Panel Wrap-up – Queerness in Japanese Pop Culture: Authentic or a Fantasy Image?

On Sunday Sept 30th I participated in my first ever panel at Oz Comic Con. During the panel, a fee friends and I discussed the question "Queerness in Japanese Pop Culture: Authentic or a Fantasy Image?" Up until this point, queerness is never something I've discussed in front of a crowd of people and I …

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An Accident of Stars

Saffron feels powerless. She is stuck at a school filled with boys whose idea of entertainment is snapping bras and flipping skirts, with a principal whose motto seems to be "boys will be boys." So she can't really be blamed for following Gwen, the older, elegant, takes-no-shit world-walker through a rip in space and into Kena, a world recovering from a civil war where the good guys accidentally put the bad guy on the throne. 

The Beauty

The world has been without women since a plague destroyed them decades ago. But then, in the graveyards and the woods, a yellow fungus begins to grow in the shape of the dead women's bodies. They are the Beauty and they will be loved. TW: body horror, sexual violence, dubious consent, abuse, mention of homophobia

Janelle Monáe is the Queer Hero We Need and Deserve

Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer dropped today and if you think I haven’t been listening to it on endless repeat then you, my friend, are sorely mistaken and also probably are unaware of how amazing an album it is. Don’t worry, by the end of this review you will be very aware. It has …

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