Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dream of Spring; Why Game of Thrones is Actually Great

The following are the social and literary criticisms and advocacy of a straight white cisgendered rich athletic (now) socially apt American Christian man on a live action television series he hardly watches based on a series of books he has read even less of. The lack of qualifications he has to be making any even psuedo-intersectional eco-womanist critiques and advocacy of anything Song of Ice and Fire are dwarfed only by his lack of literary credentials to talk about them. He is doing this because, in addition to being passionate about anime/animation and comics/manga, he is passionate genre fiction and the communities built around them.


We are the stories we tell. A Song of Ice and Fire, and its television adaptation, Game of Thrones happen to be good ones. Seriously though, linked below are a lot more people way more qualified and better at doing this than me. Please laud and promote them first, debating me is good enough. Note also before we go on, I am not going to be discussing the gratuity with which these series fanserve the Male Gaze, essentially forcing most all of the women acting in them into de facto not prostitution; or its incredibly white supremacist plot threads and casting. Others, see the sites below, have done that far better than I ever could. Oh, and it goes without saying, spoilers for both series are inbound.


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Madoka Magica Countdown to Rebellion, What Cound Torpedo It All


Warning, the following are the social and literary criticisms along with unsolicited literary edits and intersectional eco-feminist advocacy of an anime by a rich, straight, cisgendered, masculine, athletic, no-longer socially awkward, American, white, Christian young man. I am about the least qualified to say what I am going to say, but I feel like I have to say it all anyway. Instead of listening to me, you should first listen to and promote the people and groups linked below. They know far more about all of this than I ever will, and deserve to be honored with your readership. All I deserve to be honored with, really, is to be told if any of what I am about to say is actually white supremacist, misogynist, homophobic, anthropocentric and all the rest. Please debate me, besides love of anime and its fans that is the reason I am doing this. 

Oh, yeah, spoilers for a lot of series incoming...

Special hat tips to:
·         Sursum Ursa at Stuff You Like for the inspiration to do this (she has done it for the Avengers, Firefly, and a bit for Harry Potter).
·         http://demoisellecetra.tumblr.com/ for the good point about much of a fail it is for Madoka Magica not to have been overtly womanist.  

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Deathnote: Does not Go far Enough

These are the social criticism writings of an anime/manga and animation/comics and video games, but most anime/manga, fan from America who is a straight white athletic able minded rich Christian cis male man. I am aware of all the powers privileges and biases this give my writing, and am doing everything in my power to eradicate them. To that note, there are other people who know more and who are better at all the quasi-feminist justice, racial justice, class justice, every other form of social justice, and Japanese culture/social criticism and reform advocacy that I am about to attempt. They are linked below please read them, and call me out on any and everything that I legitimately get wrong or say that is in anyway racist, sexist, homophobic, imperialist, and all the rest. Anyway...

Link to Article (Please ask before you share and or quote from): https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0iyjXg7Js9iU0ZKRDRwUnBFcXc/edit?usp=sharing

Who you should read instead of me:

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