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.

Luke Cage and Claire Temple: Not Your Mammy Figures

I’m used to seeing posts where Black characters are reduced to nannies for white characters, but this post I found in the “Claire Temple” tag on tumblr really took the cake: “Something I totally see happening in Defenders is Claire … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Miles Morales – A Spider-Man Novel

Title: Miles Morales: A Spider-Man Novel Author: Jason Reynolds (Twitter) Rating: Super Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Superheroes, Slice of Life, Spider-Man, Young Adult, Race and Representation Release Date: August 1, 2017 Publisher:  Marvel Press/Disney Hyperion Order Here: AMAZON (KINDLE)  | AMAZON … Continue reading

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Totally Anecdotal: Stitch’s Brush With Racism in Education

I wanted to start my review of Jason Reynolds’ Miles Morales: A Spider-Man Novel with a slightly relevant anecdote on an experience I had as a teenager. As an adult that was once a Black kid in the US education … Continue reading

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Links I Loved – July

I have returned with another bunch of links that I found interesting, useful, and awesome! This July, much of the reading I did was on intersections of race and sexuality. Several of the articles that I read talk about homophobia … Continue reading

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The Consort – Prologue

Iirin receives a visitor that will change his life forever. On the Moonsday morning that changed Iirin’s life, the kitchen that fed the temple-orphanage’s dozens of inhabitants was empty. The lack of noise and of the usual clattering noises of … Continue reading

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Small Stitch Reviews: Wildfire  and Lover’s Knot

Two short reviews of urban fantasy books I’ve read recently!

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[Book Review] Oversight (The Community #2) by Santino Hassell

Title: Oversight (The Community #2) Author: Santino Hassell (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Urban Fantasy, Queer Fiction/Romance, Psychics Release Date: June 26, 2017 Publisher: Riptide Publishing Order Here: RIPTIDE PUBLSHING | AMAZON Note: I received a free copy of this … Continue reading

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A Rainy Night In – Part One

Note about future access: The next two installments of this story are super NSFW and will be behind a password. If you’re over 18 and want to see where the story goes, you can get in touch with me via … Continue reading

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The Stitch is on Patreon: Take Two

You’ve heard it here folks, I’m giving Patreon a second try! This time, I have a schedule planned out for the next twelve months and a snazzy (if silly) video that talks about who I am and what I hope to … Continue reading

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[Audio Review] Stitch Takes On… Spider-Man: Homecoming

So I’m trying something new by making an audio review following my second viewing of Spider-Man: Homecoming! Right now I don’t have a way to transcribe the audio, but f I ever get to a place where I can afford … Continue reading

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