Category Archives: Stitch Elsewhere

Mind the Gender Gap Discussion

If you missed watching this mid-October, here’s the replay! 😀 Mind the Gender Gap Discussion on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PMPanelists:  Sydney Amanuel ; Sue Kisenwether; Cin’Von Quinzel;  Stitch ; and  S.R. Toliver

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Why Horror Fans Love Being Scared

However, the majority of horror media does not inspire violence. Fans of graphic violence and gore aren’t generally driven to commit harm on any level, much less the racist violence that The Birth of a Nation committed. Liking horror at … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On “Dark Fic,” Morality, and Why Critical Thinking Is Vital

As Popova points out, what “dark fic” is ultimately depends on individual reader and creator interpretations of the trope or pairing. This, along with the intensity of the dark content and what it’s used for in the story, leads to … Continue reading

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Stitch @ imetyouonlj

I had a great time talking with Maggie and V over at imetyouonlj, a really cool fandom podcast that’s just tons of fun! Please go check it out! Tumblr/Their Site Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts (Pretty much they’re everywhere you get … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On Nicki Minaj, the Barbz, and When Stans Prepare for Battle

Fans can react in concerning ways when their celebrity favorites screw up or misspeak in ways that hurt fans. It’s as if the attachment to a particular celebrity unlocks a desire to do whatever possible to maintain that celeb’s power and positive … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: What Do You Do When Your Fave Screws Up?

There’s no such thing as an “unproblematic fave.” People — and the things that we create — are informed by the world around us, and we can be exposed to some pretty problematic environments that are hard to move away … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Tim Drake Is the 1st Canonically Queer Robin & Fandom Got Us Here

Outside of richly, weirdly romantic superhero novels like Devin Grayson’s Inheritance, Weldon is right. The visual nature of superhero comics leads to queer readings in a way that prose often won’t. Prose, up front, often rejects the interpretations that fans … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On RPF and Why People Love to Write Stories About Public Figures

The reasons for creating and consuming RPF vary from person to person, and they change over time. Why I read RPF as tweenager obsessed with the cast of Lord of the Rings and why I read (and occasionally write) it now are … Continue reading

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Heart to Heart Premiere Event

It was such a delight to host the Q&A for this event and I loved speaking with Fern, IR, and Lilah about their amazing pilot for Heart to Heart and what the future for the shorts will (hopefully) bring. Heart … Continue reading

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Stitch @ The Verge: K-POP’S FANDOM PLATFORMS ARE CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN IDOL

Fandom has changed a lot since I was a kid. As a tween, I had no hope of getting in touch with celebrities I adored like Britney Spears and Whitney Houston. Now, I’ve not only spoken with some of my … Continue reading

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Stitch @ The James Bond Cocktail Hour

Have you had a chance to check out my latest appearances on The James Bond Cocktail Hour podcast? JBCH: Skyfall, Part One (Sam Mendes, 2012) JBCH: VARGR (Warren Ellis & Jason Masters, 2015) One day I’ll put a page up … Continue reading

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[PCA 2021 Presentation] “What Are You Even Doing Here?”: Unpacking The Motivations & Experiences of Black Women & Femme K-pop Fans

I had to change some things because of the YouTube copyright crap – so there’s no music in this version and so I can’t include the edits, challenge, or song I included when presenting this live. But aside from the … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: On Loki, Anti-Heroes, and Who Gets to Be a Lovable Villain

A good villain or anti-hero can make a fandom. Often flawed and fearless, they speak to our inner struggles and successes in a way that heroes alone might not be able to tap into, and as a result, they spark … Continue reading

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue: Zendaya Talks Lola Bunny in “Space Jam” and “Euphoria” Season 2

No thoughts, fully head empty except for the fact that… I INTERVIEWED ZENDAYA FOR TEEN VOGUE OH MY GOD I LOVE HER (Please check out the interview on Teen Vogue!)

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Stitch @ Teen Vogue – Two Pieces!

D&D Renaissance Could Usher in More Accessibility, Inclusivity in TTRPG Fandom Tabletop RPG games have always brought people together through collaborative storytelling and the way that players work in groups to defeat bosses. Prior to 2020, they were a way … Continue reading

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