Last year Brighton Pride was amazing. And this year was brilliant! I had a blast, lots of fun among many different colors. My plans this year were different from the previous one. This time I wanted to eat rainbow cake. I know that I can do that whenever I want, but I just thought it fitted the day perfectly! So, what we did first was going to the Parade and see lots of colors and fun.
After around two hours of Parade, we were quite tired. So, we ended up in a fancy restaurant to enjoy the traditional English Breakfast. We ate a lot and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Plus, we could relax a lot. It was fantastic. But the best part came next: rainbow cake.
So, we went to our favorite cupcake shop and ordered a slice of rainbow cake. It was massive! So much so, that I could only eat a part of it.
Today we start a new section: fandom characters that explain a lot about us! And we start with Loki of Asgard [of course it had to be him!] Have you ever wondered why you like more a character than other, or why you get hooked with them, or even want to date them? Fandom characters that we like explain volumes about us. In fact, stating out loud who your favorite characters are is quite tricky since you’re giving a lot of information away about you and your personality. That I have written a book about Loki explains volumes about me, but how? What does have Loki that makes him give away part of my personality? What do we have in common? Why do I like this villain? Is it just chemistry on the works or is there more playing in my subconscious?
#lovewins in the US! These last days have been a shower of rainbows. Even if I am a little bit late, I’d like to share my favorite LGBTQ characters in comics and talk a little bit about their representation. LGBTQ+ representation in media has been growing during the recent years, while it has been slowly shattering old stereotypes. While not all media have portrayed LGBTQ+ characters in a good way, there has been progress.
Before starting with my character list, I’d like to stress that comic books can be a great medium to make people aware of social causes. One example can be found in Judd Winick, a comic book author whose work portraying homosexual supporting characters in DC’s Green Lantern and a HIV-positive sidekick in Green Arrow; and his autobiographical graphic novel called Pedro and Me, made him won several national awards, along with one from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). (More in The Power of Comics)