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

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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]  

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?