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

LGBTQ+ · Representation in Media

Top Eight Lesbian Couples in Comics 

8.) Mal and Molly, Lumberjanes  Ah, young love. Mal is the cautious voice of reason, Molly is the self concious archer. The two of them together cause squees of excitement and cuteness, and nostalgia of first love.     7.) Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy  I have a head cannon that the song “Jenny” by… Continue reading Top Eight Lesbian Couples in Comics 

Current Events · LGBTQ+ · Representation in Media

Trans Visibility Day!

Disclaimer: I am a cisgender individual! I’m spotlighting Trans characters in comic books today in honor of Trans Visibility Day, but if my language is problematic or do not live up to my position as Ally, please comment or message me. Constructive criticism is wonderful! I wanted to showcase some of the best written Trans… Continue reading Trans Visibility Day!

DC Comics · Intersectionality · LGBTQ+ · Representation in Media

Gotham’s Hardcore Lady Types go to Summer Camp

Hold the phones, readers. Yesterday was a big day for comic book news, made all the more special by it being International Women’s Day. It was announced that the fantastic lady driven Lumberjanes by BOOM! would crossover in a six part mini-series with the wonderful lady driven Gotham Academy. Gone are the days when DC… Continue reading Gotham’s Hardcore Lady Types go to Summer Camp

Movie Reviews · Representation in Media · Sci-Fi

The 5th Wave: Only the Hot Survive

Last night, I went with a good friend to see the movie The 5th Wave. Neither of us had read the book, but I’d heard about the book through the class I’m taking; Creative Writing in Young Adult Fiction. According to the class, what makes a great young adult novel is flawed, realistic characters, a… Continue reading The 5th Wave: Only the Hot Survive

LGBTQ+ · Representation in Media

LGBTQ+ Erasure, in History and Media

This post is inspired by a Tumblr post that has been floating around the internet, regarding Leonardo de Vinci’s status as a gay or bisexual man.  The post asks: Why were we not taught this in school? I’ve had conversations with some people about it, and for the most part the response has been, does it… Continue reading LGBTQ+ Erasure, in History and Media

Dark Horse Comics · Representation in Media

New Comic Series Spotlight: Mystery Girl

  This series has me hooked two issues in, in the way only comics about hard drinking mystery solving women can. A spiritual descendant of Jessica Jones and Veronica Mars, Mystery Girl stars Londoner Trine who never met a mystery she couldn’t solve. Except for the mystery behind why she has these abilities. With dark… Continue reading New Comic Series Spotlight: Mystery Girl