Monthly Archives: May 2016

Grayson #20 and WOC as the “Wrong Choice” Love Interests

Note: You may disagree with this reading. You may think that’s not a valid reading. That’s fine, but as experiencing misogynoir in a comic that I adore and having clear proof that women of color (especially Black women) will always … Continue reading

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Comixology Unlimited: 24 Hours Later

In the 24-ish hours since I signed up for my 30-day free trial of Comixology Unlimited, I’ve read about fifteen graphic novels and like four floppies. Yes, I’ve gone overboard but it’s what I do. In the first month that … Continue reading

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Stitch on Fansplaining’s Two-Part Episode About Race and Fandom!

Earlier this week I got a chance to participate in an episode of fandom podcast Fansplaining that was all about race/racism in fandom and giving people of color a chance to speak about what they’d witnessed and experienced. It was … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Runtime

Title: Runtime Author: S. B. Divya (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Science-Fiction, Politics, Classism, Cyborgs, Body Modification Release Date: May 17, 2016 Publisher: Tor.com Order Here: AMAZON  (KINDLE)| AMAZON (PRINT) | BARNES & NOBLE (PRINT) Note: I received an ARC … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Earth One Is Far From Wondrous

Content warnings: This post contains descriptions and images of sexual assault/harassment from the comic that may be triggering or upsetting to readers. With every reading of Wonder Woman: Earth One, I hate it a little bit more. Grant Morrison has … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market

— To market, to market, to buy a plum bun/ Home again, home again, market is done. Maren walks two steps behind the governor’s wife on their way through the market near Fort Christensen, standing near enough to hear the … Continue reading

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Black Ladies Deserve Love Too: Lupita Nyong’o, Concern Trolling, and White Feminism

Yesterday, internet gossip revealed that 12 Years A Slave actress (and all around adorable human being) Lupita Nyong’o was in talks to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in 2018’s Black Panther solo movie. One of the earliest (now seemingly refuted) tidbits … Continue reading

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End of Semester Gushing + Plans for the Future

Guess who’s got two thumbs and all A’s this semester? IT’S ME! I am officially done with my first semester of grad school and it feels so good!

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[Book Review]Lois Lane: Double Down

I love Gwenda Bond’s Lois Lane because she exhibits all of the traits that make Lois one of the longest lasting and most beloved “civilian” characters in comics. (I use quotes around civilian because Lois is capable of throwing down just as easily as a costume wearing hero would be.) She’s a freaking brilliant badass and I adore that Gwenda Bond shows her as multifaceted in so many ways. Continue reading

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In Moderation

I’ve had comments moderated since I started this site because I don’t want the comment sections on my blog to turn into a mess when I talk critically about fandom or nerd culture. That’s not going to change. You literally … Continue reading

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