I wrote this in response to this post: Alongside the question of why are Izzy stans reluctant to consider this interpretation. I don’t believe the issue people have with the idea of Izzy being Ed’s abuser is because fans are unwilling to view Ed as a victim of abuse or Izzy as capable of beingContinue reading “Is Izzy Hands Ed’s Abuser?”
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Harm Reduction in OFMD Fandom: Izcourse Edition
I keep wanting to write something up about this, but getting stumped on how to even begin. Largely, because I already know exactly what bad faith arguments are going to be made off the bat, and I feel reluctant to clog down my writing trying to dispel every weird take about things I didn’t say.Continue reading “Harm Reduction in OFMD Fandom: Izcourse Edition”
I’ve considered why I like Izzy. So, what now?
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, and IzzyContinue reading “I’ve considered why I like Izzy. So, what now?”
Ed, Trauma, and Coping
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”
Piracy Isn’t Toxic Masculinity in OFMD
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.
OFMD Fandom is so Bad at Race
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”