Category Archives: Fandom

Stitch Talks Ish With Y’all… Season 2 Trailer

Episode Notes: This is a trailer for the next season of Stitch Talks Ish… where I talk with y’all! If you’re interested in being a part of this upcoming season, send me a DM on Twitter or email me at contact@stitchmediamix.com! … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about racism in The Archive – again.

Let’s talk about racism in The Archive – again. Not just the AO3 but the idea that archives are judgment free and therefore bias free and everything SHOULD go and be hosted/archived… Including objectively harmful and RACIST content. Continue reading

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WHEN CAN WE TALK ABOUT RACISM IN FANDOM?

So, if someone tries to tell you that now (whenever “now” is for you) isn’t a good time to talk about racism in fandom because there’s too much going on or… that there’s somehow nothing going on and you’re ruining their buzz? Point out that there’s no better time to talk about racism in fandom than the present because fandom is racist… in the present. Continue reading

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Meme-Ing For A Reason #4 – Fandom’s Been Racist

Fandom has always been racist. All fandoms. Even your fandom, whatever it may be. Both because there are no fandoms that are actively anti racism by default and because the shape of fandom discourse in 2020 is that folks are … Continue reading

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Black People in Fandom: Cassandras in Action

Black fans and Black culture writers who specialize in complex fandom and media circles have been talking about all of these different dustups and racefails for years –

But no one listens. Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Racefail A Decade Later (1/17/2019)

Tons of people in fandom just flat out hate me because I’m a black person talking about fandom racism/antiblackness in a way that doesn’t cater to them Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Third Wheeling (11/11/2019)

Tweet from 11/11/2019 One thing I genuinely hate because of fandom is “[Black Character who is obviously under developed] hooks up two of their clueless white friends and gets them to realize their love” Because the Black characters are never … Continue reading

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Meme-ing For a Reason #2 – Blaming “Antis”: Easier Than Speaking Up Against Racism, I Guess…

Anyone telling you that you have to accept racism in fandom as a price to pay for “sticking it to antis” or that you need to defend or ignore racism in fandom/fan-made content in order to prove you’re somehow “anti censorship” is someone trying to get you to defend racism as part of fandom.

Talk about a red flag on fire. Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Like With Meghan, Coded Antiblackness Comes (1/11/2020)

A lot of people dismiss the racism aimed at Meghan because it’s not overt (to nonblack people). Continue reading

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[Stitch Talks ish] Episode 9: Stitch Wraps Up One Hell of A Year

On Buzzsprout The music spaced between the parts of this comes from Shoepop – Loyalty Freak Music and I got the MP3 from Pixabay! Did you check out my previous two-part episode on BTS’ Map of the Soul: ON:E concert? … Continue reading

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Meme-ing For a Reason #1 – Is This A Reason Not To Care?

I love making memes about fandom and my experiences in fandom. Have a meme. I think it’s really funny (but like in a morbid way) when I see someone using a twitter user as an example of how bad all … Continue reading

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Thread Collection: When Talking Heads Need to STFU (6/5/2020)

Solidarity will save us from whyte supremacy, but not with people like these publicly and purposefully acting as if wanting people who benefit from Blackness (Black fan/producer/songwriter labor on top of their endless appropriation) to speak up is colonizing them. Continue reading

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Parasocial Patreon Post Bonus

The relationship is itself one sided in that of course these idols don’t know who individual fans are. But celebrities can’t thrive without an audience that cares about and sees them because even in fandom that doesn’t involve music fandom merch drops, there are meet and greets. Continue reading

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Fandom Racism 101: Don’t Feed The Trolls

One of the things that we all have to learn is when to block in silence. It’s very easy to get caught up in engaging with someone who is vocally a bigot. Because you think “Oh, I can change them, … Continue reading

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Thread Collection: Escapism Would Be Great (1/18/2019)

Escapism in fic and fandom is great, but as a Black person, I find it impossible to escape into fandoms and fanworks that treat Black people (fictional and real) as burdens to be left on the side of the road and complained about. Continue reading

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