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August 31, 2019

How many of us watch opening credits anymore?

Over the decades we’ve seen credits decline from a 3+ minute staple at the beginning of a film to not just relegated to the film’s end, but necessitating an enticement to keep you there at all: here’s a ‘surprise’ scene----maybe two!----that everyone is going to be talking about. Better stick around. The title sequences of TV shows were seemingly in trouble the day DVRs came on the scene, but they’ve gotten even easier to bypass in the age of streamin...

March 23, 2019

I would very much like to know who it was that first claimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is inferior to its predecessors. I would like to learn their name and invite them out for coffee some afternoon. I just want to have a nice, civilized chat. Hand to God. Turn on your location, friend! You have nothing to fear from me... 

No really. This illusive someone literally has nothing to fear because I'm 105 pounds of preferred passive aggression who has never thrown a punch in her life. Which is n...

August 26, 2017

What is writing fan culture? 

To me, it's a fragment deliberately left incomplete. It's writing about fan culture----academically, personally, socially. It's also writing in fan culture through the creation of fanfic, metas, rants, other creative outlets that challenge what it means to "write": GIF-sets that tell stories and fanart that voice opinions. It can even be writing for fan culture as we navigate a digitized, transmedia age where the nerd supposedly rules... yet it still sometimes feels...

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