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Letters to the Author – JK Rowling

Part passive aggressive stress valve, part honest attempt at expressing my continuous frustration with JKR, this first post for Letters to the Author  is me at my grouchiest. Future posts will be more moderate. Maybe. Dear Jo: I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters Trailer #1: A Major Bust.

My nine year old niece wants to be a scientist when she grows up. For holidays and birthdays she begs for science kits and star wars stuff (because she dreams of being a scientist in SPACE). She does experiments and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday : WOC as Props in Pop Music

Originally written in hm… 2013, I think in response to Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Lily Allen using WOC as props in their videos.   There’s such a huge difference between how WOC and white women treat WOC (specifically Black women … Continue reading

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Fandom’s Huge Race Problem Essay #2: Co-Opted Experiences and Identities in Fandom

AKA How to appropriate cultures and lose respect in the process Content notes: Aside from discussing racism in different forms across different cultures, this post also will talk briefly about the Holocaust and Transatlantic slavery. Note that I am AfroCaribbean … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101 – Issues of Immortal Morality-

Welcome to Urban Fantasy 101, where we look at Dos and Donts along with discussions about good and tropes when writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance stories. Later on there’ll be themed book reclists (AKA – Required Reading) and eventually … Continue reading

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#FlashbackFriday – Preference and Race in the Dating World

Originally written in 2013 on Tumblr.   I hate the word preference. Or at least, I hate the concept of that most people have of it in terms of dating. I hate that not only has society made it okay … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts & Invisible Diversity in the Harry Potter Series

For a body of media that seems fixated on different avenues of oppression, the Harry Potter series is seriously lacking when it comes to actual diversity and oppression that doesn’t revolve around magical beings. Seriously, just about everything’s a metaphor … Continue reading

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Things About Fandom That Stand Out to Me

Originally written in April 2015 for the blog Womanist Glasses, I felt that a repost was timely and necessary as I prepare to talk about fandom and blackness in a couple of posts I’m set to post. I still believe … Continue reading

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“A product of their time” – Observations on racist (but lauded) writers after Octopussy

Yesterday I decided to use my last Audible credit on a collection of Ian Fleming short stories. I’m working through Fleming’s original canon very slowly and when I saw that the audiobook for “Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other … Continue reading

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#FlashbackFriday – Stitch takes on the #JamesBond & #00q fandoms

To be fair, when I open a video talking about fandom sucking, it’s easy to understand why I’m not more popular in fandom spaces. I’m not necessarily nice about certain things, but then — I don’t have to be. Three … Continue reading

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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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When the reaction to calling out racism is… More racism?

It’s been two months and I still get the best reactions to my post “Dear Comic Fans: We Get it. You’re racist and racebending scares you.” And by best, I mean that I get some of the most condescending and willfully … Continue reading

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“Period Typical Racism” – One kind of historical accuracy in fiction that I wish would go away

Want to throw me out of a story in no time flat? Include “Period Typical Racism” in a book written after 1989. (Seriously, I read one Miss Fisher book because it was recommended as a “feminist James Bond” and honestly, … Continue reading

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