Author Archives: Zeenah

About Zeenah

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.

Stitch Talks Ish: Episode 4 – Where Stitch Processes

Episode Notes: Did you catch the previous episode yet? That was an hour long review of BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7! And, unlike this episode, it has a transcript! There’s a chance that I mispronounce Sik-K’s name when I … Continue reading

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April Content Calendar

Support Links: Website: https://stitchmediamix.com/blog/  Ko-fi: http://ko-fi.com/A477I4N  CashApp: $StitchMM PayPal: http://paypal.me/ZinaH  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/StitchMediaMix/  Friends, March was a lot. April is already set up to be even more. At this point, everyone I know is trying to figure out how they’re going to handle the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Migratory Slash Fandom’s Focus

Note: The section on RPF and whtiewashing deals pretty plainly with real person fan fiction – where a real celebrity is treated like a character in fan works – but from the POV of “stop whitewashing them” rather than a … Continue reading

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What Shipping Says About Fandom Antiblackness

At the end of the day, I want Black characters to be respected in fandom and in their (canon OR fanon) ships and they aren’t. Continue reading

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Assigning Authenticity For Clout

If you listened to my review of BTS’s new album Map of the Soul:‌ 7, you might have clocked that I’m really fucking feral for BTS’ trio of rappers – RM, Suga, and J-hope. I‌ mention it a bunch of … Continue reading

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Problematic Fave: Gravitation

Gravitation was one of my early queer “firsts” and it falls into the same vein as many of the pieces of media I worshiped as a baby queer. Like Queer as Folk and Interview with the Vampire, Gravitation was an … Continue reading

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Dealing With What Docile Doesn’t

Docile is a book that calls back to the history of slavery in the United States – the enslavement of Black people – and then hangs up the phone without so much as a timid “hello”. Its lack of true engagement with the still-painful, and still incredibly relevant past of slavery in the United States shows in how reviewers are responding to it as “yet another” gushy and empowering dark-fic in fandom. Continue reading

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March Content Calendar

I’m putting things together for March and this is what my schedule currently looks like! Three of the things are catch-ups (2 for my site and 1 for Patreon) but everything else is fresh content that is NOT carried over … Continue reading

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Quick Coverage: All Eyez On YunB Proving Why East Asian Appreciation and Appropriation of Blackness Are Two Sides of the Same Antiblack Coin

I know that not a single one of y’all wanted to know that there’s going to be a South Korean musical version of Tupac’s life called All Eyez on Me performed by a cast that, as far I can tell, … Continue reading

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Stitch Talks Ish: Episode 3 – Stitch Talks Map of the Soul: 7

ON BUZZSPROUT Episode Notes Last episode, I talked about the wy white women in the Rey/Kylo fandom were going all out to portray John Boyega as a misogynistic monster for an Instagram comment milder (and far less misogynistic) than their … Continue reading

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Two Sides of Being A Black K-Pop Fan: Incredible Rage

Jump into Indescribable Joy if you’re not ready for the rage: On February 11, 2020 twitter user @revegina uploaded a ninety-two second video set to SEVENTEEN’s만세(MANSAE) that highlighted several supremely antiblack moments in the relatively recent history of Korean pop … Continue reading

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Two Sides of Being a Black K-Pop Fan: Indescribable Joy

Part One, Incredible Rage [Incoming] The thing is that being in this fandom is not all white-knuckled rage at antiblackness… I promise. Korean pop music and hip-hop spark genuine joy in me.

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Authenticity Essay #2 – Girls (Not) On Top

If you’re a woman in hip hop that’s surrounded by dudes in Hood Cosplay telling you that you have to be more like them to be taken seriously –

What will you reach for in your quest to be authentic? Continue reading

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Stitch Talks Monsta X’s #AllAboutLove

So what’s your favorite song on All About Luv? Continue reading

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Featuring… Blasian Celebs

Last February, the closest I got to a Black History Month post was my review of Horror Noire on Shudder. This year, I’m aiming a little closer to what I’m writing about on the regular, by focusing on Black and … Continue reading

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