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Lupercalia Special: Let’s Talk About Ships

Happy Lupercalia!

I wanted to do something Valentine’s-themed and this is what I came up with.

This post will be a mish-mash of surprising trivia and strong opinions about various fictional romances.

As should be obvious, spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Lupercalia Special: Let’s Talk About Ships”

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Favorite Ship Dynamics

I had an epiphany recently about my favorite type of ship.

(“Ship” as in “fictional relationship,” not as in “boat.”)

I used to say my favorite was “enemies to lovers.”

I knew, though, that that description wasn’t quite right.

Then I watched The Rise of Skywalker and realized, “Duh…I like Hero x Villain ships.” Continue reading “Favorite Ship Dynamics”

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Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive

Certain fictional characters fill me with a powerful rage.

These characters are rude to my cinnamon rolls, use offensive terminology, emotionally abuse their loved ones, or just generally get on my nerves.

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NEVER mistreat my cinnamon rolls.

The following list contains characters I can never forgive.

 

(Note: Expect spoilers for every series under the sun…but mostly Harry Potter.)

(CW: discussions of sexual assault, slut-shaming, and emotional abuse ahead)

Continue reading “Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive”

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Second-string Fantasy Feminists

I came across a character I’d never heard of the other day that I immediately wanted on my fantasy feminist team.

I would’ve called the post dedicated to her “The 12th (Wo)man: Rounding out the Fantasy Feminist Line-up.”

Then I discovered a whole host of female characters that I love.

My reasons for choosing these characters are less clear-cut and, in some cases, heavily influenced by aesthetics, hence the second-string designation. Still, I found so many great fictional women (some of them BY ACCIDENT) that I didn’t want to leave anyone out.

My fantasy team continues to grow.

No, Hermione Granger is not on this list. Continue reading “Second-string Fantasy Feminists”