Iron Fist: On False Choices, Whitedudesplaining & Expecting Gratitude for Doing Diversity (badly)

The first tweet links to an excellent summary of the whole Finn Jones/Iron Fist twitter mess — I made it after the rest of the tweets in this Storify but it provides necessary context. Unsurprisingly it started with a white dude not knowing how to just stop & listen before flouncing (temporarily) and leaving the WOC who tried–reasonably–to explain where he was failing to be piled on by defensive fans. Continue Reading →

2016 Hugo Awards Acceptance Speech from MidAmeriCon II

I’m inexplicably awake after less than 5 hours of sleep so I will put together some more coherent thoughts on this incredible honor and my experience at my very first WorldCon later. But I’ve received so many touching responses to my portion of Uncanny Magazine’s acceptance speech that I wanted to put the text up to share. Continue Reading →

Ten Short Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War

(Mild SPOILERS ahead) I’m definitely going to see Captain America: Civil War again so I can dig into the story and themes more (and really, a compare/contrast with Batman vs Superman is probably inevitable), but I wanted to jot down a few quick thoughts… Continue Reading →