Comments for PrideBrary http://pridebrary.com A collection of all the gay. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:52:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Pitch Perfect: In Deep Treble by Amelia Nõmmann http://pridebrary.com/pitch-perfect-deep-treble/#comment-939 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:52:03 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=3291#comment-939 I liked this game. Because is a cool.

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Comment on Scott Pilgrim vs the World by Spirit http://pridebrary.com/scott-pilgrim-vs-world/#comment-373 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:48:05 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=2156#comment-373

LGBT Positivity

9.00

Entertainment Value

9.50

Story

8.00

Graphic

7.00

“I was just a little bi-curious”

“Well honey, I’m a little bi-FURIOUS”

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Comment on Pitch Perfect: In Deep Treble by ScienceGal http://pridebrary.com/pitch-perfect-deep-treble/#comment-177 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:08:11 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=3291#comment-177

LGBT Positivity

8.00

Entertainment Value

8.00

Story

7.00

Graphic

8.00

Brief Introduction
The purpose of Pitch Perfect Deep Treble is to promote the Pitch Perfect 3 movie. It has been a while since the release of the previous two movies. And Pitch Perfect Deep Treble game will jog your memory of the favorite moments. Remember the iconic Bella uniform?
Opening Scene Pitch Perfect Deep Treble
The game started with your character (that you can customize the look of) watching the video the Bellas performing and being excited to be joining Barden and becoming a Bella.
Fat Amy, Aubrey, Chole, and Bella are in the game because they decided to stay in Barden past their graduation for whatever reason. Also Lily’s sister Lilo is a character in the game as a Bella (completed with the whispering of random and totally creepy things).

Storytelling
It is made a Episode game. Meaning it is kind of like interactive storybook. You can pick different responses, but the storyline is preset and the entire game is dialogue based. It is kind of more of a pick your adventure type kind. Some things are going to happen no matter what. And you have no way to prevent them from happening. But your choice would change the subsequent dialogue slightly and you can access additional content by paying with diamonds.

Romance
You have two romantic options- a Treble, and a too-cool-for-acapella DJ. You can customize the look of both of them. But get this, depends on your response to Chole’s questions on how boy crazy you are, you can indicate that you like both guys and girls. And that would make the DJ a female. You met the DJ through barging into their shower and had some heated exchange (remind you of anyone?). The DJ expressed their distaste toward acapella and challenged you to sing with her. And unlike in the Pitch Perfect 1 movie, you and the DJ could share a kiss.
shower kiss
Throughout the game you have different opportunity to run into both the Treble and the DJ. And the game is kind of annoying in the way that it will forced to interact with them both no matter how many times you rejected the advance of one of that. Because let’s be serious, Trebles are jerks.

So why should you play the game?
You can live through the comedy moment instead of just watching them on TV.
And if you pick the DJ as a female (because why wouldn’t you?), you get a lot of heated moments of two girls kissing (although always an indirect view). AND you get to customize the DJ to look however you want.

But mostly because the Bellas are awesome.

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Comment on The Four-Faced Liar by staypuftmarshmallowgirl http://pridebrary.com/the-four-faced-liar/#comment-114 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:13:06 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=107#comment-114

LGBT Positivity

6.00

Entertainment Value

6.50

Story

5.00

Graphic

7.00

Well jeez, I thought the sex scene was kind of hot?

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Comment on The Legend of Korra by staypuftmarshmallowgirl http://pridebrary.com/the-legend-of-korra/#comment-113 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:13:59 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=1874#comment-113

LGBT Positivity

2.00

Entertainment Value

9.00

Story

9.00

Graphic

8.00

Legend of Korra is awesome! Take it from me, a self-proclaimed professional TV watcher. It is a strong, complex female…BISEXUAL PERSON OF COLOR, as its protagonist. WTF, how awesome is that? Not only that, this was a kid show, on Nickelodeon. I talk in depth in my Steven Universe commentary about how what we show to our kids can affect how they view the world. So the short version being, if we show people that are different or normally under/misrepresented, people of color, LGBTQ people, women, ect., in a positive and normal light in the media, then kids can grow up with that mindset. And Legend of Korra does just that…for at least two of those earlier examples.

The show does wonders for showing that women and people of color are human beings, with complex emotions, and can be just as interesting as men and can even be badass heroes.

