is a fairy who attempted to manipulate her by gaining he name.
(Mention of) death of an animal, animal corpses/taxidermy, (mention of) death of a parent, (mention of) attempted murder, food, (mention of) homelessness, (mention of) hunting, (mention of) manipulation, poisoning, mythical creature equivalent to racism, swearing, violence, (mention of) war, weapons
Summary: Gran has a room full of taxidermized cryptids that were passed down to her by previous Guardians; Cat wonders if they were hunted. Cat and Gran discuss the death of Bree’s parents and how she evaded homelessness through an adoption Gran set up. Gran notes how her position as Guardian has made her a target and how she’s been almost poisoned several times. Poisons become a part of Cat’s training along with weapons. Cat regularly checks her food for poison and wants revenge against the fairy that tried to steal her name and manipulate her. Gran uses brief language to describe what Cat’s training will be like. Mythics were previously not allowed to participate in politics after contributing to the start of the Crusades; an allowance was made for them to help end World War One.
Stream of Consciousness
Body horror (scarification/branding), isolation
Summary: A freelance artist is isolated from everybody but his computer. The strange commission from the mysterious Alpaca ultimately results in him becoming covered in a burning ink, which etches a design into his skin.
Death, (mention of) divorce, (implied) suicide
Summary: In the future, a man becomes obsessed with collecting scooters. Death occurs when a fellow collector dies. His wife leaves him to his obsession. After finally getting his hands on the scooter of his dreams, he starts up a hill he may never come down from. Did he purposefully go to die, or did the man in the black suit guide him to what he always wanted?
Classism, Near-death experience, Poverty, Swearing
Summary: A child has a near-death experience as he’s almost run over by a car. The scooter that caused his near-death experience is a symbol of affluence for the character as a child. He is poorer than his friend, and they are conscious of the class difference between them as they get older, and his friend faces the prejudices he sees in his friend’s poorer, lower class neighborhood. They use adult language throughout the story.
Episode Four (Picnic)
(Implied) Physical abuse, organized crime, guns, murder, violence, violence against women
Summary: Charlie is the child of an organized crime family, who use guns and the threat of violence to get what they want and need. Some classmates get into a fight. One of the female teachers is implied to be abused by her significant other, and Charlie ponders what it would take to get out of a conversation with her—even if that means using her trauma against her. Minor characters are murdered for their choices, but it is not the female teacher.
Ableist language, forced captivity, swearing, violence
Summary: Forced captivity comes in the form of a body switch. Ableist language occurs as the main character tries to dismiss what happens. There is fighting and mentions of hurt people and other violent actions.
(Implied) Oikophobia, (Implied) Panic attacks, Self-harm, (Implied) Suicide, Suicidal ideation
Summary: The main character is terrified of the domesticity of her ancestral home, particularly the kitchen and its appliances. She suffers from trouble breathing and panics, which forces her to exit a situation or a room multiple times. She fantasizes of hurting herself and of dying to escape her current situation.
Ableist language, Alcohol (recreational drinking), Blood, Body horror, Gaslighting, Gore, Graphic injuries, Guns, (implied) Medical procedure, Smoking / Drugs (Recreational drug use), Swearing, Victim-blaming, Violence
Summary: Doofus and the narrator meet at a party where there is recreational drinking and they often use drugs recreationally together. They swear often and call each other crazy. Doofus threatens the narrator with a gun and robs him. Later, the narrator punches Doofus and his skin splits and a medical procedure happens off screen to fix it. Doofus implies that the narrator was in danger and it was his own fault.
(Mention of) Absent parents, Alcohol, Blood, Guns, Intrusive thoughts, (mention of) isolation, Manipulation, Murder, (Mention of) Mutilation, Organized crime, Serious injury
Summary: It is mentioned that Charlie’s father was absent and distant. They are part of an organized crime family. Characters are seen and mentioned to be drinking alcohol. One character is mentioned to have lost fingers as punishment for a past crime. Charlie deals with intrusive thoughts that try to manipulate him. Guns are used to murder and threaten characters on- and off-screen. Blood is a motif in Charlie’s mind. He becomes blinded after a serious injury in the military in which he wishes briefly to be isolated from the rest of the world.
Ableist language, Alcohol (Recreational drinking), Declining mental health, Food, Manipulation, Misogyny, Swearing
Summary: The main character often states that he feels he’s going “crazy” or feels that he might be “insane” due to his situation. His mental health declines throughout the story and he becomes unsure whether what he is experiencing is reality or not. He buys wine with the intention of drinking it. The main character’s sister cooks throughout the story and they discuss food. One character manipulates the other by not telling him that she’s aware of the lies he told at the beginning and omits telling the truth to him later on. A female character is described as moody and high maintenance and is ogled by a male character with implied sexual intent. Her femininity is put down casually. All characters use adult language/swearing throughout the narrative.
