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A Long Break

Early October, 2015: “It’s postin” time!” I thought it–or maybe I actually shouted it–at my computer. And then I sat there, staring at its screen. It wasn’t that I couldn’t think of a topic; there was always some aspect of writing I could spend hours writing about. Dishing about. Nit-picking. Hours. Hours that always absorbed whole writing sessions. Because, as … Continue reading A Long Break

The Latin Bechdels – Part 3: The DAGGER Test

Disclaimer: I’ve taken way, way longer than intended to get this post out. Why? Because I wanted to figure out the perfect way to talk about the DAGGER without offending anyone. I’m not sure that’s possible; the DAGGER Test is designed specifically to call certain elements of fantasy–some of them beloved–into question. I took pains … Continue reading The Latin Bechdels – Part 3: The DAGGER Test

The Latin Bechdels – Part 2: The Latin Lover Test

It’s been a little over two weeks since I posted the first part of my Latin Bechdels series. Since then, I’ve continued casually subjecting everything I watch, read, or play to the CAR Test. Nothing new has passed; there are only ever new failures for the CAR. Zoo? Despite its culturally diverse cast, that’s a fail. Rick and Morty? I … Continue reading The Latin Bechdels – Part 2: The Latin Lover Test

The Latin Bechdels – Part 1: The CAR Test

It’s been almost two years since I first talked about Earth-Modern race in fantasy on this site. Two whole years and the world has changed a lot. At least, lately, America is coming along. Same sex marriage has been legalized. The confederate flag has finally been thrown into question. And I’ve lost at least two … Continue reading The Latin Bechdels – Part 1: The CAR Test

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