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The Ragamuffin Speaks: Let’s Do Away with Cosplay’s Two Friends

Cosplay. Cosplay is awesome. Over my last eight years or so of attending UK conventions I’ve seen cosplay grow from a fairly obscure hobby enjoyed by a few dedicated fans to a huge phenomenon that has become an integral part … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Speaks: The Inevitable Pull Of Fandom

“What should I write my column about, Aaron?” Aaron is my ten year old son, he doesn’t hesitate in replying that I should write about Star Wars: The Old Republic. You see, The Old Republic, or SW:TOR, as it’s known, … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Speaks: Nuggets Are Not The Only Fruit

Imagine, if you will, that a man walks into KFC in search of a beef burger. They do not serve beef burgers there, he’s informed that they do sell beefburgers at the McDonald’s across the road, but he insists that … Continue reading

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The Ragamuffin Speaks: Fandom’s Insidious Desire For Utopianism In Fiction

Insidious (adjective) – operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect. The particular space in fandom that I tend to inhabit the most (that being tumblr) has a large crossover with the social … Continue reading

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Being a Hero is Just Another Job

Even if you don’t have the extreme knowledge that some can claim to, you’ll likely be aware that there is more than just a couple of comics out there in the world. There’s a whole mass of them, spanning a … Continue reading

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