The Hunger Games Masterfully Explores Trauma

Content Warning: this review discusses trauma, PTSD, grief, and violence, as depicted in the books. Spoiler warning for all three novels in The Hunger Games trilogy. So I’m going to…

Steven Universe Isn’t Meddling

He’s learning how to heal. Oh, and before you start reading, SPOILERS for Steven Universe Season 3 through 3×15, “Alone at Sea.” We’re more than halfway through season 3 and…

Acedia Revisited: GOT, The 100, and The Spring Slaughter

Spring of 2016 has not been kind to television viewers. Between The 100, Game of Thrones, and the numerous deaths of LGBT women (dubbed the Spring Slaughter), we have a…

Game of Thrones and Acedia

“…I have little regard for an art that deliberately aims to shock because it is unable to convince.” — Albert Camus, in the 1957 preface to Caligula The Season 6…

Steven is a Fusion and Rose is Bi and Why That Matters

Steven isn’t just a hybrid; Steven is a fusion. More accurately he’s the Gem/human fusion of Rose and Greg. And Rose is an analogue for bisexuality. I know, I know.…

Why We Shouldn’t Sexualize Fusion Relationships in Steven Universe

Uniquely among children’s programming, Steven Universe is groundbreakingly queer friendly, and it is easy to understand why adult fans of Steven Universe would want to sexualize the fusion relationships on…