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: Fandom
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
So if fans of color can’t fix fandom racism and we’re not worth listening to – Who the hell is? And why aren’t y’all listening to them?
If you think someone’s doing social justice for woke points… what does that even mean? What are woke points getting us? Because talking about racism in fandom has so far mainly just made my anxiety worse… Continue reading
Source: Slash Shipping, Pseudo-Progressivism, and Reinforcing Patriarchal Standards in Fandom Sometimes, when I see a white dude slash ship pick up steam across transformative fandom, all I can think about is how the ship seems like it exists just to … Continue reading
Note: If you haven’t seen what I and John Boyega have been through with the Star Wars’ fandom’s shippy sides, check out my What Fandom Racism Looks Like installment on Weaponized White Womanhood.
With that much power already, it can’t be a surprise that many white women in fandom will do pretty much anything in order to keep the status quo level. Continue reading
Let’s help light the way for future generations of actors to find themselves and practice their craft at Theatre Peckham! Continue reading
Episode Notes: Content Warnings: I talk explicitly about antiblack racism in fandom and white women weaponizing their femininity in service to it. I also briefly mention how part of this involves setting up a fear of John/that John will assault … Continue reading