The Importance of Magical Girls

*whispers* magical girls *shrieks of excitement in the distance* My last couple of posts have focused on Western character archetypes, so today, we’re taking things across the ocean to look at one of my favorite things to come out of…

Dwarfs, Gender, and the Death of the Author

Alright everyone, today we’re talking about a topic that’s near and dear to my own heart – dwarves!  Or dwarfs.  You know the ones – short, bearded, hot-tempered, love gold, live in mines/caves, inseparable from their axes, and good at…

Spirited Young Ladies

Quick!  Name me a character from a Regency-era romance! I bet you said either Elizabeth Bennet, or her love interest Mr. Darcy.  Yeah, pay up. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the most well-known Regency romance, and is perhaps…

Maps

Sorry for the lack of posting here recently, schoolwork just got crazy for a week or so and unfortunately that had to come first (also, how in hell is it midterms already? We’ve definitely only been in session for like…