Non-Fiction MasterPost


Urban Fantasy 101

What I aim for in this post series isn’t actually to name and shame authors for their reliance on tropes I find incredibly harmful (although I know it must look like that with how much I harp about Laurell K Hamilton’s stuff sometimes). My goal is to talk about how the fantasy of urban fantasy can remain inaccessible to many people – often people of color, queer people, and anyone that isn’t cis – and how that negatively impacts the reading experience.

I don’t want to rewrite the genre to my exacting specifications or police what authors write. I just want to make a space for conversations about problematic aspects of the genre, one where education and venting are the main focus.

  1. Too White Bread for This Shit: Race and Racism in Laurell K Hamilton’s Urban Fantasy Series
  2. Urban Fantasy 101: A Few of My Favorite Fang-Havers
  3. Urban Fantasy 101: Vamping Out
  4. Urban Fantasy 101: A Quick Guide to Shifter Romances
  5. Urban Fantasy 101: Sexual Assault in the Genre – Part One
  6. Urban Fantasy 101 – Weird Ass Werewolf Tropes
  7. Urban Fantasy 101 – It’s A Heteronormative World Out There
  8. Urban Fantasy 101 – Allegory Overuse (ft. Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series)
  9. Urban Fantasy 101 – Werelions And Tigers And Bears! Oh My!
  10. Urban Fantasy 101: Single White Vampire
  11. Urban Fantasy 101 – Gentry-Fication
  12. Urban Fantasy 101 – Issues of Immortal Morality
  13. Urban Fantasy 101: Magical Negros In the Genre
  14. Urban Fantasy 101: Cop Country

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Urban Fantasy 101

The Great Big Anita Blake Reread

Radioplay Day

Letters to the Author

Problematic Fave

What Fandom Racism Looks Like

  1. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: All The Pieces of Heroes of Color
  2. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Smartest Girl in the World Has To Be A Mary Sue
  3. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: (Not So) Sexy Slavefic
  4. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: White Prioritization
  5. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Only 33 Words in a Trailer
  6. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: #NotAll Fans
  7. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Beige Blank Slates
  8. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: “You’re Silencing Meeeee (Feat. Determined Derailers)”
  9. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Phone A Friend of Color
  10. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Fandom Wank
  11. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Cult(ure) of Nice
  12. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: For Clout and Social Capital
  13. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Weaponized White Womanhood
  14. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Power & Privilege
  15. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Star Wars Fandom (Part One, Probably)
  16. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: PickMe POC
  17. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The (Un)Magic of Intent
  18. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: James Olsen is Pete Ross 2.0
  19. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Problem With Preferences
  20. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Keep Calm and Wait Your Turn
  21. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Silly Ship Wars
  22. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Woke Points For What?
  23. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: “Then Make Your Own and Stop Complaining”
  24. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: (Not) Talking About Race
  25. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Racial Gaslighting
  26. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: “ACAB includes Fandom Police and Antis”
  27. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Apolitical/Drama Free Fandom Spaces
  28. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Revisiting “POC Coded” White Villains/Anti-Heroes
  29. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: White Silence/Violence
  30. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: No Safe Space/”Curate Your Space”
  31. What Fandom Racism Looks Like: All The Pieces of Heroes of Color
  32. On Generalizing Entire Fandoms: Revisiting #NotAllFans
  33. POC TOO: Revisiting PickMe POC in 2021

Misogynoir Mini Series

Korean Pop & Hip Hop Industry and Fandom Masterpost

Star Wars Masterpost

Fandom Racism 101

Dear Comic Fans [Currently On Hiatus]

Fandom’s Race Problem [Permanently Scrapped]

Applied To Fandom

Meme-ing For A Reason

Guest Posts

“Must Reads”

Stitch Elsewhere

“Bond Girl” @ The Mary Sue  (Bond Girl page on my site)

@ ComicsAlliance

How It Feels To Be “Cute For A Black Girl”

Women Write About Comics

Strange Horizons

Stitch @ EatKS

Anathema Magazine

EFNIKS Magazine – Now ColorBloq

Teen Vogue

Fan Service

  1. Who Actually Gets to “Escape” Into Fandom?
  2. On Fanfiction, Fandom, and Why Criticism Is Healthy
  3. On Racebending and Seeing Yourself in Fandom
  4.  On Queer Fandom and the Radicalization of the Underdog
  5. On “Percy Jackson,” “Doctor Who,” and the Rageful Racism Around Racebending
  6. On Queerbaiting, Betrayal, and the Quest for Better Representation
  7. On Tom Hiddleston & Zawe Ashton, Misogynoir, and Why Fandom Should Stop Punishing Black Women
  8. On Shipping, Ship Wars, and the Fight to Be Right
  9. To Black Cosplayers, a Love Letter
  10. How Do We Define Fandom? Moving Beyond the Transformative vs. Curatorial Binary
  11. Lil Nas X Is Using Stan Twitter Tactics to Defend “Montero.” He Shouldn’t Have To
  12. What “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Teaches Us About Fandom Misogynoir
  13. How Ableism Can Manifest in Fandom—and How to End It
  14. On Parasocial Relationships and the Boundaries of Celebrity
  15. “iCarly” Fan Misogynoir is Part of a Larger Fandom Pattern
  16. LGBTQ+ Fans: We’re Here, Queer, and Remaking Fandom in Our Own Image
  17. D&D Renaissance Could Usher in More Accessibility, Inclusivity in TTRPG Fandom
  18. On Loki, Anti-Heroes, and Who Gets to Be a Lovable Villain
  19. On “Twilight” and Fiction’s History of Confederate Vampires
  20. On RPF and Why People Love to Write Stories About Public Figures
  21. On Tim Drake, Robin, and How Queer Characters Go From Fanon to Canon
  22. On Problematic Celebrities and What to Do When Your Fave Screws Up
  23. On Nicki Minaj, the Barbz, and When Stans Prepare for Battle
  24. On “Dark Fic,” Morality, and Why Critical Thinking Is Vital
  25. On Horror Movies and Why Fans Love Being Scared
  26. On “Y/N,” Reader-Insert Fanfiction & Writing Yourself Into the Story

Interviews and Features

  1. No, Megan Thee Stallion Isn’t a “Fake Anime Fan”
  2. ATEEZ Apologizes for Hongjoong’s Cornrows
  3. Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia” Plays Oppression Olympics — But Nobody Wins
  4. Meghan Markle’s Critics Are Using Internet Troll Tactics to Perpetuate Misogynoir
  5.  “First Kill” Stars Sarah Catherine Hook & Imani Lewis Unpack Juliette & Cal’s Love Story and Queer Representation Onscreen
  6. Netflix’s “First Kill” Cast: Meet the Characters and Who Plays Juliette, Cal, and More
  7. The Will Smith & Chris Rock Slap Situation Is Not About You
  8. “Stranger Things” Star Caleb McLaughlin is a “Euphoria” Fan
  9. Caleb McLaughlin Is a Perpetual Student
  10. Lil Nas X Talks UGG Pride Campaign and New Song, “Sun Goes Down”
  11. Kelly Marie Tran on “Raya,” Internet Harassment, and Fandom
  12. Black TikTokers Stand Against Dance Theft in Refusal to Choreo “Thot Shit”
  13. Zendaya Talks Lola Bunny in “Space Jam” and “Euphoria” Season 2
  14. On Travis Scott, Astroworld, and a Parasocial Relationship Pushed to Breaking Point


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