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In which Dr. Andrea Letamendi of Arkham Sessions joins us to analyze some analysis; Doc Samson has major scope-of-practice issues; Ren & Stimpy references continue to fail to age well; it’s hard to be Quicksilver; Val Cooper is not your friend; Polaris pretty much always deserves better; Charles Xavier should not be allowed to inhabit positions of power; and labels are often not the best tools for good representations of mental illness and neurodivergence.
- A very high-stakes 3-D puzzle
- X-Factor #87
- Doc Samson
- Making talking heads interesting
- Wolfsbane’s relationship to pop culture
- Appropriate boundaries
- Several remarkable fashion choices
- Pietro Maximoff in perspective
- Therapeutic assessment vs. intervention
- The extremely tragic backstory of Jamie Madrox
- Imposter syndrome
- A brief history of Polaris’s brushes with possession
- A really poorly planned and presented sequence
- Consequences of armchair diagnosis
- Interactions of telepathy and psychology
- Legion as a portrayal of mental illness
- Writing mental illness in fiction
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