Ghost in the Shell: The Major’s Body (5)

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The Major, or Motoko Kusanagi, is the protagonist of each incarnation of the Ghost in the Shell manga-anime-merchadise franchise. If you care to google, Motoko Kusanagi is autocompletes to “a man” and “is hot,” then “in bed with a boy” and “in bed.” For a science-fiction philosophy character named for her military position, we (the … Continue reading

It’s the End of the World as We Know It: Apocalypse Fiction — WWAC Roundtable

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This week the women of WWAC talked apocalypse fiction. What’s it all about? Why are we so fascinated by it? Megan P, Annie, Wendy, Claire, Jamie, Brenda, and Laura all chimed in. Content Note: Frank discussion of trauma, violence, disaster and apocalypse prepping, end times fundamentalism, and murder.

WWAC Gets Iced, Part 1/?: Ardo’s Ice Bucket Challenge

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So yesterday, I’m minding my own business, quietly panicking over the fact that there is ONE WEEK UNTIL DRAGONCON HELP, when this tweet notification pops up on my phone: I. Choose. YOU. @blueofthebay @illusClaire @thewherefores https://t.co/q03wrE1lES #icebucketchallenge #supportalsresearch @womenoncomics — ardOmer (@ArdoOmer) August 20, 2014 OH. SNAP. So I responded … Continue reading

War. What Is It Good For?: The #WWACBookClub on Insignia

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On Monday we got together under the hashtag #WWACBookClub to discuss our latest book club pick – Insignia by S J Kincaid. The story takes place in the middle of World War III. Most of our natural resources are gone so what are we fighting over? The resources found in … Continue reading

Con Diares: Ivy Goes to Otakon & Watches All The Anime pt. 2: I’m In Hell, This Is Hell

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Is there any sound more gratingly condescending than the low-to-high slide of “hey, guys” coming out of the mouth of a convention volunteer staffer? They raise their hands to chest level, lock eyes with you, and smile sympathetically—it’s not your fault you skirted around the line, you’re just too stupid! … Continue reading

Short & Sweet: Steven Universe, Supreme Blue Rose, and More!

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Steven Universe #1 Jeremy Sorese (W) Coleman Engle (A) KaBOOM! Studios Cartoon Network was so confident that Rebecca Sugar’s creation, Steven Universe, would be popular that they greenlit the comic before the first episode even aired. Artist Coleman Engle definitely has the feel of the source material—it looks a lot … Continue reading

My Ex Broke My Heart (and Also She’s a Vampire So Let’s Form a Mob)

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Okay! Personal vs Institutional. The difference between hurting someone personally, and hurting them institutionally. This is an important aspect of interpersonal relations which is hard to begin to understand, but if you try…! It actually becomes fairly easy. It’s a matter of practice. Let’s start immediately.

The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology — Part 1: Amaterasu and Lucifer

The Wicked and The Divine, Jamie McKelvie, Image, 2014

McKelvie and Gillen’s new ongoing series The Wicked + The Divine is a sensation. With strong worldbuilding revolving around different mythological sources, this comic already has fans speculating and theorizing, even with only two issues out. It may be THE comic for mythology nerds, and I couldn’t help but toss my … Continue reading