It’s a question as old as time, or at least as old as the season finale of Our Flag Means Death: Why like Izzy when there’s characters of color so much better? And what does this reflect in our racial biases? White villains, white villains, white villains. Fandom is obsessed with white villains,Continue reading “I’ve considered why I like Izzy. So, what now?”
I can’t tell if fandom has gotten worse in terms of constant discourse fights, or if I’m falling victim to the bias of reflection. I’m fully aware that fandom has always been a shit show of abuse and harassment, and that there was never a time that everybody held hands and sang songs about peace,Continue reading “Legitimizing Fight as Fandom”
I wanted to examine the way Ed’s character is broken into several archetypes throughout the series and what these roles tell us about him. This will be talked about from a trauma-informed perspective, but I am not a psychologist so take anything I say with a grain of salt. Throughout the show, we see EdContinue reading “Ed, Trauma, and Coping”
From what I can tell, the idea of piracy being a metaphor for toxic masculinity in Our Flag Means Death seems to be a prevalent opinion from critics and fandom. I strongly disagree with this interpretation and would argue that this as a takeaway relies on classist and racist biases.
Overall, I find the way OFMD fandom interacts with race, especially in regards to Edward, to be extremely disappointing. I’m saying this from the perspective of someone who is Black, but also as an outsider to Māori culture. I wish people would put in a greater effort to do research before commenting on how they assumeContinue reading “OFMD Fandom is so Bad at Race”
Intro This is vague and is not meant to be viewed as a guide on researching or to present myself as an expert in shit at all. I’m just documenting my general process for learning about new things and what I look for. This is me laying the groundwork for understanding a topic not meContinue reading “How I Do Research”
Thinking about fandom and the way I’ve been actually trying to be as nonconfrontational as possible on my separate social media profiles. I’ve had a lot of bad experiences in fandom rather consistently since I joined. I think it is partially my own fault since I am, in fact, a cunt. HOWEVER, I also thinkContinue reading “Confrontational blogging”
I’m literally obsessed with the recent Twitter discourse on fandom. All fandom discourse, as a rule, can be narrowed down to three distinct types: RP drama A creator ran a scam Adults and children beefing again Guess which one this is.
Some Notes from the author: This is a small starting point for if anyone is interested in reading further about race and writing. This is, of course, a pretty basic list, but I hope that it might help guide you in further research. Said Dedue Essay can be found here If you’re interested or haveContinue reading “Dedue Racisms Essay Further Reading”
Intro: This is yet another essay about Dedue and race. Before tackling anything, I want to encourage people to continue engaging with the source material and how it interacts with racism. Critical reading is an important skill to develop, and the ability to look at media you love but still see the way it perpetuatesContinue reading “Dedue Racisms Essay”