Behind The Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Episode 2

If you missed where this started, episode 1 is over here!  Some recap: This analysis covers all of PMMM's original run, but will not touch on Rebellion. Spoilers apply for the whole series, and assumes you are at least familiar with the ending. PMMM and this analysis deal with – to some degree or another – suicide, … Continue reading Behind The Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Episode 2

Roleswapping Hagaren: Envy and the Fullmetal Alchemist

  TW: This column includes discussions of transmisogyny, ableism/sanism particularly against psychotic and schizo-spectrum disorders, generalized homophobia, PTSD and trauma. It also discusses genocide, (briefly) racism, and sexism. Also - spoilers for both Fullmetal Alchemist anime series and the manga! Additionally, for consistency's sake, I've used he/him pronouns for Envy and Will throughout. These are … Continue reading Roleswapping Hagaren: Envy and the Fullmetal Alchemist

Behind the Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episode 1

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is, for varying and complex reasons, a controversial anime. Much like the Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 adaptation and Neon Genesis Evangelion, it is often recommended and panned in the same breath as a 'deconstruction' that doesn't quite fulfill its promises, a "grimdark" take on more cheerful anime, or why "anime-first" properties are … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episode 1

ICYMI: 10 September Releases You Might Have Missed (Substream)

Hello folks! I write for a few other websites, and I'm going to be linking them here so nobody misses good content. My music monthly roundups have officially moved to Substream Magazine, and you can read my one for September right now! Between the sudden and unexpected return of My Chemical Romance, the runaway success … Continue reading ICYMI: 10 September Releases You Might Have Missed (Substream)

Review: David Bowie Made Me Gay

Despite the surge in interest in the last decade, LGBT/queer history is still understudied - and what is studied is often consigned to theses, academic journals or half-deserted blogs, shouting out into a void. It's hard to change the conception of queerness as a rare and recent thing. That's why I was thrilled to run … Continue reading Review: David Bowie Made Me Gay