Hello Fellow Fans,
You probably noticed that there was a missing post for Television Thursday; that’s because I am doing a special two discussion, exploring the HBO sensation, … 1,601 more words
N.B. Whilst this article is directly attacking Rat Boy’s fans with no shame whatsoever, it must be noted that Rat Boy as a musician is actually quite admirable. 758 more words
For fandom Tuesday, I want to explore my favorite type of fan practice: vidding as such this post will include several fan vids. Throughout my late teens and early 20s, I have spent many nights browsing Youtube, watching all types of fan vids. 1,085 more words
It’s time for fandom Tuesday! Today I will be conducting an analysis of the The Vampire Diaries online fandom. I’ve been a casual viewer of the show, but I stopped watching somewhere along season 4 (I know, I really need to catch-up); as such this discussion will only include mild spoilers from the first three seasons. 1,764 more words
For this discussion, we will be exploring the practice of Fandom Shipping.
The rhetoric of fandom is characterized by the binary of ‘normal versus abnormal.’ In order for scholars to create an accurate and productive discussion about fandom activities and practices, this binary must be dissolved; the existence of this binary not only alienates fans from mainstream society, making them feel ashamed of their interests, but also conceals a much more dangerous problem in fandom discourse: the criticism of female fans and their attachment to narrative romance. 881 more words