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“Trading Kittens for Coitus: The Adaptation of Margaery and Tommen in Game of Thrones,” by theculturalvacuum

So, in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, “High Sparrow”, Margaery and Tommen had sex. They consummated their marriage, they did the do,  she made him a man. … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

“thoughts of a gen x-er potterhead,” by darthstitch

Curator’s note: Please join me in welcoming new co-curator, Jess Glass. Jess is a student at DePaul University, and she’s been invaluable in seeking out meta to get the Reader back … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

“I made tributes to the Supermen and Batmen, so it felt only fitting to include all 73 years of Wonder Women too,” by hitokirivader

“I made tributes to the Supermen and Batmen, so it felt only fitting to include all 73 years of Wonder Women too,” ©hitokirivader, originally posted March, 2014

November 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

“‘The Potter Books are Radical’,” by phoenix-ace

Curator’s note: We continue this week’s look at race and popular media texts with phoenix-ace’s examination and critique of the ostensibly ‘radical’ racial and ethnic politics of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

“What’s a Little Racial Violence Amongst Gods? An analysis of the film Thor and how it (doesn’t) deal with racism,” by schadenfreudessa

Curator’s note: This week we’re looking at issues of race in two popular texts, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. We begin with schadenfreudessa’s interrogation of the racist … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Canon Shenanigans: The Limits of Canon and the Legitimacy of Fanworks,” by tonipontificates

Curator’s note: this is the second of two meta that consider the relationship of canon to transformative fandom; here, tonipontificates considers the nature of canon in an increasingly transmediated (and … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

“A Sense of Belonging,” by Elizabeth Minkel

Curator’s Note: This piece, the second of two centering on conflicts within fandom, was written at a moment of ongoing tension in the author’s fandom, captures a sense of that other … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Visual Pleasure and Narrative Sherlock,” by professorfangirl

Curator’s Note: We conclude this series of meta centered on Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” with professorfangirl’s visual analysis of the relationship and power dynamics between Sherlock … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

“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