Author: Clara Mae

We Need to Talk About Mantis’ Abuse in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

When it was announced that director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would feature Pom Klementieff as Mantis, I was cautiously excited. In the past I had criticized Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy for its moments of casual misogyny, but overall found the film to be a nice change of pace after the middling Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. And Mantis represented a huge opportunity: while Asian women had made gains in Marvel’s TV and Netflix properties, aside from Dr. Helen Cho in Age of Ultron they were missing from the films. Mantis would be...

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Con Diary: ID10T Was Just OK

On June 25th I attended Chris Hardwick’s first ever ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival, a festival that combines indie rock, EDM, stand-up comedy, TV, and comics books all into one event. If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it kind of is. “I’ve done comedy at music festivals. I’ve done comedy at comedy festivals. I’ve moderated and performed, and been to a bunch of comic cons and maker fairs and renaissance fairs,” Hardwick said to SF Chronicle. “I told them, ‘I’d want to do a mashup of all those things.’” ID10T — pronounced I-D-ten-T, a play off...

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The Dead Game of Thrones: Who Do You Want to See Die?

Game of Thrones is a show that we both love and hate. We got together to examine what keeps us watching and who we most want to see die next. What keeps you watching Game of Thrones? Wendy Browne: Masochism. But seriously. I am and have always been invested in these characters from both book and show and I do want to see what happens after all this time. I don’t believe GRRM actually had that figured out because his writing lost all focus, but I am curious to see what conclusions the HBO writers come to. I have...

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Dreamy Dads of DDADDS: Our Dadveal

We in the Games Section, like the rest of the internet, are obsessed with Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, or DDADDS for short. Over the next few weeks you’ll see a variety of opinions and essays from us about this new cultural icon, but first: our Dads! *Corissa Haury’s Dreamy Dad: Doc Strixes “I’ve been out of the dating game for awhile now, taking care of my precious peach of a daughter as a single dad. I like to flirt but you might need to do the convincing. HMU 😉 “ Cathryn Sinjin-Starr’s Dating Dad: Jules Harlow “Likes rom-coms....

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Her (Disney) Universe Fashion Show 2017

Geeks gone glam: the Her Universe Fashion Show returned to San Diego Comic Con for its fourth year and showcased the work of 25 fashion designers, all looking to win the prize of designing Her Universe’s 2018 clothing line. “If you can dream it, you can do it,” Ashley Eckstein, founder of the brand, told the Hyatt ballroom full of buzzing press and fashionistas in a pre-recorded video. “I dreamed that one day, the phrase ‘geek couture’ would become a real description…fast forward to today…The Her Universe Fashion Show is truly my dream come true.” For those unfamiliar with...

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