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Shannen Murphy

Long Island
Entertainment Writer and Blogger

screenwriter | video colorist | geek reporter | queer epileptic trying to force a place for myself into the world | jackie curtis in reverse

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(a.k.a. M. Leigh/Murphy Leigh)

Specifically, I'm a geek journalist who specializes in LGBT and disability issues in geek media and culture. I write a blog twice a week on the subject called No More Metaphors (, and presently write in my area of expertise for My ...

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Nov 21, 2017

But yeah I guess I’m sort of back now, after a halfway-hiatus to avoid JL stuff on here. I’ll do my best to stay away from negativity, because we all deserve better than that!

Nov 20, 2017

That said, people who have issues with this version of Superman because of the Christian symbolism have good and true points and their criticisms are hella valid. That thread was directed at the ‘Wah I’m mad Superman isn’t exactly how I remember him from when I was six...” crowd.

Nov 20, 2017

(7) Or whatever else in comics you love and I don’t. That’s your goddamn prerogative. But please stop trying to ruin MY enjoyment of media just because you think Superman should smile more in movies you don’t even like.

Nov 20, 2017

(5) what? There comes a time when yelling about the stuff I hate, or using the stuff I love to tear down the stuff I hate becomes useless. Y’all won’t listen to me, so I’ll stop preaching. Please, feel free to love Chris Reeve’s Superman. ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My Fantasy Sports Talk.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I own one, actually!

How is social media changing news?

It's democratizing the news, and allowing people to choose the news they want to hear about.