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Representation in nerd media!

Crown of Feathers (aka. give this the crown!)

Crown of Feathers  by Nicki Pau Preto is a treasure that combines excellent representation of women of different ages, people of colour, and LGBTQ+ characters in a believable fantasy world that throws perfect curveballs at just the right moments.

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Shout Out Anthology (aka. all-OUT representation)

Queer representation isn’t always easy to come by – and even then, it’s much harder to find good representation. Stories that put character first and have their sexual orientation or gender identity just be a part of who they are. You know, people who also happen to be queer. This is where Shout Out comes in. Continue reading “Shout Out Anthology (aka. all-OUT representation)”

Catwoman: Soulstealer (aka. a Gotham City Sirens dream!)

I’m a huge women of DC Comics fan, and as such, I tend to be critical of how they’re portrayed. Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas is what I’ve always wanted from the Gotham City Sirens and I’m blown away! Continue reading “Catwoman: Soulstealer (aka. a Gotham City Sirens dream!)”

Old Man’s Journey (aka. a short, pleasant journey)

Old Man’s Journey from Broken Rules is an hour-and-a-half-long walk through a gorgeously illustrated landscape of colour. Continue reading “Old Man’s Journey (aka. a short, pleasant journey)”

Elektra: Assassin (aka. someone assassinate this book)

It’s called Elektra: Assassin but this graphic novel by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz should be called All The Creepy Men Who Call Elektra a Whore While Perving on Her. Continue reading “Elektra: Assassin (aka. someone assassinate this book)”

“And I Darken” by Kiersten White (aka. sibling rivalry & badassery)

From what I’ve gathered, And I Darken is a gender-swapped retelling of the Vlad the Impaler story. Continue reading ““And I Darken” by Kiersten White (aka. sibling rivalry & badassery)”

Superfreaks (aka. super representation!)

I read all five issues of Superfreaks by Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, Margaux Saltel, and team, and figured I’d compile my reviews for each issue into one post so you can sort of see the progression of the comic and how I felt about it as I read!

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Shell Game by Benny Lawrence (aka. lesbian pirate romance at half mast)

Maybe it’s just me, but I find one of the protagonists, Lynn, too needlessly annoying to be likable. I LOVE sassy protagonists but this one is too heavy on the attitude for me. She’ll say and do things for the sake of being difficult without seeming to serve the purpose she intends. Continue reading “Shell Game by Benny Lawrence (aka. lesbian pirate romance at half mast)”

Batman v Superman (aka. the worst live action superhero movie)

I knew going into the movie that it was bad. I thought I’d prepared myself. I waited out the hype and let most of the negative buzz die down, and I was content to miss out on this particular superhero movie… But there was nothing good on Netflix and I figured it’d be a passable way to spend 2.5 hours.
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