Showing posts with label DC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DC. Show all posts

Friday, 19 June 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Pride Fics Fest: Fics With Trans+ Characters



It's another Friday in June my dearest nerdlets, which means that it's another instalment in my Pride Fics Fest - and this time we're gonna look at fics with Trans+ main characters.




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Fanfiction is here to support our Trans and Non-Binary siblings!

Fanfiction can be a place where Trans+/NB+ people can find the kind of representation that is largely not present in mainstream media.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Slowly Words Break Through, Walls Break Down



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It's Thursday. Somehow it's still 2020. Let's get some comics-y goodness!

Once again this week is only the 'Other Stuff' category - for which, as is traditional, we will blame Loki.

Friday, 12 June 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Pride Fics Fest: Queer Canon!


Welcome back to Pride Fics Fest dearest nerdlets!


This week we're gonna look at those oh-so-amazing canonically Queer characters and relationships, and fanfiction that celebrates that.

For those who don't know, canon is the official stuff that's actually in the book or TV series or film or whatever, explicitly...

...as opposed to stuff where you have to scramble around in the sub-text, or stuff which fandom picks up and Queers all on its lonesome ;)



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Let's start with the horror masterpiece I will never shut up about: 2009's unapologetically Queer Megan Fox film, Jennifer's Body.

In 2009, there was a girl named Jennifer Check, and in 2019 I rec'd Big Red by spheeris1 - a fic that is essentially a love letter to this under-appreciated film.

(Seriously, I'm never gonna shut up about this film! I love it so much!)

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Tell the Neighbours I'm Not Sorry If I'm Breaking Walls Down



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It's Thursday. I think we could all still do with some heroes. Let's get that comics-y goodness!

And once again this week, everything is in the 'Other Stuff' category, for which we will blame Loki - as is traditional here on Dora Reads ;)

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - I Said There's So Much More That You Won't See



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It's Thursday, we're still here, let's get some superhero-y and comics-y goodness!

(And once again everything's in the 'Other Stuff' category, for which we will blame Loki.)


Friday, 15 May 2020

Friday Fics Fix - The Fear of Jonathan Crane

 
(Warning: this post references child abuse and systemic child protection failings.)
 
'Jonathan held up his hands, retreating into his hood. Hide your face. It’s a monster.'




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One of the most compelling and mature superhero shows of recent years is Gotham.

It's also one of the most under-rated, because people suck, and haters gonna hate. 

(Luckily, those of us who love this show know how goddamn awesome it is!)

Gotham is a Batman-prequel, showing the lives of many of the villains, and a few of the heroes, in the years between the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, and the time baby Bruce put on the Batman cowl.

It shows bad people doing good things, and good people doing bad things. Because life - especially in Gotham - is problematic and messy.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Such A Surreal Place To See



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It's Thursday, the world is all kinds of messed up, we def. need another portion of superhero and comics-y goodness!

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - The Stories I Hear Are The Stories I Tell



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It's Thursday, we could all do with that superhero-y comics-y goodness, let's do this dearest nerdlets!

Everything, once again is in the 'Other Stuff' category, for which we shall blame Loki! (As is traditional.)

(Side-note: after years of changing literally nothing, Blogger (the blogging platform I use,) suddenly decided to change everything to do with its design interface - so if anything looks wonky, please forgive me, I'm still getting the hang of this new set-up!)

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Stealing Kisses From Your Missus, Does It Make You Freak Out?



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It's Thursday, we're all still in need of some superheroes, so let's get some comics-y goodness!

And once again this week, everything I have for you is in the 'Other Stuff' category, for which we will blame Loki.


Friday, 24 April 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Some Happy Super-Sapphics For #LesbianVisibilityWeek



'“Nobody’s going to bother you if you’re sitting with us,” she promised. “I mean, they’ll probably say plenty, but Alex has this look that I swear could kill a man.”'



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This week marks the first Lesbian Visibility Week an awesomely inclusive campaign to celebrate and support Queer people who ID as Lesbian, and Queer women in general.

So I figured fanfiction is Gay af, but also has some work to do when it comes to Queer girls (male Queer people and relationships tend to be written about more.)

So what better than to rec a fic this week which celebrates Lesbians and Queer girls?


Thursday, 23 April 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Heaven Ablaze In Our Eyes, We're Standing Still In Time


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(Warning: This post references the Quarantine/Lockdown for Coronavirus/Covid 19)


You need some superheroes? Well it's a good job it's Thursday - let's get some comics-y goodness!

Everything this week is in the 'Other Stuff' category again - for which, as is traditional, we will blame Loki.


Sunday, 19 April 2020

Nerd Church - Oliver Queen, You Have Saved This Girl's Life



(Warning: this post discusses Depression and low self-esteem/self-worth, as well as referencing suicidal thoughts and feelings.)



Oliver Queen, you have saved this girl’s life.

People who’ve read this blog before will be aware that I credit a lot of things for saving my life – from fanfiction to meds, from blogging to Fall Out Boy. With what feels like millions of other things in between.




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I mean all of it. Completely.

When Depression sinks it’s teeth in so deep that you think you are the worst creature to ever draw breath – that, in fact, you’re probably hogging oxygen from someone who deserves to breathe it more – you need more than just one thing to rescue you.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - And Did You Think This Fool Could Never Win?


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It's Thursday, somehow it's still March, we're all still metaphorically standing - and I think we could all do with some superhero-y comic-y goodness!


Friday, 13 March 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Wham, Bang, Shazam!


'“Being a superhero is cool and all in theory,” Freddy admits, “but I guess it’s kind of the pits sometimes. It can get a little intense. All those tragic backstories and the almost dying and stuff.”'


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I love the DC film Shazam!

It's fun, wacky, so random, but also has some goddamn heart to it. 

...Plus the costumes are peak Silver Age camp superhero costumes! 😅

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Every Little Piece Pulls In Its Own Direction


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It's Thursday. And Thursday means comics-y goodness here at Dora Reads!

This week's wrap-up is all stuff in the 'Other Stuff' category - for which we will, as always, blame Loki.


Thursday, 6 February 2020