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Thoughts On Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

Thoughts On Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

Over the last few days I’ve started watching Marvel’s Daredevil. As you may be aware, this is a Netflix-based show where all the episodes are available to stream online, and since I didn’t have anything currently on the go having finished the first series of The 100, I decided to check it out. People liked the list format of my last post, so I thought I’d use that again, kind of. Things I like about Daredevil: 1. The characters. The…

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Puns And Feminism: Why I Love Buffy

Puns And Feminism: Why I Love Buffy

I am the same age as Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We both date back to 1996, which explains why I managed to avoid all but a handful of spoilers for the show, to the surprise of my older friends. “I was a baby when it started,” I say. “That tends to prevent you hearing important plot points.” “You were a baby?! How old are you again?” Ah. Age gaps. Gotta love them. I have other things in common with the…

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What Fandom Taught Me About: Characters

What Fandom Taught Me About: Characters

I used to be a plot-based writer. I mean, I cared about my characters, sometimes I cried over them, but on the whole they were plot points. Their lives were defined by the direction of the plot. Their relationships existed because they caused events to happen, or were caused by other events. Their interactions revolved around plot. And that is, to an extent, true of all characters. Since getting involved with fandom, however, I’ve realised that there’s more to it…

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Loki, Gender and Costume Design in Thor: The Dark World

Loki, Gender and Costume Design in Thor: The Dark World

This post will probably be long, but I was asked to write it (and I’ve been wanting to since I went to see this film), so at least I know I have one reader interested enough to read to the end. Oh, and there are lots of pictures. Edit: I’ve noticed this post is getting a lot of traffic, which is AWESOME, but hey, I’m really skint, so while I hate being the writer who constantly self-promotes, maybe some of…

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Guest Post: Fictional Friends and Non-existent Worlds

Guest Post: Fictional Friends and Non-existent Worlds

In this guest post, we have a combination of Doctor Who-related emotions and genuine advice. So, much like this blog then. To preserve the authentic Americanism of it, I even left the US spellings in there. Even if the missing ‘U’s traumatise me. I think Wren is my youngest guest poster so far, so… take it away! — How much is too much? Recently I have been suffering from an advanced case of what I like to call Too Much…

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Tumblr Likes It

Tumblr Likes It

I have a band. We started out as a trock band, but the first few songs I wrote were about Torchwood, so we decided to branch out. Then I saw Sherlock and realised that I needed to write songs about it and I didn’t want to have a separate band and the others agreed. And basically we ended up becoming  band who write songs about things that Tumblr likes. We’re called Forever Reblogging and we haven’t yet had a rehearsal…

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