Homophobia Shouldn’t Be the Default

We have, as a nation, made great strides toward equality for the queer community, yet explicit and latent homophobia is still a problem in our society. That our media reflects…

Top Ten Ladies of the Star Wars Comics

It all started innocently enough with the Star Wars: Princess Leia comics. Let me back up a bit. I’ve never considered myself a huge Star Wars nerd. I mean, I…

The Suffering Empath Is My All Time Favorite Trope

Summer is a time for reflection. There aren’t a lot of shows on TV, so there’s more time for sitting back and analyzing the pieces of media I love. (What,…

Kara Becomes Supergirl in Being Super 4

Feeling the loss of Supergirl yet this summer? Don’t know what to watch (other than Wynonna Earp, of course)? Need a little pick me up? If any or all of…

A Quiet Passion Burns Brightly

Last night, on a whim I went to see Terence Davie's indie film A Quiet Passion, about the life of Emily Dickinson at my local Sundance theater, and was completely blown away. I'd read a couple of reviews online, so I knew to expect witter banter, lyrical recitations of Dickinson's poetry, and a look at Dickinson's relationship with her family and religion. What I did not expect was how much I would feel watching it. I laughed my way through the first half and cried my way through the second. I haven't experienced that kind of catharsis in a long time. First of all, the film is hilarious. It capture the clever, irreverent charm of Emily Dickinson and her siblings in a way I've never seen translated to screen. The dialogue is masterfully written and superbly acted. Most of us familiar with Emily know her through her poetry, which has led to a perception of her as morose and somber. Her reputation as a recluse who never left her house in later years rounds out the picture of a sad, isolated woman who probably felt little joy and was likely decidedly dull. Yet, her letters reveal her as a highly intelligent and witty woman with a remarkable sense of humor and light about her that, once recognized, shines through in her poetry as well. [caption id="attachment_273" align="aligncenter" width="630"] I want to be bffs with these ladies and snark with them all day. Pictured (left to right): Vryling Buffam, Emily Dickinson, and Vinnie Dickinson.[/caption]

Being Super 3 Balances Loss with Discovery

A week of Supergirl! I’m in heaven. Not only did Supergirl return on the CW this week, issue three of DC’s four issue miniseries Supergirl: Being Super dropped on Wednesday.…

Steven Universe Theories That Hurt My Soul

Part One of A Million It’s no secret that I love Steven Universe and like to talk about it. A Lot. Until TGIFemslash last weekend, I actually didn’t realize how…

Thank God I Found TGIFemslash

I decided to ramble about my amazing, inspiring, affirming weekend at TGIFemslash. “Fandom has, in many ways, existed in my life since I was a child. Yet I’m still a…

Strong in the Real Way Meets Stronger Together

We all have favorite shows here on The Fandomentals, some we love to love and some we love to hate. It’s no real secret that two of my love to…