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“This is Why I Treat Fandom Like It’s Important (Because It Is),” by saathi1013

So many movements in art/literary history are defined solely by a small group of friends (usually male, let us not forget, and often white and wealthy) fucking off to the … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

In Defense of Feels, by mithen

I’ve seen, in a variety of places, decrying of what’s sometimes called “Tumblr-speak,” especially targeted toward the term “feels.” “You should just say you feel something, not this ridiculous ‘I … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

“In Which Amal Puts Her Philosophy Teacher Hat On,” by Amal Nahurriyeh

Curator’s Note: This week, we’re looking at meta that discusses inter-fandom conflict and debate, beginning with amalnahurriyeh’s piece on the dynamics of argumentation within fandom. I’m a philosopher. (Well, a theorist. … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

“The Economics of Fandom: Value, Investment, and Invisible Price Tags,” by saathi1013

Okay, so. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about fandom in terms of the value/devaluation spectrum. It’s a useful framework for my current mode of fandom behavior analysis. For instance, … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment