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Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 7 (Netflix)

In the midst of all the controversy about missing the mark on Shiro’s past, I have yet to find an article about Season 7’s thirteen installment run that focuses on what is one of the most prevalent themes in the episode arc: family. As the story developed over the last 65 episodes it is very […]

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Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 6

As a lifelong fan of Voltron, I was excited about the reimagining of the series Dreamworks launched with Netflix. What I wasn’t expecting was a coherent, cohesive, spellbinding journey into the human condition that expands the lore of the robeast fighting mech team. Romance, long lost family, and even reincarnation are a few of the […]

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Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Tropes are akin to stereotypes, except they are in reference to literature. As the book explains in its additional content, the rhetoric of some stories makes one feel as if we have already read it, even if we haven’t before. Damsel in distress, hero on a quest, magical characters that help you on your journey, […]

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When People Confuse Star Trek and Star Wars, Nerds Go Ballistic!

I had to bite my nerd tongue when one of my peeps stated that people ask him about his son’s name being related to Star Wars. I was expecting him to insert a Luke or Han reference, maybe even a Wes or Lando mention but it turns out his name was Dax! Dax! That is […]

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ECCC 2017: Empowering Women, LGBTQIA and Minorities

Emerald City Comic Cons are notorious for celebrating diversity. Aliens, superheroes, anime characters and video game avatars, there is enough variety to please even the pickiest of people. That’s why nerds and geeks love attending these events in full regalia. Zero judgement. Zero pressure. You get to express yourself openly and among peers. Little kids, […]

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My Beef With Generational and Cultural Diversity

There is a problem that plagues our society that has remained unaddressed at its core: segregation. Not just the kind of segregation that resulted in the Suffragette movement of the 20s and the racial divide that led to the abolishment of slavery, and shaped the Civil Rights movement but rather the underlying cause of this […]