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Compartmentalization and Morality as Viewers

Compartmentalization and Morality as Viewers

Yesterday I came across a post asking about boycotting films for reasons related to (but not specifically due to) it. The original poster cited people refusing to support Woody Allen films because of his sexual abuse allegations and Ghost in the Shell because of the race controversy in casting. I didn't have to think about my answers at all.

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Queerbaiting and Why BBC Sherlock Isn't "Just a Show"

Queerbaiting and Why BBC Sherlock Isn't "Just a Show"

Of all the godawful things that went wrong in Sherlock series 4, the most infuriating is how they completely "no homo"-ed the relationship they had built between Sherlock and John, despite much of it being very not "no homo." That, my friends, is called queerbaiting—one of the worst and most offensive things a creator can do to the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Let's Talk Fanfic: Bucky's Characterization in "The Thirteen Letters"

Let's Talk Fanfic: Bucky's Characterization in "The Thirteen Letters"

I'm a huge sucker for pining, selfish/savage love, war stories, codependency, flowery writing, and angst. And hell if this third of Not Easily Conquered doesn't match this list point for point. Above all else, I think "The Thirteen Letters" in particular screwed me up the most because of how dropdeaddream and WhatAreFears portray Bucky during the war.

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Branding an Adaptation: How Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Differentiates Itself from the Books

Branding an Adaptation: How Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Differentiates Itself from the Books

I knew Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events would be exactly the adaptation the book series deserves before the series even dropped. However, there were two concerns I couldn't shake. Both fueled my apprehension of how the TV show would fit with the overall aesthetic of the series defined by the books.

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