A summary of Voices of Youth Advocates’ biphobic review controversy

A summary of Voices of Youth Advocates’ biphobic review controversy

In case you missed the ongoing saga of Voices of Youth Advocates’ (VOYA) biphobic review, there’s a summary I wrote over at bitopia.org. Some highlights include: A VOYA review for Kody Keplinger’s book Run warning of the main character mentioning their bisexuality, but not mentioning the sex scene between two straight characters. VOYA’s editor in chief confusing genderqueer with a sexuality, then telling off Tristina Wright for “revealing their child’s sexuality”, who simply mentioned their genderqueer child in a complaint to VOYA about the biphobic book review. The same editor…

Good Greenlight Weekly Roundup

Good Greenlight Weekly Roundup

  Welcome to a weekly roundup of the more obscure video games yet to get onto Steam through Greenlight, complete with a “pick of the week”. Anybody familiar with steam Greenlight is aware at how notorious it can be for showcasing shovelware and trying to push ill-advised (and sometimes outright rancid) projects onto the steam storefront, which is depressing given the platform’s intent to give a leg up to indie developers and the amount of genuinely good games that get uploaded. Thankfully, with the help of the Steam community, and…

Harley Quinn’s Cheery Villainy: Pop Queer-ies Podcast Interview

Harley Quinn’s Cheery Villainy: Pop Queer-ies Podcast Interview

I was interviewed by the creators of the new podcast “Pop Queer-ies” about Harley Quinn and bisexual representation. You can visit the Pop Queer-ies website and listen to Justine and Gwen on the podcast here, and read the full written interview I gave here. Some great discussion resulted on the podcast, not just on Harley Quinn’s role in the DC universe and pop culture, but also on the role of women in comics in general. I highly recommend also reading Emilee Owens interview in the link which goes into further…

Welcome To The Obscuricom

Welcome To The Obscuricom

Hello, I’m Alex Liddell and this is the first post on The Obscuricom, a blog about obscure, weird and relatively underrated topics in popular culture. While I intend “the obscure” to be the general theme of this website, I’ll also be using it as a portfolio for my other work and as a general platform to talk about things that interest me. As you can see the website has just gone live and there’s still a lot of work to be done, but I want to get straight into writing…