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The Extraordinary Situation Family Reassignment Agency
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Sometimes, children die.
The Extraordinary Situation Family Reassignment Agency is trying to change that.
The Extraordinary Situation Family Reassignment Agency is not a normal adoption agency, as Simon recently discovered. It was hard enough to find out that his parents were not actually his parents, but the circumstances that brought them together were almost unbelievable.
Because this agency has an unusual mandate: to rescue children from the brink of death; those extraordinary situations, be they disaster, disease, or war, that end a child’s life all too soon.
All throughout history, children have died tragically; but time is no barrier for TESFRA. Wherever and whenever a child is in danger, The Extraordinary Situation Family Reassignment Agency is there to give him or her a second chance at life.
The People Munroe Mirideau Doesn’t Like
Secur-o-max is the most budget-friendly provider of security systems in the industry. A Secur-o-max sticker on the front door of a business sends a message to thieves and customers alike: This premises is protected, within reason.
Munroe Mirideau is the company’s on-call investigator. When the system fails to stop a break in, Munroe is tasked with finding out why. A slave to routine, he prefers to live and work alone, having absolute control over his life at all times; but his boss at Secur-o-max isn’t too keen on that arrangement, so Munroe ends up partnered to Kay Kendricks, a former art restorer with a criminal past and more enthusiasm than skill.
Munroe is forced to adapt to his new teammate and the endless series of annoyances he thrusts upon him. Meanwhile, Kay’s attempt to leave his dark past behind and start a new life as a crime fighter is hindered by the reappearance of an important woman from his past, his old partner in crime who has found a new partner of her own.
Graphic Novel, 94 pages, B&W.
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Irene is a new student at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario. She is alone for the first time in her life, in a new and unfamiliar city. She finds it hard to connect with people and engage in the campus life that everyone else seems to be a part of.
One day, she decides to reach out by joining a small club; a club devoted to hacking small animals to pieces, the Mole Hunt Club. But they aren’t just any animals, they’re alien invaders. Small, mole-like creatures that are dropped at random points all over the world.
The moles are vicious and relentless, but they’re also incredibly weak and frail by Earth standards. To keep the mole population in check, people have started hunting them, but there’s no catch-and-release for an animal without a natural habitat on this planet.
Some people think mole hunting is noble and heroic, others see it as horrific and cruel; but for Irene and the Mole Hunt Club, it’s a lot of fun.
A Problem with Sugar
Novel, 202 pages.
Religion and Politics, in High School
Sugar is a sixteen-year-old student at Chesty B. Willis High School in sunny Barstock Township. She is an atheist in a very religious community, but this has not affected her life to this point, and so she ignores it, and lives her life quietly.
Her only friend (due to some kind of social disorder which makes meeting new people a torturous affair) is Tricia, the daughter of a very religious single mother. Tricia is pressured by her mother into taking part in a variety of abrasive religious activities that she secretly wants no part of. The most notable of these is the Barstock Christian Youth Fellowship.
The Fellowship is led by Byron, the fundamentalist son of a rather moderate preacher, who decides one day to use the school to spread his beliefs to everyone, whether they want them or not.
This is the final straw for Tricia. She takes a stand against him, and becomes the town pariah as a result. Sugar would like to help, preferably in a way that doesn’t require talking to anybody, but soon learns that the only response to political activism, is more political activism.
Meanwhile, Sugar’s social phobias are stressed on two fronts. First by Yui, the strangely forward student/shop girl from across town who is hell-bent on making Sugar her friend for some reason; and second by Joss, the boy she saw at the video store whom her peers are pressuring her into saying ‘hi’ to.
Thus, partisan politics take root in the small town high school. Everyone takes sides, and Sugar becomes the most hated person in town, when all she really wanted was to be ignored. Can Sugar find a way to reason with people that see her as literally evil?