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Fandom As a Conflicting Place

This is an article I’ve hesitated on writing for many an issue now. I’m not really sure as to why I’ve hesitated on writing it, but there always have been a sense of ‘be cautious’ when the topic comes up … Continue reading

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Fans and Entitlement

Hate to say it, dear Wanderers, but the topic of entitled fans has come up again around these Towers after viewing some fandom reactions that have happened since the last issue. Yes, that is a very short time period, but … Continue reading

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Fandom As: An Answer to the Question ‘Why?’

Oh Wanderers. This past fortnight has flown by and I once again find myself at the computer wondering what to write. Of course, everywhere I look there’s inspiration, but for this issue I want to explore something dear to all … Continue reading

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Hear Those Fandoms Rumbling…

It’s that time of year again, dear Wanderers. Yes, you got it right – for a lot of your fandoms, it’s the mid-season hiatus. It always comes at this time of year, and it leaves us feeling quite restless, wanting … Continue reading

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Fandom as… Expression of Gender and Sexuality

“Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous… Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries…Fandom knows … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Transferable Skill

Hello, Wanderers! We know how important it is, especially in the current economic climate, to make yourself seem employable. One of the things employers always like to see on your CV is transferable skills. Wait, wait – I promise we … Continue reading

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Fandom As an Eye-Opener

Wanderers, the thing about being a person is that sometimes you get so caught up in your own life and your own point of view that you forget to step back and have a look around at the rest of … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Social Circle

Alright, Wanderers, we’ve talked before about fandom functioning as a community in a number of ways, but here’s one I don’t think we’ve mentioned yet; fandom as a social circle. Today, I’m not even going to talk about internet fandom … Continue reading

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The New Frontier: The Alternate Universes

The Alternate Universe (AU) is one that is mostly associated with fanfiction, although I would argue that it has a strong presence in fanart and fanvids as well. It is also a story tag that I, personally, have great trouble … Continue reading

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Fandom As Escapism

I want to break free… Has anyone ever made an ‘off the cuff’ remark to you that still really resonates with you years later? I remember one such incident. At an undisclosed age, in an unspecified location, after watching an … Continue reading

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