Who doesn't love a romantic cliché? Not Joss Whedon apparently. (I had to)
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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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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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50 shades of fail chapter 4 : Where friends are bad friends and stalking is somehow romantic.

Content Warning: This post has a fairly graphic description of sexual harassment within it and as usual is discussing 50 Shades of Grey which is rife with abusive behaviour including stalking. The last time I wrote I left you with the breathtakingly romantic image of Ana clutched in Grey’s arms …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Do you like cool ladies? Do you like cool shapeshifter ladies? Do you like flawed ladies? Do you like scientist ladies? Do you like DRAGONS??? Then Nimona might just be for you. Okay I’m intrigued manatee, you’ve got my attention with the mention of dragons, but what exactly is Nimona? …

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50 shades of fail Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful

Off we go again. Together we can defy all reason and continue reading 50 shades of fail. Chapter 3: where creepy muffin eating occurs and the intimidation is purposeful We begin with Kate’s delight that Ana has managed to snag a photo shoot with the elusive Mr Grey.  Kate suggests …

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50 Shades of Fail: Chapter 2 yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all.

Yes it’s that time again. *sings* Come with me and you’ll see a world of poorly written, abusive eroticaaaaa.  Chapter two: yeah uh, I totally love DIY, yeah ha ha ha, this isn’t wildly inappropriate at all ha ha ha ANA IS FREE! Hurrah, she has escaped the subtly constructed …

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50 Shades of Fail

50 Shades of Grey is once again rearing it’s damn head again and holy crap haven’t we heard, I dare say, too much about this series? Well no, as the newly released trailer is blinking across the internet with tag lines such as ‘tantalisingly sexy‘ and ‘hold on to your …

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The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness

I have started reading Neil Strauss’ The Game.  I have heard this is the defining literary work of the pick up artist movement/subculture/whatever and while I have heard a lot of bad comments about it, I have never actually read it.  With the exception of Twilight, I do attempt to …

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