Captain America didn’t see color

Steve Rogers passed the shield to Sam Wilson because Sam had the right character and the right disposition to wield the shield. Steve Rogers didn’t care about Sam’s race. He didn’t see color. Because Steve Rogers is Not Racist. There are many who argue that we shouldn’t see color and should treat people equally regardless … Continue reading Captain America didn’t see color

Hide Your Gays and Have Them Too

Unpopular take (?): It low-key annoys me when a series with a large cast of established characters introduces a queer couple out of the blue as if it were the most normal thing in the world. An example of this is Korrasami from The Legend of Korra (even though I actually shipped Korrasami while watching … Continue reading Hide Your Gays and Have Them Too

One True Ace Pairing: WandaVision

Say what? I was not expecting to include this pair in my OTAP series. I had very much thought of them as a "regular" couple, even if they are "an unusual couple" (i.e. how the series was promoted). He's a "synthesoid" and she's a human (albeit one with powerful magical abilities) - that is what … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: WandaVision

I feel vindicated

Ever since I started this blog, I have ben writing about my problems with how race is often portrayed on screen. It's a topic I keep coming back to. My first real post on the blog was titled "How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?" and followed it up with "Can You Have an … Continue reading I feel vindicated

My First Good Analysis

When I first started this blog, I intended to slowly transfer over the content from my Tumblr, and somehow there's still much content left. Anyways, on with it! This is my first good piece of analysis on the film Stage Beauty. It's not particularly well written, although the analysis itself still feels good. The bad … Continue reading My First Good Analysis

One True Ace Pairing: Avatar The Last Airbender

This post is about Zutara. Spoilers for both Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Zutara does not really fit the mold for the pairs I've discussed in the One True Ace Pairing series. But I had Thoughts and I figured it wouldn't hurt to stick them in here. When I started watching … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Avatar The Last Airbender

Emily in Paris: American Culture is Both Obnoxious and Wonderful

Emily in Paris was supposed to be a mindless entertaining watch. I did not expect to have as many thoughts about it as I do; neither did I expect where these thoughts would lead me. Welcome to my rabbit hole. No Spoilers. American Culture is Obnoxious EIP is one of the best representations of how … Continue reading Emily in Paris: American Culture is Both Obnoxious and Wonderful

One True Ace Pairing: The MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, because of its nature of a shared universe, has a unique opportunity to feature a large number of strong platonic relationships. Superhero movies that came before the MCU didn’t have the space to develop these kinds of relationships, so they focused more on the romantic relationships and the hero-villain relationships. The … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: The MCU

One True Ace Pairing: Captain America

I'm definitely not talking about the canon pairings of Steve Rogers with Peggy Carter or Sharon Carter. I am talking about Stucky. (And this is specific to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and spoiler warning through Phase 3.) In my One True Ace Pairing series, I've been basically covering pairings that I've liked who are not … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Captain America

When Aces Feel Like Aliens: The Case of Joss Whedon

I have a knee-jerk negative reaction to dating and “romantic” relationships. Something feels kind of dirty about them. Which is weird because deep down, I really do think I’m a romantic. I love stories of deep connection, effective partnership, people providing each other security and comfort, and above all, complete devotion. On some level, I … Continue reading When Aces Feel Like Aliens: The Case of Joss Whedon