ParagonTali

is creating pop culture opinions, reviews, meta, and critique
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Wastelander
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-You get a shiny Discord role, which gives you access to previews and excerpts of upcoming content.
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Settler
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-You get the Wastelander role on Discord, which gives you access to previews and excerpts of upcoming content. 

-You also get the Settler role, which gives you access to monthly movie nights and the ability to contribute questions to a monthly Q&A post on Tali's blog. (Disclaimer: Not all questions will be used every month.)

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Vault Dweller
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-You get the Wastelander role on Discord, which gives you access to previews and excerpts of upcoming content. 

-You also get the Settler role, which gives you access to monthly movie nights and the ability to contribute questions to a monthly Q&A post on Tali's blog. (Disclaimer: Not all questions will be used every month.)

-In addition to these two roles, you also get the Vault Dweller role! It... doesn't do much, besides looking cool, but you get to suggest a topic for a blog post every three months! 

-You also get your name on the Wall of Fame, a page on my blog that lists contributors who donate $10 or more. 


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About ParagonTali

Cringe culture is dead, and we killed it.
That's the motto of writer and entertainment blogger ParagonTali. ParagonTali loves unironic enthusiasm, the joy of obsession, unabashed celebration of the way that the media we love can help us do great things. 
ParagonTali grew up in a family that hated them, in a world whose acceptance of them was always conditional. Ever since they were a child, they learned to find strength and joy in worlds other than our own. They learned that fiction can not only help us tolerate our reality, but also give us the drive to shape it for the better. And in these troubled times, they want to share these insights with others. To change the course of the world through the celebration of stories that shape us.
So, how are they doing this?
Okay, so, the last paragraph may have set up some grand and epic plan to use speculative fiction to culture jam the insidious currents of closed-mindedness and xenophobia running through modern society or whatever, and for that, the author apologizes. ParagonTali really is just a sci-fi fandom blogger. But they really do believe that good stories are one of many things the world needs to push forward! Stories have been the backbone of human culture since the first cavemen started building fires and sharing tales of the hunt. Stories help us broaden our own perspectives by living the perspectives of people who are different from ourselves. And that's ParagonTali's message, in everything they do. 
What can I look forward to?
ALL THE THINGS EVER. Read-alongs and watch-alongs and video game blogging and sci-fi genre meta and maybe even a podcast and Twitch stream eventually. ParagonTali is not meant to be just one person's blog. It's meant to become a platform for having thought-provoking discussions about the stories we love. And more than anything, they want to share that platform with you, their wonderful supporters.

MANIFESTO

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” ~Ursula K. LeGuin, paraphrasing J.R.R. Tolkien

PARAGONTALI AFFIRMS
that fandom can be both celebratory and critical at the same time, and that one doesn't necessarily have to preclude the other. 
PARAGONTALI AFFIRMS that transformative works are good, valuable, and important for both self-exploration and creative expression. Yes, even the dark ones. 
PARAGONTALI AFFIRMS that there is no such thing as "too old" to express your love for the media that's important to you.
PARAGONTALI AFFIRMS that the opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation. 
PARAGONTALI AFFIRMS that all you need to create something truly extraordinary is a brave heart and an open mind. 
PARAGONTALI AFFIRMS that a radical resurgence of the freedom to love what we love without shame and create our visions without fear isn't all the world needs right now, but it certainly won't hurt.