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I write about fandom, mental illness, and chronic illness (sometimes all three at once). Sometimes I try to be encouraging. Bad puns are often involved.

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Confessions of a Disillusioned Android

This week, I achieved my lifelong childhood dream of becoming an android.

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Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Slingshot' Prove That Diversity Matters — and We Need to Do Better

Slingshot's Emmy nomination and Cordova-Buckley's post about it prompts a bigger discussion about the impact Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Slingshot have on the landscape of pop culture.

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Hogwarts and Recreation: Sorting the 'Parks and Recreation' Characters

Harry Potter and Parks and Recreation are two fandoms that have entered the pop culture lexicon. Whether you love one, the other, or both of them, there's no arguing that they're certainly legendary. However, have you ever considered combining the two?

Baby driver2 article
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B-A-B-Y: Sky's Review of Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a rare gem in a sea of easily forgettable films.

8 ocean article
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8 Ocean-Related Books to Read for Our Awesome, Epic Summer Reading Mission (with Jaime Heller)

Jaime Heller and I have assembled some of our favorite ocean-related books to read. Grab your trident and let's begin!

5 books that capture the fangirl experience article
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5 Books That Capture the Fangirl Experience

Being a fan can be exhilarating, but it can also be isolating. I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel weird for loving fictional characters and worlds so much. PSA: you are not weird. You are perfectly valid, and so are your experiences with stories. I've found five published stories that prove it!

Meet cute   diana and moana2 article
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Meet Cute: Island-Dwellers, World-Changers

Diana and Moana were both raised on an island, they're both daughters of the ruler of that island, and they're both sailors. The similarities just go on. I'm telling you, these two were destined to meet.

Aos s5 article
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My Wishlist for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season 4 wrapped up in May, leaving me with many questions. Here's what I'm hoping to see when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next year.

Lili reinhart article
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Riverdale's Lili Reinhart Opens Up About Depression, and It's Important | Libero Magazine

Whether you’re a fan of Riverdale or have never watched the show, Reinhart’s words are inspiring–a battle cry to continue to fight shame and stigma and to continue speaking out about our experiences with mental illness.

Legendary starlord article
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A Review of Legendary Star-Lord, Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule

Was it the word "Legendary" that caught my eye? Was it the iconic name "Star-Lord"? Was it the subtitle, "Face it, I rule"? Was it my extreme love for Peter Quill and his fellow guardians? Was it a unique, explosive combination of all four? Whatever it was, I immediately stopped, took a few steps backward, and picked this book up off the shelf.

Cameron ferris from ferris bueller day off article
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Ferris and Cameron, This One’s for You! (with Caroline Kelly)

I was falling apart. In the midst of all this, my dad decided it was time that I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I had no idea that it would shape me for the rest of my life.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Reaction: Looking Back on Season 4

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fourth season concluded a few weeks ago, and I don't know about you, but that season left me pretty breathless. Now that the season is complete, let's look back on how it all went down.

Fan community article
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7 Ways to Find a Fan Community

Being a nerd or a fangirl can be a lonely experience. Not everyone is in love with imaginary things and worlds, after all. Before the internet, I felt totally alone and embarrassed about the things I loved. Thanks to some awesome resources, I don't feel that way anymore.

5 tips netflix article
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5 Tips for Your Next Netflix Marathon

Listen. I know we’ve all done it. Why does Netflix have that automatic play feature if they don’t want us to use it? I’m not going to judge. Fangirls gotta fangirl. Netflix marathons can be wonderful and necessary. Here’s how you can make that process a little more comfortable.

Marvel article
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Superhero Representation in Marvel: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

One of the things I'm not quiet about is my absolute love of Marvel superheroes, both the movies and the comics. However, part of loving something includes being willing to admit its faults, and today I've decided to admit something I've been too privileged to see until now: Marvel has a representation problem.