My Harry Osborn article for The Mary Sue

At the end of last year The Mary Sue very kindly gave me a chance to write about Harry, mental illness, how mentally ill characters in fiction are so rarely allowed to just be normal and more! And I realised I never actually posted it here when I started this blog.

A snippet:

Spencer’s peppered in references to Harry’s previous mental health issues, as if to drive home a particular point: He’s crazy, so this was just inevitable, right? “You really had me this time, thinking you were some all-powerful monster, not the same sad, broken child I’ve had to fight for years,” Peter yells in the most recent issue, going for the punch rather than the question of why a friend he’s supposed to dearly love currently has centipedes growing out of him.

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