Trope Talk: Bury Your Gays

Tara. Adam. Lexa. Dumbledore. Clémentine. Angel. These characters and so, so many more have fallen victim to what is known as the Bury Your Gays trope. The methodology may change— some had violent deaths, some died suddenly, and some died of diseases— but the fundamental message stays the same. GRSM (that is, Gender, Romantic, & [...]

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Welcome to the New Superhero Age: A Review of “The Umbrella Academy”

I’ve made it no secret that superhero shows and movies are one of the few branches of nerd culture in which I have little interest. I couldn’t tell you why, but that’s been my stance for years and I don’t think that’ll ever change. Enter The Umbrella Academy. Based on a graphic novel series by [...]