A mini issue today!
Abigail Nussbaum posted It's Easy to Be a Saint in Paradise: Thoughts on The Good Place's Third Season: "All of which is to say that it can be a bit intimidating to express criticism or skepticism about The Good Place's worldbuilding, because odds are that your reaction is the point, all the way back to "wait, the afterlife in this show doesn't make any sense" in the first season. Nevertheless, I find myself troubled by some of the conclusions the show reaches in its third season and where it proceeds from them."
Clare McBride for SyFy Wire posted How genre has failed and served queer representation: "It’s been a slow, uphill progression for queer representation in genre literature. Genre television and genre film lag a little behind genre literature, but we have more options than ever. But the very variety we have lays bare the two major problems facing queer representation in genre fiction: the limitations of metaphor and the limitations of accessibility."
itsladykit posted Have you ever changed the direction of a fic you were writing based off of audience reaction to a part?: "Accepting criticism from trusted sources is an important part of the creative process, especially when producing a commercial product. But the key phrase there would be “trusted sources”."
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