Caitlin’s Articles and Short Stories

Caitlin has an extensive writing portfolio, articles for entertainment websites, award winning short stories and news articles. Here is an overview of some of her work.

Published Short Stories

The Misadventures of Comic Book Girl– This memoir about the struggle of being a female comic book fan has been published in both Headwaters Creative Arts Magazine and the Great Smokies Review. It won the 2012 Wilma Dykeman Award for Creative Nonfiction.

The Blank Space– This short story about a group of people who wake up in a locked room with no memories of how they came to be there was published in Headwaters Creative Arts Magazine.

Anime Feminist 

Caitlin has written in-depth articles for Anime Feminist examining the intersection between social issues and anime. She considers these some of her best articles to date.

[Feature] ‘The Courage to Speak’: Mental Illness and Recovery in Natsume’s Book of Friends

[Creator Spotlight] From Evil Twins to Monthly Girls’: The evolution of the mangaka Izumi Tsubaki

Epicsteam Articles

Caitlin has worked for Epicstream for more than two years. In the course of her career there, she has written hundreds of articles about sci-fi and fantasy. You can find her work collected here.

Here is a list of a few (not all!) of her best articles

The Influence of Magical Girls on Western Animation

 6 Essential Stories for Understanding the Magical Girl Genre 

4 Examples of Social Allegories in Fantastical Fiction: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

The History and Importance of Girls’ Manga

 13 Action-Packed Girls’ Manga with Awesome Leading Ladies 

5 Incredible Sagas of Fandom Scams and Deception

5 Whitewashed Movies that Flopped Spectacularly

8 Reasons Ghost in the Shell Should Not be Whitewashed

Why the Reaction to Star Wars Rogue One Proves the term Mary Sue is Meaningless

7 Sci-fi and Fantasy Works that Prove Representation Matters

13 Controversial Anime and Manga Around the World

12 Animated Sci fi and Fantasy Series that Nailed Their Finales

8 Time Internet Fandom Crossed the Line with Creators and Actors

5 Laughably Censored Anime Dubs 

10 Common Misconceptions About Wonder Woman and Why They’re Wrong

The Top 10 Weirdest Moments in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

6 Amazing Facts About Carrie Fisher

10 Times Fantasy and Sci-fi Creators Threw Amazing Tantrums in Response to Criticism

The 12 Weirdest Encounters Between Superman and Batman

8 Colorful Feuds Between Fantasy and Sci-fi Creators

8 Creepy and Unsettling Pokemon Stories

8 Spooky Video Game Urban Legends

The 8 Most Bizarre Anime Ripoffs

The 20 Wildest and Weirdest Pokemon Go Stories

The Top 15 Worst Live Action Superhero and Comic Movies

21 Horrific Superhero Redesigns 

17 Excellent Superhero Redesigns 

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Supergirl

14 Weird Versions of Spider-Man We Can’t Believe Got Printed

The Top 16 Weirdest Versions of Batman.

The 11 Weirdest Female Counterparts of Male Characters

14 Things You May Not Know About Wonder Woman

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Batman

6 Bizarre Grim and Gritty Comic Book Reinventions-

9 Stories that Superhero Media Keeps Retreading

12 Great Stories for Getting to Know Wonder Woman

12 Fantasy and Sci-fi TV Shows that Were Canceled Too Soon

10 Awesome and Obscure Sci-fi and Fantasy Anime

6 Psychological Anime Shows That Will Rock Your World

15 Anime Shows that Deserve a Continuation

5 Anime Reboots and Whether You Should Watch

The Top 10 Animated Series of 2015

9 Short Anime Shows That Will Rock Your World

4 Fantasy Webcomics That Will Rock Your World

4 Unexpectedly Awesome Indie Games

9 Anime from the Spring Season and Whether You Should Watch

Spring 2017 Anime Ranked from Worst to Best

10 Feel Good Anime You Should Watch

Death Note (2017 Netflix Movie Review): Dead on Arrival

Gravity Falls Series Review: A Summer to Remember

Fullmetal Alchemist Movie (2017) Review: Fine, But it Needed a Puppy

Cracked Articles

Caitlin had the honor of being published by Her first article, 6 Insulting Movie Adaptations of Strong Female Characters quickly went viral. It examined the way complex and proactive female characters were watered down in adaptations.

Her other article, 5 Insane Things Comic Books Believe Women’s Bodies Can Do-, showed the strange grasp of anatomy many comic book artists show when it comes to Female characters.

The Mary Sue Articles

Caitlin wrote several articles for the feminist pop culture website The Mary Sue. She explored the treatment of female characters in anime and manga through those articles.

Here are her articles in chronological order:

The Women Who Dress Like Men- Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga Part 1

The Women Who Dress Like Men- Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga Part 2

The Women Who Dress Like Men- Shoujo Staples of Anime and Manga Part 3

Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 1: The 90’s

Six Leading Ladies of Shonen Anime Part 2: The 21st Century

Josei Gems: Anime for Adult Women

Shining Seinen Part 1: Leading Ladies in Anime and Manga for Men

Shining Seinen Part 2: Leading Ladies in Anime and Manga for Men

Get to Know a Manga Artist: The Unstoppable Hiromu Arakawa

The Philosophy of Fullmetal Alchemist’s Hiromu Arakawa

A Girl’s Gotta Have Guts: Representation of Women in Hiromu Arakawa’s Manga

…And more!

Caitlin has written a lot. More sections will be added.