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
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
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]
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
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?