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... in 2002

Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture - Henry Jenkins

p18: Fans as rebels; reject bourgeois and elitist theories on "good taste" -- on the separation between canonical literature and mass media; anti-institutional, anti-authoritarian

"Fans seemingly blur the boundaries between fact and fiction, speaking of characters as if they had an existence apart from their textual manifestations..."

Fans are deliberately cast as deluded, crazy, and maladjusted so that their radical interpretations of the aesthetic/literary value of TV and other forms of "low" art can be dismissed

pp21-22: Fans internalize criticism; have difficulty justifying their enjoyment of something considered artistically worthless

p24: "[fans] are also acutely and painfully aware that those fictions do not belong to them and that someone else has the power to do things to those characters that are in direct contradiction to the fans' own cultural interests"

academy, canon, authorial intent --> the "correct" method of reading

p48: "the largely female composition of media fandom reflects a historical split within the science fiction fan community between the traditionally male-dominated literary fans and the newer, more feminine style of media fandom."

media fandom began with Star Trek

examines how texts are inevitably reinterpreted by readers; authors view this as disintegration, but the process makes the world of the text take on an independent reality

p60: academic practices of analyzing literature and TV --> objectivity, distance, detachment
popular viewing practices --> identification, emotional involvement
p61: "bourgeois" analytical theory = masculine
popular = feminine

p116: "Fan criticism is the institutionalization of feminine reading practices just as the dominant mode of academic criticism is the institutionalization of masculine reading practices"
-socially, not biologically determined; women's stories are devalued, so they learn to find their stories in the periphery of masculine narratives

p189 "Slash fiction represents a reaction against the construction of male sexuality on television and in pornography"

p190 "Slash breaks as well with the commodification of pornography, offering erotic images that originate in a social context of intimacy and sharing"

p191: considers only male/male slash --> first and more prevalent, although written by and for women 90%

p194: "In slash, both characters can be equally strong and equally vulnerable, equally dominant and equally submissivie, without either quality being permanently linked to their sexuality or their gender"

p205: slash is social commentary on popular constructions and restrictions on male sexuality; acts like Eve Sedgwick's Between Men, removing the barriers to same-sex desire and making explicit the idea of a continuum between friends and lovers

p214: slash explores and explodes "ways male sexuality gets bound to notions of competition, dominance, and violence"

fan fiction is a form of interpretation and analysis

p234: fan music videos
1. "memory palace, encapsulating a complex narrative within a smaller number of highly iconographic shots"
2. or they can function like essays or fan fic; take suggestive images out of context and edit them to make the subtext more obvious (an admitted relationship or denied one--i.e., Troi and Riker, or Data and Yar)
3. to tell a new story like fan fic

fandom = folk culture

qualities of fandom:
1. "particular mode of reception" - fans watch with undivided attention, are both emotionally invested in and critical of the show
2. interpretation and analysis methods: compare/contrast with real life, look at details for hidden meaning, extrapolate from subtext
3. lobbying the producers and networks for certain plot developments and to get cancelled shows back on the air
p278: "Fandom originates, at least in part, as a response to the relative powerlessness of the consumer in relation to powerful institutions of cultural production and circulation"
4. "cultural production": art, fan fic, music videos, filk
p279: "Once TV characters enter into a broader circulation, intrude into our living rooms, pervade the fabric of our society, they belong to their audience and not simply to the artist who originated them"
5. "alternative social community"

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May. 28th, 2017 07:55 am
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Title: All Five
Part: 12: Answers Before Questions
(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11)
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, Anakin, Mace
Disclaimer: Now Disney owns them.
Warning: References to violence
Note: Sequel to "Growing Up in the Jedi Temple."

It takes a lot to be always on form,/ It takes a lot/ Or maybe not )

Community Pimping: NaNoDownUnder

May. 28th, 2017 01:50 am
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It's winter in New Zealand...and you know what that means! don't? It means now is the time for NaNoDownUnder on Dreamwidth, being run by [personal profile] china_shop who has this to say about it:

"Just a reminder that NaNoDownUnder starts on June first (for winter New Zealand time). Want to kick-start your writing? Set your own goals -- this doesn't have to be a full 50K-word endeavour, just whatever you want to aim for. Pick a WIP to finish, or set a daily time or wordcount goal. Or just wing it, if you prefer. Daily check-in posts. Locked comm so we can chat/cheer/commiserate in semi-privacy (ie, you have to join to play, but membership isn't moderated)."

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May. 27th, 2017 10:01 pm
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I am halfway through crocheting my 7th hat of 25 goal crochet hats. If I hit that target number before the weather turns cold (which is months from now), I'm going to increase it so I'll have more hats to donate to a local charity.

This past month, I've been continuing to go to different Dem caucus meetings and events. It's been great to hear about what's going on in local politics and issues that the different caucuses have, and how people are fighting to make things right in our state.

