Tag Archives: fandom

Slash Shipping, Pseudo-Progressivism, and Reinforcing Patriarchal Standards in Fandom

Here’s a newsflash for you my fellow slash shippers: Your male/male ships that focus almost exclusively on white men aren’t as progressive or as rebellious as you think they are. Especially when (not ‘if’) they come at the expense of … Continue reading

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The Techniques of Erasure

This is part one of a hybrid essay-rant series focusing on fandom (the collective community) and its intense race/racism problems. If you’re new to my blog and to this project, start here with the introduction post. Make sure to click … Continue reading

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Fandom. you’ve got a huge race problem — An Introduction Post

Sam Wilson. Abigail Mills. James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Eve Moneypenny . Joan Watson. What do these characters all have in common? Well, they’re all characters of color in popular films or television shows. They’re all shippable with fandom’s white dude darlings (Steve … Continue reading

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In Defense of Fanfiction Writers

The first thing that I want to do whenever I finish a series is to start writing fanfiction for it. The series could be perfect, full of perfect plot twists and characters that I want to curl up with, but … Continue reading

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No, I haven’t seen [popular piece of nerd media] and I don’t intend to…

I don’t get the point of many nerd fave franchises. The first time I watched a Star Wars film, I was fifteen. The first time I cared about Star Trek was maybe when the first new movie came out. I … Continue reading

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Dear Comic Fans: We Get it. You’re racist and racebending scares you.

Why are comic book fans so darn mad when a comic book character gets the racebending treatment?

For the most part, comic book fans are so very predictable when it comes to race.

Nothing pisses comic fans off more than a historically white character being racebent and therefore turned into a character of color or when a character of color takes over a legacy title (Like Superman, Spider-Man, or Ms. Marvel). Continue reading

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[Rant] When People on Pedestals Fall Off: MCU Cast Edition

This post contains mentions of sexism-as-humor and uncensored gendered slurs.   I’m pretty sure that everyone that cares about the Avengers or hates sexism has heard about what happened with Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner when doing press for Age … Continue reading

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Friday Four: 3/14 – 3/20

This week’s post is pretty heavy on the social justice even though it’s also about comic books and video games. A lot happened in comics and in social justice and I started paying attention to more of the things being … Continue reading

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[Rant] Let’s get rid of gatekeepers in comic book culture

As a long-time comics fan and someone with a very extensive comic book collection (in print and in digital form), one of my least favorite experiences is having to deal with gatekeepers in comic book culture — creators, fellow fans, and comic store … Continue reading

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