Posts tagged "fantasy"

Artist Commemorates 63 Most Badass Heroines In Sci-Fi And Fantasy

Scott Park compiles the greatest women of SF/F, a transgender minister has raised bail for a dubiously arrested and detained trans woman, Joshua Feuerstein wants you to fight gay rights with assault rifles, and there’s an 84-year-old infamous jewel thief, just so you know.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

Frisky Reads: The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy By Sam Maggs

I guess you know you’re a fangirl, no matter how reluctant, when you read someone saying that “with ‘Doctor Who,’ you can start with the 2005 reboot pilot ‘Rose’, or you can skip directly to 2011 and go with Matt Smith’s first episode ‘The Eleventh Hour’,” and you think to yourself, What?! NO! Ditto that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2015

Rigging The Hugos: A Sad Puppies/George R. R. Martin Explainer

Fandom is alight with scandal right now over the Hugo awards, if you hadn’t heard or don’t follow sci-fi and fantasy writing. I will be totally honest and say from the get-go that I don’t keep up with contemporary science fiction novels by and large. I read comic books, I play video games, I watch…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 10, 2015

New Obsession: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor

I’m not a huge sci-fi or fantasy fan, but almost every time I watch one of these films or look at illustrations lifted from graphic novels from the genre, I get crazy peeved by the stupid costumes they put their female characters in. How are these lady warriors supposed to fight anybody in such skimpy,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2011

Does The World Need Princesses? Hell Yeah!

There’s been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” which, for the first time in Disney’s 70-year history, stars a black princess. First her name was too stereotypically slave-like, so it was changed from Maddie to Tiana. Then the blogosphere was in an uproar because Princess Tiana has a racially-ambiguous

By: Annika Harris / June 8, 2009

Why Do Strong Women Like To Be Dominated?

Imagine a woman: She has a college degree and a job, she pays for her own house and car, and she’s not intimidated by any man for any reason. She’s smart, independent and strong.

Isn’t it a puzzle, then, that she has sexual fantasies of being dominated?

Actually, researchers say, it makes perfect

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2009

Second Life: Virtual Reality Hooker

With over 16 million members, Second Life is the largest user created, 3-D online game world that features everything from malls to vampire castles, plus all the amenities of a faux-universe to play out your fantasies. It’s no surprise then that the sex market is strong and hi-tech hookers are cashing in — well, kind…

By: Simcha / January 12, 2009

Sex Advice: First Time Role-Player

“I want to start role-playing — how do I incorporate that into my regular sex life with my boyfriend since neither one of us has tried it before and want to start slow?” — Acting Up In Bed, via email

I think there’s two kinds of role-playing: theatrical and emotional. For example, the theatrical…

By: Sexpert Lindsay / July 23, 2008

The Frisky’s Top Six Fantasy Guys (According To Profession)

It’s hump day and while we should be busy working, spring flings are on our minds. Boys, boys, all types of boys — it’s the stuff daydreams are made of. According to Savvy Miss, there are ten classic types of dudes that women fantasize about: the pirate, the movie star, the cowboy, the younger guy,…

By: Simcha / May 14, 2008