Behind the Curtain: Wayward Children- What About Jill?

Lately, I've been reading Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series. It's a fun series of books, starting with what is probably a modern classic of Every Heart A Doorway, and following several characters through the currently-published five books. What's particularly notable about Wayward Children is the casual, cheerful representation; book one alone features a trans male character (Kade), … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Wayward Children- What About Jill?

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