Tag Archives: representation

Opinion: Let’s talk about D.Va’s police skin

Blizzard, as part of their attempt to bring new life to their addition to the MOBA genre Heroes of the Storm, has launched what they call “Nexus Challenge 2.0”, an event that gives players rewards for playing the game with friends.

Said rewards also unlocks content for Overwatch, which includes a legendary skin for the character of D.Va

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Analysis: What Iron First Lost with White Danny Rand

Iron Fist has been out for a while and now that people are beginning to sit down and deciding how they feel about the series, it is probably a good time to begin to discuss the elephant in the room that is having a white man fighting evil East-Asian people using Kung-Fu. Continue reading Analysis: What Iron First Lost with White Danny Rand

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Analysis: I Believe In Princess Marco

This article will be a little different. Rather than me trying to make a critical analysis of a particular topic or character, I am merely trying to spread the word and repeat what other people have said about one particular topic: That Marco of “Star Versus the Forces of Evil” is a Transgirl.

At the end of this article, I will link my sources for you to check for yourselves, for they are the ones who have been talking and championing this.

Bellow this point, spoilers for Star Versus the Forces of Evil and a straight Cis Guy talking about trans issues. you have been warned

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Opinion: Why Tracer Matters

It is official. Blizzard actually followed-up on their word from one year ago and confirmed one of the characters of the highly popular Overwatch was indeed part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

That character is Lena Oxon also known as Tracer. And this is a pretty big deal.

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Opinion: The Importance of saying “Your Son”

Among the many news to come out of San Diego Comi-Com there is the trailer for the highly anticipated “The Lego Batman Movie” spin-off of the highly succesful “The Lego Movie”.

The trailer in question (that i am going to post after the cut) introduces Dick Grayson and show us him meeting Batman for the first time and becoming his sidekick

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Opinion: Legend of Zelda and female Link

Last year’s E3 gave us a trailer to the newest title in the popular “Legend of Zelda” series. While the reception of the trailer was extremely positive, what took the most out of everyone, either on excitement or negativity, was the notion that Link looked oddly feminine. That, added to some poorly worded words from the director of the game, Eiji Aonuma (related to a “lost in translation” moment) rumors about the possibility of a female link, or even a playable Zelda, exploded. It was a pretty big deal the mere posibility that a Zelda game would allow you to play as a girl, either a female version of Link or as Zelda herself.

Of course, Eiji Aonuma later rectified what he said and confirmed that this was indeed a male Link. Like always. (altough, it should be noted that the headcanons of Trans Link saw an increase around this time). Continue reading Opinion: Legend of Zelda and female Link

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Opinion: There was no reason for having Peter be Spider-Man

Back when the Spider-Man franchise had been officially confirmed as being introduced into the MCU, there was a lot of discussion on wether it was going to be, yet again, Peter Parker as Spider-Man or, after a total of five movies, Marvel was going to give the title to another character, namely Miles Morales.

(Update: since writing this, It has been revealed they were not whitewashing Ganke Lee. However, the movie DOES have a character who fills Ganke’s only for Peter, so my statement remains the same: They are giving Peter Miles’ supporting cast)

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Opinion: “progressive” writers, an animated show is more progressive than you

At this point, you may have heard of the whole backlash against a seies of so-called “progressive” shows after they started to simultaneously kill their minority characters (mostly the ones who qualified for LGBT+ representation) in a way that would make you think thewriters and producers had had a secret meeting in where they agreed to do this together, if only because that is slightly more believable than the sad truth that the writers decided to throw their minority characters to the side to give the spotlight to the “straight, white) hero or pretend they were “mature” via shock value.

While it is not a trend that affect LGBT+ characters exclusively but PoC characters, too, I am going to focus on the former for this article. I am not ignoring their particular struggle and the problems they have, just not addressing it just yet Continue reading Opinion: “progressive” writers, an animated show is more progressive than you

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