The Amazing Women Of Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Amazing Women of Dragon Age: Inquisition

One of my favorite aspects of any Bioware game is not only exploring the world created, but the characters that inhabit it. Dragon Age: Inquisition features, to the best of my knowledge, one of the most diverse ensembles of characters in gaming in terms of background, gender, race, sexuality, and age, just to name a couple traits. Of particular relevance to me is there are A LOT of women, and women in positions of power, featured prominently throughout the game

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Wonder Woman, The “F-Word,” And You

Wonder Woman, the “F-Word,” and You

A lot has been written about Wonder Woman, comics, and feminism in light of an interview with David and Meredith Finch, the new creative team taking over the comic bearing the title of the same name. Articles such as, “Wonder Woman’s feminism matters. So why would the comic industry reject it?” and “The F-Word: Wonder Woman’s Feminism Shouldn’t Be Covered Up” have been popping up all week. As they should! It’s kind of ridiculous this discussion needs to be had, not about Wonder Woman, but about society and its view of feminism. Why? The perceptions of feminism by some, and this applies to men and women, is exactly why these conversations keep cropping up.

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Nat Recommends: FOX’s Sleepy Hollow

Nat Recommends: FOX’s Sleepy Hollow

It’s fall premiere season, which usually means, well, not much to me. I am terrible about keeping up with television shows and usually wait for them to pop up on Netflix. However, last night I was checking Twitter and saw a few folks sharing thoughts on Sleepy Hollow. Since I saw the tweets early, I figured I’d check it out–yay, west coast time delay!

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PAX Prime 2013: Cosplay Coming Out

PAX Prime 2013: Cosplay Coming Out

Do you see the smile on my face? Do you see that big-ass cheesy fucking grin? Spoiler: that’s me! That is the real me! That is a complete and whole Nat, not the “mask” I wear at work, not the sourpuss who sulks on BART, or who politely smiles and nods through her way through life because society dictates it is what I should do at my age and where I am in life.

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