Remember when I reviewed DC TV shows on a consistent basis?
My colleague Stevi Grimm and I are happy to announce the lineup for our session “Teaching Anime and Manga,” scheduled for the April 2018 convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Let’s get the big news out of the way, regarding the film everyone has been waiting for. Yes, it’s–
Nerds on Earth look at the psychology of horror films. (And I’ve been teaching just a bit about it this semester.)
More news is coming soon about JAMS Anime’s first conference panels.
I appreciate the attempt to apply real-world biology to a fictional setting like My Hero Academia, but when the show’s science already demonstrates its rules and has shown that the science in it is not the same as ours, that is the definition of science fiction–and hence, this exercise took up time I will never get back. -_-#
You couldn’t make Magica Italian? I get that “British = villain” thanks to colonization–which is accurate–but that’s cliche.
Wait, didn’t I already have that Darkwing Duck figure? (Also, it’s not “Black and White” Darkwing Duck. It’s NegaDuck I. Philistines.)
The new Voltron season is now on Netflix.
How about this: make your own McDonald’s sauce and not be a dick to employees.
Of all things to remove from classrooms, a book about bigotry is the last one I would remove. There are certainly other books that will avoid the triggers To Kill a Mockingbird has while still communicating what that book teaches–but let’s not pretend a state like Mississippi is removing because of triggers: this decision is simply to avoid discussing persistent racism in its personal and institutional forms.
Speaking of The Punisher and horrifying violence…
Piss Off, Republicans
Removing marketing around The Punisher on Netflix is the right thing to do, Disney. You know what would be better? If you hadn’t given donations to members of Congress, especially Republicans, who remove gun protections and our health care so that we can get killed more easily by these under-regulated weapons. And maybe don’t have your heads of Disney and Marvel working for one of those Republicans who advocated the kind of violence that took place in Las Vegas. And if you don’t think that buffoon advocated the kind of violence that took place in Las Vegas–remember he repeatedly made death threats against Clinton and other people.
And while I’m on the subject of violent men…
Predatory behavior by men persists in Hollywood and multiple workplaces. It demands forceful, clear, and direct condemnation. It also demands men, where comfortable, to share their own experiences repeatedly and, when people, especially women, discuss such violence done onto them, to listen.
And how are any of us, especially women, to discuss our confrontations with sexual violence when platforms like Twitter punish us for speaking out and reward men for their violence and in fact are aiding rapists and sexual assaulters in spreading more violence?
So maybe if you agree that rape and sexual assault are abhorrent, you can start by voting out the party that elected a man who bragged about committing sexual assault.
Maybe you can boycott social media platforms that love to promote violent men.
But that would require you to take responsibility for your vote, your businesses, and your lives–and you who spent last year bashing Clinton can’t be bothered with that.
So sit down and be silent.
You people elected a fascist who wants to suppress the First Amendment rights of individuals who work in sports and journalism–so damn you forever, you evil, monstrous Republicans and all of their collaborators.