I know the drill. A few weeks of feeling WEIRD.
Even if I don’t especially want to kill the dinosaurs, who have been killed enough by now in my opinion, seeing Budgie whacking a T Rex in the face with a lute that I made her to distract it long enough for me to chug a health potion really does just warm my heart.
The most wholesome comics content on all of Twitter is about two line-drawn girlfriends who sometimes shapeshift into orbs.
Don’t doubt yourself.
During the 1800s, most land creation in Boston was accomplished via sea walls (“dikes”) and infill.
“Everything but my anxiety seems to hit an all-time low during the winter.”
It’s secrets and intrigue and lesbian looooove and just so very Terry Moore.
Over the last two years, a story about a trans girl living in Seattle and surviving through sex work was published in issues of ISLAND Magazine. Now, It’s being put together as one book, The Pervert, by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell.
Rather than simply acknowledging the ridiculous trope of no female agency in dating sims and attempting to explain it away from a meta perspective, I wish the game had instead just given the girls more agency.
I do not like gyms. They smell like people. Not in the good way. Here’s some nerd gear to get you through.
Don’t worry, I’m fine…most of the time, anyway.
By focusing on Kate Bishop instead of Clint Barton, that means we get a tonal and moral shift to one focused on women and girlhood and feminism. And it means we get a kickass, fun and thoughtful comic about one of the best young superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
“Sure, I’ve mostly only eaten free fortune cookies for the past two days, but I’m FINE.”
How cryptography, human-centered design, and statistics can be used in support of our democracy.
“She/Her is fine, They/Them is great, and my name is best.”
“The first time I read a comic with America Chavez, it was Young Avengers and it changed my entire view of comics. I had never seen a character that was so much like me and such a badass. The first time I read a comic with America Chavez written by former Autostraddle writer Gabby Rivera, it changed everything all over again.”
These aren’t resolutions.
“The question I asked after Episode One was always hovering, and it’s up to Episode Three to answer it: Is this story as doomed as it seems it has to be, and is that a story we should allow ourselves to get invested in? I super wish I could tell you that the day was saved and everybody is okay or, most of all, that the story honored itself to the very end. I wish a lot of things, let me tell you.”
2017 was a banner year for comics by queer and trans women and women of color.
It’s about time I became 100% me.