Issue Forty-One: Letters Page

Your messages are always welcome, Wanderers. Thanks for so many of you getting in touch! Don’t forget, you can:

Here’s what you’ve been saying since we published Issue Forty.

Hi there, I was wondering if you could do an article on Batman? If its not to much to ask? I am a HUGE fan of yours and it would mean the world to me if you could do this!! I kinda have a supermasiveobsession with batman, because…well. To put it bluntly: He’s the Goddamn Batman. Nuff said. Thanks! Love and Batarangs! Firefly

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We’ll certainly see what we can do! Thanks for the request!
– The Fandom Wanderers Team

If you’re interested in this request, keep an eye out for Issue Forty-Two…

I’m not sure this is the whole story, but a big part of what I love about fandom is it’s intentionally counter-cultural. It’s telling the show creators and book authors and the like: you do not own this story, it is important to me and so I am going to continue on with it and put my own thumbprint on this narrative. So if you’re sick of the Doctor always being male with a pretty, young companion, you make him a her, or you make the companion a grandmother or whatever else. Or you give us a companion that the doctor still knows and respects but who is now a grandmother, like with the Sarah Jane stories. It’s a very liberating way of engaging with these stories. That’s a big part of why I use fandom to explore those parts of me that society usually tells me are best not aired in public: because really when it comes down to it, that’s the whole point of fandom. Or at least a big part of it, for me.

Marta Layton on ‘Fandom As… Expression of Gender and Sexuality

That’s definitely a really interesting perspective! That could well be part of the key to why fandom’s such a good chance to express yourself. Thanks for getting in touch! -Ed.

What we’ve been talking about on Twitter:

  • @yuktipatipriya kindly informed us that the Sherlock fandom had gone insane. Again.

So why not join us on Twitter at @FandomWanderers for more fandom chat?

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