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Category Archive: Arts & Literature

Dec 12 2012

I’m Not Your Candy Darling, You’re Not My Maury Povitch

“Exploitation Cinema”… it’s all in the name, isn’t it? One of those rare instances in which bigotry and kyrarchy brazenly names itself. And we, collectively, brazenly accept it as a legitimate aspect of our cultural discourse regardless. How, exactly, is it that white male hipsters can go around describing themselves as fans of “exploitation film” …

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Jul 19 2012

Trigger Warning

A couple days ago I was mindlessly killing some time and unboredifying myself by clicking the random button at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. After awhile of this, a certain comic pulled up. The caption read “Who says money can’t buy happiness?” and, in the panel, an enthusiastic, smiling man was handing a syringe over to …

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Jun 17 2012

Blogathon: 22nd Hour

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Goddamnit. I just smoked my last cigarette. Everything is about to become horrible. Well, I mean, the state I’m already in is well beyond horrible already, but, you know, like… EXTRA horrible! By the way, I think I totally need to draw a comic called Spiroman vs. Doctor Testostopus. Anyway… I have some requests! It …

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Jun 17 2012

Blogathon: Eighteenth Hour

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And for slightly lighter fare, that doesn’t require quite as much brain power, here’s a list of every good guy metahuman, non-powered superhero, and human agent or operative with metahuman organizations, agencies or teams or whatever, in the DCnU:

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Jun 17 2012

Blogathon: 14th Hour

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Ay yay yay. My brain is SO mushy! I must have written well over 10,000 words by now. Maybe some extra estrogen will help… Or I can tell you the story of how I became a writer. And why I’m subjecting myself to this right now instead of painting pretty pictures.

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Jun 16 2012

Blogathon: 4th Hour

So… I kinda really, really, really dislike the writing of J. Michael Stracyznski. For those not familiar, he’s a TV show and comic book writer. For TV, he’s probably best known for his personal project Babylon 5, which broke TV tradition in being the first serial drama to have it’s total, complete story arc planned …

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Jun 08 2012

Free Thoughts #1: Superheroes And Disability

So this is the first in a new series of shorter, unpolished posts based on my frequent twitter rants. Yesterday, some webcomic writer dude named Aaron Diaz (@dresdencodak) made the assertion on twitter that superheroes, as a genre, are fundamentally at odds with representations of disability. Say what?

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Jun 04 2012

A Trans Girl’s Guide To Gotham

As anyone who follows my twitter feed is already painfully aware, I’ve lately been going through a ridiculously, passionately, pathetically, obsessively renewed interest in comic books. Specifically, “mainstream” monthly titles, something I haven’t really followed since I was a teenager. I’ve had a real, genuine love for the medium my whole life, and went through …

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Apr 29 2012

Lazy Sunday: Got Monsters

First of all, a quick note: sorry there was no recap yesterday. I just figured since the week had so few posts (again… -sigh-) that it wasn’t really worth sacrificing a greatly needed night away from the blaggy-blegs. I’ll recap this past week’s posts when I do the recap this coming Saturday. Moving along to …

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Apr 17 2012

A Real Name

“So, what’s your real name?” “Natalie.” “No, I mean like, your real name, the one you were born with.” “My assigned name?” “Yeah, your real one.” “It wasn’t real, and it’s none of your business.”

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