My House (Dem) rep (or at the very least, her office in DC) is on fire with responses. I've been using resistbot to send her my concerns and thanks, and her office has been mailing me letters thanking me and telling me what my rep has been doing in regards to said issue. I'm surprised because I don't need responses, but it's really nice to know that her office are getting my messages.

My recent impulse buy was a magnet from Michaels which read 'My cat is a Democrat' :D I thought it was funny and took a picture of it to send to my best friend before I realize, "Oh wait, I should buy this!" and I did. It's now on my fridge and I get a kick out of it every time I'm in the kitchen.
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Shawn: "Key's on top of the light."
Gus: "Doesn't seem like Henry to leave that there."
Shawn: "He didn't. I like to leave spare keys all around the house. He finds them and gets rid of them. It's one of our little games."
Gus: "That's messed up, Shawn."
Shawn: "Yeah, well, I wouldn't have to do it if he would just give me my own key. But he wouldn't, so I went to a locksmith and had twenty of them made. He still hasn't found the one under the welcome mat, but he found the one I buried in the garden, how hilarious is that?"
Gus: "You're going to feel bad if some robber finds a key and robs the house."
Shawn: "I might feel bad for the robber."

~1930, by [ profile] nixajane
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So, it's been a few years, but I made my way back. Special thanks to [personal profile] laurashapiro for beta. And thank you to [community profile] wiscon_vidparty for premiering my vid.

Title: Desperado
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Characters: Poe/Finn/Rey
Song: Desperado - Rihanna
Length: 3:06
Content Notes: torture, genocide, canon typical violence
Summary: There ain’t nothing here for me anymore, but I don’t want to be alone. (A WisCon 41 premiere)

Download 720p .avi file from MediaFire (124MB)
Download 720p .mp4 file from MediaFire (128MB)
Download subtitles file from MediaFire (5KB)

See all of the above but on ao3!


Sitting in a old Monte Carlo
A man whose heart is hollow
Uh huh, take it easy
I'm not tryna go against you
Actually, I'm going with you

Gotta get up out of here
And you ain't leaving me behind
I know you won't, cause we share common interests
You need me, there ain't no leaving me behind
Never, no, no, just want out of here
Yeah, once I'm gone, ain't no going back

If you want we could be runaways
Running from any sight of love
Yeah, yeah, there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing here for me
There ain't nothing here for me anymore
But I don't wanna be alone

Sitting in an old Monte Carlo
We've both had our hearts broke, uh huh
Take it easy
I'm not trying to go against you
I can be a lone wolf with ya

Gotta get up out of here
And you ain't leaving me behind
I know you won't, cause we share common interests
You need me, there ain't no leaving me behind
Never, no, no, both want out of here
Yeah, once we're gone, ain't no going back

If you want, we could be runaways
Running from any sight of love
Yeah, yeah, there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing here for me
There ain't nothing here for me anymore
I don't wanna be alone

Dear desperado
Yeah I don't wanna be alone
Dear desperado
Yeah I don't wanna be alone

If you want, we could be runaways
Running from any sight of love
Yeah, yeah, there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing here for me
There ain't nothing here for me anymore
But I don't wanna be alone

If you want, we could be runaways
Running from any sight of love
Yeah, yeah, there ain't nothing
There ain't nothing here for me
There ain't nothing here for me anymore
But I don't wanna be alone

Yeah (x6)

Endings and Possibilities

May. 27th, 2017 07:14 pm
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1) I'll have some info from the Whedoncon and my trip in the next post, but in the meantime, some thoughts about recent news.

I didn't think Imzy stood much of a chance but I wasn't expecting it to close less than a year out of beta. I was particularly surprised given that it had finally offered the ability to follow people as well as communities. However, given ever fewer flickers of life on the site as each month passed, the decision certainly makes sense. While it had a number of obstacles to use, really my feeling is that its fundamental mistake was at the beginning -- it required coding. Read more... )

2) Since the announcement a number of people have been sharing (or spamming) new social media sites looking for participants. That's been interesting to check out as well. One plus is that a number of people are going to take a look at DW. I'd really like to see that translate into community activity.

I've been checking out some other sites I've seen mentioned following Imzy's announcement, such as Snapzu (some interesting content shared, but all links elsewhere) but I haven't seen anything particularly compelling. Anyone else see potentially interesting new platforms?

3) Some recent stats on what happened with publishing in 2016. "We now live in a world where 69 percent of book sales — print, digital, and audio — are online and only 31% in brick-and-mortar stores. For kids books, fiction and non-fiction, that’s a bit under half. For adult books, fiction and non-fiction, that’s about three-quarters!" For "online" read largely Amazon. And now it's building brick and mortar shops too.

What's really interesting to see is how indie dominated categories get lumped into larger groupings, obscuring both their popularity and their numbers -- such as African American fiction.Read more... )

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May. 27th, 2017 09:30 am
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It was so windy the last couple of days that I had to take my tomato plant back into the apartment because the wind knocked it over. Nothing was damaged fortunately, but that's just a mental note to myself to check the weather and keep my plant inside on windy days. The green tomato is still green.

