Best Films of 2017

So, once more the Earth makes it way around the Sun. 2017 was tumultuous, to say the least. However, as we approach 2018 and the day that Disney finally buys everything under the sun, it’s time to get introspective about the pop culture we loved this year. Joining me this year is my partner, Zoe, as we reflect on the pop culture on the past year.

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Best TV Shows of 2017

So, once more the Earth makes it way around the Sun. 2017 was tumultuous, to say the least. However, as we approach 2018 and the day that Disney finally buys everything under the sun, it’s time to get introspective about the pop culture we loved this year. Joining me this year is my partner, Zoe, as we reflect on the pop culture on the past year.

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Ok, Let’s Talk About Patreon

I was actually planning to write this retrospective for next week. However, Patreon did some things that have made me reflect on my relationship with the crowdfunding platform. So, a week early, here is my Patreon retrospective.

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Patreon over the past year. Your support has been a bedrock of this website. If there is one thing I have lacked in my previous creative pursuits it has been consistency. The key to the success of any creative project is continuous engagement with the project. There have been weeks were my motivation to write for this website has been non-existent. The thought that people have put money on the table for my writing each month has dragged me through those bouts of non-creativity. If there’s one thing that I hate doing, that’s disappointing people. For me, the people are what’s important about Patreon.

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Why Can’t We Have a Queer Superhero?

You might have been following the news recently when there was talk of Valkyrie in Thor Ragnarok being bisexual. You, like me, might have seen the movie and thought ‘well, when it comes to representation, that was a whole lot of nothing’. Later interviews revealed that the scene had been cut for timing, or pacing, or such. However, it might have struck you about how often that we might hear about a character potentially being LGBT or such in a major blockbuster and then nothing comes of it. And why you may ask?

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Ancestry

Chris Mackenzie looked out at the still waters of the Loch. He probably wasn’t the first person to stand on its edge, hoping to catch a glimpse of the famed Loch Ness Monster. He was different though. He had history on his side. His great-grandfather had reported seeing the monster. He was one of the first. The fact that he had only mentioned it after the famous ‘surgeon’s photograph’ made it questionable. Chris believed his great-grandfather though and he’d travelled to Scotland to prove something.

He’s a fool. Full of high-minded ideas about his ancestry.

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