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2017-07-05 09:41 pm

Gay Representation in the "Riverdale" comic book, Issue #4



Earlier this year, I had some thoughts (here, here, here, and here) on how the Riverdale TV series, based off of Archie Comics, treated Kevin Keller, who debuted several years ago as the franchise's first gay character. I was not pleased by the show's treatment of him, as the portrayal seemed rooted in dated stereotypes and unwilling to go beyond them, so it was with some trepidation that I picked up Riverdale #4, an issue of the associated comic book which focuses on Kevin. 

Spoilers Ahead! )
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2017-06-22 12:57 pm

Dear Rare Pair Writer

 

Dear Rare Pair Writer,

 

Links to my fandom pages:

 

Maeve of Winter on AO3

 

Maeve of Winter on Tumblr

 

Maeve of Winter on Dreamwidth

 

WhimsicalNixie on LiveJournal

 

Maeve of Winter on Fanfiction.net

 

 

Wishing you well! This my first time participating, and I'm very excited!

 

I should say right off the bat that my prompts are only here for guidance, not as anything you are obligated to right for me. If you have your own idea for the pairing that fits with my likes, it’s more than okay with me if you want to write that.

 

Also, feel free to mix and match my prompts with different pairings and fandoms. If it’s somewhere in my letter, it’s something I’m okay with receiving for any canon or character.


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2017-06-11 02:55 pm

"All in the Family" 2017 Exchange in Review

 For the "All in the Family" Exchange, I received two wonderful fics. Here they are:

Title: Brotherhood
Author:
Fandom: G.I. Joe (Cartoon)

Link 
Summary: A reimagining of Falcon joining the G.I. Joe program.
Relationship: Duke & Falcon (Family/Friendship)


Title:
 Not Alone
Author: 
Fandom: G.I. Joe (Cartoon)
Link 
Summary: Falcon comforts Duke when his duties take a toll on him.
Relationship: Duke & Falcon (Family/Friendship)


I also wrote several fics for my recipient, zgory. Here are the fics:

Title: Voices From the Hills
Recip: zgory
Fandom:
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Summary: Sheriff Keller first meets Kevin's mother when he almost runs her down with his patrol car.An explanation for the whereabouts of Kevin's mom in the series.
Relationship: Sheriff Keller/Kathy Keller


Title:
 Lonely In My Life
Recip: zgory
Fandom:
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Summary: Kevin struggles with feelings of loneliness and worthlessness after he finds out the true reason Joaquin is dating him.
Relationship: Kevin/Joaquin, Betty/Jughead

 
Title: Worried For You
Recip: zgory
Fandom: 
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Summary: When Kevin works himself into exhaustion, the Sheriff is there to take care of him.
Relationship: Sheriff Keller and Kevin, father-son


Title: Return of the Prodigal Son
Recip: zgory
Fandom: 
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Summary: While waiting for Kevin to arrive home one stormy night, Sheriff Keller wonders about his ability to balance his career and family life.
Relationship: Sheriff Keller and Kevin, father-son


Title: Keller Family Values
Recip: zgory
Fandom: 
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Summary: Faced with an investigation that hits too close to home, Sheriff Keller struggles to keep the stress of his job from affecting his family life.
Relationship: Sheriff Keller and Kevin, father-son


Title: The Proper Way of Pleasure 
Recip: zgory
Fandom: 
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Warnings: Father/son incest, explicit sex
Summary: 
Kevin shyly approaches his father and asks him to take his virginity; Sheriff Keller is more than happy to oblige.
Relationship: Sheriff Keller/Kevin (Incest)


Title: Taking Charge
Recip: zgory
Fandom: 
Riverdale/Archie Comics
Link
 
Warnings: Father/son incest, explicit sex
Summary: 
Worried that Kevin is working himself into exhaustion, Sheriff Keller decides to ensure that he rests by making him too tired to leave their bed.
Relationship: Sheriff Keller/Kevin (Incest)
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2017-05-27 03:11 pm

Dear Rare Male Slash Writer

Dear Rare Male Slash Writer,


Links to my fandom pages:


Maeve of Winter on AO3


Maeve of Winter on Tumblr


Maeve of Winter on Dreamwidth


WhimsicalNixie on LiveJournal


Maeve of Winter on Imzy


Maeve of Winter on Fanfiction.net


Wishing you well! This my first time participating, and I'm very excited!

