Category Archives: Applied To Fandom

(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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Applied to Fandom: Critical Consumption/Analysis

The concept of “critical consumption” seems to kick everyone’s ass in fandom. Let someone know that you think that critical thinking and reading should feature at least a little bit in how they engage with the content they consume for … 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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