Merri and Missy discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, occasionally pausing in their gushing about how much they love it to talk about things like representation, feminism, and bad Bane impressions.
After a brief hiatus due to a medical issue (we’re fine, promise!) Missy and Merri are back to share their thoughts on Bayonetta and the women of Kill La Kill as empowering or objectified, as well as what those terms really mean. Other topics include Age of Ultron, the Supergirl trailer, why using gross slurs to show your character is evil reflects poorly on your writing, and Marvel Babiez (we’ll be waiting for our checks, Marvel).
Missy and Merri discuss the expectations of being women in geek culture, including the fake geek girl stereotype and performing femininity. There’s no wrong way to be a woman, no matter what culture tells you.
Missy and Merri discuss what it means to be a good fan, including how to appreciate what you like while recognizing its flaws. Also, a long discussion about being non-compliant.
Merri & Missy talk about Emerald City Comicon and interview Brooke A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson of Lumberjanes, and Kurtis Wiebe of Rat Queens.
Merri and Missy discuss recent news in the geek community as well as their convention survival tips. Topics include: that Batgirl cover, the difference between being sexy, powerful, and confident, and how to discuss the flaws in your fave, as well as convention horror stories and survival tips.
Merri and Missy chat about the origin and evolution of fairy tales, including how and why they remain popular today. Topics include: Once Upon a Time, Fables, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, J. R. R. Tolkien, the genius of Angela Carter and Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, creepypasta, and representation.
Merri and Missy discuss villains, especially female ones, with a heavy emphasis on Gone Girl. How can more writers incorporate villainous women without it feeling like they’re trashing all women in the process? Easy: write more women.
We’re back, and this time we’re talking with our friend Gisella Bustillos, director of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME TRAVEL and all-around awesome lady. We’re talking about lots of things, including our favorite movies, YA lit, commercials, and what kind of cookies we’d be.
Missy and Merri talk Trinity Syndrome, Kate Beaton comics, Xena: Warrior Princess, and what “strong female character” really means.