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Beast: A Hero Tale – Challenging the Gendered Nature of The Hero’s Journey Through Reimagining the Myths of Cuchullain

From Painters to Pirates: A Study of Non-binary Protagonists in Young Adult Fiction

Let’s Talk About Love, Tash Hearts Tolstoy, and the Asexual Coming-of-Age Story

Playing with Genre and Queer Narrative in the Novels of Malinda Lo

Queer Allegory and Queer Actuality in Every Heart a Doorway

The Butterfly Effect: Player Agency and Trope Subversion in Life is Strange and Until Dawn

Anime Feminist

Adding Salt to Sweet Vanilla: The Complex Women of ToraDora!

Convenient Monsters: The Problem with Frill and Wonder Egg Priority‘s Take on Trauma

Cozy Campfires, Bitter Broth: Female Relationships in Laid-Back Camp vs Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

Escape From Yuri Hell: Flip Flappers‘ Critique of the Class S Genre

Escapism and Healing in Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Genderless Gemstones: The Pros and Cons of Land of the Lustrous as Non-binary Representation

Going Beyond Severance: Metaphorical and Literal Queerness in Yurikuma Arashi

Not “Just a Phase”: How Bloom Into You Challenges Common Yuri Tropes

Pop Team Epic and the Value of Letting Girls Be Absurd

The Orbital Children‘s Rejection of Ecofascist Ideas

Rewriting the Script: Revue Starlight‘s Rejection of Tragic Queer Tropes

The Gloriously Goofy, Geeky Girls of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

The Problem with the Dark Magical Girl Genre

Worldbuilding a Queer Paradise in My Next Life as a Villainess

Anime Herald

Heaven’s Design Team: A Celestial Celebration of the Creative Process

The Unwavering Optimism of The Aquatope on White Sand

Together, Alone: How Laid-Back Camp Shows Companionship Through Technology


Alice Oseman and the Revolutionary Power of the Platonic Love Story

Asexual Positivity in a Game About Sexy Demons

Tash Hearts Tolstoy is the Ace Coming-of-Age Story We Need and Deserve

The Conversation

Iggy & Ace: a zany Aussie comedy about two gay best friends – and alcohol abuse

Night in the Woods: the video game that captures bittersweet millennial life under COVID-19

Queer young adult fiction isn’t all gloomy realism. Here are 5 uplifting books to get you started

Lady Geek Girl and Friends

Asexual Awareness Week: Two YA Novels with Complex, Geeky, Lovable Demi Protagonists

Cute Demon Crashers Set to Return with Cute, Comfy and Consensual Queer Content

How Telltale Games Plays With Expectations in Their Superhero Series

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions: A Silly Yet Heartbreaking Story About the Power of Geekdom

Magical Mondays: A Journey Inside the Mind with Madoka Magica and Flip Flappers

Magical Mondays: Flying Witch and Magical Realism

Magical Mondays: Showing, Not Telling in Princess Principal

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: A Cute, Fun, Trashy Domestic Comedy… with Dragons!

Sexualized Saturdays: Letting Boys Cry

Sexualized Saturdays: Martyred Moms and Dastardly Dads in the MCU

Sexualized Saturdays: Moana the Mythic Hero-King

The Bittersweet Taste of Orange

The Garden of Words: A Masterpiece, But Did It Have To Be a Love Story?

“This Town is Full of Ghosts!” The Power of Atmosphere and Landscape in Night in the Woods

Throwback Thursdays: Black Butler‘s “Jack the Ripper” Arc

Trailer Tuesdays: Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Until Dawn and the Indestructible White Guy

Web Crush Wednesdays: Potterless

Web Crush Wednesdays: Spirits

Web Crush Wednesdays: Trash & Treasures

Little Anime Blog

My Favourite Anime: ToraDora!

Otaku Tribune

Gender and Genre in Wonder Egg Priority