We’re not kids anymore and the way we look at our childhood heroes reflects this

There is a sub-reddit titled “I’m Sorry, Jon”. If you stumble across it—perhaps through r/all or perhaps through some random compilation of Internet oddities—you’ll find a nightmarish collection of fan art and occasionally text posts about the beloved Monday-hating cat Garfield. But this isn’t a fan forum or anything like that. No, this is a […]

Dirk Gently is a manic pixie dream boy

I just finished binging the first two seasons of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”. Overall, a satisfying experience. But as much as I’d love to unpack the twists and turns of this extraordinary series, I’m not really into in-depth reviews. So instead I’m going to talk about how Dirk Gently is a Manic Pixie Dream […]

So female sexuality in media is a complex topic for some reason. Also kind of a rant about “Fifty Shades of Grey”

CW: NSFW. Mentions of (non-specific) abuse. Misogyny. Ever heard of the Madonna-Whore complex? If you have, congratulations. That’s literally all you need to know about how our steadily-shifting society views women, particularly women as sexual beings. If you’re fortunate enough to have never heard of it, here’s a basic definition: it’s the idea that if […]

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