Author Archives: Zina

About Zina

Zina writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.

What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Woke Points For What?

In and outside of fandom spaces, performative allyship is a thing to be wary of. In a piece for The Wooster Voice, writer Sharah Hutson describes performative allyship as, “when folks pretend to care about a cause but magically forget … Continue reading

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Queer Baiting, Coding, Reading, and Representation: A Pint-Sized Primer

This is a pint-sized primer about the differences between queer representation, queer coding, queer reading, and queer baiting because I wanted to have something small to keep around and kind of… wave it at folks that want an easy way … Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #5: K-Pop Groups’ Hood Phases

In general, I’m used to Blackness being seen as a cool and fun style to adopt by people who aren’t always clear about how they feel about Black people. Continue reading

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Stitch Does Stuff in April 2019

March sure was a month… I spent the last half it in a fog for a variety of reasons – job interview that went well not going anywhere, reawakened fear that I’ll never get financial stability, screwing up a job … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Searching for Black Mothers: Looking in the Margins of Black Panther and Into the Spider-Verse

This awesome guest post comes courtesy of Samira Nadkarni! Images in the header are from ComingSoon.net (Spider-Verse) and KissThemGoodbye.net (Black Panther). Earlier this week, I read Zina’s post on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the character of Miles Morales, and the … Continue reading

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Looking Back: The Authority Volume 1 (Issues 1 -12)

I vote for 25 more issues of The Wild Storm and new Wildstorm revival series done by queer people of color.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse and Miles Morales: Spider-Man: When Authenticity Matters

The thing about diversity, is that when it’s shallow, it’s hurtful as hell. Continue reading

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Ships ‘N Shit: Thor/Ororo Marvel

Throroro is the best ship you’re probably not shipping. A non-canon ship courtesy of Marvel fandom’s penchant for shipping everything under the sun, pairing up Thor and Ororo just sort of makes sense when you think about it. Thor’s a … Continue reading

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Audio Backlog: Anita Blake Reread: Guilty Pleasures

“Vampires are People, too.” – The button that Monica Vespucci is wearing when she and Anita first meet echoes a repeated message in this series about how vampires are people too. But people you know… suck. So vampires do too, … Continue reading

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Small Stitch Giveaway 2019

Can y’all believe it’s been FOUR YEARS since I started running Stitch’s Media Mix? I know I can’t! I started this site in 2015 because all I had for an online presence as a blogger was Tumblr and I wanted … Continue reading

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