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Television Special Post: Game Of Thrones

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

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Opinion is Free: Why 77% of all Rat Boy fans are bona fide wronguns

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

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Fandom Tuesday: Vidding

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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

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Fandom Tuesday: TVD Fan Culture at a Glance

Greeting fans,

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

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The Last Stand: Jim Kraven's Diary #3

Círdan’s Note: And now we return to the mind of our very own Jim Kraven (aka 145barbarian) as he recounts our latest foray into… 1,298 more words

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Television Thursday: Gotham

Hello Fellow Fans,

It’s time for Television Thursday; the post is a bit late, I know, but it’s been quite the crazy week. Today, I will be exploring Fox’s Monday night drama – Gotham. 1,349 more words

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Fandom Tuesday: Female Fans and Romance

Greetings Fans,

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

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