Tag Archive | fans

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? […]

Space for Rent: The Gordian Knot of Interactive Fiction


    Tweet of the Day:  Stop Saying You Only Care About Quality in the Same Breath That You Argue Against Diversity ——- It seems that the confusion between what is and isn’t a game continues. I heard two video game podcast struggle with that issue when discussing a new product called Everyone Gone to […]

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: 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 […]

Weekend Roundup: October 20-26


  Tweet of the Day: Halloween- Supper for the Dead ——— This week had been a tad more productive blogging wise but still most of the stuff I posted was filler for the things I really wanted to write but for some reason could not manage to get around to writing them. I did manage […]

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 […]

Space for Rent: Time to Set Fire to the Wagons


Tweet of the Day: What’s the Difference Between Conflict and Tension? ——– As in, it is time to stop circling the wagons and start burning the damn things. Time to stop the attacks on Anita Sarkeesian for daring to examine tropes in gaming from a feminist point of view. Or the whole fake gamer girl […]

Space for Rent: The Best Friend and the Worst Enemy


Tweet of the Day: Why do literary novelist love dystopias? ——– A successful artist is successful because they have…a fandom. Be it an individual fan or a group of them, it can be extremely rewarding and downright scary dealing with fans. Nothing boosts the artist ego than to be told, yes, this work of yours […]