Queer relationships in fiction need a little work

Spoilers for She-Ra: Princesses of Power and Life is Strange. Content Warning: Discussion of homophobia With the fifth and final season of She-Ra: Princesses of Power in the rear-view mirror and several gay little hearts full to bursting, I think it’s time to ask that age-old question: why the hell is virtually every queer relationship […]

iCarly teaches us about toxic relationships

Content Warning: Discussions of physical/emotional abuse, unhealthy relationship dynamics, and generally toxic behaviour in a kids’ show. Toxic relationships in fiction are tricky to talk about, because often you run up against the obvious “But it’s not supposed to be a healthy relationship!” argument. There’s nothing inherently bad about portraying an unhealthy relationship in fiction. […]

Infinity Train teaches us how to write a good protagonist

Spoilers for Season Two of Infinity Train and Steven Universe Future. Read at your own risk. Also some Harry Potter ranting/fanficcy idea stuff. Infinity Train just finished up its second season a while ago. And honestly, it was a ride. Adventure Time really raised the bar for animated programming. Pretty much every major animated show […]

Chris Traeger is bisexual and I will die on this hill

I’m sure most of us can count on one hand the amount of openly bisexual characters in fiction. The scope gets a little broader when we add in characters who aren’t explicitly bi. But for the most part, we don’t see a lot of bisexual characters in fiction. And we hardly ever see bisexual men […]

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 […]

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