Science fiction has been used as an escape for a long time for many people. I am no different. Though my first introduction to sci-fi was kid’s cartoons, I have grown up with science fiction. It has been one of the most watched genres of my entire life. It has kept me grounded and let me escape to other worlds or other times. Science fiction has allowed me to disappear when I am having a bad day. It is one of the best forms of self-care available to me. Read More Escape From Reality: My Favorite Sci-Fi TV Characters
We’re gearing up for the Super Bowl (meaning party food), which means we’re bookending this week with some sports news. Read More PoC News in America
Have you ever watched a movie and immediately knew that this would forever be one of your favorites, that you were watching something that would always be special?
If anything captivated ladyblogland this past week, it was Ferguson. Our PoC news captured a few articles yesterday. I’ve rounded up a few, plus some other articles of interest.
I have watched the new Star Wars cartoon three times now. Why three? It is fantastic. It’s Disney’s first real Star Wars project since acquiring Lucasfilm; if this project is any indication, I have serious hope for Star Wars Rebels and fair to middling hope for Episode VII (because Abrams). Read More Star Wars Rebels: Worth Your Time
From Miss America to Shonda Rhimes, ladyblogland has it all!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the comments made by Noah co-screenwriter Ari Handel that have been circulating recently. Asked about the extreme whiteness of the cast, Handel said that the “the race of the individual doesn’t matter.” Presumably this was meant to be a defense. Read More On The Erasure of People of Colour From Dystopian Fiction
In my search for sci-fi and fantasy resources, I stumbled upon some great Tumblrs for (mostly) sci-fi and fantasy fans. What’s great about Tumblr is the ability for these fans, even those who may have at one time felt marginalized by the larger fandoms, to be able to reach out to each other and find ways to connect. Even the act of reblogging gif sets is a celebration of a beloved character, and knowing that someone else sees a character or a story element that you’ve found important or intriguing is just as valuable. Read More 5 Tumblrs for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Enthusiast of Color