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

One True Ace Pairing: Fullmetal Alchemist

In my next post of the "One True Ace Pairing" series, I will talk about human characters! Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist. We can argue about whether they are an ace pair or not. I am not unaware of the massively popular Royai ship. But you also cannot argue that neither of … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Fullmetal Alchemist

Feminism as a Plot-Point rather than as an Ideology

Since the Downton Abbey movie just came out, I figured I will post another of my old Tumblr posts. I never did go back to the show because a soap is a soap no matter how much you dress it up with high production value and sophisticated period piece aesthetics. Don't know if they did … Continue reading Feminism as a Plot-Point rather than as an Ideology

The Evolution of Men from Khal Drogo to Aquaman

One of the things about Aquaman that struck me was how he approached love-interest Mera. Based on movies that came out since the beginning of Hollywood, and the casting of the manliest man like Jason Momoa, we would have expected the hero to surely sweep the woman off her feet and sweep her into a … Continue reading The Evolution of Men from Khal Drogo to Aquaman

Marvel-Netflix. And Foggy Nelson.

Well, Luke Cage was likely a big hit. It got a lot of praise at any rate, but I don't know what Netflix viewing numbers look like. I finished the show, and I liked it, even though it took me a while to get into it. Of the Marvel-Netflix shows, I haven't reviewed any of them, … Continue reading Marvel-Netflix. And Foggy Nelson.

Let’s Talk about Yara

There was quite some scene there with Yara Greyjoy during S6E7. Of course the most important part of the speech was her conversation with Theon, her tough love and no-nonsense attitude that makes her awesome, but viewers did take note of the interaction right before that. Note on spoilers: There are no major spoilers here, … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Yara

Women and Sex in Game of Thrones

These are some more recent posts, written earlier this year in March, I think, so they are more in line with my current perspectives. And provides a better update since my 2012 post. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/138263045686/women-and-sex-in-game-of-thrones-part-1-sex-as-a%5B\embed] http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/138666350656/women-and-sex-in-game-of-thrones-part-2-rape-and%5B\embed]  

Thank you for Daenerys

While we wait for the Season 6 finale, this week, I will reblog everything Game of Thrones related. I'll start with my very first post about the show, written at some point towards the end of 2012. This was before I became a proper fan of the show, and before I (attempted to) read the … Continue reading Thank you for Daenerys

How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?

You know how they say that generally Fantasy stories are set in the past and Sci-Fi stories in the future? I’ve been wondering though, if we want to create a Fantasy world set vaguely in the past, then how should we represent the past? Because the past isn’t sunshine and rainbows. Do we sanitize the … Continue reading How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?