At first a fan of the webcomic, I watched as Oseman excused herself of appropriation while failing to grow her story beyond fujoshi tropes. Now Heartstoppers has won Best Graphic Novel 2020, and I could not be more disappointed.
Book Review: Hide
An unpublished review of Matthew Griffin’s ‘Hide’, which no longer shows signs of my writing progress (hoy).
Book Review: Fin & Rye & Fireflies
Harry Cook uses aversion therapy as a key character motivation without consulting someone who’s experienced it first-hand. This review attempts to illustrate why that might be a problem.
Book Review: Like A Love Story
Reviewing Abdi Nazemian’s ‘Like A Love Story’. If you want a full nerd sesh, then this is the review for you.
Top Eight: Queer Comics
Thought I’d use my knowledge and thirst to pull together a list of queer comics I *loved* in 2019. It was a fantastic year for queer narratives after all – with comics like The Witch Boy, Iceman, and Check, Please! finding their way into mainstream distribution. I didn’t want 2019 to end without sharing some…
Sexuali-Tea: V for Vendetta (2005)
Lloyd, Lysa. “19: V For Vendetta (2005) [Wolfram].” Sexuali-Tea, Queer As Media. Brisbane, 06 December 2019. This week on Sexuali-Tea: Lysa and I get down and nerdy over the pre-transition Wachowski film V for Vendetta (2005), as well as the implications of reading V as a trans character. We picked this baby because it isn’t…
Book Review: Stranger Than Fanfiction
Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer (2017). London: ATOM.
Book Review: A Separate Peace
A Separate Peace by John Knowles (1959). New York: Scribner.
Interview: Odyssey S
Written for Frooty Magazine, Issue #3, published 21 August 2019. Newcomer Odyssey S hit the Australian music scene last week with their debut single, Even When We Let It Go. At first glance, listeners are hit with a nostalgic episode of dream-like tracks reminiscent of Owl City, Flume, and Cub Sport before sliding into a heart-felt…
Book Review: Less
Less by Andrew Sean Greer (2018). Sydney: Hachette. Content warnings for plot spoilers and nerd talk.