How To Find The Best Fanfiction On the Internet

Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favorite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt… »8/18/15 3:22pm8/18/15 3:22pm

On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community


The following was originally posted on The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network) and has been republished here with permission.About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience. »1/18/15 2:13pm1/18/15 2:13pm

Fandom Academia: Gender Influences Filk Far Less Than You'd Think

I love the highly-specific title of this academic paper by Melissa Tatum, Robert Spoo, and Banjamin Pope: "Does Gender Influence Attitudes Toward Copyright in the Filk Community?" It combines three hot-button issues: copyright, gender, and fandom. It's a like a powder keg of things people have very strong opinions on. »6/21/14 3:30am6/21/14 3:30am