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Creator / Liana K

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Cosplayer, Hostess, Actress, Web Video Creator

Liana Kerzner (born 15 February 1978), also known by her stage name Liana K, is a Canadian television host, writer and producer who co-hosted the final season of the talk show Ed's Night Party (renamed Ed & Red's Night Party) with her husband Steven. Liana K also co-hosted This Movie Sucks. She is also a video game journalist and hobbyist cosplayer.

Liana K was an honoured special guest and presenter at several comic book and science fiction events across North America, usually appearing dressed in character-based cosplay costumes. She and Ed co-hosted the 2007 Constellation Awards, and organized and hosted the Aurora Awards ceremony at the 67th World Science Fiction Convention in 2009. She is co-founder of Toronto's science fiction convention Futurecon (annual since 2010), which is sponsored by her company Kerzner Media Arts.


She had the Secret Six comic book character Liana Kerzner, a lover of Scandal Savage, named after her. Liana K identifies as a sex-positive feminist, and her hobbies include collecting action figures and other toys. She has also criticized Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series in her own series called "Why Feminist Frequency Almost Made Me Quit Writing." [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

  • Ascended Fangirl: As with the Secret Six issue above.
  • Appropriated Appellation: She created "Beelzeboob: Literally The Devil" after some of her critics called her "literally The Devil", in part to mock their inappropriate use of the word "literally".
  • Buxom Is Better: Subverted. Comments on the fact it's actually harder to be taken seriously as a large-chested woman.
    • Also did a number of videos which analyzed the impractical outfits of Quiet, Triss Merrigold, other video game women not because they're skimpy but because they wouldn't work due to RL physics concerns.
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    • On the other hand, she also frequently comments cheerfully on her attributes and is happy to show them off. She has expressed severe displeasure with the idea of busty video game characters being inherently "unrealistic" and in need of having their breasts shrunk to look more like "real women," and the fact that this was done to Lara Croft in the 2013 reboot was one of her (several) complaints about those games.
  • Canada, Eh?: Points out there's a very big difference between her Canadian and American fans in whether or not they recognize her from her shows or her videos.
  • Cosplay: Is a cosplay enthusiast and hobbyist.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her videos have a droll and amused sense of humor.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Anita Sarkeesian. Kerzner has repeatedly stated that she has nothing against Sarkeesian as a person and while she's a vocal critic of Sarkeesian's work and theories, she has strongly condemned any personal attacks against her. Their respective fans are not always as friendly to each other, though.
  • Gamer Chick: Particularly fond of the Dragon Age series.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Makes a joke this will be a problem in Dragon Age: Inquisition as she isn't too fond of Iron Bull.
  • The Horseshoe Effect: This is one of her major criticisms of Sarkeesian in the series linked in the description, that she loops back to a kind of "benevolent patriarchy". She accuses Sarkeesian of trying to force all female characters into a very narrow set of roles and appearances, and thinks that her influence has had a negative effect on the portrayal of women as diverse individuals. The biggest is that she thinks Sarkeesian's complaints about all women with large breasts being automatically sexually objectified and not valid characters (which she takes rather personally) is just body shaming, especially when Sarkeesian started calling such characters "Fighting F8ck Toys".
  • Insane Troll Logic: Dedicated a video to dissecting a group of trolls more outrageous claims about her. They'd made one accusing her of being fat and ugly (among other charges) as well as being a worker at a notable RL high class Toronto strip club. Became a Funny Moment when she pointed out this made no sense since she knew several women who worked there and they were anything but.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: The aforementioned Insane Troll Logic incident was beautifully deconstructed by her. Also averted as she refused to deny she was a former sex worker, not because she was, but because she didn't want to demonize it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Sees no reason why game characters should be demonized for being such. Also, irritated when the fact she's considered such for cosplay or past work that she should have her intellectual work dismissed.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: An opinion of her she's well aware of.
  • Once per Episode: In her series Lady Bits, which focuses on women in gaming, she makes it a point to mention that she hates The Sims in every episode.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: She accuses Sarkeesian of taking this to extremes, to the point of misogyny.
  • Sex Is Good: A strong believer in this principle of feminism.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: A non-funny example as she talks about being considered not attractive enough not to be constantly made to feel bad for her appearance but too pretty to have her intellectual credentials taken seriously.
  • Straw Feminist: Resoundingly averted and annoyed at those she thinks are playing into the stereotype as the "Stop Having Fun" Guys.
  • Take That!: In her commentary about the potential female Lord of the Flies movie remake, she repeatedly take potshots at Jonathan Macintosh.


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