Kink Negotiation in Stupid Wakatoshi In Stupid Wakatoshi, the sexual encounter between Oikawa and Ushijima contains a very subtle kink negotiation that may not be visible on a surface reading or if one takes the characters' words at face value. This is a brief analysis of the dynamics of this negotiation.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 1k+, 8/26
The Personal, The Political and the Twisted The Personal, The Political and the Twisted: Historical Fantasy as Feminist Discourse in Thursday26's "Twisted"
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 4k+, 3/29/2020
Imagery and Metaphor in Downed An analysis of the imagery, specifically tactile and kinetic, in the HttyD fanfic "Downed" on the Ao3 by Thursday26.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 3k+, 8/26/2019
Whatever Happened to the Girlfriend? Female Empowerment in Redamancy Slash fiction has many ways of dealing with the canonical female love interest. This offers a survey of the most common ways and an example of the most empowering way from the fan fiction Redamancy by Thursday26.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 2k+, 5/16/2019
Gothic with a Twist: Out of Time as a Contemporary Gothic There are a number of twists on traditional Gothic elements in "Out of Time" that modify the genre to suit a contemporary audience.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 1k+, 3/27/2019
The Boy Who Loved a Dragon: Tragedy or Atrocity? Hamilton's Definition "The Boy Who Loved a Dragon" does not fit neatly into any specific category of tragedy. By synthesizing several approaches, with special reference to Hamilton's definition of tragedy, I hope to shed some light on this matter.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 3k+, 12/25/2018
Definitions of Agency Applied to Through Fire and Flames "Through Fire and Flames" is a HTTYD fan fiction through which agency, the ability to affect the plot, is closely bound up with agency in the sense of standing up for your beliefs. I explore this briefly with some examples from the text.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 1k+, 12/5/2018