Articles Posted in the " fandom " Category

  • “Ship It” Sounds Cute but May Actually Do Shippers a Disservice

    I was really excited about Britta Lundin’s Ship It, a YA novel heavily focused on fandom and convention culture featuring an LGBTQ+ romance. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed with the characters and the way fandom – particularly shippers – were presented. It is a good starting off point for a much-needed discussion about entitlement in fandom, […]


  • #BlackHogwarts Is Brilliant and I Want Someone To Make A Movie About It!

    If you’ve been on Twitter recently, you must have seen #BlackHogwarts trending yesterday. The trend’s filled with brilliant use of GIFs and jokes to give everyone an idea of how Hogwarts could’ve looked like with better black representation. I’m all for Black Hogwarts becoming a movie! Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content […]




  • Disaster Strikes, Fandoms and the Entertainment Industry React

    When disaster struck after Hurricane Harvey, many celebrities and fandom spaces took it upon themselves to help others in any way that they could. Most have chosen to use their power to raise funds for aid groups, but others have used social media to create a new and unique approach to help facilitate rescue efforts. […]


  • When Anti-shippers Go Too Far (And Why Aren’t We Talking About It More?)

    Fandom, the time has come to talk of many things, about ships and shippers and anti-shippers. While shippers do their fair share of bad behavior, there’s bad behavior from anti-shippers too. For some reason this seems to get less discussion, combined with a lingering, difficult-to-budge perception that shippers are to blame. That shipping is to […]



  • What Your Favorite “Steven Universe” Ship Says About You

    In the oft-barren wasteland that is the femslash fandom, one show rises like an oasis above the sand: Steven Universe. There are so many ways to ship ladies with ladies in this show that there was a recent episode in which a character makes a shipping chart, an incredible meta joke about their own characters […]


  • Expectations Are NOT The Worst: Let’s All Get Our Hopes Up

    Since they announced they were making a new Star Wars film, every single thing I have said about it has come with a disclaimer. Every time a trailer drops or a new image appears the conversation starts the same way. “I’m trying not to get my hopes up but…” I say before I begin to […]


  • Why I Stopped Trying to Act Cool Around Celebrities

    Not to toot my horn or anything, but I can be cool, sometimes. Of course there is one circumstance where I will ALWAYS fail at even entry-level coolness. Every single time I interact with someone well-known or famous, particularly if it’s someone I love and admire, I WILL act like a total dork. That’s a […]