Monthly Archives: August 2016

Quit Trying To Make”Forced Diversity” Happen (It’s Not A Thing)

Whenever authors talk about how much they hate “forced diversity” and how annoyed they are that readers and bloggers now expect writers to create that they call “unrealistic” worlds where people who are not the default (by being queer, POC … Continue reading

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Supervillains (No-So) Anonymous – Comet City Stories

Every single person in the room shifts their chairs to the side with a cacophony of screeching, squeaking, rubber and metal on linoleum when I walk in to this month’s Supervillains Anonymous meeting in the basement of one of Comet … Continue reading

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Black Pain and Death in Captain America: Civil War

A lot of people die in Captain America: Civil War. Within the first twenty  minutes alone, a good dozen people (at least) die between the confrontation with Rumlow and his men, the chase through the marketplace in Lagos, and the … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Stitch! by Yumi Tsukirino

Title: Stitch! Author: Yumi Tsukirino Rating: Recommended Genre/Category: Disney, Aliens, Cute and Fluffy, Children’s Books Release Date: August 30, 2016 Publisher: Tokyopop Order Here: AMAZON | AMAZON (KINDLE) | BARNES AND NOBLE Note: I received a free copy of this … Continue reading

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bib·li·o·file: Recent Work in Literary Studies

Here’s everything we’re reading in my Monday night class from now until the end of the semester. Sadly, none of these books are available for free so all I can offer are (affiliate) links to the kindle version on Amazon … Continue reading

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“Holy Homosexual Batman”: A Reference List

For my critical literary theory course during my first semester of grad school,  I did a final paper looking at applications of queer theory as it applies to textual and subtextual queer perceptions of Batman. You know, because I just … Continue reading

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Letter to the Author – Matt Wallace

Dear Matt, You are the kind of author I aspire to be like when I grow up (or rather, grow into) as a writer. I love your Sin du Jour series like I love naps: i would take two of … Continue reading

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Lamplickers – Original Fiction

Note: “Lamplickers” is a colloquial term for “moth” that I grew up hearing in the US. Virgin Islands. Additionally, this story was previously published on Patreon for my patrons. Plink. Plink. The lamplickers down on the island always swarm around … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Author: Kij Johnson Rating: Recommended Genre/Category: Fantasy, Multiverses, Alternate Worlds, Adventure, Lovecraftian Horror Release Date: August 16, 2016 Publisher: Tor.com Order Here: AMAZON | AMAZON (KINDLE) | BARNES AND NOBLE Note: I received a … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Allegory Overuse (ft. Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series)

Content warnings: this installment of Urban Fantasy 101 contains very brief mentions historical acts of oppression (largely in vague terms), sexual assault and pedophilia in Laurel K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, as well as more indepth references to anti-Black and anti-Native … Continue reading

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