DramaMedia SkepticismPop CultureTelevision

Confederate: because white nationalists need escapism too

Confederate is set to be a new HBO series which explores a dystopian future where the South won the American Civil War. The show, to be run by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (the current show runners of Game of Thrones) imagines a world where slavery is legal and has …

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FeminismPop CultureTelevision

Doctor Who is being played by a woman; Sci-Fi ruined forever

After 54 years of men exclusively playing the alien known as ‘Doctor Who’ Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role as the first woman to do so. Predictably this has not gone down well. After the announcement the wave of hateful comments poured in, which is not to say …

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PodcastPop CultureSuspension of Disbelief

Suspension of disbelief: Stuff you missed in history class

Ever fallen asleep in history class? I know I fell asleep in some maths lessons, but we’ve all had sleepless nights with school the next day and missed things. So if you ever missed a history lesson, or if like me you just like learning about the past and people …

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FeminismPop Culture

We all need a little Faith

So teenskepchick isn’t really a space for religion, but it’s definitely a space for super heroes and Faith is shaping up to be a favourite of mine. Faith is a relatively new series which began in 2016 by Valiant entertainment and created by a host of lovely people: Jody Houser …

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Pop CultureScience & NatureUncategorized

Cryptophile: Hobbits

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. In my always-timely fashion it’s only been over three months since my last post. Evidently being unemployed does not necessarily mean you have time on your hands. …

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FeminismPop Culture

Who you gonna call?

Who’s excited? Can you tell I’m excited? GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

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ActivismFeminismPop Culture

Why the world is angry at Joss Whedon (or a few marvel fans at least)

I like Joss Whedon’s work, before anyone starts to get angry with me, but like anything it has its flaws. I hate to break it to you, but people aren’t perfect and this whole putting people on a pedestal thing isn’t good. For you or the person on it, have …

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Pop Culture

Ignorance Embraced with Neither Shame nor Gloating

There is a certain type of interrogative conversation that I despise.  It goes something like this: Other: “you know <some aspect of American cultural knowledge?> Me: “No.” Other: “You really don’t know <some aspect of American cultural knowledge?> Really?  Really?” The other then proceeds to continue asking if I really …

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