2016 Update!

If you’ve been listening to The Missfits or Talking Shojo, you may have noticed that I FINISHED GRADUATE SCHOOL! Not much has changed other than I now get to put Dr. in front of my name and can begin the process for licensure as a psychologist. What this means for my blog is, hopefully, more time to post. I’ve thought… Read More »

Let’s talk about spoilers. Not specific spoilers, just the concept in general, and how spoilers affect our enjoyment of media. Spoilers are anything that gives away essential plot details of a story. We often know something about movies or comics before we dive in due to trailers, reviews, or solicitations. Spoilers are more like your overly excited friend spilling all… Read More »

November 6th, 2015

Extra Life 2015 Starts TONIGHT

At midnight, I will be playing video games for 24 hours straight. This isn’t an activity I would normally do. Rather, it’s a fun way to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through Extra Life. Extra Life is an international fundraiser where thousands of players raise money for the Network and individual hospitals through video game marathons. Friends and… Read More »

Previously, we discussed the concept of visual literacy and how it relates to comics and education. Today, our topic is multimodal literacy, which includes visual literacy. Using published research articles and other resources, I will explain: what multimodal literacy is the features present in multimodal literacy the benefits of multimodal literacy comic examples to use when teaching Multimodal literacy is… Read More »

Over the past year, I’ve come across several articles about the benefits of reading fiction. As an avid reader of fiction and a graduate student in psychology, I can see how fiction impacts my life personally, especially when it comes to my interactions with comics. From a young age, my understanding of justice came from Batman. My knowledge of tolerance… Read More »

July 15th, 2015

Fandoms and Identity

As I reread Ms Marvel vol 1: No Normal, it strikes me how similar she is to me in one major aspect: total and complete love for something. Kamala is an unapologetic fangirl for the Avengers, specifically Captain Marvel. She writes her own fanfiction about the Avengers, wears Ms Marvel-inspired clothing, and shapes her identity around the heroes she reads… Read More »

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