(from Find Your Fate: Jem #1 - Jewels in the Dark, 1986)
Reader and dedicated interactive fiction enthusiast Daphne asked for more Jem, so there you have it.
Today’s featured passage may not strike you as the harshest of end results, but such was the charmed life of Jerrica Benton.  There was no cloud of perverse fortune so dark that she could not discover a silver lining in the form of a hot date with Rio, a world concert tour, or more time to “rock out” with her friends.
The upbeat tenor may have been the consequence of working with a licensed property (although this passage involving one of Jem’s Hasbro stablemates would seem to contradict that), but I suspect it stems from an editorial belief that the book’s female target audience was adverse to existential tragedy.
After taking a quick glance at the gender demographics of this site’s readers, I can only say “balderdash” to that.  BALDERDASH, I SAY.

(from Find Your Fate: Jem #1 - Jewels in the Dark, 1986)

Reader and dedicated interactive fiction enthusiast Daphne asked for more Jem, so there you have it.

Today’s featured passage may not strike you as the harshest of end results, but such was the charmed life of Jerrica Benton.  There was no cloud of perverse fortune so dark that she could not discover a silver lining in the form of a hot date with Rio, a world concert tour, or more time to “rock out” with her friends.

The upbeat tenor may have been the consequence of working with a licensed property (although this passage involving one of Jem’s Hasbro stablemates would seem to contradict that), but I suspect it stems from an editorial belief that the book’s female target audience was adverse to existential tragedy.

After taking a quick glance at the gender demographics of this site’s readers, I can only say “balderdash” to that.  BALDERDASH, I SAY.

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