Fiona’s Rules Of Spoilers

By | January 29th, 2018|Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture|

Spoilers are a violation of fan code. Ruining the enjoyment of a beloved series or books simply for sadistic pleasure is a dick move. Full stop. However, it's incredibly difficult for fans to strike a balance between discussing and creating content, as fans are apt to do, and welcoming less acquainted fans into a spoiler-free [...]

Comments Off on Fiona’s Rules Of Spoilers

Murder On The Orient Express: A Timely Classic

By | December 1st, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Movies|

Spoilers for Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie's 1934 mystery first connects to its viewers through its excessive use of very famous people. Every character introduction feels like a wink and a nudge to the viewer. Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast), Johnny Depp (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find [...]

Comments Off on Murder On The Orient Express: A Timely Classic

Orange is the New Black and the Beautification of Litchfield

By | November 20th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Television|

Spoilers for Orange is the New Black. The fifth season of Orange is the New Black started with a bang. Chaos overtook the prison. This has been escalating steadily since season three. The plotlines have gotten less believable, and the show has been increasingly rooted in fantasies of violent revenge. However, questioning whose fantasy is [...]

Comments Off on Orange is the New Black and the Beautification of Litchfield

Dream Daddy and Identity

By | November 17th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Video Games|

Spoilers for Dream Daddy. If you explain what Dream Daddy is to someone unfamiliar with the dating sim genre, you'll likely sound very, very weird. This isn't to say that the game isn't delightful and wholesome. It is. That being said, the game has a strange, but simple, premise. You're a single dad dating other [...]

Comments Off on Dream Daddy and Identity

Overwatch and Toxicity: Stopping Problems Before They Start

By | November 8th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Video Games|

At this year's Blizzcon, Kotaku spoke to Jeff Kaplan, game director of Overwatch, about the issues with toxic players that the game had faced through its entire run. Though Overwatch has a diverse cast of characters, sexism, racism, and negativity have, at the very least, been prevalent in the Overwatch community. Blizzard has clearly gone out [...]

Comments Off on Overwatch and Toxicity: Stopping Problems Before They Start

Pearl From Steven Universe Shows Us a Non-Stereotypical Femme Lesbian

By | November 6th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture, Television|

Spoilers for Steven Universe. Pearl takes on many feminine roles on Steven Universe. She takes on much of the traditional parenting of Steven, worries over him in battles, and uses ballet and other delicate maneuvers in battle and in the rest of her life. Even her outfit is the most feminine of the three, featuring [...]

Comments Off on Pearl From Steven Universe Shows Us a Non-Stereotypical Femme Lesbian

Stranger Things 2 Legitimizes Mental Illness While Giving a Magical Solution

By | November 3rd, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Television|

Spoilers for Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2.  Stranger Things 2, like the first season of the show, does many things right. The characters and plot are expertly crafted, and it has turned the show into a phenomena. The second season of the show deals with many of the consequences of the actions taken by [...]

Comments Off on Stranger Things 2 Legitimizes Mental Illness While Giving a Magical Solution

The Patriarchy’s 27 Dicks: Gender and American Vandal

By | October 30th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Television|

Spoilers for American Vandal  American Vandal is a seemingly simple story filled with juvenile humor. As the show goes on, it tricks its viewer into getting invested in a story about spray painted dicks. One of the other compelling features of the show is that the characters are ridiculous enough to be funny but grounded [...]

Comments Off on The Patriarchy’s 27 Dicks: Gender and American Vandal

Mabel’s Magic Scrapbook, Adulthood, and the Lack of Consequences in Gravity Falls

By | October 24th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Television|

Spoilers for Gravity Falls. Gravity Falls is a fantastic, magical place. Creatures like gnomes and unicorns are real, but there is also a darker, more sinister side to the magic of the city. The second season of Gravity Falls explores the darkness of magic and human relationships. Still, all shows and summers must end eventually. [...]

Comments Off on Mabel’s Magic Scrapbook, Adulthood, and the Lack of Consequences in Gravity Falls

Cartesian Dualism and Steven Universe

By | September 6th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture, Television|

Spoilers for Steven Universe  Steven Universe is filled with Gems. Throughout the show, Gems insist that their bodies are simply a conscious manifestation of light, whereas their gems are what they truly are. Their bodies are material and replaceable, and their gems are their souls. A body without a Gem is simply light while a [...]

Comments Off on Cartesian Dualism and Steven Universe