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Black Widow: Redeeming the Past

Love Thy Nerd is dedicated to thoughtful engagement with Phase 4 MCU content. You can find our reflections on the MCU series at these links: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. Please note that all articles contain spoilers for their respective content. Spoilers for Marvel’s Black Widow appear in this article. Black […]

Getting Started in Nerd Culture

Interested in picking up a new nerdy hobby but don't know where to start? We've got you covered!

Less is More in Loki Ep 6

Each week, as new episodes of Loki release on Disney+, LTN writers will reflect on each episode. You can find what we think about the Sacred Timeline here. Spoiler warning for Loki Episode 6. The Ends (of Time) Justify the Ways and Means In the season finale of Loki, He Who Remains acknowledges he’s been the cause of […]

Fighting for Family in Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two

When I first dove into It Takes Two, I was expecting a relatively straightforward co-op experience that maybe told a fun story—to experience a game where I could have fun with a friend for a few hours and then move on to the next title. What I got was an in-depth, complex game that explored […]

Wrestling With Ourselves in Loki Ep 5

Each week, as new episodes of Loki release on Disney+, LTN writers will reflect on each episode. You can find what we think about the Sacred Timeline here. Spoiler warning for Loki Episode 5. In a time-wrecked ruin, Loki confronts himself…and himself…and himself…and himself…and herself. Cascading through funhouse mirrors of alternate selves and variant lives, he faces his […]

The Power of Love in Loki Ep 4

Each week, as new episodes of Loki release on Disney+, LTN writers will reflect on each episode. You can find what we think about the Sacred Timeline here. Spoiler warning for Loki Episode 4. Loki explores the themes of deceit, self-reflection, redemption, and, most surprisingly, but wholly welcome and joyfully, love. However, the themes that become abundantly clear […]

The Nuance of Trust in Raya and the Last Dragon

How much should we trust others with the ever-present potential of betrayal? Raya and the Last Dragon has a messy answer to a messy dilemma.

Defining Love in Loki Ep 3

Loki and his Variant Sylvie have different views of love. Writer Amy Cokenour reflects on her own view of love varies from the others.

Trust Issues in Loki Ep 2

Coming face to face with his variants makes Loki wonder who he should be trusting, and makes Adam grateful for the person he can always trust.

The Dangers and Blessings of Free Will in Loki Ep 1

LTN writer Andrea Racoti reflects on the first episode of Loki, discussing Loki's coming to terms with his need for redemption.