Why a Women's-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screening That Sparked Male Outrage Is Absolutely Vital
To the men concern trolling (because you know they are), I say: LOLOLOLOL cry moar noob!

I uploaded more songs to my ipod to give myself a change of pace because I was started to grow annoyed at the music I kept listening to over and over. I thought I had more songs to add, I only added 20, but apparently not. I want to add more songs to my ipod.

My new dS fic

May. 27th, 2017 02:21 am
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TITLE: As It Has For So Many Years
FANDOM: due South
PAIRING: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski, Ray Vecchio/Ray Kowalski
RATING: Teen & Up
SUMMARY: Fraser experiences something. There's a Ray or two involved. Diefenbaker inquires about it.

Fic at AO3.
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Thick as Thieves: The Queen's Thief #5, Megan Whalen Turner: Kamet is a slave in the Mede Empire. Secretary to a powerful man close to the emperor, Kamet is content with his office, his scrolls, and the power he wields over his master's other slaves. Then an Attolian soldier offers to bring Kamet to Attolia.

I love how smart Kamet is about human behavior and the way he uses it to their advantage, though I am mystified that he, himself, is so easy to read. People read his mind multiple times, like take the words right out of it, and most of them don't even know him that well. So perhaps, as a slave, he wasn't as successful at schooling his expression as he thought he was, but in this world where your gods come down to talk to you, it's distracting because I kept thinking of supernatural explanations. Instead, he's probably just incredibly transparent, and maybe, since this is his account of events, likes the humor of exposing his thoughts so exactly, a reversal of the Senabid jokes with the clever slave and idiot master. Maybe, in this way, Kamet is acknowledging his past prejudices by making himself the butt of the joke.

Kamet goes through a lot in a short time, and his relationship with the Attolian basically carries the whole book, in between all the stabbings and such, and I enjoyed their interactions and the partnership they build. I missed Gen so much though—the Attolian's little remarks about him killed me: "No one knows what my king knows." My kink is people realizing that Gen is more than he seems, and this series continues to deliver. I loved learning all the details as the story came together, and even though it's been a while since I read the rest of the books and couldn't remember everything, I still had a broad understanding of the way this corner of the world works, and I felt confident enough reading this. Like I knew who the Attolian was even if I couldn't remember his real name. But mostly this is a story about Kamet and Mede and doesn't depend too much on past events. As long as you're familiar with the series, you should be okay, but a reread of Queen of Attolia and/or King of Attolia wouldn't be amiss. If you haven't read any of the books, this isn't the place to start. But—good news!—I highly recommend the series. It's filled with masterful character work, and this book is no exception.

Contains: violence, animal harm, mention of miscarriage, suggestion of sexual assault.

Classic Vids - YouTube

May. 26th, 2017 06:02 pm
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Posted in full at: on May 26, 2017 at 10:59AM

Tags:not a reblog, vidding, fanvid, vidrec, DWCrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)

Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?

May. 26th, 2017 05:47 pm
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Posted in full at: on May 26, 2017 at 10:44AM

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Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)

[AFTG Podfic masterpost

Dec. 31st, 2016 01:43 pm
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Complete list of my All For The Game podfic.

- - - -

Title: The Name Game by minyrrds
Reader: frecklebombfic
Cover Image by: frecklebombfic
Fandom: All For The Game:
Relationship: Neil Josten/Andrew Minyard
Rating: General Audiences
Duration: 21 mins
Author's Summary: What happens when Andrew and Neil change the names on their jerseys.

Link to podfic: AO3 page

podfic cover by frecklebombfic

- - - -

Title: Men, Abort Mission by quensty
Reader: frecklebombfic
Cover Image by: frecklebombfic - art used with permission by peanut-milk
Fandom: All For The Game:
Relationship: Neil Josten/Andrew Minyard
Rating: Teen and Up
Duration: 18 mins
Author's Summary: The recorded number of times someone hit on Neil Josten and got nowhere, and the one time Andrew didn't even have to try.

Link to podfic: AO3 page

podfic cover by frecklebombfic
- - - -

Title: Right Side of Rock Bottom by allyasavedtheday
Reader: frecklebombfic
Cover Image by: frecklebombfic
Fandom: All For The Game:
Relationship: Neil Josten/Andrew Minyard
Rating: Mature
Duration: 2 hours 26 mins
Author's Summary: Neil thinks it might be the first time he’s taken a breath in days.

He hadn’t realised it because he’d been so caught up in packing and saying goodbye to everyone but now that it’s over he remembers his self-imposed countdown was meant to be up by now. It’s the end of the school year and five months ago, he thought he’d be dead by now.

Instead he has a team and a future and a home and Andrew.

(The last two might be interchangeable.)

Link to podfic: AO3 page

podfic cover by frecklebombfic


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