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Fleeting Frustrations #3: When White Queer Icons Like Ezra Miller Fail Us

It’s more important that we bask in Ezra Miller’s star as it begins to crest than we have the tough conversations about what it means that a queer icon getting visibility is partially responsible for a film that attempts to flat out humanize Darren Wilson, a murderer who killed Mike Brown because he was Black and read as a threat to Wilson because of it. Continue reading

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Too White Bread for This Shit: Race and Racism in Laurell K Hamilton’s Urban Fantasy Series

“I’m so white-bread, if you cut me I’d bleed bleached flour! I have no ethnicity to me, and I’ve always wanted some.” – Laurell K. Hamilton in an interview excerpted from Locus Magazine. I’ve been reading Laurell K. Hamilton’s urban … Continue reading

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The Great Big Anita Blake Reread – Circus of the Damned

“He’s dead, Richard, a walking corpse. It doesn’t matter how pretty he is, or how compelling, he’s still dead. I don’t date corpses. A girl’s got to have some standards.” — Anita on why she won’t give in to Jean-Claude … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Weird Ass Werewolf Tropes

Content warnings: This installment of Urban Fantasy 101 contains references to or descriptions of racism, homophobia, heterocentrism, sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, other forms of discrimination. There are also tons of footnotes. Werewolves are everywhere in the urban fantasy … Continue reading

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The Great Big Anita Blake Reread – Guilty Pleasures

Content Warnings: This review of Guilty Pleasures talks about the following content that readers may find disturbing, upsetting, or triggering: racism, internalized misogyny, victim blaming with regard to childhood abuse and sexual trauma, sex worker shaming, connecting sex work with … Continue reading

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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

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Allegory Overuse (ft. Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series)

Content warnings: this installment of Urban Fantasy 101 contains very brief mentions historical acts of oppression (largely in vague terms), sexual assault and pedophilia in Laurel K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, as well as more indepth references to anti-Black and anti-Native … Continue reading

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Fear of Fucking Up: Not Actually A Good Excuse For Erasing Characters of Color

  Recently, there’s been a spate of fannish and original writers claiming that they’re so afraid of negative reception and responses from people of color, that they refrain from writing characters of color in their works. We saw this during … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] The Dragon Age Fandom Hates Characters (and People) of Color

Note: Previously posted on the website Fandoms Hate People of Color (click the link to reblog it), I received permission to host this essay about the experiences one fan of color (who has requested to remain anonymous) had and witnessed … Continue reading

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Letters to the Author – Afton Locke

Note that this Letter to the Author contains graphic descriptions of racism and racist violence (sexual and otherwise) as it relates to the reality of white supremacy in history and historical romances. Dear Afton Locke, I could write you about … Continue reading

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