The Fan Meta Reader

“Why I think the ‘love triangle’ in The Hunger Games is actually really, really important,” by titania522

Okay, before you throw tomatoes at my blog (y’all know it’s all good), let me qualify a few things. 1.  I hate love triangles.  I read the Twilight novels, gagging … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

“In Defense of William Shatner’s Acting,” by shatnerian

For many years, one quiver in the bow of many a stand-up comic was his William Shatner impression. As Star Trek grew its cult following during its syndicated run in … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

“Crimson Peak, a Love Letter,” by noncorporealform

I am about to get full-on horror genre nerd on you and talk about why Crimson Peak was a love letter, and why it would be what we regularly see … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Things About Fandom That Stand Out to Me,” by womanistglasses

As an outspoken Black woman in fandom who has had truly terrible experiences in what is supposed to be a safe space for me, I’ve noticed a few things about … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Jupiter Ascending and the Female Gaze,” by fuckyeahjupiterascending

Laura Mulvey’s theory of the Male Gaze was highly influential when it emerged in the mid-1970s, drawing upon psychoanalysis to argue for the compulsion to gaze upon passive and objectified female … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

“‘Let’s find out what the ghost wants.’ Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Gothic Fiction,” by mathildia

“Going after him is a dead end. Like you said, he’s a ghost story.”  Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the most popular marvel movies and probably themost popular … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Fandom and the Intersection of Feminism and Race,” by diversehighfantasy

Intersectionality – specifically, the intersection of feminism and race as it pertains to Black women – has become a bit of a Tumblr buzzphrase that is generally applied to major … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 1 Comment