some new bonus content from my original jenna the cryptozoologist post:
- jenna ends up getting a lot of her research published and becomes a well known name in the community. her passion clearly shines through in everything she does, but she’s also just a damn good writer.
- it was just for fun at first, but she actually ends up becoming a fiction author! she writes a super popular young adult series about a trio of high schoolers who meet after a fateful meeting and start a paranormal club and get into all sorts of weird shit. the first drafts of the books are endearingly titled “ghostfuckers.” it’s packed full of social commentary, direct quotes from the squad, and some real badass monsters + ghosts.
- the main characters are
jade foster (jenna,)
miles davenport (michael,) and reese macklin (rich, who is pissed that his character purpose
ly has a first name that’s terrible for lisps FUCK YOU JEN)
- the covers are similar to the original nancy drew books, with the first cover having the trio of kids walking down a hallway, miles on the left with an old dual screen recorder, jade the leader in the middle with a flashlight, and reese on the right with his fists ready. they look different from their irl counterparts, but anyone in the squad could instantly recognize rich’s grin, michael’s furrowed eyebrows, and jenna’s determined eyes
- the rest of the squad appear as side characters and they all receive first edition copies of each book. michael likes to shrug noncommittally when new friends or coworkers, upon learning he knows The Ms. Rolan and start connecting the dots, ask if miles the techie might be even loosely based off him. rich likes to tell everyone. including the target cashier.
- per bird’s exact words, “my favorite quote from reese is in the second book where he says “oh, speaking of throat based humor–"” because almost 100% of reese’s dialogue jenna snagged from the irl source
- jenna is repeatedly praised for her careful handle on sensitive teenage topics and how it feels to be on different tiers of the social hierarchy in high school. this is the highest praise she could ever get after her less than sensitive past, and jenna definitely cries while reading the reviews