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Transgender Anime has room to grow
"Welcome to the Gender and Anime panel," joked boota3, the panelist presiding over a packed room at Anime Boston last month. "Otherwise known as the Attack on Titan dub premiere.”
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Transgender Anime has room to grow

"Welcome to the Gender and Anime panel," joked boota3, the panelist presiding over a packed room at Anime Boston last month. "Otherwise known as the Attack on Titan dub premiere.”

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We’re hosting a panel to discuss the world of sex and tech on Thursday at 3PM EST.

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1) Food. As the first of the laws, food may not be conjured, created or generate in any way shape or form.

2) Money. Similar to food, Money may not be created out of thin air. Contradictory to muggle belief, magical laws governing money prevent it from being created, moved or altered by magic

3) Life. The most prime principle of magic; there is no spell to reawaken the dead.

4) Knowledge. You cannot know something you’ve never heard of. Therefore, as the fourth exception, knowledge can be neither conjured nor generated by magic. Proof of this fact lies in that Aurors are unable to conjure the location of criminals, nor students conjure up the necessary knowledge to pass tests and the sort.

5) Love. The fifth exception is love. “Love Potions” are misleading in that they claim to generate love, however they do in fact only generate a deep sense of lust or desire. There is no way to conjure or generate love – it must be created from within.

The 5 Exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Magic; Transfigurations 101, Lesson 1.

Do You Wanna Go to Hogwarts? Now You Can.

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Is that John Green hanging out with 1/2 of Sterek at Panem?
Our heads just exploded. Next time, warn us before you go all Superwholock on us, guys.

Is that John Green hanging out with 1/2 of Sterek at Panem?

Our heads just exploded. Next time, warn us before you go all Superwholock on us, guys.

The weird, impenetrable nature of Homestuck has led to it becoming a kind of mini-culture on the fringes of the more mainstream fandom community, with no one quite sure how to classify it. “Webcomic” seems OK, but but only because it feels kind of pretentious to describe it as a “multimedia storytelling experience.” Even convention organizers don’t know what to do with Homestuck. Its fans show up in droves to virtually every anime con, but it very clearly isn’t anime. Basically, Homestuck needs a place of its own. And that’s where Paradox Space comes in.

Harrison Ford addresses the age-old question: 'Who shot first?'

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Among Star Wars aficionados, there is one age-old question that separates the wheat from the chaff: Who shot first, Han or Greedo?

If you say Han, you’re a true fan of Han Solo’s original characterization as a morally ambiguous rogue. If you say Greedo, then you’re clearly a George Lucas stooge with no respect for canon. (If you say “Who the hell is Greedo?” then just FYI, it’s this green alien dude from the first Star Wars movie.)

Now, thanks to Harrison Ford’s Reddit AMA on Sunday afternoon, we can now know the definitive answer to Who Shot First:

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The only Latino character in the Avengers franchise was just killed off. So where's the fan outcry?

Is Agent Jasper Sitwell’s lack of popularity is a combination of bad luck and unappealing characterisation, or was it influenced by racial bias?
When Sitwell was killed off in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was clear that his character arc had many similarities to that of Agent Coulson, who was resurrected following the hugely popular #CoulsonLives campaign. But a week and a half after Sitwell’s death, his equivalent fan campaign, #IBelieveInSitwell, is not exactly taking off.

So, why does everyone love Coulson so much more than Sitwell? What makes them so different?

Well, while Joss Whedon bumped up Coulson’s tertiary role to that of a lovable everyman hero in The Avengers, Sitwell was revealed to be a sleeper agent for the evil HYDRA organization. But as we already know, being evil has nothing to do with a character’s popularity. Just look at Loki, who tried to commit genocide in Thor and attacked New York in The Avengers, but is still widely beloved throughout Marvel fandom. If being a mass-murdering alien overlord isn’t enough to put people off, then Sitwell’s apparent HYDRA defection can presumably be humanized as well.