Thursday 3 June 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Are You Never Gonna Get It? The Kids Already Know

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It's Thursday, it's June, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness my dearest nerdlets!

TV Trailers

Another Loki trailer!

So excited for this series - which starts streaming next Wednesday, woo!

(I'll probably do a brief, spoiler-free/spoiler-warned, li'l discussion of each episode here, like I did with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS.)

They'll be running on a week's lag because I like to finish these posts on a Wednesday, for posting Thursday, so I likely won't have time to watch the 'current' episode before writing each week's Comics Wrap-Up.)

Warning: flashing images, general violence

Other Stuff

The absolutely amazing YouTube channel Are They Gay? made an explanatory video about Sam and Bucky, and Queerbaiting in TFATWS.

(Titled, handily 'How Marvel Baited Its Queer Fans')

Alex (the YouTuber behind the channel,) also gives an excellent overview of what Queerbaiting is, why studios use it, and why it effing hurts so much.

I love this channel, btw - such awesome videos!

Warning: mild flashing images, SPOILERS for TFATWS and wider MCU, general violence, references to racism, references to Homophobia/Queerphobia, discussions of sexual assault/abuse, mild adult humour

run-time: 38.36

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Last week's Friday Fics Fix sees Bucky Barnes (from TFATWS) seeking advice from a variety of (well, three,) New York superheroes regarding the fact that he's falling in love with Sam.

Because in this house we allow Bucky Barnes to be his Achillean, Queer-a**, self, with the actual full-on, representation, and not the Queerbaiting b*llsh**. 😎

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To end, as is traditional, with more shameless self-promo, I transferred my open letter to Oliver Queen (aka the Green/Arrow) to Medium - you can read it here, or in the original Dora Reads post here.

(Please heed the warnings and read safe!)

Are you looking forward to Loki?

Have you seen the Are They Gay? vid on TFATWS?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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'Are you never gonna get it? The kids already know' is from Radio-Friendly Pop Song* by Matt Fishel

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  1. I'm very much looking forward to Loki! Hopefully I'll be able to watch this show with everyone else this time instead of being weeks behind haha.

    1. Lol, that's the convenience of streaming, though! Don't let the FOMO get you down ;)


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