Author Archives: Shawna (A Mediated Life)

About Shawna (A Mediated Life)

Writer, singer, parent, fan, media maven, and general ne'er-do-well. Fierce protector of the rights of the disadvantaged and endless pontificator on subjects both ridiculous and sublime.

Beautiful Americans

Hm. Given his fussiness about flag integrity, I wonder if my design here is enough for the Mango Mussolini to want to strip me of citizenship or throw me in jail. I guess we’ll see! What with the post-election surge of asshats deciding that the country … Continue reading

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Contested Popularity

In an effort to stave off what is most likely an inevitable slide into national chaos, Jill Stein, doing something useful for the first time all year, has raised funds to call for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The … Continue reading

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Enemy Ours

As the parent of a very curious and physically rambunctious three year old, I’m looking at my favorite entertainment in a new way these days. It’s kind of disturbing how much of the stuff I like has a crapload of … Continue reading

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Corporate Responsibility 2.0

Was just noting some folks all happy about how a recent commercial for Secret deodorant features a Trans woman, and it got me to thinking. This is probably a ridiculous thing for a damned-near-socialist progressive to say, but: In the … Continue reading

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The Purple Lie

Another election year, another purple map. Breakdowns like this also came out four years ago (and I believe in 2008, too.) They’re intended to be comforting, but they’re also somewhat misleading.   To help explain why, let me also talk about … Continue reading

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Spark

I’ve gone through a lot of feelings in the last 24 hours, much of which I’ve dumped all over Twitter and FB, among other places. I’m feeling the same as a lot of others do, going by the other posts … Continue reading

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Character flaws

I’m planning to see Doctor Strange tomorrow, and am looking forward to it, as I do for all of the MCU stuff. There are, however, some problematic aspects of it (as there are with pretty much anything that gets mainstream … Continue reading

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