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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.

Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part Two

Did you read Part One? Another issue in how cultural appropriation of Black culture and Blackness leads people to devalue the culture and people they’re copying: across my research for this essay series – and this installment in particular – … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part One

“Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied. Edward Said, Orientalism “Dressing up as “another culture”, is racist, and an act of privilege. Not only … Continue reading

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A Little Queer-Lady Rec List

This rec list highlights some of my favorite reads for stories focusing on a queer female main character. Continue reading

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Fleeting Frustrations #8: Revisionist Fandom History Strikes Again

Being critical of fandom institutions or of the content fandom creates and consumes uncritically is not born out of a yearning for regression trying to wipe the AO3 out of the map, a thirst for power from digital dictators, or a desire to “Make Fandom Great Again”. Continue reading

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Stitch Does Stuff In August 2019

Hello pumpkins, I know I was like “I’m not going to do another month with three public installments of What Fandom Racism Looks Like” but uh… so far that’s what August is shaping up to be. I’ve got three installments … Continue reading

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Ships n Shit: Team Kill Dracula

I’m a sucker for a good enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance. And Team Kill Dracula – a silly non-namesmush of a ship name for the triad relationship between Alucard/Trevor/Sypha from Netflix’s Castlevania series absolutely provides that potential. This ship is relatively popular in … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: James Olsen is Pete Ross 2.0

As we can see with James Olsen, the disgusting way folks in fandom treat and talk about Black male characters and performers. is just going to continue until non-Black fans step up and throw away the script they’re adhering to so hard. Continue reading

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A Very Special Unboxing

In super awesome and (probably super surprising) news, I’ve got a gosh-darned BOOK coming out in a MONTH! Judge Anderson: Flytrap, my second novella and my first work published in a standalone book with my name on the cover, is … Continue reading

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Stitch Likes Stuff – Stitch’s Favorite BTS’ Songs

Anyway! Here’s a list of my most favorite BTS songs! I’m glad I can share this sort of purely celebratory
experience with you nerds! Continue reading

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[Stitch Answers Feedback] What Can Non-Black Fans Do?

If you really want to be good to Black fans and responsible when creating content for Black characters, you need to decenter yourself and accept that sometimes your best won’t be good enough. Continue reading

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