I’m a writer in my late 20s, trying to figure out love, life, and how to get the most out of my MA in Literature. I love research and, no joke, analyzing the heck out of every single piece of media I consume – so expect a lot of that here.
I’ve got an an opinion on basically everything. If you like strong opinions, candid talk about mental/physical health and trauma, and the occasional ode to fictional characters, then you’ll probably love me.
And if you don’t… oh well!
This blog focuses on analysis of nerdy media, book reviews, and lots of commentary about race in fandom and the source media that spawns our favorite fandoms.
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Category Archives: Comic Book
Content Warning for stereotypes built from homophobia and transmisogyny that are present in the Joker’s portrayal across the years. “In some ways, the Joker is a dark reflection of who Batman is. The loss of Bruce Wayne’s parents could’ve driven … Continue reading
Note: This review contains descriptions and images of things from this book that include (but are not limited to): Nazis, sexual assault, the whole MRA and negging plots Morrison writes and Paquette illustrates, and all the misogyny that really has … Continue reading
We did this in 2015. And in 2016. Now it’s 2017 and I’ve got at least four different posts on racebending under my belt because nerds still don’t know how to behave. This is an ongoing project looking at the … Continue reading
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
Whenever I talk about racebending as a concept when it comes to comics and comics-related properties, smartasses always show up to say something snarky like “what if Black Panther or some other Black hero were a white guy”. They crowd … Continue reading
They’re monster helpers, not monster hunters. Continue reading
Note: This post contains spoilers for Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli, and Marte Gracia. Earlier today, Marvel Comics’ writer Brian Michael Bendis made a bad judgement call. With people all over the world reeling from … Continue reading
I started watching Luke Cage yesterday morning and immediately I found myself bombarded with the thinkiest of thoughts. I have thoughts on respectability politics in the series, on Luke Cage’s old-fashioned everything, on Black womanhood, on the use of the … Continue reading
Dear Comic Fans: It’s been a year since my first post & y’all are still racist as heck when it comes to racebending
Back in August 2015 I wrote “Dear Comic Fans: We Get it. You’re racist and racebending scares you,” as a direct response to the racist backlash towards Keiynan Lonsdale being cast as Wally West on the Flash television show. Well, it’s … Continue reading
If I had to put it to numbers, I’d say that Suicide Squad is approximately 70% “my thing”. The 30% that isn’t is largely comprised of the following: violence against women being brushed off or used as humor, most … Continue reading
Content warnings for references to sexual trauma (assault and torture) in the text and in linked posts, ableism, a brief mention of fandom racism (specifically antiblackness towards Luke Fox) and a mention of transmisogyny in Batgirl #37. There are no … Continue reading