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Samantha Puc

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Missoula, MT, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

How Cozy Sim Games Are Saving My Life

Sometimes, the best mental health tool I have is playing a low-stakes sim game like Disney Dreamlight Valley until my anxiety simmers down. → Read More

'Fat Off, Fat On' Author Clarkisha Kent on Why Her Younger Self Would Be Scandalized

Clarkisha Kent talks about her debut memoir, Fat Off, Fat On, and why she finally threw away her scale. → Read More

SXSW’s Treatment of Disabled Guests & Journalists Is Getting Even Worse

SXSW is just one of many festivals to discontinue its virtual programming mode, and disabled journalists are mourning the loss. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Rape

Weinstein, who turns 71 in March, is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York. → Read More

What the Hell Is Going on With These Roald Dahl Book Changes?

Puffin Books and the Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the copyrights and trademarks for his works, have made language changes to new editions of the author's books. → Read More

20 Books Like Harry Potter To Read Instead of Supporting JK Rowling

You don't need to miss out on fantastic stories if you want to avoid J.K. Rowling. → Read More

Who Is Sun-Spider? Everything You Need To Know About Marvel’s Spider-Hero

One of the newest additions to the Spider-Verse continues the tradition of defying our expectations about who can be a hero. → Read More

Cut Velma/Daphne Kiss in ‘Scooby-Doo’ Could Have Meant a Lot for LGBTQIA+ Millennials

This aligns with James Gunn's previous comments about how Warner Bros. wouldn't let him make Velma explicitly gay, so the information isn't exactly new ... But I can't stop thinking about it. → Read More

Here’s How to Read ‘His Dark Materials’ Books in Order

Need more of Lyra and Will after 'His Dark Materials'? Here's how to read their story – and much more from the mind of Philip Pullman. → Read More

Interview: Voice of Pokémon’s Ash Ketchum, Sarah Natochenny, Reflects on 25 Years and Reveals What’s Next

In November 2022, Pokémon fans witnessed the beginning of the end of a 25-year journey. → Read More

How ‘They Both Die at the End’ Handles LGBTQIA+ Representation

Here's what you need to know about Adam Silvera's beloved novel 'They Both Die at the End,' including how it handles LGBTQIA+ representation. → Read More

Queer Webcomic ‘Slice of Life’ Joins a New Platform for a More Creator-Friendly Revenue Split

The digital comics marketplace continues to shift, but one avenue is putting creator revenue at the center of its offering. → Read More

Wizards of the Coast Is Finally Giving ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Fans What They Really Want

This statement not only acknowledges the trust Wizards has lost from its community, but attempts to build a bridge toward reclaiming that trust. → Read More

Our Favorite Amphibious Queer Icons Are Getting a TV Series!

The book series has cemented itself as a classic not just for children, but for LGBTQIA+ individuals who identify with the titular pair and their unyielding love for each other. → Read More

‘Harley Quinn’ Writer Takes a Strong Stance on the Possibility of a Harley/Ivy Breakup

Harley Quinn has very intentionally developed the relationship between Harley and Ivy since the series premiere. → Read More

Why Stiles Is Missing From the New ‘Teen Wolf’ Movie

In addition to the time jump and the surprise return of Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, 'Teen Wolf: The Movie' has another significant change: Scott's best friend Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) is nowhere to be seen. → Read More

Nightwing #100 set the stage for the Titans to replace the Justice League

Dick Grayson is tasked with replacing the JLA and filling some pretty big superhero shoes → Read More

A Popular Comic Adaptation Was Apparently Canceled for the Same Old Sexist Reasons

Nickelodeon has axed an animated adaptation of the children's comic Phoebe and Her Unicorn, allegedly because executives think it won't draw enough of an audience if it doesn't cater to young boys. → Read More

Will Ben Affleck Play Dario Agger in the MCU? Here’s What You Need To Know

This time, he'd be playing a villain whose most notable comics rivalry is the god Thor, followed closely by the Hulk. → Read More

How ‘One D&D’ Will Affect TTRPG Creators When It Launches

How will 'One D&D' affect the Open Gaming License (OGL), which allows publication of third-party content based on 'Dungeons & Dragons'? → Read More