Who's Getting Diversity Right?

Who's Getting Diversity Right?

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In which the Snarkers decide to celebrate who’s getting diversity right. Movies, TVs, even a little bit of comics. Hey, I’m not gonna rehash the episode here, go listen!

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Creating Internet Content

Creating Internet Content

-raven image by artist Bill Fisher (not the one squawking. That one's by Donna, but she doesn't really want credit for that).

-raven image by artist Bill Fisher (not the one squawking. That one's by Donna, but she doesn't really want credit for that).

In which the Snarkers discuss content creation with guest Mac Boyle. His audio-play The Fourth Wall releasing TODAY (Sept 27, 2017). Mac talks with us about creating all kinds of content, finding time to be creative, how one goes from an idea to a fully realized project. Also, the complications caused by small humans, love of old movies, and other bonding moments in the life of internet content creators!

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Gaze in Hollywood - Male v Female v Neutral or Duel

Gaze in Hollywood - Male v Female v Neutral or Duel

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In which the Snarkers discuss the idea of “gaze” in movies and TV. We define it, give examples of male gaze (everything Michael Bey has ever done), female gaze (Brendan Frasier’s George of the Jungle) and neutral or duel gaze (Wonder Woman).

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Cyber-bullying

Cyber-bullying

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In which the Snarkers discuss Cyberbullying. Victims of bullying are up to nine times more likely to consider suicide. It’s serious business.

We share stories with our own experiences with online bullying and in person bullying, stats and advice, and what parents can do to help.

Content warning: this episode contains discussion of suicide, bullying both online in person, threats of sexual assault and other potentially difficult topics.

Some advice and information:

11 Facts about cyber-bullying from dosomething.org

Cyber-bullying from nobullying.com

Cyber-bullying Stats from bullyingstatistics.org

Cyber-bullying information from NHS.uk

Teen Vogue on cyber-bullying, identification and how to deal.

 

 

 

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#NOHATE #STOPBULLYING

 

Supernatural

Supernatural

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The Snarkers discuss Supernatural!

We discuss our favorite characters, the show’s problematic but dramatically improving treatment of female characters, the relationships, the acting, and Jared doing chin-up shirtless. Also, learn the terrible things Donna has done to Pops.

Also, Snark is saying goodbye to Michele. After over a year as a Snarker, Michele is leaving the protective Snarkcasts cocoon. We will miss you, Michele!

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Whitewashing - if it's not a picket fence, just don't do it.

Whitewashing - if it's not a picket fence, just don't do it.

Whitewashing

Casting a white actor in a role that should be played by an actor of color. Death Note, New Mutants, Dr. Strange, Gods of Egypt, Aloha, Ghost in the Machine are just a few examples. With guests A’isha and Luke, the Snarkers discuss this historical problem.

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Collective Snark - Wonder Woman

Collective Snark - Wonder Woman

In which the Snarkers rave over Wonder Woman. We talk about what it meant to us to see this strong, powerful woman portrayed on screen as a warrior. We talk about Antiope and Amazon warriors and Steve Trevor and the multi-cultural team and that amazing, empowering, inspiring, emotional walk into no-man’s lands. We embrace, once again, the sexualization of the Chrisses. (we are for it).

You guys, we loved this movie. Is it perfect? No. But, just like Wonder Woman’s thigh jiggle does not make her less strong, this movie’s imperfections don’t make it less inspiring.

 

Wonder Woman!

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Diversity is Killing Comics????

In which the Snarkers discuss Daniel Gabriel’s now infamous quote regarding the effect of diversity on comic sales. With our guests Billy and A’isha, we talk about comics, what is a comic, the context of the original quote, the importance of representation, babies, how fantastic the 2018 Black Panther looks, Diamond Comics and its monopoly over comic distribution, and give a spontaneous review of Baby Driver.

Nerdists post on the subject

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Compliments, or Why a Drunken Moose Matters

Compliments, or Why a Drunken Moose Matters

In which the Snarkers discuss compliments, hair, and moose.

Inspired by this buzzfeed article (don’t judge), the Snarkers along with guests Alison and Brianna have a fun conversation that starts with compliments and ends with battling moose and bears for guns? I dunno, you had to be there.

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Episode 2.12 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Fatherhood, and the Family you choose.

Episode 2.12 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Fatherhood, and the Family you choose.


Inspired by this insightful article: The Most Popular Movie in America Right Now Is All About Toxic Fatherhood the snarkers discuss parenting adorable baby Groot, the relationship between Nebula and Gamora, Peter and Ego, Peter and Yondu, Drax and Mantis, Rocket and his own self-acceptance, the impact of the music, and finished off with a deeply personal story from our guest Brianna.

 

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Episode - 2.11 - Storytelling - Collector Con Panel Discussion

In which the Snarkers went to CollectorCon and did a panel about Storytelling. We talk with our friend Caroline about plotting vs pantsing, characters who refuse to do what they’re told, where we find inspiration, and strategies for finishing what you started.


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Episode 2.10 - The Magicians

In which the Snarkers gather to talk about our mutual love of SyFy's The Magicians. This dark fantasy pays homage to classic fantasies like The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland.

It can be a little hard to learn to love, but if Penny's eyes don't draw you in, maybe it's Elliot and Margo, or maybe Quentin and Alice's bumbling relationship, or Julia's dark path to find her way to magic.

Guests Rob and Lyz join us for the conversation.

Warning: This episode addresses topics like rape and abortion.