• Gozer in Ghosbusters: Call Me Marshmallow Woman

    Gozer in Ghosbusters: Call Me Marshmallow Woman0

    Marshmallow Man is a woman. Granted, “Marshmallow Woman” doesn’t roll off the tongue with the same alliterative satisfaction as “Marshmallow Man.” It’s tough to pronounce two W’s in a row like that, not to mention adding an entire extra syllable. But, it’s the more accurate of the two. Accuracy versus a lulling literary device is

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  • Anime At 30 – What To Do When You Experience Anime Burn Out

    Anime At 30 – What To Do When You Experience Anime Burn Out14

    I’ve been a fan of anime for almost 20 years. It occurred to me recently that my fanniversary is around the same time as Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary. And knowing that there are young women and men watching Sailor Moon for the first time with the new Crystal adaptation, I’m beginning to feel like an

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  • Kesha vs Dr. Luke

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    Content warning: this article discusses rape and abuse. The Kesha case against Dr. Luke now has it’s own Wikipedia page, which means that this shitshow of humans failing to be decent is officially ingrained in the collective unconscious. This lawsuit is unprecedented in a lot of ways, but legal disputes between musicians and their record labels

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  • Dear Amanda: Letters of Caution

    Dear Amanda: Letters of Caution0

    Cathy G. Johnson’s Dear Amanda plays catch with you for a while. Then it knocks the ball out of your hands. You thought you were reading a simple diary comic? You were reading a rather complex meditation on perspective, in fact. It knocked the ball out of my hands, I should say. Reading experiences may

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  • Dungeons & Damsels: Adventures of a First Time DM

    Dungeons & Damsels: Adventures of a First Time DM3

    I tend to get a little overzealous when I have an idea. Deciding to build a tiered vegetable garden, I went out and bought dozens of seed packets without having actually built anything yet. I wanted to start a gaming channel on YouTube, so I bought a recording program without considering the effort it takes

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  • Mental Health and Superheroes: The Problem with Labeling Sacrifice as Suicide

    Mental Health and Superheroes: The Problem with Labeling Sacrifice as Suicide0

    Content warning: This article discusses mental health, suicide, and depression. We, the fans, love our fandoms, so much that it’s possible for us to lose sight of the societal and personal impacts of our critical analyses. The past year has been a Thunderdome of fans who like or dislike the approach to characters they love. We’ve

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