We do not run out of queerness by feeding each other. Like love, to exist in a queer paradigm is to be infinite.
One thing I think is very interesting about non-queer people reviewing queer movies is that non-queer people seem to believe that the movie itself will explain all the context in overt ways and that where it doesn't it's identical to non-queer media. But that's not true. Since queer media was not just rejected but violently … Continue reading Lack of Context-awareness in non-queer reviewers
A lot of queer reclamation philosophy, performative queerness to avoid erasure, and the very core philosophical concept of Pride (and why and how we celebrate it) comes down to expressing "I am cringe, but I am free."
I just watched the 1985 film adaptation of Death of a Salesman directed by Volker Schlöndorff. It's a very lightly adapted version that mostly attempts to do the play line for line as Arthur Miller wrote it in 1949, but with 360° sets. The sets aren't trying to be any more realistic than a theater set … Continue reading Analysis: Death of a Salesman
VODs are an accessibility feature, but we don't think of them that way because they also benefit non-disabled people. Once upon a time at the dawn of broadcasting, most shows were broadcast once. Technology limited what was feasible and profitable. But even when the technology changed, the industry clung to the idea that exclusivity drove … Continue reading The Accessibility Revolution of the VOD
CW: Rape - The title on an album mentioned once refers to condemning a rapist So, there's this movement in electronic ambient & experimental drone music for the endlessly generative piece of music that just starts existing & has no resolution or structure except that one day you stop playing it. First really pioneered by … Continue reading TTRPGs as a generative art form
Ep06: I Remember - Part 3 Shield of Tomorrow fans, if you found how Admiral Nash treated Rue to be offensive, please consider learning more about ableism. Those of us who are disabled, visibly or invisibly, get treated like this constantly. In obvious ways like this, and less obvious ways. What we are allowed to … Continue reading Essay: Shield of Tomorrow Confronts Ableism Perfectly
Matt Colville posted a wonderful video about Fantasy vs. Fiction in D&D, contrasting how he runs the narrative of his campaign with how Matt Mercer runs his. The whole thing is great, and vastly expands the part I’ve clipped out here, so go watch it and support him (because otherwise I’ll feel bad for clipping … Continue reading The D&D War Story
Inspired by Critical Role Ep81 I love Dungeons & Dragons! You think you know how much you love this game, and then you play or watch one of those games that are so freaking magical that you find a whole ‘nother level of love. I am a salty, bitter, jaded cranky pants that usually hates … Continue reading Your Stranger Comrades (a love letter to D&D)