Author Archives: Tori

About Tori

I am a graduate student working on my masters in Women and Gender studies. My masters thesis is on the gender nonconformity and ambiguity in modern film.

A “Supernatural” Theory

I am obsessed with Supernatural.  I jumped on the ship about a decade late, but I think I am all the more thoroughly obsessed due to the month-or-so-long binge and I have a theory.  Well, it is more of a … Continue reading

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Paddington (2014): A Bear Humanizing Immigration and Dehumanizing Taxidermy

I saw Paddington, and it was adorable.  All of the characters were a lot of fun and followed the classic characterization method of children’s books.  They each had their two or three major characteristics and follows through on them beautifully.  … Continue reading

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Agent Carter Review

**Spoiler Alert** Marvel’s Agent Carter debuted last week and rocked it. I already loved this character from the first Captain America movie. She always had the potential to be a great character if allowed to stand on her own outside … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Axis (Marvel)

I just got finished reading the conclusion to the main story line for Axis in the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU).  I LOVED it.  A lot of you will probably think, “Well, of course she did.  Tori always loves Marvel.”  Well…that … Continue reading

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Are People Monsters?

I had an interesting conversation at work yesterday.  On our twice-daily walks, my friend and I discussed whether or not most people are terrible people and how inherent that is. A bit of a deeper conversation than we normally have, … Continue reading

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Lost in Comics: Wolverine’s Healing Factor

Comics are confusing.  The big two (DC and Marvel) are probably the main two examples of this problem.  Although, Zenescope’s Grimm Universe is getting there, too.  Either way, it can get really easy to get lost in comic continuity.  There … Continue reading

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Review: Gotham Central, Book 1

Gotham Central, Book 1 is written by Ed Brubacker and Greg Rucka, and illustrated by Michel Lark, published in 2011 by DC Comics (I am making a concerted effort to become more familiar with creators’ names). As you may have … Continue reading

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