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On The Ethics of Vampire Slaying in Buffy the Vampire Slayer [io9]

Why don’t they just keep doing the re-ensoulment spell — on all vampires? Or at least, on all the vampires that they can?

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(edit) - Missing Credits: Chloe Buse, Diana D’Arcee

Hello, internet! Did you get your morning cartoons? :)

I spent last summer watching Farscape for the first time. A year later, I still think about the show and how much I want to re-watch it. Few shows leave their mark on me the way this one has. That should tell you the impact Farscape had on me. 

I spent last summer watching Farscape for the first time. A year later, I still think about the show and how much I want to re-watch it. Few shows leave their mark on me the way this one has. That should tell you the impact Farscape had on me. 

I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.
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I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.
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I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.
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I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.
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I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.
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I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.
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I’m afraid I might be growing old out here.

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Revealing and Concealing Identities: Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga, Part 5 [The Lobster Dance]

In this section, we’ll be discussing a manga and anime in which trans characters dressing toward their gender identity are perceived as cross-dressing, and will be using the terms “girls’ clothes” and “boys’ clothes” a lot. Please keep in mind that we mean this in the sense of culturally gendered clothing and school uniforms in a narrative about minors who are not out and who have to deal with transphobia in their schools and homes. An article of clothing itself, as comedian Eddie Izzard comments, is not inherently gendered, though the intent for it to be worn by (certain) cisgendered bodies is present.

Revealing and Concealing Identities: Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga, Part 4 [The Lobster Dance]

In the final part of our essay, we’re going to move on to some of the more serious issues surrounding cross-dressing, specifically those involving social consequences and identity construction. We’ll begin by focusing on men who habitually crossdress as women before focusing on queer and transgender issues in manga involving characters cross-dressing against sex instead of gender.

Revealing and Concealing Identities: Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga, Part 3 [The Lobster Dance]

In Part 3 of this series, Kathryn and I will be examining cross-dressing in comedies and comedic tropes about cross-dressing. Can cross-dressing be treated as more than the butt of a joke? Yes!

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