The Fan Meta Reader

On Canon, by vintagegeekculture

The amazing thing about the term “canon” is that it didn’t bubble up from the undifferentiated mass of fandom (who actually knows who came up with memes?). We know exactly and … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Social Contract Theory and Fandom Libertarianism, by i-will-not-be-caged

Curator’s note: It’s us! We’re back! At least for this terrific essay by i-will-not-be-caged on fandom, libertarianism, and social contracts. It’s always been a strong feeling of mine that fandom … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

“On Sylvie, and the Many Issues of Fandom and WOC Romance,” by threefeettotheleft

[Spoilers for Musketeers series 3] Here’s the thing, before I begin: none of this is about [Your Ship]. [Your Ship] and the way you play with it, is merely a component piece of … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

“The Importance of Writing Carefree Blackness™,” by mildmanneredmuse

Post-NaNoWriMo, I’ve volunteered beta-reading services. It combines my love of reading with my love of asking too many questions. The push for diversity in publishing has created attempts at diversity … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

“The Norwegian Prime Minister as the Anti-Jed Bartlett in Occupied,” by theshatnerian

In Occupied, a Norwegian political thriller currently airing on Netflix, Prime Minister Jesper Berg announces his new Green Party government will cease oil and gas production in favour of supplying Europe … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Why We Love to Hate Popular Chicks on TV,” by lucyrne

So I’ve been thinking too hard about Chloe Bourgeois from ‘Miraculous Ladybug,’ and I had to write out why she and her fellow queen bees were so interesting to me. … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

“An Open Letter to Pan-Holmesian Fandom: Elementary is Not Your Punch Line,” by language-escapes

I listen to a lot of podcasts these days.  When I moved a few months ago, my commute went from being five minutes to being an hour and a half, … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 5 Comments