Articles Posted in the " Geek Culture " Category

  • Mei Is Now A Pro Hong Kong Symbol (And Other HK Updates)

    A lot has happened the past couple days since we reported on Blizzard’s decision to suspend a Hong Kong based Hearthstone pro player for making pro-Hong Kong protester comments. The most interesting update is that Overwatch’s Mei has now become a symbol for the movement. -Read our before commenting. Do not copy our content in whole […]

  • How To Write Bisexual Characters Who Read Like Actual Bisexual People

    Whether you’re hashing out a screenplay, writing a novel, or adding a chapter to your 36-part epic fanfic, representation is important. That goes double when writing about groups you don’t know much about – and since it’s #BiWeek, we’re going to focus there. Too many writers don’t know how to write bisexual characters who feel […]

  • The Psychology of Fandom Hyperfixation

    You ever suddenly obsess over one single piece of media for days, weeks, or maybe even months? You can’t talk about anything else except your new shiny fandom and suddenly its your whole world.  This is what I call a Fandom Hyperfixation. -Read our before commenting. Do not copy our content in whole to other […]

  • 7 Cosplay Twitter Accounts to Distract From Our Current Hellscape

    The world is… a mess.  Every time I open Twitter, it’s a coin toss between horrible disaster or the absolutely absurd.  But these seven cosplay Twitter accounts have proven to be a positive distraction from the mess. -Read our before commenting. Do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged. Copyright […]

  • Ten Infamous Pieces of Fandom Lore

    What is fandom lore? Essentially, it’s the history of fans and their activities within fandom, particularly ones that have led to stories being passed around and becoming, well, something like legends – and not only within their communities, but within fandom as a whole. The explosion of social media throughout the past decade has caused […]

  • I Stan ‘Stan’ Being Added to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

    Merriam-Webster’s isn’t just any ordinary dictionary.  They’re a cool dictionary.  And they’ve recently added ‘stan’ to their official list of words and I stan them for it. According to Merriam-Webster, ‘stan’ is defined as the following: stan noun \ ˈstan \ plural stans slang, often disparaging : an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan […]