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Blogger, critic, computer programmer. 2017 Best Fan Writer Hugo winner.
May 24, 2018 25 tweets 8 min read
1. I keep going back and forth over whether #Deadpool2 is a genuinely smart film or a trashfire of toxic tropes. Therefore, a thread, with major SPOILERS. 2. In the first ten minutes of #Deadpool2, Wade's beloved girlfriend Vanessa is shot and killed by a criminal he'd previous tried and failed to kill. Deadpool is the target but Vanessa gets in the way.
Apr 25, 2018 22 tweets 4 min read
Hey, you know what would be a totally original way to prepare for #AvengersInfinityWar? A ranked list of all the MCU movies thus far! Here they are, from worst to best! 18. The Incredible Hulk (2008) – There’s a reason most people forget this was even an MCU movie. It’s exactly the kind of superhero movie that made the genre such a heavy lift in the 90s and 00s, and which Iron Man so refreshingly broke away from.
Dec 26, 2017 17 tweets 5 min read
1. Starting to get really annoyed by all the #TheLastJedi thinkpieces on how You Don't Get It, The POINT of the Poe Storyline is That He Fails.

No, I get it. I just don't agree. 2. More precisely, I think the intent is crystal clear, and the execution is completely fucked up. Because, as is fairly typical in Hollywood, the film has no sense of when it's taken its characters too far.
Oct 16, 2017 17 tweets 4 min read
Oh joy. I see #BladeRunner2049 has kicked off another round of “it’s not misogynistic! It’s COMMENTING on misogyny!” Say it with me, kids: much like satire, commentary via depiction requires specificity of intent & execution, otherwise it’s just reification