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Guest Post: Friendship to the Max! Lumberjanes

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Guest post by Leah, who writes at  The Lobster Dance, a blog about gender and media (and often Japan) and I’ll Make It Myself!a food blog about gender, geekery, and sometimes cannibal jokes. Find her work on Comparative Geeks here.

Lumberjanes

Created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson. Illustrated by Brooke Allen (vol. 1-8) & Carolyn Nowak (vol. 11-). Colors by Maarta Laiho. Letters by Aubrey Aliese.

This review has one mild spoiler, but if you’re like me, it’ll make you want to read the series more!

You’re in a quiet theater, watching the previews for the latest action ensemble movie. Out of the silence you hear it–

But what if they were all women?

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Geek 501 – Gatekeeping

Before we dive into the A to Z Challenge, I wanted to get in another Geek 501 post. So it’s time to take on one of the bigger things in all of geek culture. Something that crops up in basically all fandoms. Gatekeeping.

I could define Gatekeeping. Or, I could let comic writers and artist Noelle Stevenson do it for me.

As I’ve talked about previously, much of the joy and point of being a geek is finding others like us, finding those who share our loves and joining together. However, in group forming, in identity forming, in self-defining, one of the problems is that we inherently exclude others.

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