Tag Archives: fandom

What It’s Like Being Fandom Critical While Black

If we adopted Scientologist terms in fandom I’d probably be deemed as a negative influence or suppressive person because of the way I talk about the things I’ve seen and experienced in fandom spaces. I’ve had my opinions invalidated, my … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz

I just finished reading “Gena/Finn” by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson. It is good. So good. I definitely cried a little while reading it. I think that it’s definitely the BEST fiction book on fandom that I’ve ever read and … Continue reading

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Fear of Fucking Up: Not Actually A Good Excuse For Erasing Characters of Color

  Recently, there’s been a spate of fannish and original writers claiming that they’re so afraid of negative reception and responses from people of color, that they refrain from writing characters of color in their works. We saw this during … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] The Dragon Age Fandom Hates Characters (and People) of Color

Note: Previously posted on the website Fandoms Hate People of Color (click the link to reblog it), I received permission to host this essay about the experiences one fan of color (who has requested to remain anonymous) had and witnessed … Continue reading

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Fandom has always been broken (but it’s not for the reasons that you think)

When Devin Faraci wrote an article entitled “Fandom is broken”, there was a moment where I expected him to actually talk about the ways that fandom was actually broken. Sure, he does mention how fan entitlement leads to threats against … Continue reading

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Stitch on Fansplaining’s Two-Part Episode About Race and Fandom!

Earlier this week I got a chance to participate in an episode of fandom podcast Fansplaining that was all about race/racism in fandom and giving people of color a chance to speak about what they’d witnessed and experienced. It was … Continue reading

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Black Ladies Deserve Love Too: Lupita Nyong’o, Concern Trolling, and White Feminism

Yesterday, internet gossip revealed that 12 Years A Slave actress (and all around adorable human being) Lupita Nyong’o was in talks to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in 2018’s Black Panther solo movie. One of the earliest (now seemingly refuted) tidbits … Continue reading

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Internalized Misogyny and that Damned Slash Shipping Post: A Response

(Wherein I answer the first part of @legendofzeldamajorass‘s question, sort of answer the second, and promise try to do a better job about fleshing out my comments at some point soonish when I’m not swamped with work.) This is in … Continue reading

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I’m Done Being Patient: Agent Carter and the Bare, White Minimum

I’m finally starting to grasp the idea that the writers and showrunners on Agent Carter view intersectional feminism as a great myth. I’m also clear on the fact that fandom feels the same way. Last year, when Agent Carter came … Continue reading

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Maggie Stiefvater’s Got An Issue With the Star Wars’ fandom’s focus on Poe & Finn

Obviously, this post has spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And some of them might be above the cut. Earlier yesterday, The Raven Cycle author Maggie Stiefvater took to tumblr (in a response to a message sent from one … Continue reading

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