You can find the blog page with the link to the PDF of the fanzine here.
I hope you all like.
Twilight: Vampire Cliques
Edward doesn't want to eat humans for the same reason that Bella (presumably) doesn't want to eat humans. And if Bella doesn't understand that, I'm not sure she should be a vampire.
Deconstruction: The Power of Normalization
I haven't seen "Brave". I hope it will rock; I'm terribly afraid it may not. We'll see. But even if the movie is dreadful, it has accomplished at least one valuable thing: it's provided one more Disney princess as a point of normalization for thousands of little girls. We need more points, so many more points, of every size, color, facial structure, and body shape. Because each one of these data points, when added to the overall picture, can serve to reinforce the absolutely necessary message that it's Okay To Be You.
In .hack//Sign: Kinds of Power, I discussed how Subaru's position gives her a lot of power and influence as a leader while making it so she as an individual has less than she otherwise would, and described her first meeting with Sora.
Twilight: Privilege Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry
(Trigger Warning: Vehicle Collision, Cultural Appropriation, Brain Damage, Abusive Relationships)
Twilight Recap: Edward and Bella have concluded their dinner conversation and are heading back to Bella's house.
Ana Mardoll draws attention to the quirk in Edward's behavior that leads to Jacob's existence--Edward Cullen [is] a complex, tortured character: He can explain scenting out humans for tracking, and he can explain magical vampire telepathy powers, but he can't bring up vampirism because that particular secret is beyond the possibility of being broached. .
Deconstruction: The Inevitable Avengers Thread
Why do I still feel ambivalent about the whole thing, despite liking it alright in theaters?
Narnia: The Privilege of Omniscience
(Trigger Warning: Genocide)
Narnia Recap: Caspian has been adopted by two dwarves and a badger
Religious allegories and metaphors are sometimes a bit tricky for me to handle because a lot of times they seem to depend on access to information that, in theory, many of us simply don't have. Or, on the flip side, to the obscuring of information that we sometimes tend to not notice. The Narnia series strikes me is an example of the former, of providing information we don't normally have access to -- and which the other characters most definitely do not have access to -- and then using that to ask us to draw conclusions from there. It's hard for me to grapple with.
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Things you can do
Considering the significance of Glenn Burke being the first Major League Baseball player to come out, his legacy is comparable to that of Jackie Robinson...
Considering this, we ask that the Baseball Hall of Fame create a permanent exhibit to honor the legacy and memory of Glenn Burke.
The U.S. Attorney General has the power to stop the purge until after its legality is determined, but has not yet moved to do so. MoveOn has a petition asking him to do so:
If you're in the U.S., please sign. There are currently 34 states attempting to block 5 million people from exercising their right to vote, mostly POC and the young; this would send a powerful message to them that they won't get away with trying to create an old-white-people-only election.
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