Since we’re quite capable of losing hours to the internet if we’re not careful, we do come across some thoughtful discussion that are both relevant to Fangs and fire up the brain cells; here are some links of the past two weeks that have caught our interest
Please feel free to share your own links in the comments
When Will we get LGBT Cartoons by Irae Nicole
Includes a lot of what we complain about representation in the genres we follow
Mining the Data: Genre and Gender by Nicole Singer
Some analysis of trends of debut authors examining Jane Friedman’s statistics
I find myself agreeing wholeheartedly with Nina Dobrev and laughing uproariously at Paul Wesley and Danielle Campbell
A comment on the recent Eric/Jason scene in the latest episode of True Blood that had me saying “what they said.”
The Gary Stu, or Why I’m Not Subscribing to The Mary Sue Anymore by Laura Koroski
Some major issue with The Mary Sue’s new direction and some good general points on any marginalised media outlet that decides to go more “mainstream”.
A History of Michael Bay’s Gay Jokes by Rich Juzwiak
This shows us the importance of looking at trends and connections in media. Because if the same content creators keep doing the same thing? That’s indicative
Sidekickism Part 2: What a Difference Race Makes by David F Walker
An excellent article on how racial dynamics can change the nature of a portrayal (which has also a great example of how simply putting a Black character in a role once held by a White one doesn’t mean racist tropes won’t apply
We do not know the various writer’s histories nor can we guarantee that other posts on these sites won’t be problematic - but these posts definitely whetted our interest.