Category Archives: Fandom

Meme-Ing For A Reason #11 – Yeah, I’m Not Playing Ball

I’m “cheating” this month by using a meme I didn’t create! I can’t remember who the OP is, but if you know or are that person, thanks for that, link me to the original and I’ll boost it because it … Continue reading

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To The Scott McCall/Tyler Posey Anti-Fans Who Think My Comment Section Is Free Real Estate

You literally do not know me or anything I’ve been up to in the Teen Wolf fandom – because if you did know as much about me as you claim, you’d know that my actual OTP in the show was … Continue reading

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When Does Online Harassment From Fandom Stop?

If you’re a person of color… Never If you’re marginalized in some way – queer, a person of color, not a cis dude – you can expect to be subject to months or even years of online harassment from people … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Revisiting “POC Coded” White Villains/Anti-Heroes

They don’t think that these white men are “POC coded”, something that isn’t even a thing. They don’t think these men are people of color. If they did, they literally wouldn’t create or consume content for them because that is what fandom is like. Continue reading

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[Stitch Talks Ish]Stitch Talks Ish… About Manga

This was originally posted on Patreon 6/27/2021 Show Notes Apple Podcasts BuzzSprout Bite Maker: The King’s Omega MADK  Jealousy  Coyote  Birds of Shangri-La  Painter of the Night  Transcript 0:00:01.8 : Welcome to a bonus episode of stitch talks ish… A … Continue reading

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Fandom Forward GLA Panel: “Stopping Fandom Racism”

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Meme-Ing for a Reason #10: Blocked For Not Being Nice To Racists

No one is more surprised than I am that I’ve been able to get to ten memes in this series. While I’m genuinely hilarious and my meme game is on point, there are only so many memes in the world … Continue reading

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Fandom Racism 101: Femslash Fandom Has These Issues Too

It is also interesting to note that Glee debuted in 2009, the same year as RaceFail ’09. In many ways, this event, though not engaged with at the same level in all fandom spaces, marked a watershed in the ways … Continue reading

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Quick Coverage: ENGENES… A New and Surprisingly Antiblack Idol Fandom

I’ve been keeping up with what’s been going on with ENGENES (the fandom for BE:Lift’s flagship boy group Enhypen) for a hot minute. The most concise description of what is ongoing is here at @ENbackup on Twitter, the first three … Continue reading

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Meme-Ing For A Reason #9 – Spare Some Oppression, Please?

Imagine trying to act like TERFs and queerphobes care about whether someone ships Kylux or is still into Killing Stalking in 2021 or if they write RPF of online celebrities at a time like this. Continue reading

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[Stitch Talks Ish] Season 2/Episode 3: Stitch Talks… with Jeanne… About Loki

CONTENT NOTES This episode obviously has spoilers for the first episode of Marvel and Disney+’s Loki. We also speculate about the future of the show and its arcs/plots in a way that may prove to become spoilers if we’re as accurate as we … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Tone Policing and (A Lack of) Reading Comprehension In Conversations About Racism In Fandom

It is exhausting – truly training – to constantly and purposefully be read and misrepresented as cruel, abusive, aggressive, and mean-spirited simply for talking about racism in multiple fandoms and how racist harassment, white silence, and weaponized POC Too-ness or white womanhood directly hurts me. Continue reading

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Meme-Ing For A Reason #8 – Hello, CIA? I’d Like To Report Some Anti-Racism In Fandom, Thanks

I am always very fascinated by how many of the people online who claim to be “radically anti censorship” and who appear to be very strong advocates for freedom of speech also… actively work to silence other people and censor … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: White Silence/Violence

The thing about white silence in fandom is that it’s always actually saying a lot. Continue reading

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Applied To Fandom: The Death of the Author

There’s a Tumblr post from 2019 doing currently numbers that purports itself as applying Roland Barthes’ “The Death of the Author” to fandom.

Friends, it really does not.
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