Articles Posted in the " fandom " Category


  • 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 […]



  • “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy” Wants You to Find Your Grail!

    First off, apologies for the Monty Python joke. I couldn’t resist. Second, and more importantly, it’s extremely necessary to have works sent out into the world where “fangirl” is not considered a dirty word, and in that respect, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is excellent. It’s an upbeat, […]


  • I’m a Girl, and I Like Supernatural

    Every so often a man comes around talking about how he’s a guy who watches Supernatural like it’s something risqué or how he’ll somehow potentially lose his man cred because he’s watching a “Chick Show.” A large amount of posturing is usually the result.  One such article came out yesterday.  (UPDATE: The article has since […]