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About senzavoi

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.

The Great Big Anita Blake Reread: Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake #10)

Narcissus in Chains is the tenth book in Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and the start of what I view as the downward slide of the series’ trajectory. Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Why White Supremacy Can No Longer Provide Cover for White Academics by Robin Anne Reid

Note: This is the write-up of Robin Anne Reid’s segment in the roundup on race and racism in fandom that we had at PCA 2019 April 17, 2019. The main point I want to make for this discussion is that … Continue reading

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It’s a HAUL!

Several weeks ago, Tiny T and I spent an hour going over and Aliexpress looking for cute and cheap things just to experiment with the platforms. Here are some of the results!

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[Pitch The Stitch] What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Antiblackness in K-Pop Fandom and Industry

In case you’ve missed it, I’m doing a project for my website on anti-Blackness in K-pop fandom spaces and why the industry’s understanding and appropriation of Blackness/Black culture for the aesthetics of it all partially fuel the problem. It’s already … Continue reading

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Finn, Reskinned

Real life monsters wish they had spin-teams as thorough as Kylo’s because they’ve literally made Kylo’s violence towards Rey, his act of patricide, and his eager indulgence in fascism… someone else’s fault. Continue reading

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Stitch Does Stuff In June 2019

I actually finished most of my catch up events in May! I did that while struggling to find a work-life balance. Yes, I still have my job. It’s been a hard month and I’m definitely not sleeping or eating enough, … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Problem With Preferences

Outside of the fandoms for Japanese media (anime and manga primarily) or the powerhouse Korean pop music Real Person Fiction (RPF) fandoms, most fandom spaces overwhelmingly focus on the love and sex lives of white people.  Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations 6.5: “We Can’t Have Anything, Can We?”

Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of the Skywalker is the focus for the cover story for Vanity Fair’s Summer 2019 issue and readers were “blessed” with dual covers – one with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and the other with Daisy … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Keep Calm and Wait Your Turn

At every level of fandom, women of color are told to “be patient” and to “wait your turn” when we talk about the way that it stings to constantly see white female characters – like Wonder Woman, Rey, Black Widow, and Supergirl – held up as universal representation for all women.  Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like – Misogynoir: Black Fans on the Defensive

The goal of rewriting Black fans critical of fandom is to drown them under the weight of misogynoir – the harassment, the shunning, the threats, and the outright unkindness – until all they can do is leave.

But let’s get one thing straight: no one is making me go anywhere before I’m good and ready. Continue reading

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