How Rape Culture Helps People Excuse Last Night’s Game of Thrones

  [This post contains both spoilers from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. You've been warned.] In some ways, I almost didn't want to touch on┬áthis topic because I feel as though the AV Club's article, Rape of Thrones, tackled last night's scene (and many other scenes throughout the series like it) perfectly. … Continue reading How Rape Culture Helps People Excuse Last Night’s Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones’ First Trailergasm of Season 4 is Here

HBO has just released the first teaser for its fourth season, full of burning pyres, spitfires, camp fires and jail fires... and no dialogue or discernible plot. For those of us who have read the books, however, the 5-second mark might be giving us the first glimpse of a much-anticipated event. Everything else? No clue. … Continue reading Game of Thrones’ First Trailergasm of Season 4 is Here

What Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand About Grief, And Why It’s Killing Doctor Who

There's a popular joke I've seen floating around on Tumblr for a while now. It goes like this: "Joss Whedon, Steven Moffat and George R.R. Martin walk into a bar and everyone you've ever loved dies." Here's the problem, though: George R. R. Martin and Joss Whedon are, of course, infamous for killing off the … Continue reading What Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand About Grief, And Why It’s Killing Doctor Who