Category Archives: Entertainment

Earth’s Mightiest Heroine

There’s a great little opinion piece in the Seattle Times today, illustrated with an even better–and hilarious–image of Trump as a rampaging supervillain and Hillary as the hero fighting him off. This got me to thinking, so if you’ll indulge … Continue reading

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Listening

Something interesting is going on today on the Tumblr of TV writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Most recently, Javi was one of the lead writers on The 100, but he has a healthy┬álist of well-known shows to his credit, including the underrated … Continue reading

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Girl Jedis and Pink Widow

Ever since The Force Awakens’ release, many smart people of the intarweebs have been asking the same question: Where’s Rey? Why is this film’s protagonist not represented in more of its tie-in toys and other merch? She’s on a few … Continue reading

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SWTFA and Box Office Records

First off: Hi! Long time, no blog. More on that in another post. For now, I want to talk about something that’s gone around the intarweebs in the past few weeks, as The Force Awakens has become a pretty big … Continue reading

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Woman’s world

This piece on Tor.com about writing female characters is terrific stuff. Go read it. It also, however, makes a good jumping-off point for something I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while: How the boring reality of everyday life … Continue reading

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Shipping and homophobia

“Shipping” — fans cheering on a relationship between characters in a story — is nothing new. The concept drives most love stories, after all: the writer wants the audience to pull for a given potential pair and then either pays … Continue reading

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Diversity and the perception of “normal”

Diversity in YA creator Malinda Lo is currently doing a great blog series on how reviewers often betray underlying biases when reviewing books about characters from marginalized groups. Highly recommended read. The topic is also a big jumping-off point for … Continue reading

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