I couldn’t resist sharing this all about the classic debate between fans of the two franchises. Do you have a favorite?–Amy
Continue reading VCR Wars: Why Do Star Trek and Star Wars Fans Talk So Much Trash? — FAN/FIC Magazine
Okay I admit it I’m a hoarder, it’s one of the main reasons I dislike moving houses so much, it always prompts the conversations of what to take and what no longer serves any sort of purpose and needs to either be thrown out or re-homed. The reason I dislike having to make this decision […]
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“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, the most inexhaustible form of magic we have, capable both of inflicting injury and remedying it.” ~ Albus Dumbledore Fans are no doubt aware that online fanfics and the communities in which they circulate house rich critiques about gender, sexuality, race and identity. In fact, many fan writers deliberately insert […]
via Writing Magic: Politicizing Fan Culture — FAN/FIC Magazine
Have you ever watched Home Alone and wondered what in the world Kevin’s dad must do for a living to be able to afford that gorgeous home and a Christmas vacation to Paris for the entire family? It’s the type of thought which likely only occurs to you as you get older and face the […]
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Game of Thrones will be entering its latest season with fans holding their breath about the fate of Jon Snow and others, and rumors has already begun to swirl about if next season will be the one in which HBO and George R.R. Martin finally decide to put a wrap on the conflicts within Westeros. While […]
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The focus on male writers in the science fiction genre has been going on far too long. Find out challenges and successes for female sci-fi authors.
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Adrian Daub’s fascinating essay in the LA Review of Books on the Stephen King classic IT — now 30 years old — reveals that the real horror of IT wasn’t Pennywise the supernatural clown, but our own, entirely human ability to forget the horrors of the past.
via But What’s IT All About?: How We Forgot the Murderous Clown — Longreads
Okay, I admit it, I never actually read the book myself. I did however, watch the miniseries made about it, and had nightmares for months after. Who would imagine that a clown, the very image of childhood innocence and fun, could be so terrifying? Perhaps that was Stephen King’s intent. Who would expect the icon of circuses and birthday parties could embody evil?
What monsters of books or screen terrify you the most? I’d love to hear from you.