 
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2017-02-26 07:06 pm

Chocolate Box in Review

 My Fics


Title:
 Lean On Me
Recip: alliterate
Fandom: Archie Comics/Riverdale
Link 
Summary: When rebellious bad boy Nick roars into town on a motorcycle, he instantly sweeps Kevin off his feet. But their romance spells trouble for the rest of the Riverdale gang, particularly Jughead. Redux of the Betty & Veronica story "Bad News Boyfriend."
Paring: Jughead Jones/Kevin Keller


Title: Need You Baby (Like I Breathe You, Baby)
Recip: alliterate
Fandom: Archie Comics/Riverdale
Link 
Summary: Kevin's not so much good with people as much as he's good at manipulating people. Or, five times Kevin rejected Jughead, and the time Jughead didn't reject him.
Paring: Jughead Jones/Kevin Keller


Title: Don't Be Afraid
Recip: Fearful_Captain_Biff_Elderberry
Fandom: Fantastic Four
Link 
Summary: Ben lives in fear of accidentally hurting Johnny, but Johnny convinces him not to worry.
Paring: Johnny Storm/Ben Grimm


Title: Endings and Beginnings
Recip: Hecate
Fandom: Suicide Squad
Link 
Summary: Still struggling after his failed relationship with June, Rick is less than welcoming when Harley Quinn returns to the team.
Paring: Harley Quinn/Rick Flag


Title: Old Wounds
Recip: Hecate
Fandom: Suicide Squad
Link 
Summary: Rick finds himself alone and taking care of a grievously wounded Harley Quinn, who seems intent on reminding him how the past can affect the future.
Paring: Harley Quinn/Rick Flag


Title: Fool Me Once
Recip: Hecate
Fandom: Suicide Squad
Link 
Summary: Rick Flag is almost certain his romance with Harley is a con. Keyword: almost.
Paring: Harley Quinn/Rick Flag
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2017-02-09 03:11 pm

Thoughts and Observations on the "Riverdale" Pilot

 Well, with my rant on Riverdale's treatment of Kevin Keller out of the way, I suppose I should give my general opinion on the show.

Going by the first episode, it's okay. I'm not particularly impressed with it, mainly because of the treatment of Kevin, but I'm interested in it enough to give it another chance. If you're interested, the third episode airs tonight at 9pm EST on the CW.

Spoilers below!

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2017-02-06 09:04 pm

Gay Stereotypes in the Media, or My Thoughts on Gay Representation in the "Riverdale" Pilot

 Spoilers and rant ahead!

Let me tell you about a character in Archie Comics named Kevin Keller. He is my favorite Archie Comics character of all time, with Reggie and Betty tying for a close second. Introduced in 2010 as Archie Comics' first gay character, Kevin was welcomed to Riverdale with open arms, quickly becoming close friends with both Jughead and Veronica. He quickly became president of his class, and one of his first acts was to build a 9/11 memorial on the school grounds. A military brat who'd travelled around the world, Kevin was interested in journalism and comic books, ran track, frequently engaged in eating contests with Jughead, entered a Jeopardy-like game show on national television, worked as a lifeguard, and counselled a former bully of his who was going through a rough time at home.

Very few of his stories focused on being gay, with even fewer centered on homophobia; his sexuality was acknowledged and 99.5% of the time simply accepted without second thought. No one significant really thought it was any big deal that Kevin Keller liked boys. In Afterlife With Archie (the zombie apocalypse AU), while Kevin does endure some homophobia from Reggie, he's also a badass archer who routinely takes out zombies with just a bow and arrow.

That is to say, the Kevin Keller of the comics is a far cry from the catty gay stereotype who appears on Riverdale for the sole purpose of being the gay BFFs with whatever female character is standing nearby.


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