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Featherdusters at 400 Yards: An Avengers Blog
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post on Feather Dusters at 400 Yards

An examination of the interactions between Steed and Ma Black in "Tunnel of Fear."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/old-women-are-worth-listening-to-steed-and-ma-black-in-tunnel-of-fear/
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post: Steed vs Keel

John Steed is a feminist, and thank God for that.

David Keel, bless his heart, isn't a feminist. Poor wee lamb.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/john-steed-is-a-feminist-david-keel-isnt/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Blog on Toy Trap Reply with quote

New Blog Post about "Toy Trap"

In a discussion about the relative merits of David Keel in a thread about "Tunnel of Fear," I mentioned that I had issues with Keel's character based on how he is presented on the page, even in the absence of Hendry's performances. My previous blog addressed some of those issues, but I've found that there's a lot more to unpack in the episode "Toy Trap." Hence a new post, hot off the press: https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/its-for-your-own-good-you-know-exploitation-oppression-and-patriarchal-norms-in-toy-trap/

Content notice for discussion of sex trafficking and abuse in this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further mumblings on Steed's neurodivergence

I have a headcanon that Steed is ADD/ADHD, and some recent postings on tumblr led me to concoct this little smackerel of something about it:
https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/a-little-thing-about-steed-emma-neurodivergence-and-trusting-the-process/

My original post explaining the evidence for my headcanon appeared here:
https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/neurodivergence-in-the-avengers-part-3-neurodivergent-steed/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post

A little smackerel of something about Steed, vulnerability, and emotion, vis-a-vis a scene from "Room Without a View."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/flashback-to-nee-san/
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Comments Policy

For various reasons, I think it wise that I institute a comments policy on my Avengers blog. Follow the link for details.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/comments-policy/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post: Nurturing Steed

Wherein I explore ways in which Steed nurtures other people, with a focus on his relationship with Cathy Gale in Seasons 2 and 3. Also I natter a little bit more about Steed's feminism and say grumpy things about James Bond.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/nurturing-steed/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post: Nurturing Steed, Part the Second

Herewith another blog, this one about how Steed nurtures other men, and about how that nurturing aspect of his character was there from the very first season. Steed is not "James Bond Lite," y'all....

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/nurturing-steed-part-the-second/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post: "Ableism, Sexism, and Toxic Masculinity: The Intersectional Violence at the Heart of 'Noon Doomsday' and Season 6"

In which I explore how Tara’s intersectional violence against Steed in Act III of “Noon Doomsday” is both an expression and microcosm of intersectional violence towards Tara–and, by extension, Steed–on the part of Avengers writers and producers, both within this episode in particular and across Season 6 generally.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/ableism-sexism-and-toxic-masculinity-the-intersectional-violence-at-the-heart-of-noon-doomsday-and-season-6/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post

I cooked up a little bloglet about Steed being Webster in "Two's a Crowd."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/what-price-steed
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post:

Wherein I analyze the scene between Emma Peel and George Miles in "What the Butler Saw" as a critique of rape culture.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/emmas-date-with-george-miles-as-critique-of-rape-culture-in-what-the-butler-saw/
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post

Some more Steed-and-Cathy thoughts, vis-a-vis "Warlock."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/youre-pretty-good-for-a-girl-thoughts-on-the-subversion-of-gendered-tropes-in-warlock/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post

A bloglet about "Have Guns Will Haggle."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/and-another-thing/
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