Rarest Gems

October is Black Speculative Fiction Month. Over in the Literary Underworld, this Literary Underlord provides a list of exceptional Black & LGBTQ media — not necessarily the titles you’ve already heard of.

The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Marvel’s Most Important Superheroine

BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Originally published at 30UpTV: “I am a woman, a mutant, a thief, an X-Man, a lover, a wife, a queen. I am all these things. I am Storm and for me, there are no such things as limits.” —Storm Nine years old. That was the age of this Catholic Altar Boy … More The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Marvel’s Most Important Superheroine

And I Quote

“The path of the One is made by many.” —The Oracle, The Matrix films Be it a social media post, an academic essay, a news article, or a novella, many of my readers know that I am very prone to include profound quotes in my work. A number of those quotes have guided me and … More And I Quote

Because She Can

We interrupt your meaningless existence for this very important announcement. Over on Instagram, Perfection Herself, The Goddess known as Gina Torres decided to serve fashion, face, style, and grace and remind everyone that this is her world and she’s letting us pay rent. WHY? Because she can. This concludes our important announcement. You may now … More Because She Can

Gods of the Arena

As a queer person of color, I can say firsthand that it’s rare my existence is acknowledged in the media, much less portrayed with any modicum of respect. This is one of the many reasons that I’ve taken it upon myself to pass a personal edict that with the exception of an elite few works, … More Gods of the Arena

An Experiment Of The Selfie Variety

Experimenting on the selfie photography front. Trying out some filters, tones and whatnot. Don’t know what possessed me to want to be all artistic and model-like. Can’t imagine who was the source of that inspiration at all?  😉 ETA: HOLY CRIPES, MY 250th Post!!!!!!