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Science fiction can act as a mirror for our society. Sometimes the reflection isn’t flattering. Take, for instance, the common trope of hooking up with hot anthropomorphic aliens. Now this wouldn’t irritate me in and of itself (or else Star Trek would’ve given me an aneurysm), but it always seems to cater to the straight, typically male audience who turn around and say “diverse” characters aren’t realistic.
I can hear you groaning from here. Oh, Christ. Not another SJW diatribe.
Well, no. Not quite. To paraphrase movieverse Mark Watney: “I’m gonna science the shit out of this.”
There are some people in this world who are absolutely, unequivocally miserable; and the only spark of joy in their lives is in spreading this misery around, spewing their negativity at anyone and …
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I love the ocean. The sound of it feeds my soul and grounds me. I can sit and watch the ocean for hours. It’s huge, sometimes angry and wavy, sometimes calm and clear. I love the taste and feel of the salt water on my skin and lips. It’s different and well, oceany. Also, I […]
Mum and I part ways at the airport security checkpoint.
She hugs me hard and says, “I’ll text you when I land.”
She knows something’s wrong and leaves me with the same marching orders as before. Test my iron levels. Ask my doctor to print out the results. Read them to her over the phone. I promise her I will because I don’t have it in me to say I already did. My iron’s so low the doctor isn’t sure the reading is accurate. I need an abdominal ultrasound. It will show anything suspicious or missing. Maybe nothing. Maybe something.
Lets talk about the elephant in the room – the lack of bisexual characters in fiction. Sorry, let me correct that – the lack of WELL-WRITTEN bisexual characters in fiction. By that, I mean characters who aren’t automatically written as promiscuous because of their bisexuality, characters whose bisexuality isn’t the the most interesting thing about […]