Current Events · DC Comics · in the media · Intersectionality · Marvel Comics · Personal

Mutants and #BlackLivesMatter

I apologize for not posting much lately. Between work, independent projects (that I’ll post more about when they’re closer to being finished), and recent events, I’ve been rather busy. Beyond that, so much has happened that when I tried writing last week about current issues, I didn’t know where to start. I live in Baton… Continue reading Mutants and #BlackLivesMatter

Marvel Movie Universe · Movie Reviews · Personal · Representation in Media

Mental Health: Tony Stark and Me

SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War I’ve spent all month trying to figure out how to write something for Mental Health Awareness Month, and what to focus on specifically. Too often, those with mental illness are seen as antagonists, as villains in comic books (or the entirety of Gotham City). Nearly every bad guy or… Continue reading Mental Health: Tony Stark and Me

in the media · Personal · Uncategorized

Lessons to be Learned from Harry Potter

10. Cho Chang taught me that sometimes there’s a good reason to cry. This character gets so much grief from fans for crying all the time, but think about it. Her boyfriend was killed, the person who was with Cedric in his last moments was more focused on kissing Cho than helping her grieve, and… Continue reading Lessons to be Learned from Harry Potter

Current Events · DC Comics · Personal

Make It Go Away: The Killing Joke Retcon

WARNING: Spoilers TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault, sexual violence My sister asked me the other day what the most influential moments of my life have been thus far. I told her the positive ones; the days my siblings came into my life, the day I first watched an episode of Teen Titans, the day I was… Continue reading Make It Go Away: The Killing Joke Retcon

Nerd of the Month · Personal

Congrats to the Nerds of the Month, January Edition!

Let’s hear it for the Nerds of the Month! Due to the amount of people who applied, I’ve decided to have a nerdy lady and a nerdy gent spotlighted. Tim Nelson and Vonie Stilson are the winners for January! Let’s get to know them a bit!       The questions were: 1. What is… Continue reading Congrats to the Nerds of the Month, January Edition!

Personal

On Adulthood and Writing

(Warning: This post has more to do with my personal life and slightly less to do with comic books. Feel free to skip if you’d prefer to read more relevant posts!) There’s a scene in Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell where Black Canary teases Zatanna about her terrible “I’m an adult” haircut. Panels like that… Continue reading On Adulthood and Writing

DC Comics · Feminism · Personal

Love is Not the Be All, End All: Why I’m Happy Batgirl and Grayson are NOT BacK Together

*Spoilers for Batgirl #45*  Pictured: A Jerk Richard Grayson was the second man I ever loved. The first was Fitzwilliam Darcy, but he was only a few months before Grayson. I vividly remember watching Teen Titans for the first time and swooning over the impossibly cool Robin. He was broody, mysterious, and very cute for… Continue reading Love is Not the Be All, End All: Why I’m Happy Batgirl and Grayson are NOT BacK Together