I know shocker! What it doesn’t do well is its depiction of LGBTQ people. And it’s partly because I don’t think they planned to do KORRASAMI from the start, and partly because when they finally decided that’s the way they want to go, Nickelodeon said that they couldn’t. They drew the line at a brown female I guess, a queer one was to unfathomable…

The relationship between Avatar Korra and Asami Soto, both bisexual women, is almost, and I repeat ALMOST nonexistent on the show… With my lesbo goggles on (patent pending) I could see the relationship budding between the two girls when season three arrived. Though we don’t get the courting as most straight men and women are forced to get on shows, we see that they have grown closer than any other two people on the show. There were a couple blushes throughout the season, a couple hugs, and some gestures that are grander than just simple friendship. We end the series with Korrasami holding hands and walking into the spirit world… And that’s all the representation we get. It was so little amount that the naysayers had a chance to go

And they were able to pass off the girls’ relationship as extra special gal pals. And it wasn’t until the official statement from Bryke came out stating that yes Korra and Asami are in a relationship, it’s canon, that people got the clarification. But the problem was already there. Yes, technically Korra is the first bisexual character in a kids show, but we saw so little, that people were able to dismiss the idea entirely. Kids and frankly grown-ups need and deserve to see more. They deserve to see LGBTQ couples being treated the same way as straight couples do.

Now, should you watch this show? YESSSSSSSSS! If you haven’t seen Avatar: the Last Airbender the show that LoK is a sequel/continuation of, I’d watch that first, and then watch Korra, and then… GET THIS! Read the Legend of Korra comic books!!! They are a direct continuation of the very last episode of the series. And we get to see all the representation that was lost in the show, now explored all throughout these books. They’re amazing. Avatar and Legend of Korra are awesome shows, the stories are great, and the characters are even better. And it doesn’t stop at the TV shows, the story continues on, and we get to see Korrasami shine!

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Comment on Imagine Me & You by ScienceGal http://pridebrary.com/imagine-me-you/#comment-107 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 03:27:57 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=1731#comment-107 YOU’RE A WANKER NUMBER 9!

Imagine Me and You starts off in England, with a wedding getting ready to begin. The groom, Heck, waiting in the church. And the bride, Rachel…running into a McDonald’s bathroom to pee? Idk why she couldn’t just wait for the church, but I guess they had to get their product placement in there somewhere. Takes a whole take on the golden arches.

I am a comic genius.

Rachel makes it to the church and starts her way down the aisle when she makes eye contact with the Flower Girl (That’s what they call her), Luce, and it’s obviously love at first sight. You could tell by the swelling music cue and slow motion.

Chirst all the eye fucking!

But she get married to the guy anyway.

After the wedding Rachel keeps running into the Flower Girl. And by running into I mean, Rachel inviting Luce to dinner so that she can set the love her life up with her husbands best friend just to keep flower lady in her life. Romantic. Bumping into each other at the grocery store. Classic. Ok wait, I have to talk about this scene for a sec. I thought it was great, Rach and Heck come across Luce and her Gal Pal while shopping, and it has this subtle tension between the two love birds, with Rachel jealous of the girl at Luce’s side even if she is just a friend coupled with Luce just wanting out of a situation. But then they add a layer of comedy from the other two, Heck trying t figure out if they’re a couple and the friend messing with Luce by playing along. No lie, he actually asks if she is gay and her response was:

Goddamn, I’m using this one!

And going to soccer game..

Sorry football, on a “totally not a date” date.

But she soon realizes that she doesn’t want her new gal pal to be with the ‘not as hot as he thinks he is’ guy, but with her. So she’s gay, she’s in love, but she’s married, so there’s your drama. And it’s not melodrama either. It really does look at this from a realistic (well as realistic as movies can get) point of view. She’s married and falling for someone else, and that’s how it’s played. Though there is a little, it really has nothing to do with her being a lesbian thus normalizing their feelings which is really great. And it realistically has consequences for her actions. Good job by the writer!

Imagine Me and You your pretty typical ROMCOM, but and get this, with actual good writing. And not just good writing, but beautiful cinematography and acting. Wait, and it also has lesbian characters that are treated like human being and not a set of stereotypes.

So it’s not a typical rom com, IT’S JUST A GOOD MOVIE.

