Archive for December, 2016


Something About a Girl

So, yesterday’s new Overwatch comic, Reflections, revealed that the series mascot Tracer is in a relationship with another woman. This is huge for a number of reasons, mostly related to how big the game is and that she is one of the more popular characters in it, but also because of how it was presented. Spoilers?

I’m kind of stalling on things to say here because a ton has already been said about this, but the big thing is that the comic itself doesn’t make a huge deal of it’s reveal. Tracer gets home, talks to someone off screen, oh hey off screen person is a girl. Then there’s a minor misunderstanding that turns out for the best, because plot contrivance, and they kiss. It’s a small moment in the comic, a series of them actually, but it makes a pretty massive impact because of what it is. And I think that’s the big thing here, Tracer being gay isn’t treated as an out of nowhere thing that shocks everyone in world, it’s a small moment at home and then on to the rest of the comic. Plus, since Emily seems pretty comfortable around Winston, the series resident PHD. gorilla, we can assume that this isn’t a new thing to anyone. Which is good.

Blizard has been teasing LGBT characters since forever, which takes a little omph out of it, but it’s also really good to see them not only making good on that but doing it in such a big way. I’ve got to repeat, Tracer is the face of Overwatch, the mascot, she’s been around since the announcement trailer. She’s the last character I would have expected, while also being one of the ones I really hoped for.

I am really hoping they do more with Emily as a character, preferably either making her playable some time down the road or having her show up a bit more in the lore. It’s nice that she exists, but I’m a little worried about what happens once the initial rush of excitement fades. Which makes this one of those places where I’m trying to put my pop culture expectations aside and just be happy about the reveal. Because when one of my co-workers told me about it, I about floated through the rest of my shift.

So, as the pun goes. Cheers love, the Calvary’s queer!

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Radio Silence is Golden

Right, so as of today I am down to one job and getting stuff ready for the holidays. That means I should be able to end my mini pause and actually start posting again. That’s not going to mean much just now, I haven’t really gotten a chance to read anything in the last three or so weeks, but it means I can start going again.

General stuff, the next actual review is going to be Arcanum Unbounded, which should be awesome. The cat’s been loud and clingy because I’m back and she missed me, it is both cute and sad. Also, the house spooks keep stealing one of the roommate’s sodas, it’s weird but hey, these things happen.

As always, feel free to comment on, pretty well whatever this time, maybe books you’re excited for in the coming year.

A Thing and An Apology

So, hey, I’m behind on reviews again and it’s looking like it’s going to stay that way for the next couple weeks. I got a second job, so all my time has been work or sleep. I’ve been pretty dead on all my spare time stuff, but I figured I could at least write this so you guys would know what was up and that I hadn’t just blinked away on you.

If I get the chance, I’m going to write up a couple of the comic book reviews I’d mentioned a while back. It’s not a full on thing, but it’s something that I could put up to fill the empty space. Then, if it’s a thing that’s enjoyed, I could keep doing those every now and then.

Sorry everyone.