I’m a writer in my late 20s, trying to figure out love, life, and how to get the most out of my MA in Literature. I love research and, no joke, analyzing the heck out of every single piece of media I consume – so expect a lot of that here.
I’ve got an an opinion on basically everything. If you like strong opinions, candid talk about mental/physical health and trauma, and the occasional ode to fictional characters, then you’ll probably love me.
And if you don’t… oh well!
This blog focuses on analysis of nerdy media, book reviews, and lots of commentary about race in fandom and the source media that spawns our favorite fandoms.
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They’ve bought the books. they own White Fragility. They share their few friends of colors’ GoFundMe ease and cashapps. They really do care about racism in the abstract.
And of course, they definitely don’t want Black people being killed because we’re Black, but they also don’t really care about us as people. Continue reading
Huge chunks of transformative fandom are currently playing the most actively antiblack game of telephone in the world. And I’m the subject. What will I be by the time they’re done? I’m already being compared to trans exclusionary radical feminists … Continue reading
The first time I used the hashtag #WhatFandomRacismLooksLike, it was March 2018 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom post-Black Panther was hell. Despite everything that Black fans in the fandom had been trying to prepare ourselves for from the fandom, … Continue reading
My latest thing has been to absolutely overuse the “Is this a pigeon” meme format. I literally cannot stop making memes in this format. Mostly about how ridiculously racist transformative fandom insists on being. They’re a surprisingly effective coping mechanism … Continue reading
Across Korean pop/hip-hop twitter, anyone who calls out or even mentions the antiblackness that is a constant from the artists, the industry they’re part of, and the fandom spaces we’re in on and offline… gets accused of doing it for … Continue reading
In case you thought that the chaos and stress caused by the two million (and counting!) COVID-19 cases worldwide would be enough to stop the Rey/Kylo contingent from being on John Boyega’s case and up his ass over their ship- … Continue reading
Have you checked out the rest of the works in this year-long project yet? The first time I think I saw a “But Namjoon” in the wild was almost a year ago when Stray Kids’ Bang Chan came under fire … Continue reading
“What is the opposite of fandom? Disinterest. Dislike. Disgust. Hate. Anti-fandom.” Melilssa A. Click. Anti-Fandom: Dislike and Hate in the Digital Age The anti-fandom(s) – and anti-fan(s) – of 2020 look far different from what Jonathan Gray put together in 2003’s … Continue reading
Note: The section on RPF and whtiewashing deals pretty plainly with real person fan fiction – where a real celebrity is treated like a character in fan works – but from the POV of “stop whitewashing them” rather than a … Continue reading
So if fans of color can’t fix fandom racism and we’re not worth listening to – Who the hell is? And why aren’t y’all listening to them?
If you think someone’s doing social justice for woke points… what does that even mean? What are woke points getting us? Because talking about racism in fandom has so far mainly just made my anxiety worse… Continue reading
I get a lot of weird ass messages and mentions, but this message, sent on the first day of Black History Month 2020, definitely ranks at the top of the weird ones. In case you’ve missed it, January was a … Continue reading
Episode Notes: Content Warnings: I talk explicitly about antiblack racism in fandom and white women weaponizing their femininity in service to it. I also briefly mention how part of this involves setting up a fear of John/that John will assault … Continue reading
There’s something that I’ve learned about what fandom racism looks like across 2019. Something that makes me think about the future of fandom and my input/output as we inch towards 2020. Fans of color – especially Black fans – who … Continue reading
This was originally posted on Patreon in November without any real extra-text. One of the most interesting (and frustrating) things about talking about fandom and media and the racism present in these spaces is how many people view my position … Continue reading