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Comment on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow by ScienceGal http://pridebrary.com/dcs-legends-tomorrow/#comment-106 Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:13:15 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=1674#comment-106

LGBT Positivity

7.50

Entertainment Value

8.00

Story

6.00

Graphic

6.00

Characters:
First of all, I love Sara Lance as a character. I have watched her from Arrow and was very happy to see her being revived and joined this show Legends of Tomorrow. With that said, I like the cast of Season 2 much better than Season 1. With Hawkgirl, Hawkman, and Captain Cold gone, they added in the Vixen, and Steel (Nate) for the Season 2, which are perfect fit for the team.

LGBT Postivity:
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The show is not shy about portraying Sara Lance’s bisexuality, especially her attraction to women. Throughout the first two seasons, Sara is seen hooking up (or kissing) multiple characters from history, including the queen of France, and Queen Guinevere from Arthur. It is fun to see Sara’s lighthearted side and having a little fun while traveling through time. Sara always had a terrible choice in man, and her kiss with Captain Cold is a solid prove of that. In Season 3, Sara is supposed to have a longer term romantic interest and that the show is ‘going to reestablish her bisexuality’, probably meaning the romantic interest will be a man. Seriously, we know she is bisexual, her hook up with Oliver Queen back when she was in Arrow established that, we do not need to be reminded. Whether Sara is with a man or a woman, I hope that Legends of Tomorrow will continue to treat her relationship delicately and portray her bisexuality with care.

Story:
Season 1 is too heavy on revenge and trying to figure out how the dynamic of the team works. In Season 2, the show seems to have found its voice and found a good balance of silliness and seriousness. For one of the episode, it was set during the Civil War, and it balanced the heavy topic of slavery with the silliness of a zombie outbreak.

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Comment on Dykes to Watch Out For by staypuftmarshmallowgirl http://pridebrary.com/dykes-to-watch-out-for/#comment-101 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:24:29 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=368#comment-101

LGBT Positivity

8.00

Entertainment Value

9.00

Story

9.00

Graphic

0.00

Review:

Great Scott! Let’s travel back in time to the 1980s where the gay rights movement was in full swing and the AIDs epidemic was beginning. It was a time where gay people no longer faded into the background, but stood up and had their voices heard. And that pretty much sets the stage of a comic like Dykes to Watch Out For to come out and rule! And it did rule! It’s a comic that is not only funny but talks about issues within the lesbian world and also the world in general.

Have you heard of the Bechdel Test? Good, that’s where this came from!

BECHDEL TEST:

All the characters are an extension of the creator Alison Bechdel, hell Mo, the main character even looks just like here:

 

ALISON BECHDEL

 

<-MO

It’s as if we’re taking a look straight into the past and what it was like for a person to live through this time period as a lesbian woman, as well as inside the author’s mind, which is pretty damn cool!  It’s sort of on the nose with the issues it wants to tackle, but it’s a short comic strip and you sort of have to get to the point fast and it’s also hilarious so you forgive it.

Yes it seems that Mo has a very pessimistic way of thinking about things and she blurts out thing, sort of in a way that it seems that Alison wants to rant through the character her frustrations and that can be a bit on the nose sometimes. But through her rants, she is honestly right about the situations and we can sympathize with that and the character.

What’s really great is the representation. She has women of a bunch of colors, with all different personalities and of all shapes and sizes and all over the spectrum of butch to femme. It’s written by a lesbian that has either had or heard about these experiences so they seem authentic, that and the characters make you want to invest your time and pick up a paper and read this every week!

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Comment on Sharp Zero by staypuftmarshmallowgirl http://pridebrary.com/sharp-zero-2014/#comment-100 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:21:10 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=502#comment-100

LGBT Positivity

7.50

Entertainment Value

9.50

Story

9.00

Graphic

10.00

Holy crap, this Sharp Zero is awesome! It’s just so much fun! So much though, that you find yourself blowing through the entire series in one sitting. The story is is sort of like a typical superhero story. Where the unlikely hero is turned into one, and enters a new world/way of life and has to find their way of balancing everything. But the characters are what makes this so much better! Writing is pretty good, like most comics, it’s built upon dialogue and images, and the way people speak with one another you can really feel how distinct their character is like just by how it’s written. Before I get into some of my favorite characters, let me just talk about the art! I so appreciate Robotsharks’s art! Not only is it really great, but they have a lot of fun with it as well! It can go from this really well drawn panel:

To this mess, and it’s hilarious!

