The Fan Meta Reader

Monthly Archives: August, 2014

“How to Character Design for the Womens,” by shattered-earth

Curator’s Note: This is another example of gif set meta from Tumblr, this time making use of a common means of demonstrating drawing techniques to aspiring fan artists in order … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Not Actually What They Said,” by flybaldies

Curator’s Note: while fan meta historically have taken the shape of prose or video, with the proliferation of fandoms on Tumblr we’ve seen a rise in gif set meta that … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Economics of Fandom: Value, Investment, and Invisible Price Tags,” by saathi1013

Okay, so. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about fandom in terms of the value/devaluation spectrum. It’s a useful framework for my current mode of fandom behavior analysis. For instance, … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

“A Strange Yellow Squiggle: Racism in The Blind Banker” and “Arabia!lock: The Karachi Conundrum,” by mid0nz

Curator’s Note: In contrast with academic writing in the humanities, in which one argument advanced by an individual – or, in some cases, two or three – is typically sustained over … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Fan Meta Reader: An Introduction

The Fan Meta Reader is dedicated to bringing thought-provoking, theoretically innovative, and stylistically unique fan analysis – “meta” – to a wide readership. This blog was conceived as part of … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment