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Jahkara Smith Cast in NOS4A2 Adaptation

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Christine Hoxmeier

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Christine Hoxmeier can usually be found hard at work in her beloved home of Austin with a cup of coffee in one hand and a taco in the other. She spends her free time reading, writing, and dreaming of a teleportation device so she can visit her friends spread across the globe on a daily basis. If it were possible to live inside one Disneyland attraction for the rest of her life, Christine would cheat and choose to split her time between It's A Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room. She prefers to communicate in CAPSLOCK and with gifs. Twitter: @aramblingfancy

Christine Hoxmeier

Staff Writer

Christine Hoxmeier can usually be found hard at work in her beloved home of Austin with a cup of coffee in one hand and a taco in the other. She spends her free time reading, writing, and dreaming of a teleportation device so she can visit her friends spread across the globe on a daily basis. If it were possible to live inside one Disneyland attraction for the rest of her life, Christine would cheat and choose to split her time between It's A Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room. She prefers to communicate in CAPSLOCK and with gifs. Twitter: @aramblingfancy

I’ve owned an ebook copy of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 for nearly five years now, and I’ve yet to read it. It’s the never ending story of a reader: too many books, not enough time, and MORE new books keep getting published. But now that Deadline has announced Jahkara Smith has been cast in a reoccurring role in the upcoming AMC series, I might have to actually move it up my TBR list.

Jahkara Smith, AKA Sailor J on YouTube, is a YouTube star who you may know from such viral videos as “GETTING A MAN 101”, where she parodies traditional makeup tutorial videos, with a feminist spin.

Jahkara’s makeup “tutorials” are commentaries not only on feminism and the patriarchy, but social justice issues, colorism in the beauty industry, and unrealistic beauty standards, all while being freaking hilarious. For us bookish types, she did a series of makeup videos for different Hogwart’s Houses, my favorite probably being the sunny, golden-eyed, patient Hufflepuff.

Jahkara is also a fan of YA books, and has done a few “Drunk Book Review” videos, which is pretty self-explanatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RPN9rj2RDo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysAd3na4DQM

It might be a little silly to decide to finally read a book because a person whose videos I enjoy on YouTube has been cast as character in the TV adaption, but you know what? She makes me laugh, and I’m excited for her and want to support her in her new endeavors. I’m a “read the book before the TV adaptation” kind of person anyway, and was going to read it sooner or later. So congratulations, Jahkara! I don’t mind waiting longer for your “How To Be A Gryffindor” video.

 

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