Artifact: Serial

  • No Space For Old Pilots – Making the Most of Your Effects Budget
  • Backlash on the Recast

    Backlash on the Recast

    In an industry where whitewashing is common, casting minority actors in movies based on comics often results in ferocious backlash. What causes this reaction and what does it reveal about fans?

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  • Authors of the Amorphous: Neil Gaiman

    Authors of the Amorphous: Neil Gaiman

    Navigating the Bleeding Edge: Gaiman’s works don’t smack you in the face and tell you they’re “weird and cool.” Instead, they show you their weirdness in a search for meaning. Don’t be surprised if you’re riveted to his works; if Gaiman finds something interesting enough to write about, chances are it’s fascinating, horrifying and breathtakingly…

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  • Viral Mutations

    Viral Mutations

    In the midst of the zombie apocalypse, race and gender continue to play a huge role in fan perceptions of characters on The Walking Dead.

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  • Genres Collide: Clashing Realities Don’t Play Fair
  • Out of the Shadows

    Out of the Shadows

    Although LGBTQIA+ representation in comics continues to be lacking, there are some great examples of queer superheroes. What makes these examples so important, and what could better representation accomplish?

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  • Bury Your Gays

    Bury Your Gays

    Many forms of media play into specific troupes. One such troupe is the killing off of LGBTQIA+ characters more quickly than others. When viewers see relatable characters fall to the axe much quicker than others, it seems that their lives are not as important and their stories are only used for emotional plot development. Queer…

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  • Movies, Comics, and the New Weird
  • Fascist Tinted Glasses: The Man in the High Castle
  • Evolution of Queerbaiting

    Evolution of Queerbaiting

    Welcome back to our post-millennial analysis of the current state of fandom. Today we’ll discuss queerbating. While we’ve come a long way since the time where “gay” was a dirty word, even today, pop culture carries unfortunate baggage regarding homosexuality, especially when it comes to women.

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