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Collateral Damage – Wynonna Earp 1×03

The Earp Sisters

In case you’re new, my Wynonna Earp “Countdown to Season 2” watch-along recap series begins here.

We begin in Shorty’s. Wynonna helps Waverly carry down some of her stuff from her apartment so they can move into the Homestead together. Wynonna takes a little time to flirt with Doc/Henry. The Earp Sisters still don’t know that he’s Doc Holiday. Wy declares that he appears to be a guy who’s “Running from or looking for something. Seems like you’re just my type.” He plays hard to get. Continue reading

Crazy Chick with a Gun – Wynonna Earp 1×02

“Crazy chick with a gun!”

In case you’re new, my Wynonna Earp Season 1 watch-along recap series begins here.

Episode 2 opens on a typical club scene, a bunch of young women, probably out for a “girls’ night,” conspicuously all blondesi. They’re all sporting cutesy club outfits. Wynonna enters, seemingly the only brunette, not blending into the party at all in her leather biker jacket.

Sidenote: Does a town the size of Purgatory really have a club? If not, where is this club? Because revenants can’t leave Purgatory. Anyway… carry on.

Flash to a scene from “Earlier” – Dolls lectures Wynonna about being discreet when killing revenants, which is what her family has always called the hellspawn that lurk in Purgatory. Dolls insists on calling them demons. He gives Wynonna her very own government-issue demon-whacking gun. She remains skeptical of this firearm, which corresponds to her general suspicion of all things law enforcement. She bets Dolls that it won’t kill the revenants. We already know who’ll win the bet…  Continue reading

“Welcome to Purgatory” – Wynonna Earp 1×01

WELogoNote: This is a reboot of my stalled watch-along recap series, which I’m re-launching as part of the countdown to the premiere of Wynonna Earp Season 2 in early June on SyFy. Apologies to those of you who read the previous version of this post.

As many of my ladyqueer friends and allies may recall, 2016 was, in short, devastatingly awful for TV fans. But thanks to Emily Andras of Lost Girl fame and her SyFy series Wynonna Earp, we did get one sparklingly bright spot. So I (re-)welcome you to this rewatch-recap series. I suggest it as a watchalong as we prepare ourselves for Season 2. I’m also happy to note that all 13 episodes of Season 1 are conveniently available on Netflix, so the show is a lot more accessible than it was when I first attempted this series of posts. Continue reading

The Upside-Down: My Very Queer Year, Part 2

The Upside-Down

This is the second of a two-part series detailing my very strange, harrowing, wonderful year starting in March 2016. You can find Part 1 here.

As you might know from that post, or from Twitter, or from somewhere, I ended up on the program at ClexaCon, like a lot. And you may have asked yourself, as I have many times: who is this random professor, and how did she end up in March 2017 speaking before a crowd in Las Vegas, at a media con featuring a bunch of famous stars and journalists with large followings? Keep in mind my usual crowds at your typical prof-style conferences are very specialized academics in some esoteric literary interest area (queer studies in the German novella, anyone?), usually about 5 of them, or like 20 on a good day. Needless to say, CC was not my typical venue. Continue reading

An Open Letter to YouTube

Dear YouTube,

In adjusting your “restricted” algorithms in such a way that much of your LGBTQ content is now blocked from normal view, you have sent a message to LGBTQ people, especially to young people. You have sent the message that our lives are “inappropriate content.” Continue reading

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