Writing

April Novel Update – Helpful Things

Yay! Progress! What Dreams is at 33,845 words for April, plus 2,197 more of development/outline-y stuff sitting in the document for me to write over. I usually count those words too, since it’s a jumble of notes and dialogue and transitions and whatnot. So that’s 36,042 total, and 4,968 written in the month. I finally…… Continue reading April Novel Update – Helpful Things

Updates

Sunday Post — Partyin’ Partyin’ Yeah!

Phew! Lots going on this weekend! Participate in the April A to Z Challenge? Hit the afterparty at Victim to Charm! See Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend? I did, and it was awesome. There’s an open thread for Avengers discussion (comics or movie) at Comparative Geeks. Ever read Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by…… Continue reading Sunday Post — Partyin’ Partyin’ Yeah!

Comics · Queer · Updates

A to Z Reflection (and an announcement!)

Pinned until after the reflections week! FYI, I was the “LGBT+ Comics Characters” theme. So, that was fun! I missed out on the A to Z Challenge last year because April means finals, but I knew I wanted to do it this year, and it was just as good as I thought it’d be. I didn’t…… Continue reading A to Z Reflection (and an announcement!)

Comics · Queer

Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

A list of all this month’s A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters posts! I’ve got some bonus characters at the bottom who I couldn’t wedge into my 26 posts, too… I’ve included labels for your convenience, but I’ll reiterate that the whole point of this series is these characters are awesome and LGBT+ and here is…… Continue reading Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Sam Zhao

For our very last A to Z post, we’re going back a little in the alphabet, because Sam Zhao was Green Lantern’s boyfriend. And I want to talk a little bit about that sentence. In comics, there are a lot of characters in supporting roles, defined only as such-and-such’s girlfriend. Especially in the early days…… Continue reading A to Z: Sam Zhao

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Alysia Yeoh

Our final transgender character of the month, Alysia Yeoh is a supporting character in the New 52 Batgirl series. Created by the wonderful Gail Simone as Barbara Gordon’s roommate, Alysia is an aspiring chef of Singaporean descent and a local activist, enlisting Barbara in efforts to create a free-to-all community garden and things of that nature. She’s fun,…… Continue reading A to Z: Alysia Yeoh

Comics · Fantasy · Queer

A to Z: Wanda from Sandman

Sandman. Neil Gaiman’s long comic series, one of the best ever written. Intense, literary, fantasy-horror from the early 90s… When I was born. Notable for so many reasons and so many characters. Today, though, we’re just talking about Wanda, a trans character from volume five, A Game of You. Opinions about Wanda are sharply divided and strongly…… Continue reading A to Z: Wanda from Sandman

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Victoria Hand

Spoilers for the character and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Victoria Hand is a lesbian S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who appeared in the Dark Avengers and New Avengers titles from 2010 to 2012. I’ve only read a few issues, but near as I can tell, she was kind of an idiot. Or maybe just a jerk. She also spent a lot of time…… Continue reading A to Z: Victoria Hand

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A to Z: Tim G-U-nn

A selected list of people I consider actual real additional parents of mine: Captain Picard, Amanda Grayson, Professor X, Harriet Cooper, and Tim Gunn. “That’s all well and good,” you may say, “but Tim Gunn is NOT a comic book character.” But as of Marvel’s 2009 Models, Inc. miniseries, he totally is. Booyah! (And I know, this is the…… Continue reading A to Z: Tim G-U-nn

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Thomas Blake (Catman)

Oh, Catman. Like Pied Piper, he has an interesting origin as a throwaway villain. He was originally set opposite Batman in 1963, something of an analogue to Catwoman (as then-Batwoman was an analogue to Batman). Like Piper — and Batman — he was a bored millionaire with an obsession. In this case, he grew bored…… Continue reading A to Z: Thomas Blake (Catman)