Category Archives: LGBTQ

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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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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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 list of well-known shows to his credit, including the underrated … Continue reading

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Tesserae

Realized I forgot to post about my new book here! Tesserae is my third novel, and the first of a two-part story (the sequel will be released later this year.) Basic gist, if you don’t want to read the back-cover … 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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Subtext and subversion: Part Two

Carrying on from the previous post, below is a detailed, episode-by-episode rundown (with pictures!) of Ragnar and Athelstan’s relationship. I present this not as a “This is why my slash ship is canon” manifesto, but instead as an illustration of the relationship itself, so folks can … Continue reading

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