So, here’s the deal on the blog expansion. We are starting from scratch, and building a new site. We will upload all our archives from here to the new site, and redo the design/layout etc. This blog will remain *active* until that site goes live, and will redirect to the new site for a period of months until everyone is aware we’ve moved.
The new site will be called Method Blue. The tumblr is already active. Follow us! 😀
MC had a big hand in the name, and I thought blue was a great callback to the work we’ve already been doing, and will continue to do. While this site is focused on a few fandoms, primarily X-Men, the new blog will be *everything* LGBTQIA in the arts, media, and eventually history as well. Yep- fandom culture will still be there, for sure.
I have quite a lot of content from reader submissions to upload to the new site, but we are *absolutely* still accepting things. If you’ve written something, drawn something, analyzed something, if you have a film/book/show recommendation, if you’ve made an indie film or do podcasts, vblogs,*anything* LGBTQIA related, *I WANT TO SEE IT.* XD And post it, if at all possible. (YES- this includes fanfic. Regardless of what happens/what has already happened in XMA or with X-Men, I will never not support fanfic authors, and I will still be doing rec lists!!) If you blog about LGBT+ things, tweet or Facebook about them, I want to follow, so send me your info!
For ALL of you who identify as LGBTQIA/Pansexual/homoromantic/gender fluid/etc- I want you to have access to your history, your stories, your culture, everything. I want this to be a safe haven for you, no matter who you are, where you come from, or how you identify. I am FOR you, WITH you, PART OF you.
We are family.
I am here. I’m not going anywhere.
Eventually, I’ll make a statement regarding XMA. I know people want to hear from me about that, but I’m waiting until the US premiere. There’s a lot of…emotions that I have about it, and I’ve done the better part of two weeks working through them. All I can say at the moment is that no matter what, I’m not going to let XMA tear down this blog. I’ve wanted to expand for months now, and our idea is bigger than one film. But I will talk about it soon enough.
I hope you stick with us. I’m unbelievably grateful that *so many* of you have stayed by our side.
So, let’s evolve. I’ll be getting into Hannibal personally as well as doing blogs on LGBT+ film, hoping for two a month since they’ll be the usual graphics-heavy analysis you’re used to on the blog! The first will cover the Swedish vampire piece Let the Right One In. MC will continue on with X-Men, Marvel, possibly other things. Not-a-bit-good will continue with Daredevil. I have a few interested writers for other projects. When I am finished with Hannibal, I’ll be moving into other shows.
So a lot is coming.
Also, please feel free to contact me. I’m here now. I say this a bit hesitantly concerning a few recent bad experiences with two people, but again, not going to let anyone tear down what we are trying to do. So, if you want to talk, if you need to vent about sexual identity, or issues concerning your creative work, or just to yell about feels and disappointments and victories regarding anything LGBTQIA related- including fictional characters XD- I’m here. I’m no therapist, but I’m a damn good listener.
Just contact the new tumblr blog as linked above (themethodblue), or email us at email@example.com. I will answer you. I also have a twitter that’s available upon request if you’d like to follow! (The email will eventually change, but not until the site goes live.)
I love you all very much.
And no matter what- let us NEVER, *EVER* lose our faith. Keep it, always.