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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

“For all the women I have loved who were dragged through the mud,” by aiffe

Curator’s Note: This is a very long meta on female characters within fandom, but what makes it especially interesting is that this particular re-post includes commentary on the author’s own … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

“On Female Characters and Femslash in the Silmarillion Fandom,” by vefanyar

Curator’s Note: This thoughtful post by vefanyar is directed to a fan fiction writing and reading audience within a specific fandom; yet, it speaks (and inserts itself in) to ongoing … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

“What’s the Point of Modern Adaptation?” by violethuntress

After seeing far too many reactionary posts, mostly about Sherlock or Elementary, though recently too about Sleepy Hollow, saying “it’s this way [white, straight, etc] in the book so get over it,” I decided it was … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

“Disney Owns Everything! | The Disney Synergy Song,” by Mudville

Curator’s note: While vidding is one way in which video technology can be used to critique or comment on media, performance is another. Here, Minhduzy and Greg – the members … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“#Hannibal Did This… and So Should Everyone Else,” by storyalchemy

We already discussed how NBC’s Hannibal has its finger on the pulse of fandom, especially regarding how to use fandom to generate buzz while keeping everyone happy. But now the Hannibal social media team … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

“The Moffat Era and Monikers: ‘The Girl Who Waited’ and ‘The Impossible Girl’ in Context,” by tillthenexttimedoctor

      “Fourteen years since fish custard. Amy Pond, the girl who waited, you’ve waited long enough.” There exists lot of contention around the use of monikers of Steven Moffat’s … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Difference and the Critical Possibility of Sherlock,” by abrae/acafanmom

Curator’s Note: I’m pretty open about my own ‘acafan’ identity, and for awhile now my most active fandom (as reflected to an almost excessive degree here) has been that for the … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 1 Comment