This weekend at DragonCon in Atlanta, we attended a lecture on the historic roots of the science fiction genre. Dr. Richard "Scott" Nokes gave a presentation for the lecture. One of the things he discussed were narratives in which young people struggle with becoming "animal" in their teenage years (i.e. usually teenage boys becoming wolves or in the case of "Ginger Snaps" young girls becoming wolves). He argued that these struggles are allegories for the process of becoming an adult. When you become an animal you transform by growing hair in new places, developing a deep growl, etc. I could certainly see how this mirrors the changes that occur in puberty. So, in honor of that lecture, I present you with a classic example, "Teenage Monster."
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.