“The Terror” is an AMC show and book by Dan Simmons that is a fictionalized take on what happened to Franklin’s lost expedition. The fatal expedition that we’re still piecing together what happened to. When I went looking to read “The Terror” after having watched the AMC miniseries I was greeted by reviews on the… Continue reading Better Than The Book: A Look at AMC’s Adaptation of “The Terror” by Dan Simmons
Fusion FanFiction: Combining Two Canons
Fusion when it comes to fanfiction, isn’t quite the same as an alternate universe fanfiction. There is definitely overlap, but what makes fusion different from a run of the mill alternate universe fic, be it a mermaid AU or a canon divergence everybody lives AU, is that it’s combining more than one canon. The case… Continue reading Fusion FanFiction: Combining Two Canons
Introducing Earring Magic Ken! He’s wearing a what as a necklace?
Last month, after a week of bidding I acquired one Earring Magic Ken doll. Mattel’s best selling Ken doll. What? I know what you might be thinking. Thomas you are an adult, why on earth are you buying a Ken doll? And moreover why is that relevant to your blog? Disregarding the fact, that I… Continue reading Introducing Earring Magic Ken! He’s wearing a what as a necklace?
The Rhetorics of Camp and the Appropriation of Drag Culture
This essay was originally written in early 2018 to compliment a presentation on the rhetorics of camp and the appropriation of drag culture. The first half of this essay details a short history of camp and the drag ball scene, while the second half dives in to the appropriation of drag and other queer and… Continue reading The Rhetorics of Camp and the Appropriation of Drag Culture
Scott Summers and Public Speaking in X-Men: Schism
Notes: This is an essay I originally wrote for a rhetoric and writing class in 2015 and cleaned up in 2017. As a result, the tone of the paper is skewed towards the perspective of someone who is unfamiliar with the X-Men, because of this it may come across as over explanatory to fans familiar… Continue reading Scott Summers and Public Speaking in X-Men: Schism
All Your Faves Are Trans! Part Two: Lex Luthor
https://soundcloud.com/user-902473131/ep02lexluthor The second and final episode of All Your Faves Are Trans! Once again featuring comics expert Murphy Leigh. This episode goes into the reading of Lex Luthor as a trans man particularly in the Smallville television series and his portrayal in the 2016 Batman V. Superman film. TRANSCRIPT: [ Opens with an excerpt from… Continue reading All Your Faves Are Trans! Part Two: Lex Luthor
All Your Faves Are Trans!
https://soundcloud.com/user-902473131/ep01bobbydrake All of your favorite characters are trans. All of them.Feat. Guest Murphy Lee In my consolidating of the content I've created I figured it would be a good idea to get these puppies circulating again. This is episode one of the two episode demo of the podcast I assembled for a class in college.… Continue reading All Your Faves Are Trans!
Almost Forgotten Voices: The Transvestite Magazine of Weimar Berlin by Thomas Gurinskas
What really happened on Tarsus IV? A Comparison
[Edit: Originally published September 9, 2016] What really happened on Tarsus IV? Aside from, of course, a famine and the execution of 4,000 people. What canon gives us limited, but if you delve into the wonderful world of Star Trek books, you can find more detailed things about Tarsus. In William Shatner’s Avenger, for example, the famine was… Continue reading What really happened on Tarsus IV? A Comparison