Sunshine Blogger Award (+ tags)

Sunshine Blogger Award (+ tags)

I’m back with my backlog of blog awards! Apologies for how long these have taken me. I’m trying to do just one a week. Special thank you to Yomu at Umai Yomu Anime Blog! They nominated me back in March for the Sunshine Blogger Award. For great posts on anime, anime reviews, and anime analyses,check out Umai Yomu Anime Blog! Thanks again for the nomination, Yomu! On to the questions…

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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Sunshine Blogger Award (+ tags)

Another special blog award! I have to admit, every blog award I get makes me feel so good about this blog, like I’m on the right path. Special thank you to Merlin at Merlin’s Musings! They nominated me a couple of weeks ago for the Sunshine Blogger Award. For great posts on anime, books, and games, be sure to check out Merlin’s Musings! Thanks again for the nomination, Merlin! On to the questions…

sunshine-blogger-award

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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5 Freaky Faves: Webtoons

5 Freaky Faves: Webtoons

Just like last year for the month of October, I am pulling away from my regular 5 Fandom Friday and Saturday Suggestion posts. Every Friday for the month of October I will be presenting my 5 Freaky Faves in honor of Halloween! This week’s 5 Freaky Faves are 5 Webtoons you should give a read if you love the paranormal, zombies, and creepy with a healthy dose of comedy and romance!

Boyfriend of the Dead

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She’s a smart, independent young woman who’s kicking ass and struggling to make her way through the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Just her luck: one day she goes out searching for food and shelter and ends up finding a boyfriend instead. And, oh yeah, because modern love isn’t hard enough…he’s UNDEAD! — WEBTOON

  • Comedy
  • No Fast Pass
  • Updates Every Tuesday & Friday
  • Perfect for horror fiends who love zombies, romance, and food.

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5FF: Webtoon Comics You Gotta Read

5FF: Webtoon Comics You Gotta Read

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s (downloadable content) to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday at the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack) and my second DLC here at  GG2 Pack!

Bizarre Brunette inspired this Friday’s 5 Fandom Friday theme with her post on My Giant Nerd Boyfriend from WEBTOON. I also highly recommend with comic but head on over to her review to see why we both love it so much! Today, I’m giving you five more comics to check out on WEBTOON that I am loving right now!

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Superheroes & Their Female Counterparts

Superheroes & Their Female Counterparts

“Is it really so difficult to come up with the idea of a superhero who is wholly unique and just happens to have boobs—God knows, illustrators aren’t shy when it comes to those, but more on that later—and you know what else? What makes it hard? The misconception that pretty much all comic book readers are male?”

– Discover Geek

In a world where 48% of women in the US play video games and 46.67% of women in the US make up comic book fans, you’d think companies would get the message by now. Women can be geeks. Women can love playing video games and reading comic books. Women are a part of their audience, and we need these companies to start paying attention.

We want unique and individual comic book characters! We want characters of all shapes and sizes to be represented! We want LGBTQ characters who are strong and can kick ass! We have some comics who have heard our cries and stepped up to the plate like Faith, Iceman, and My Brother’s Husband. We want stand-alone female super heroes!

Can Marvel and DC hear us when they put out super heroes like Spider-Woman or She-Hulk or Lady Punisher: female superheroes who carry their male counterpart’s namesake? The ones who needed to be saved by that hero, who had a romance with the hero that they took their name from? Can these superheroes not stand by themselves without these already famous male names and a similar backstory? They can and they should.

I was recently contacted by Rika at Discover Geek who has done several interviews and reviews for the site. She wrote an incredible article on female superheroes who are famously linked to their male counterparts, romantic or otherwise. She created this awesome info graphic that perfectly illustrates her point that we need female superheroes who stand alone without a famous male namesake.

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So many female superheroes can hold their own against villains and can still have a unique backstory without bearing an already famous male superhero name. Let’s get off this namesake train and give these superheroes the story they deserve!

What female superheroes do you love? Do they take their name from a more famous male superhero? What comics would you recommend to your girlfriends who need a female heroine in their life right now?

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