Wendy

Wendy

I'm a freelance writer and graduate student who loves all things nerdy!
  • We Need to Talk About Realism in Media

    It should be a news flash to no one that popular media isn’t realistic. And really, it can’t be. Most media is telling a story, a story that has to be compelling (and physically possible to make and consume), and fits within a...
  • Bob’s Burgers: 6.4 Gayle Makin’ Bob Sled Review

    After a few weeks off, it’s good to be back with the Belcher clan. And the series really couldn’t have returned in a more welcome way than by having an episode featuring one of its colorful side characters. Numerous times, this series has been positively compared to the prime...
  • Bob’s Burgers: 6.3 Hauntening Review

    BOYZ 4 NOW! BOYZ 4 NOW! BOYZ 4 NOW! Halloween has come again, and Bob’s Burgers has a tradition of hitting Holiday Specials out of the park. This one already had a good premise: Bob and Linda Belcher trying to scare the un-scare-able Louise with a custom-made Haunted House...
  • Steven Universe: 2.21 Too Far Review

    Well, it seems they’re definitely going for a pattern with Peridot: using her as a cipher with which to examine social tensions that are apparently prevalent on the Homeworld and parallel many of our issues in real life. And it’s easily one of the best things that the show...
  • The Guide to Unproblematically Telling Someone They Suck

    Let’s get this out of the way: the title of this article is an oxymoron. After all, an insult, in its purest sense, is designed to denigrate another person– to put them down. And thus, by their very nature, aren’t all insults problematic? Many of us out there want...
  • Bob’s Burgers: 6.2 The Land Ship Review

    Any episode that starts with a joke about how Tina likes to spy on the boys’ locker room is an episode I can get on board with. MARVEL AT MY AMAZING PUNS! This episode deals with two common themes in Bob’s Burgers— Tina changing herself to project a certain...
  • Bob’s Burgers: Sliding Bobs Review

    Last night’s season premiere is a prime example of two things: 1) How an episode can be damned by comparison and 2) What makes the Belcher family great. Bob’s Burgers, despite its title, has a strong tendency to focus on the child protagonists Tina, Gene, and Louise.  And it’s no...
  • Josh Duggar and Thinking of the Children

      Or, how the response to the latest Josh Duggar scandal reveals an even deeper level of hypocrisy on the part of many conservative pundits. Over the past several days, reality star and conservative advocate Josh Duggar of “19 Kids and Counting” has suffered yet another blow to his...
  • Fandom Studies and The Mysterious Dearth of Femslash

    Why is it that M/M pairings in fanfiction dominate while F/F pairings are left in the dust? Notes: In 2013, tumblr user centrumlumina conducted a census of fanfiction writers on both Archive of Our Own and tumblr, taking stats of genres, gender, sexual orientation, fandoms, and various other categories....