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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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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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Subtext and subversion: Vikings edition

Long time, no post! Life’s been chaotic in recent months (no need to bore you with details), and to keep from melting down, I’ve spent a fair amount of my (limited) free time escaping into my usual happy places of pop culture and fandom. … Continue reading

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Are commercials an endangered species?

Fascinating little Variety story here reporting on the Television Critics Association events going on this week. It covers comments from Netflix’s chief content officer regarding whether his company might make their ratings public. Gist: “Why would we do that?” Money quote: “If people watch it … Continue reading

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My Life in TV

…because I like making lists, apparently. :) What I find interesting, looking over this huge list, isn’t how much of my life has been spent in front of the tube (which is, to be sure, slightly scary), but how much … Continue reading

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Voting with your wallet: Media diversity edition

Anyone who’s on Tumblr and loves to read the words of a smart, funny woman who also happens to be black and queer needs to go follow Jasika Nicole. She frequently comes up with some amazing perspectives about the world … Continue reading

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Eureka, fictional characters and personhood

One of my favorite shows, Eureka, airs its last-ever episode tonight. It’s sad for those of us who have been with it for its entire 5-season (6-year) run, and have come to know and love the residents of the quirky … Continue reading

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