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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

On Tolkien and Anglo-Saxon Myth, by lintamande

Curator’s note: This post was in response to an anonymous ask (question) on tumblr. Question Hi there! I’ve been following you for several months and I really enjoy your posts. … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Okay we have to have a talk…” by aiffe

Okay we have to have a talk about Jupiter Ascending being a “13-year-old girl’s fantasy.” (This is something I’ve heard repeated so many times, on so many posts, it’s just … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Normal is a Social Construct (and hella lame) – Michel Foucault and the Quest for the Holy Grail,” by schadenfreudessa

(or what Monty Python can teach us about the rules of discourse) So we all love Monty Python, right? Quest for the Holy Grail is wonderful humorous trash that gives … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Round-up: TheoryOfFicgate,” by learnfromthewintertrees

Curator’s note: the academia/fandom blow-up now known as #theoryofficgate has received attention from a number of sectors – fandom and fan studies, in particular. It was the impetus for discussions … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

“The Work vs The Game: Perceptions of Labor and Leisure in Sherlock,” by notagarroter

Curator’s Note: This is the second in two meta this week looking at the tension between passion and productivity, this time in a textual sense through an examination of work … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

“I want my hobbies back,” by kiriamaya

Curator’s Note: Thanks to all my readers for your patience during this hiatus. I’m bringing back the blog this week with a heartfelt and thoughtful argument for not taking our … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 1 Comment