Blerd History Month: Static Shock

Static Shock was one of first black heroes I was aware of. Back when I was in primary school Static Shock was one of many after school cartoons to choose from. I never chose it though. In my defense this was the era of Animanics and Freakazoid. A bit about Static Shock: Static Shock is a DC Comics character created by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, and John Paul Leon in 1993. Static’s alter ego, or real name, is Virgil Ovid Hawkins and he’s usually a good guy on a team of youths. He recently made his debut as a powered up character on

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Days of Our Lives, I respect myself too much to continue our relationship.

I was a Days of Our Lives fangirl. I loved it, looked forward to it, and socialized with people specifically on the topic. Days made me happy. I called it a guilty pleasure but never actually felt guilty about loving it. Not anymore.

Recently I stopped feeling entertained and started to feel insulted. Yes, by a TV show, I felt insulted.

I felt like I was squirming in an uncomfortable chair in a car dealership while NBC up-sold the value of Good Cop over Bag Guy. No matter how unconvincing the arguments, the sellers spoke loudly and ignored all my pleas for reason and canon.

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