When I started watching 365 films for 2013, I thought this would just be a funny Internet meme in which I participated. Like Selfie Olympics, but minus any sort of physical activity. I should’ve known that my obsessive tendencies would get the best of me and turn into something more elaborate. Read More The Year I Spent Watching 365 Movies
Aka, “Questions to expect when you let it slip that you’re trying to watch 365 movies this year.”
Newt Scamander will probably not be a person of color in the recently announced Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them movies. When some relatively “unknown” white British male of medium height and with floppy, hipster “I don’t care” hair in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties gets cast, the internet will fall all over themselves to find out every detail about this man and begin worshipping him blindly. The fans who supported casting an actor of color will be resigned to the fact that yet again, the opportunity for “progressive” or “risky” casting is dismissed in favor of safe casting choices in a guaranteed box office smash. Read More Tumblr May Be Right: Why Newt Scamander Should Be a PoC
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
From rape in Bolivia to Doctor Who, ladyblogland delivered.
The summer of 2005, I received my second packet of residential life materials for Vassar College. I scrambled through the paperwork and found the sheet that listed my roommate assignments, which I was anticipating since I checked off that I was a night owl who worked best after midnight on the roommate questionnaire. I had two names, some e-mail addresses that seemed to belong to parents, and phone numbers. Read More Getting to Know You: College and Social Networking
I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, this week’s news is just awful. Politicians are awful, victim-blamers are awful, the internet is awful. Let’s get ready to punch this week in the face, yes? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week In Misogyny: Everything Sucks
Another week, another batch of misogynistic, patriarchal BS. Let’s go smash some things, shall we? [Trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.] Read More This Week in Misogyny: F*&# the Patriarchy