Author: Mason Downey

DC Daily Planet: Countdown to Rebirth

It’s official. We are 3 weeks out from the start of Rebirth, the event that has given me an essentially nonstop tension headache since, like, February. I’ve been a lot of things about Rebirth since it’s announcement, both here and on social media — anxious, angry, hopeful, deeply stressed, excited — but now, as it…

DC Daily Planet: Still Gloomy

Before I start this week’s news post, I want to take some time to give a small update on last week’s situation as it’s unfolding right now. The conversation about Eddie Berganza that was ignited by Shelly Bond’s dismissal from Vertigo last week is still ongoing. More outlets and insights from various corners of the…

Why I Love Erotic Fanfic and What I Learned From It

Fanfiction has a historical relationship to erotica and porn Slash: the subset of fanfiction that now encompasses all sorts of queer relationships that originally denoted a sexual relationship between Kirk and Spock through punctuation (K/S) as opposed to other punctuation markers which denoted friendship or non-sexual relationships (K+S). But contemporary mainstream media, thanks to stories like 50 Shades…

DCDP Rebirth Roundup: The good, the bad, and the concerning.

If you’ve been following along with my (admittedly all over the place) twitter feed at all this weekend, some of this is going to sound pretty familiar to you. Wondercon was this weekend and with it came a flood of information and announcements regarding DC’s new not-a-reboot event, Rebirth, followed up by an official list…

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