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“The Importance of Writing Carefree Blackness™,” by mildmanneredmuse

Post-NaNoWriMo, I’ve volunteered beta-reading services. It combines my love of reading with my love of asking too many questions. The push for diversity in publishing has created attempts at diversity … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

“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

“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

“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

“Slash Wife Syndrome,” by madlori

Because of the fic I’m currently writing, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about women in slash fics, more specifically, wives in slash fics.  As in, a female … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

“The Importance of Mary Sue,” by UnWinona

When I was in Ninth Grade, I won a thing. That thing, in particular, was a thirty dollar Barnes & Noble gift certificate. I was still too young for a … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

“His Not-Last Vow,” by aderyn

Curator’s Note: Fan meta comes in all forms: essay, critical fanvid, conversation, or – as in this example – a hybrid of poetry and critique. “His Not-Last Vow” was written in response to Sherlock … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

“How Fanfiction Makes Us Poor,” by cupids bow

“How fanfiction makes us poor” is a provocative title, isn’t it? You might well be feeling a knee-jerk frisson of anger in response, which is pretty much the effect I … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 5 Comments