This weekend, I rushed to the theater to see Wonder Woman. I was filled with both hope and fear. I knew that if Wonder Woman did poorly that we might never see a female led superhero movie again, and I knew that so far DC Comics’s movies haveleft a lot to bedesired, but I was hearing good things about the film so I walked in hoping for the best. And praise Hera, I have never been more pleased or satisfied with a superhero film.
In the summer of 2013, the first part of Koe no Katachi was released. Written by Yoshitoki Ooima, and based off a one-shot that was published earlier in 2011, the series quickly picked up a following in part, I think, due to its empathetichandling of its one Deaf protagonist. As a fan of the one-shot, I was ecstatic to find that the series found its way to the silver screen and that the people at KyoAni were going to be leading the helm in terms of animation because honestly, this story about growing, learning, and redemption deserves as much beauty as it can get.
Do I really need to talk about how awesome and in character everything in this trailer is? Probably not, but I am going to anyway! And admittedly, while I am extremely excited for this movie I am still a little worried about one thing in particular.
Who has a soul? The question seems pretty simple when we first think about it, but can get complicated very quickly. Do animals have souls? Unborn fetuses? Plants? The soul is a tricky thing to discuss, largely because there is no way for us to truly quantify or fullyunderstand the soul. People who are religious tend to think of the soul from everything as the spirit that lives on after your death to that spark of God that truly makes you you. Most people will say that living things have souls. But what about your computer? Does it have a soul? This is a question that sci-fi authors have asked about robots and/or androids over the years. Can something man-made have a soul in a similar way that a human does? Is it something more than an inanimate object ormore like a human being? Age of Ultron is one recent movie that gives us a glimpse of this issue.
This week’s episode of Teen Wolf featured lots of ladies being awesome, a large dose of body horror, and the death knell of one, if not two, of the fandom’s favorite ships. And I actually really like this episode. Last week’s two–part premiere had me so freaked out by the villains of this series, I told Saika that I missed Peter: a character whose death I actively have called for in the past. But at least Peter was just campy, manipulative bullshit. I can respect that. Creepy steampunk doctors I wasn’t sure I could handle. But I liked the Dread Doctors this episode. Ironically, I still dislike Theo, who is far less creepy. Spoilers after the jump!
Recently I have been anxiously rocking back and forth wondering when Teen Wolf is going to come back on the air. Despite my love and devotion for the show, I must admit that the show is pretty poorly written, especially when it comes to minority issues. And especially in recent seasons the show has been downright awful when it comes to portraying mental health and therapy. Thank God for fanfiction!
Good morning, readers. Today we will be discussing Meghan Wallaby from Welcome to Night Vale. Poor sweet Meghan has always had a difficult life because she was born as a detached adult man’s hand. Recently, Meghan was given a body—and while it’s a male-identified body, she is still referred to as female. Even before Meghan was given a body, she was always referred to as a woman. This begs the question, is Meghan a transgender character? And if so, is she a good one?