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skoolmunkee
Artist who used to do Repository of Dangerous Things (RDT).
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4 days ago by po
Really neat answer to this question about early Star Trek fandom:
“I would love to know more about when you first started thinking that there was more than friendship between Kirk and Spock and when fans first started talking about it. Was it Amok Time that first gave you the idea?”
source:tumblr  scifi  sciencefiction  fandom  sf  tos  st:tos  slash  startrek  history  culture  k/s 
6 days ago by djwudi
Star Wars has a white male fandom problem
That seems to scare this toxic subset of fandom the most: the idea that the thing they ardently believe makes them special is actually something everyone possesses, including young women, people of color, LGBTQ+ fans, and so on. In reality, Star Wars was always for everyone, but now online fandom and wider media coverage means those poisonous fans can’t ignore that, even before the films stopped exclusively positioning white men as heroes. Rather than share it, these fans seem dead set on destroying the thing they claim to love so much. That’s not the mindset of a fan. That’s just garden-variety bullying.
starwars  fandom  #gamergate  bullying 
9 days ago by Weaverbird
Fandom, Harassment, and Mistaking Criticism and Creation
"We can help escape that by making our distinctions clear: are we talking about how we feel about the work itself, or are we talking about figuring out what kind of work we want to see in the world? The former is critical, the latter is creative. To confuse the two is to no longer hold hegemony accountable, but to be dependent on its approval; bad for criticism and creation alike."
aeveebee  criticism  fandom  essay  medium 
10 days ago by elq
my geek, let me show you it — hey what's up with the "!" in fandoms? i.e....
“Bang paths” (! is called a “bang"when not used for emphasis) were the first addressing scheme for email, before modern automatic routing was set up. If you wanted to write a mail to the Steve here in Engineering, you just wrote “Steve” in the to: field and the computer sent it to the local account named Steve. But if it was Steve over in the physics department you wrote it to phys!Steve; the computer sent it to the “phys” computer, which sent it in turn to the Steve account. To get Steve in the Art department over at NYU, you wrote NYU!art!Steve- your computer sends it to the NYU gateway computer sends it to the “art” computer sends it to the Steve account. Etc. (“Bang"s were just chosen because they were on the keyboard, not too visually noisy, and not used for a huge lot already).

It became pretty standard jargon, as I understand, to disambiguate when writing to other humans. First phys!Steve vs the Steve right next to you, just like you were taking to the machine, then getting looser (as jargon does) to reference, say, bearded!Steve vs bald!Steve.

So I’m guessing alternate character version tags probably came from that.
fandom 
13 days ago by ysabet
fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post # 891- Marmalade to the left of me, glitter to the right / Stuck in the middle with glue
Universal Pictures has optioned Catherynne M. Valente’s science fiction novel Space Opera, which Marc Platt will produce for his Universal-based Marc Platt Productions with Adam Siegel, along with Colin Trevorrow producing.
f-fa  wank  fandom 
17 days ago by raccoonnookkeeper
Del Arroz Files Suit Against Worldcon 76 | File 770
Jon Del Arroz filed suit on April 16 against the 2018 Worldcon and other defendants in San Joaquin Superior Court asking damages for claimed violations of his civil rights under California’s Unruh act, and for defamation.
fandom  wank 
21 days ago by raccoonnookkeeper

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