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Monthly Archives: December, 2014

The Fan Meta Reader 2014 Masterpost

“A Strange Yellow Squiggle: Racism in The Blind Banker” and “Arabialock: the Karachi Conundrum,” by mid0nz “The Economics of Fandom: Value, Investment, and Invisible Price Tags,” by saathi1013 “Not Actually … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

“A meditation on unrequited, fangirl love, and Trent Reznor,” by unreconstructed fangirl

This post needs a bit of set up, I think — it’s an old piece from a past fangirl life (circa 2005!), but I wanted to bring it over here, … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Fandom and Ew, Girls,” by Jessica Sowards

Today I want to talk a little bit about fandom because it is often held up as being gross in some fashion and I think, at its base, there is … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Normal Love of the ‘Aca-fan’ (On Slash),” by eyanfire (translated by Lori Morimoto)

Curator’s Note: The proliferation of fan activity online has led to greater points of contact between fans in geographically far-flung places, and with it the intensified exchange of ideas about both … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

“[Sherlock] Season 3: The Mirror of the Troll,” by cantadora_09 (translated by pennypaperbrain)

Curator’s Note: This week we’re very pleased to be featuring that rarest of meta within English language fandom, the non-English meta. Given the global popularity of BBC’s Sherlock, it is … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Diaspora, Immigration and Identity in ‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’,” by irresistible-revolution

(aka another reason this show is my fave and you should all watch it) cw: genocide This post has been marinating for a while now. As a diasporic WOC there … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Brief Critical Analysis of Themes on In the Flesh,” by The Graveyard Girl

Don’t let the title fool you, this is a very long analysis, so I put it under a Read More. In this analysis I briefly consider the television show BBC’s In … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 3 Comments