by Rebecca Pahle | 11:28 am, April 27th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:28 am, April 27th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 4:32 pm, March 6th, 2013
I admit it. This video is from 2008. But this is the internet, so all that means is that it’s old enough that lots of you probably haven’t seen it and that those of you who have might be happy to see it again. And if you haven’t seen this, you should see this. I’m sure you will agree that we could all use these helpful, brightly clothed ninjas.
by Susana Polo | 3:31 pm, January 15th, 2013
Princess Bubblegum is equally a monarch, a scientist, and a girl who knows how to get her dress on, and I respect that. I’m still willing to bet that Marceline is around somewhere, sniggering at this. But maybe the leading lady of Adventure Time is to recent of a reference for you? Then check out the rest of Jerome LaMaar‘s cartoons, featuring characters from Sailor Moon, ThunderCats, Jem, and Daria.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:18 am, November 13th, 2012
Okay, Lydia Deetz and most of the other female characters featured in Kishokahime’s DeviantArt gallery aren’t princesses, but you know what I mean. They’re the leading ladies of a bunch of animated and genre films from an era that corresponds to a lot of childhoods these days. And they may not get as much play in the media as Cinderella, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about them. So here’s to the strange and unusual movies where unicorns are a far more likely occurrence and Tim Curry is almost always the villain.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 3:32 pm, November 7th, 2012
I bet some of you didn’t even read that headline, just saw this picture, recognized the iconography, and gasped. DeviantArtist Walanganumanpo had this to offer as explanation:
John Smith is a regular high school boy except that he has always have had the feeling that there is more than just this reality: that there are vast worlds beyond the sky – flying through time and space. Then one evening, he sees a spark in the night sky, he follows it and sees a capsule – a U.F.O. It opens! And there lies a dying creature – an alien, a survivor of the invasion of his home planet – who gives him the sonic screwdriver. Now, he must use it to protect his beloved Planet Earth for alien invaders are about to come – he must become The Doctor!
But wait… there’s more.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:59 pm, October 22nd, 2012
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 12:30 pm, August 15th, 2012
Are you interested in reading manga, but don’t know where to start? Are you an avid comics fan looking to bulk up you feminist-friendly reading list? Much like anime, good, feminist manga is often difficult to find, especially when you’re relying on reading titles that are legally licensed in the United States. It’s often a very thin line that separates manga that pokes fun at sexist tropes, and manga that regularly utilizes sexism to advance its plot, and even if you can find that rare-as-a-unicorn story, there’s no guarantee the story will be compelling and worth $10 a pop. But don’t worry: we’re here to help. Hit the jump for 10 manga series you should totally throw your money at!READ MORE
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 5:01 pm, July 10th, 2012
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 11:46 am, July 6th, 2012
In 1992, the celebrated Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon anime debuted in Japan, capturing the hearts of thousands of young fans. The series would eventually explode across the globe, resulting in five major story arcs, stage musicals, live action series, and countless pieces of iconic merchandise (after all, who didn’t want their own sailor outfit?). We shared in the excitement of their battles and victories, we laughed at their antics, we sang that catchy theme song, and we definitely envied their cat. Now, twenty later, creator Naoko Takeuchi has announced that we don’t have to put away our plastic moon scepters just yet–the series will return with a new anime debuting in the summer of 2013.READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 2:01 pm, June 27th, 2012
We’d like this list to serve not only as a celebration of LGBTQ characters on television, but also as a reminder that this is not the end all be all of queer representation: there is so much work to be done, and maybe one day we’ll be able to publish a power grid of queer characters without a disclaimer accounting for all the identities overlooked and misrepresented. These characters are fighting against broader cultural norms and prejudices in a way that improves the lives of queer people everywhere, if only just a little bit.READ MORE