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How to Read, Watch, and Play with Less Guilt and More Care

Many Christians only ask whether a piece of fiction is ok, but maybe there are other, better questions we might ask ourselves to get more out of the stories we consume.

Trauma and the Worth of Human Bodies in Black Widow

Rather than glorifying trauma, Black Widow reminds us of its cost and the worth of the bodies subjected to it.

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 […]

Loki Reflections from LTN Writers

Each week, as new episodes of Loki drop, LTN Writers reflect on the new MCU series. Check in to see what we think about the Sacred Timeline.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Black Creators You Should Know

The LTN Writers catalog some of our favorite Black creators of nerdy media.