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Why the Zendaya Spider-Man Movie Controversy Isn't a Big Deal to Me... and Shouldn't Be to You

It seems there’s been a slow-burning uproar the last few days, since The Wrap posted an article leaking the alleged “real” role that young actress Zendaya has been cast for the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming.   623 more words


Nine Worlds round up

Logo by Andrew O. Ellis

I spent 12th-14th August at Nine Worlds geekfest. Mostly, it was a delight, although I did witness a couple of things that alarmed me a little, which I will explore further below. 760 more words

Fandoms: Learn to Play In the Sandbox Together, or Get the Hell Out

Don’t expect to insult my fandom to promote yours and expect we’ll be friends for very long.

There.  I needed to say that, and get the venom out. 716 more words


Suicide Squad Inspires Wide Range of Reactions, Thoughts About Film Reviews

To be honest, the most intriguing characteristic of Suicide Squad, the film of DC villain misfits cobbled together to serve a kind of black ops kill squad for the government, is the wide-ranging spectrum of feedback it has received, and the fallout that’s resulted from it.   1,446 more words


eSports, Fangirls & the Celebrity Gamer: Autoethnography & State of Play — Digital Asia

It would be a complete lie to say I wasn’t entirely gobsmacked when watching and thus experiencing State of Play. I had never even heard of 

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The Fangirl Life

Being a fangirl or fanboy is no laughing matter.

It takes courage, dedication and a special brand of contemplative obsession that cannot be faked or reproduced. 1,368 more words