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We Need to Talk About the Brilliance of Telltale Games’ Catwoman

From the beginning of the game, it was made clear that Catwoman/Selina’s arc was all about power. But the power she wields isn’t her sexuality or knowing Bruce’s secret, or even her clear-cut ability to kick ass. Instead, it's her agency.

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Review: Virginia Silently Asks the Tough Questions About Gender, Identity & Power

Virginia is as much a Lynchian cinematic experience as it is a game, with a disorienting narrative that jumps between timelines, as the boundaries between reality, dream, and fantasy become blurred. And while it has come to be pigeonholed as a walking simulator, a far more accurate description is lucid dream simulator.

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BoJack Horseman Delivers the Asexual Representation We Need

"I think I might be nothing."

It’s the middle of the night, and I’ve just finished binge-watching the entire third season of BoJack Horseman. I’m perched on my sofa, hugging my knees, as tears stream down my face. All I knew was that a character on one of my all-time favorite shows had just come out as asexual, and as an ace person myself, it was making me feel a lot of different things.

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Is Monster Factory the Funniest Series on YouTube?

Comedy is inherently subjective, and how are you to know that my taste in humor matches your own? Monster Factory is like a hilarious virus. Despite the first episode debuting just over a year ago, for some reason, my social media feeds seem to have only recently been infected. “Just one episode won’t hurt,” I told myself. Alas, it was too late—the virus had spread.

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Borderlands & Asexual Representation: How I Discovered My Sexuality While Playing a First-Person Shooter

If you had once told me that I would one day discover my sexuality by playing a first person shooter, I would have laughed in your face.

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