“Shakaar knows better than anyone, you can’t capitulate to terrorists. He used to be one, and the day the Cardassians started to negotiate with him was the day he knew they’d been beaten.”
     -- Major Kira Nerys

There are times I identify with Odo more than perhaps I should. Maybe not me now, happily married and largely settled down, but the me back when this episode aired. Pining hopelessly after the pixie tomboy of my dreams and unable to express myself in anything more profound than mindless self-destruction and defeatist groans? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Yes, indeed . . . As evidenced by this week's column title, I am officially devoid of shame. But please, allow me to explain. There are certain responsibilities that go along with being a gay man in addition to being a Wonder Woman fan. One of those is a list of "required viewing" films usually of the "Old Hollywood Glamour Queen" or the "Bitchy Teen Dark Comedy" variety.

To the point, at the risk of foregoing my gay card (Yes, they give us a card. Being fabulous has privileges!), I have never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's. Well, I had never seen it until last month. I know. I know. Whatever! What can I tell you? I'm a gentleman whom prefers blondes. I've seen my fair share of Bette Davis flicks, but Marilyn Monroe is my home girl.

The following is an interview with New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden, who - in conjunction with long-time collaborator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics - will soon release the first-ever comic book expansion of the novel, Joe Golem and the Drowning City.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Golden about the impetus for taking the Golem character into the sequential art medium, the creative process of working with Mignola and artists Patric Reynolds (Serenity) and Dave Stewart, when readers may anticipate the release of the five-issue Joe Golem: Occult Detective series, and more!

The following is an interview with veteran actor Harry Groener, who has amassed an incredible resume on the stage (Crazy for You, Cats, Oklahoma!), as well as through film (Road to Perdition) and television (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Breaking Bad). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Groener about his upcoming role as Professor Serebryakov in the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker's translation of Uncle Vanya, discussing his initial interest in the production, the process of rehearsing for a play that is double cast, how Baker's translation will connect with audiences, and more!

The following is an interview with CJ Draden, the artist behind a line of unconventional, stunning, and edgy live art paintings on glass. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Draden about the inspiration behind his artwork, the recent release of his debut graphic novel - The Wooden Heart, his creative process in approaching a new artistic medium, and more!

The following is an interview with the team behind the Horror Equity Fund, a central place for fans, professionals, and investors to learn, exchange ideas, offer services, find opportunities, get content, and find or offer funding for horror-centric projects. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with the team regarding the inspiration behind the organization, its missions to unite horror genre creators with investors, how individuals can get involved, and more!

The following is an interview with author Ivan Infante of the Mike Chance novel series. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Infante about his latest addition to the series, Fixed Fight, his approach to novel writing, why he likes to use Los Angeles as the setting for his books, and more!

The following is an interview with David Knight and Julie Nimoy, the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary, COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Knight and Nimoy about their inspiration for the project, what viewers will be able to take away from the film, the talented cast and crew involved in the project, and how you can get involved with the film and help to raise awareness for COPD through their crowdfunding campaign!

“In the end, it’s your fear that will destroy you.”
     -- Changeling

One of the downsides to having your most popular novel be about conspiracies is that, occasionally, you meet a true believer. Someone who mistakes my joy at the human race’s facility for endless and needlessly complex self-delusion for a sincere belief in the goings on of my comedy novel. It’s always a chilling moment, the confirmation coming when the person says things like “building seven,” and their eyes get the steeliness of Dennis Reynolds discussing “the implication.”

"Girls can wear jeans
And cut their hair short,
Wear shirts and boots
'Cause it's OK to be a boy.
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
But, secretly, you'd love to know what it's like,
Wouldn't you
What it feels like for a girl"

Madonna used this quote from the film, The Cement Garden, to introduce her 2001 hit single, "What It Feels Like for a Girl," from her highly successful Music album. As we will be taking about gender equality and representation, it seemed an apropos way to introduce this week's #WonderBOYWednesday column. Yes, my dears, you read that correctly - just for the fun of it, this week, it's #WonderBOYWednesday. (We'll return to our regularly scheduled, gender-specific title next #WonderWomanWednesday!)

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