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“On Sylvie, and the Many Issues of Fandom and WOC Romance,” by threefeettotheleft

[Spoilers for Musketeers series 3] Here’s the thing, before I begin: none of this is about [Your Ship]. [Your Ship] and the way you play with it, is merely a component piece of … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

“An Open Letter to Pan-Holmesian Fandom: Elementary is Not Your Punch Line,” by language-escapes

I listen to a lot of podcasts these days.  When I moved a few months ago, my commute went from being five minutes to being an hour and a half, … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 5 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

“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

“Fandom and Ew, Girls,” by Jessica Sowards

Today I want to talk a little bit about fandom because it is often held up as being gross in some fashion and I think, at its base, there is … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

“The Normal Love of the ‘Aca-fan’ (On Slash),” by eyanfire (translated by Lori Morimoto)

Curator’s Note: The proliferation of fan activity online has led to greater points of contact between fans in geographically far-flung places, and with it the intensified exchange of ideas about both … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

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