Tag Archive | fandom

Tru-Fans(tm) vs. Consumers


  Tweet of the Day: An Interview with Jim Sterling about sexism in game culture ——– The eternal struggle between the dedicated Tru-Fans™ vs. the Considerate Consumer:   ——–  

Gamers: It’s Not About You


Tweet of the Day: Kristin’s Big Announcement ——- Note: What I am about to write applies, sadly enough, to any fandom. You have been warned. I just had several “conversations” with several gamers both on the Jimquisition and on YouTube and I noticed one thing: the fan doesn’t like to have their assumptions challenged. Why? […]

TV Tropes Monday: Broken Base


    Tweet of the Day: A Proposal at Sword Point ——- Something happened in the fandom, because something always happens in the fandom, and when that something happened, the fandom shattered into a million pieces and a billion repetitive arguments. Welcome to the Broken Base. But why should an author care about such things? […]

Space for Rent: Diversity vs. Tribalism


  Tweet of the Day: Learning How to Hack in a Bro’s World: A Women’s College Student Perspective ——– Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. It’s a problem rooted in the human condition. For you see, human beings are social animals which means they like to congregate in packs, tribes if you will. The […]

Sunday Treat: Welcome to the Fandom


Tweet of the Day: Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Strategic Thinking ——- I haven’t done one of these in awhile so here it is. Meet Dodger, YouTube personality, gamer, geek, manga/anime fan, and all around swell gal. She is loved by two kitties, named Sherlock and Watson (of course) and works for the video game […]

Space for Rent: Stop Killing the Author


Tweet of the Day: Saluting the Women Behind the Screen ——- I’ve have written extensively about arguments in writing, authorial intent, and ownership of works. But it seems that more and more everybody but the creator of a work, say a book, film, or video game is entitled to the content of the work in […]

Weekend Roundup: February 16-22


Tweet of the Day: Dragons, Wyverns and Lucifer in General ——- It has been…well a rather boring week. Yes, that explains the lack of posts, I think. Slow last week (checks calendar) second to last week of February. A godsend considering that Caracas and Kiev are burning at the moment and England is doing a […]

Space for Rent: The Nature of Fandom


Tweet of the Day: Fallout ——– Fans, fandom, yes that old troublesome thing that hangs over every creative sort. They are the measure of success. But success comes at a price. The artist claims his creations as his own. The fan does the same. The reality floats somewhere in the between. We are elated when […]

Lessons from the Aether: Tumblr and the Fan/Character Trap


Tweet of the Day: A World Without Science Fiction ——— Social media allows fans to congregate, share their passion and clamor for more of the stuff they like. Tumblr is such a place, but due to the nature of the social media site, most expression from different fandoms are reduce to pithy paragraphs and gifs […]

TV Tropes Monday: Ship-to-Ship Combat


Tweet of the Day: Start in the Action- The Trouble with In Media Res ——- People get really attached to fictional characters.  They really, really do. To the point that they start imagining or wishing certain characters hooked up with some other characters. But fans being fans and the internet being what it is, you […]