Weekend Reading List: Christmas appropriation, Korrasami, and queer everything
Tagged A Song of Ice and Fire, Asami, Autostraddle, Chris Claremont, Comics Alliance, Emily Asher-Perrin, Harry Potter, io9, Jezebel, Korra, Korrasami, Kuvira, Legend of Korra, Outlander, Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Sailor Moon, The Babadook, The Evil Dead, The Mary Sue, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The X-Files, Tor, Twin Peaks, X-Men
- Okay okay okay, let’s talk about the Legend of Korra finale, and that ending. That beautiful, magical ending. The Mary Sue has been outdoing itself with its LoK coverage, with articles about the final scene and the desire for explicit queer representation, the confirmation given by the creators of the show themselves, and the relationships Korra formed with Asami, Kuvira, and the world (as well as the success of the show more generally).
- Autostraddle adds to the conversation by saying a heartfelt goodbye to LoK, and demanding more (and more explicit) queer content in television.
- Tor weighs in on the subject, taking viewers who cry “fan service” to task for casual homophobia.
- And (obviously) someone’s made a gif of Korrasami ending the scene with a kiss, so you’re welcome.
- Moving on! There’s a teaser for the upcoming episodes of Outlander!
- Have you been reading Emily Asher-Perrin’s amazing Harry Potter chapter recaps? You are now! [Tor]
- “Things I Have Mistaken for the Babadook Since Watching The Babadook.” [Jezebel]
- I can honestly say I never considered that The Nightmare Before Christmas as a story about cultural appropriation, but it totally is. [The Mary Sue]
- Here’s a great piece on Sailor Moon—and its giant cast of women characters—acting as respite from a misogynistic world, and as a weapon for continued feminist struggle. [Comics Alliance]
- io9’s got a cool list of ten story decisions scifi and fantasy creators later regretted, and Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, and that awful scene in The Evil Dead all make an appearance.
- You have to read this beautiful essay on the double-edged sword that is the queer subtext in Chris Claremont’s X-Men. [Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men]