This is literally one of my favorite pages of any comic I’ve ever read!

They really use the medium of comic book and webcomics and stretch them to their limit. And because they are not bound by editors or publishing companies, they can write whatever they want and tell their story how ever they please! And they really pull no punches!

No story can be a good one, let alone a great one without great characters to pull a story forward. Sharp Zero has some really awesome, ones from a mix of all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and color. The main character Elliot-

No E.T. not that Elliot, this Elliot, the one with no pants.

Elliot is a short Korean guy. Who is a demisexual delinquent who does not have his life together and actually used to cut himself. But he’s a good kid, looking for love and finds reassurance in the superheroes that save the day. He’s one of those characters that people can really relate to, one that shows even when you’re down and out that you can come back from so many things and keep going!

Danny, is Elliot’s love interest early on the comic. He is gay, autistic, and is over a foot taller than Elliot which is just fucking adorable! He’s super duper smart and is from a family of superheroes. But finds himself liking the lab then out in the field fighting.

Madina is friend to both the above, a good friend at that. She’s intelligent, quirky and likes to skateboard. She is always there for her friends.

I’m not going to talk about all the characters, there’s a ton. What I really love about this comic, is it’s diversity. It has a diversity in personalities, in people of color, and sexual orientations. You see a whole spectrum! there are gay guys, lesbians, real authentic bisexuals, pansexuals, demisexuals, asexuals, and some straight people as well! The representation is on point, in that these characters aren’t here to have the sexualities be their whole identities, they are well rounded people who have real emotions and stories to tell. And they also want to find love and relationships, whether that is friendship or more. That’s great representation, when LGBT+ characters are shown in a normal light with every day lives. It normalizes this marginalized group and shows that we are human beings too!

Please go read this awesomely gay comic, it’s a lot of fun and you really root for these characters!

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Comment on Rock and Riot by staypuftmarshmallowgirl http://pridebrary.com/rock-and-riot-2015/#comment-99 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:18:19 +0000 http://pridebrary.com/?p=531#comment-99

LGBT Positivity

9.50

Entertainment Value

9.50

Story

9.00

Graphic

10.00

This is an awesome comic! The story is very simple and easy to follow, rival gangs getting in each other’s way because they think they’re so different, but in actuality they’re quite similar. Even though it’s simple,  the writing is awesome! And the comedic moments are on point most of the time, and very character driven which is nice. I really dig the art style as well. It helps bring that 50’s feel to the comic! And Chelsey does a cool job with tackling the medium of a webcomic in this day in age by posting gifs right into the comic and making it come to life! You’re sucked in because of the adorable characters  that you just want to hug and love! They’re typical teenagers with typical teenage problems, like prom and hormones, but they have these unique qualities that people can really relate to and say “yeah I’ve been there”.

Connie

She’s pretty much the main character. She’s pretty rad, a black lesbian in the 50’s who’s confident and awesome and she know it! She’s the leader of the Jaquettes, and is accepting of people for who they are.

Carla

Who is just a sweet little cinnamon roll, who deserves everything! She’s Connie’s love interest, and soon girlfriend (it’s not really a spoiler since it happens incredibly fast). Carla is intelligent, incredibly kind and mature for her age. She’s a waitress and also a panromantic asexual.

The rest of the characters I leave up to you to find out about, because it’s fun to learn about them and see how they grow. It’s set in the 50’s, the period of the American Dream. If you’re white and straight, and a man haha ohhh… So this deals with both sexuality and race within that time period. And it’s handled pretty well, some in big ways and some in subtle. Because there aren’t names for all the sexualities at this point in time, the characters just describe their feelings which is a pretty cool spin on it. The representation is 

You get a little something something from the whole acronym and more! You have lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women, a transgender girl, someone who doesn’t identify with either male or female, asexuals and aromantics, demisexuals, etc.!

Rock and Riot is a rockin’ riot…HAHAHA

*sighs, wipes tear* Thank you, you everyone.

But really go read this comic, it’s a whole lot of fun with relatable characters of all shapes and sizes! You’ll find some thing you’ll like!

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