This is a MG story about a pair of cousins voyaging through an abandoned animation studio filled with sentient cartoon characters.
Hi! My name is Holly! I am currently a freshman student at Pepperdine University with a passion for both action and complex storytelling. Whether it’s an enthralling multi-tiered layer, or a humorous romp with an eccentric character, I tend to enjoy any form of writing with unique fantastical elements and likeable characters.
I love seeing/meeting enticing and entertaining characters with hidden and dark secrets. I also love multilayered mysteries that inspire readers to both think and theorize about the story and its characters.
I don’t really have any at the moment.
Adventures in Joyland tells the story of Amanda and Mari Fredrickson, a pair of cousins bound both by blood and a unique family legacy. This, of course, is none other than the titular Adventures in Joyland, a famous children’s television show starring five young heroines. However, the story behind the show is not what it seems, as the tale of its existence consists of murder, madness and betrayal. According to urban legend, the show’s main characters came to life, hungry for vengeance after a failed attempt to revive the show. But as Amanda and Mari learn more about their family’s legacy, they realize that the rumors are not only true, but are also the beginning of a trip down a rabbit hole of both secrets and unsolved mysteries.
Before me, there was the company, a company that ensured dreams came true. It was an old-fashioned favorite passed down through generations, starting with a dream my great-grandmother had a long time ago and blossoming into a television show that would attract audiences from around the globe. Every Sunday, girls from three to seventeen would watch their favorite fictional heroines take center stage in the famous TV show, Adventures in Joyland, hearts set on wanting to change their world. Once the clock struck nine am, a dysfunctional family of friends would harness their powers to defeat the forces of evil. My grandmother would always tell me how she glued her eyes to a twelve-inch television screen, becoming a massive fan of the empowering heroines. She would say that every girl in her friend group owned at least one of the doll versions of a character on the show, trying to collect them all and constantly creating new outfits for them. It was a show that girls could learn from, no matter how old they were. Each episode’s plot would be filled with silly jokes and a fascinating story that everyone could enjoy. But the real story of Joyland was quite the opposite, filled with horror, drama, and insanity.
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