Burning alive, Death, (mention of) Famine, Supernatural Elements, Mob Mentality, Murder, Occult Elements, Prejudice, Suffocation, Violence
Summary: This story is about a witch who creates a golem. Villagers were prejudiced against her and she is chased from her home. There is violence mentioned and explicitly shown in the story. Death is implied offscreen and murder happens on screen. The murders involve suffocation and being burned alive. The villagers form a mob.
Death, (mention of) Murder, Occult Elements, Supernatural Elements, Violence
Summary: The Monster deals with the loss of its master and all the death and violence it has caused. It meets a young witch who uses magic to defend herself. There are discussions of death, grief, and growth throughout the story.
The Faery Bargain
(Mention of) homelessness, (mention of) poverty, near death experience, serious injury, hospitalization, medical procedures
Summary: Ari mentions that she had to leave LA due to lack of money and briefly ponders if she should have stayed, even without a home. Her brother receives a serious head injury after his performance that results in him needing to be treated at a hospital while his family waits and worries.
(Mention of) amnesia, (mention of) near death experience, (mention of) medical procedure, (mention of) serious injury, hospitalization, manipulation, anxiety, guilt
Summary: When Ari worries that Jonas won’t pretend to be a prince, her backup plan is to pretend he is a prince with amnesia. Sim is still injured after last episode’s near death experience and is receiving medical attention in the hospital. Ari is anxious about his condition, and Oliver blames himself for what happened. Meanwhile, Jonas manipulates Ari into a faery bargain.
Tied to You
Food, (mention of) dieting, (mention of) alcohol, (mention of) drinking, (mention of) sexual content, (mention of) infidelity, sexism, (mention of) serious injury, (mention of) hospitalization
Summary: Colin’s manager Rob stress eats two donuts despite his doctor’s advice. Colin recalls a night of clubbing and the woman he left with. Colin points out that the show’s characters cheat in their relationships and that the show contains sex scenes. He notes that he does not remember the names of the woman he slept with or of the female writer for the show. Colin learns that his aunt fell and is in the hospital.
(Mention of) food, sexism, (mention of) serious injury, (mention of) hospitalization
Summary: Colin passes some restaurants on his way to Kera and smells food. He confuses poor manners with feminism. Aunt Sophie briefly mentions her hospital visit and shows off the cast on her broken arm.
Anxiety, (mention of) alcohol, food, (mention of) disordered eating, (mention of) sexism, (mention of) stalking, (mention of) serious injury
Summary: Amy has become more anxious recently, noting men she’s encountered during her trip that have harassed her and even followed her in a car. She recalls one of them trying to buy her drinks. Amy continues with her day by prepping the food that will be served during breakfast hours. She wonders if she should skip her meal to make up for being behind schedule the way she used to in college. She also briefly remembers how Sophie fell and injured her arm.
Ableist language, anxiety, food, (mention of) vomit, weapon (knife)
Summary: Ableist words are used to describe Colin. Amy regularly checks her watch and worries over how behind schedule she is. Amy, Colin, and Sophie prepare and serve breakfast. Colin is nauseated while taking out the trash. Amy is frustrated with Colin and entertains thoughts of using sharp kitchen objects against him.
Summary: Amy glances at her watch and is worried about being behind schedule. Colin says that a guest, who he implies is dirty (out of jealousy), isn’t like their usual guests.
Food, (mention of) pills, swearing
Summary: Breakfast is cooked and served. Colin and Amy discuss allergy pills. Aunt Sophie uses brief language to describe Colin’s rough time.
Ableist language, anxiety, alcohol, drinking, (mention of) pills, (mention of) absent parent, (mention of) death of a parent, (mention of) animal bones, (implied) violence
Summary: Amy tells herself not to do anything foolish. She worries about how behind schedule she would be if she got injured. She and Colin share cider while watching the sunset. Amy shares that her father passed away and that he was not around for much of her childhood. Sheep bones are mentioned as a tourist attraction. The history of the castle implies that it was attacked.
Mention of the following: prescription drug use, food, mental health, depression, and anxiety
Mention of anxiety
Mention of COVID-19
Mention of misogyny
Mention of the following: food, COVID-19
Playing Along (Picnic)
(Mention of) assault, death threats, (mention of) dieting, food, sexism, misogyny, (mention of) prison, (implied) sexual content, sexual harassment, (implied) stalking
Summary: Luna’s date is creepy and displays sexist and misogynistic ideologies.
Death threats, (mention of) guns, (mention of) childbirth, (implied) swearing
Summary: Destiny jokingly threatens Terrell’s life; he is fully aware that she isn’t serious. Guns are mentioned as Destiny listens to Terrell fight zombies in a video game. Terrell’s mom teases him about being late to his own birth. The story states that Terrell swears, but no actual swear words are used.