Buckle up, readers, because SJ Whitby is going to take you on an emotional, queer, action packed ride in the second installment of their Cute Mutants series, Cute Mutants Vol 2: Young, Gifted & Queer.
Whelp. We’re scarcely a week into 2021 and things have already been crazy, especially if you’re a US citizen, like myself. I know you came here for queer media reviews or perhaps an update about the website, and we’ll get to that in a minute. As I have a platform I feel that I cannot be silent on the topics that happened in America this week and below I talk politics for several paragraphs. If that is something you’re trying to avoid for your own mental health or you didn’t come to a queer media review site for my political hot takes, no worries. Feel free to skip said political section and proceed to the “politics free” zone below.
Are you someone who enjoys men-loving-men content? Are you someone who enjoys dating simulator games? Do you enjoy beautifully rendered art? Or more dad puns than you throw a football at? Well, if any of that sounds like a thing you’re into, then you’re probably going to enjoy Dream Daddy, developed and published by Game Grumps and written by Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray.
Nottingham is an origin story for Robyn Hood and her queer band of misfits in Sherwood forest and it absolutely kept me engaged from the moment I started reading until the very end. There is so much to love about this story that it’s hard to find a place to even start, especially because I don’t want to ruin any surprises that the book holds.
Mooncakes, by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu is a magical graphic novel that will cast a spell over your heart. This self-contained story follows a diverse cast of characters and pulls the reader right into the magical setting. Walker & Xu have crafted a touching story that weaves magic into the modern realm through the tale of a capable hard of hearing witch, a non-binary werewolf learning their own innate magics, a science minded best friend, and delightfully supportive and queer grandmas.
The Queen of Ieflaria, by Effie Calvin, first in the Tales of Inthya series, is a quick and satisfying fantasy read. There is magic, LGBTQ+ inclusive world building, dragons, and court intrigue. And if that isn’t enough to pull you in, the amazing cast of female characters sure as hell will win your heart.
Softball. It’s been a stereotypical lesbian staple for as long as I can remember. Playing for Keeps, by Carla Kincaid, is a book that addresses how softball plays a role in bringing two women together when only one of them is actually a softball player.
Kase-San and Morning Glories is a 2018 OVA adaptation of the wildly popular Japanese manga, Kase-San, written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. This OVA is short at approximately 60 minutes, super cute, and has an excellent English dub!
Are you someone who is looking for a fun game to play by yourself or with up to three other friends? Have you ever wanted to play a competitive dating simulator? Are you at all into monsters (or the furry community)? Well, hold your butts because Monster Prom is the game for you if you answered yes to any of those questions!
CONTENT WARNING: Monster Prom is highly inappropriate. This review is safe for work but the game itself is not safe for all ages.