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Stitch writes about what needs to be written.

Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 15, 16, 17, & 18

Not to be Like That on main, but a huge high point of doing these sporkings is knowing that you’re all cringing along with me as I do this. There is no point where you stop cringing across a modern … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] My Gen-Z Journey Through Fandom

The most interesting thing for me to realize was how many fandoms I’d been a part of since I was a child, without even noticing that I was doing so, without even knowing that this is how I was expressing … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling’s Transmisogyny, and What We Owe Each Other

This isn’t a new conversation, but Return to Hogwarts and responses from fans past and present on social media invite us to revisit the question: Is it possible to separate the art from the artist? The answer, of course, is complicated and nuanced. … Continue reading

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Meme-Ing For A Reason #16: You CENSOR FANDOM?

Is this our first text-based meme for this series? I do believe it is! Rather than me pulling from a photo meme, I jacked the “You kick Miette” meme for my own ridiculous ends. I’m very pleased with the result. … Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Blaise Blogging [1/7/2022]

I spent most of the past 36 hours researching and thinking about Harry Potter fandom and the barely still-around documentation of the racism that fandom enacted about characters of color – especially Blaise Zabini. They’ll be turned into organized thoughts … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] How The Owl House Portrays Disability

Spoiler note: this piece has spoilers for The Owl House through the parts of season 2 available on Disney+ The Owl House, two seasons in, has a well-earned reputation for inclusion. The show has made it clear from early on … Continue reading

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State of Fandom Racism 2021

Episode Description In which I cover the current state of racism in queer/feminist fandom. Newsflash: it’s even more racist than previous years and yet, next year will be worse! Episode Notes How Twitter can ruin a life Melina Pendulum – … Continue reading

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[Thread Collection] Goalpost Shifting With Sarah/Bucky

Original thread here from May 2021. Collection edited for clarity. Some long thoughts on misogynoir in fandom: A) this person won’t admit it but [the reason] they feel like they need to loudly criticize this ship (with the claim that … Continue reading

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Stitch Reads Rafael (Anita Blake #28)- Chapters 12, 13 & 14

When we last revisited Rafael, it was with a relatively short (and actually super racist) set of chapters that ended with Narcissus (who is explicitly not into women) basically promising to ignore his actual sexuality to plow Anita for the … Continue reading

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End of 2021: How Did This Year Compare?

Back at the end of 2020, I did a lengthy piece looking back at everything I’d done before looking forward to what I hoped 2021 would bring me. As we’re at the end of the year, I wanted to look … Continue reading

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Meme-ing For A Reason #15: What If We Improved Fandom Somewhat?

People critical of the institution of fandom in any capacity and with any heat whatsoever are seen as outsiders to fandom. No matter how we deliver a critique, or how gently we suggest that fandom could be a little better, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Anti-Critical Consumption/Thinking “Anti-Anti” Fandom

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Link Lineup – November 2021

In November, I did a lot of content consumption. It was all incredibly interesting stuff! Any errors on my commentary under the pieces are because I did this via a dictation software across the month! 😀 Confronting the Questionable Legacy … Continue reading

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(In) Famous, my novella about a too-online, fame-hungry teenager who starts hanging with a bad crowd & makes a bunch of crap decisions as a result for JUDGES Volume 3 (2000AD), will be out Dec 1. Preorders for the novella … Continue reading

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(I Wish It Wasn’t) Applied To Fandom: Anti Racist Moderation as Trauma Work

Today in “yeah that’s not what that means in fandom” we have… “trauma work”. I first saw this crop up either in 2019 or 2020 where the response to “perhaps eventually there should be some kind of anti racist policy … Continue reading

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