• TV

    First Impressions: Adventure Time

    by  • December 12, 2016 • TV • 0 Comments

    As a Steven Universe fan, I hear lots about other great Cartoon Network shows. Including, of course, the one that boosted Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar’s fan cred: Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time.* So many of my nerdy friends/random people on the Internet love this show, so I thought I’d give it a try. I...

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    Steven Universe and Inclusion in Stories: Feeling Like a People Too

    by  • November 7, 2016 • Steven Universe, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Isn’t it nice to find yourself somewhere different, whoa-oh (Steven Universe, “Island Adventure”) A relatively large number of people I know say they aren’t able to get into Steven Universe because the plot feels too simplistic, which is fair: the series starts slowly and carefully, and it takes almost a whole season before Steven...

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    How Fandom Adds Urgency To Series

    by  • September 19, 2016 • Books, TV, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Real talk: I have moral unease about pirating movies, shows, music, and books. Not because the corporate distribution systems are perfect — they’re not, and they definitely have neither the consumers’ nor the artists’ best interests in mind — but because the collateral damage to individuals and institutions I do care about, like creators,...

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    Join This Fandom: Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe

    by  • July 4, 2016 • Steven Universe, TV, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    There are dozens of online writers praising Rebecca Sugar’s animated series Steven Universe, which is feminist, queer-positive, and generally amazing. Allow me to join them. Steven Universe is the comic, sentimental, epic story of a boy named, what else, Steven Universe, who is the newest member of the Crystal Gems. Said Gems are superheroine-like beings committed...

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