Thor and Peter Parker are still white hetero cis-males: Deal with it

I bet you think it’s great and “cool” that Thor is a now a “woman”, and that Miles Morales has the proportionate speed and agility and strength of a spider. I bet you think it’s “wonderful” that Captain America is a black guy!  Newsflash: you are wrong. Wake up! “Diversity in comics is great! You …

By Gloved Hands

I’ve discovered that it’s far harder living life wearing gloves than watching movies, and especially reading comics, would have you believe.  I would wear gloves all the time if I were writing a comic book story; in appropriate cases, I’d wear a cape, too.  Batman’s cape gets a creative licence to never get caught up …

We Lost The Climate Change Struggle, or, The Foolish Kryptonians

A lot of my ideas of the world and about life come from movies.  One impact SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE gave me was an effort to never be the smug politician-scientist who shoots Jor-El down at the council meeting shortly before Krypton explodes. I recognize that our Earthling scientists are human and often wrong; I’m still …

So you want to learn French…

Interested in learning French and becoming bilingual? It’s less difficult than you might imagine.  A full third of English vocabulary is derived from French, and much of the usage is the same.  I have always wanted to speak French but had a mediocre French education system in a rural anglophone zone.  Today I make mistakes …

Patterns: CAPTAIN AMERICA

In a way I can’t believe I spent this kind of time on CAPTAIN AMERICA; however in Grade 2 I heard, one Remembrance Day, a horrifying story that I never forgot, and this movie had the exact same story in it.  It hit a personal nerve and compelled me; this movie really got me as …