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  1. Anna Kendrick Reads Femslash, Wants Quvenzhané Wallis to Play Spider-Man

    Rejoice, BeChloe shippers.

    I was varying degrees of disappointed and conflicted by Pitch Perfect 2 (look for our full review tomorrow), but regardless of the movie's many problematic elements, I still love that a comedy franchise about talented ladies getting shit done has found such a dedicated fandom... one that Anna Kendrick is about to make very happy.

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  2. It’s-A Me, Mary Sue: Why She’s An Important Figure For Fanfic And Fangirls

    Hide your fics, the Mary Sue is coming!

    So fanfic is great. We all know that. You get it. But what about… you know, that kind of fanfic? She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named? The Steven Moffat of fanfics? The very namesake of this site? THE MARY SUE. We can still hate her and the people who write Mary Sue fics, right? RIGHT? No. No you cannot.

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  3. Steven Moffat Calls Sherlock Season 4 “Bloody Frightening,” Sherlock Fanfic “Creative & Exciting”

    Steven Moffat, teasing and cryptic? No! Never!

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  4. How to Offend Everyone and Make Yourself Cry: Writing Diversity in Fanfiction

    The strange and wonderful world of fanfiction has only one common creed, resounding across megafandoms and yuletide titles alike: I do what I want.

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  5. Dressvergent, A YA Dystopian Novel Born From the Internet’s Obsession With Colors

    Starring Strong Female Protagonist™ Catalina Midnight.

    No one knows how the world was in the Before Times—the Leaders made sure to erase all the historical documents they could when they first rose to power—but what we do know is that our Society first truly began with the advent of the Picture.

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  6. The New York Times Just Discovered Erotic Fanfic, Made This Baby-Boomer-Approved Guide for You

    Hot scoop.

    Welcome to the Internet, New York Times! It's a beautiful, ridiculous cesspool!

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  7. Today Is the First International Fanworks Day, So Let’s Discuss the Very Best Of Fan Creation

    Tell us your faves

    Today is a momentous day: It's the first ever International Fanworks Day.

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  8. Power-Playing: Advice To NSFW Fic Writers And Novelists Now That Fifty Shades of Grey Is A Movie

    Yes, I'm looking at you writing that NC-17 dub-con.

    It is 2011, and I am at a literary award after party. There is no statue in my hand, but there is a vodka martini. I think it was number three. Maybe four? And the title of the book on everyone’s lips that night was not the one that had taken home the top prize two hours earlier; it was “that new mommy porn book.”

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  9. David Duchovny Has a Favorite X-Files Slashfic

    Shoutout to that one time I found fanart of Krycek as a mermaid on Elfwood.

    The X-Files fandom isn't gone. It's just dormant. And it got a big shot in the arm last week.

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  10. On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community

    It's more complicated than you might think.

    About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience. The Night Vale episode focused heavily on the romantic relationship between two male characters, Cecil and Carlos, and half the audience would absolutely shriek every time anything remotely romantic happened between them.

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  11. What To Do When You Discover Your Co-Worker Writes Erotic Hulk Fanfic

    On finding unexpected things

    A few years ago, when I started working with special needs children, I did my best to erase my fannish presence from the Internet. I deleted fandom accounts, locked down my social media, and made new aliases in case my old ones had been compromised. I was concerned that parents wouldn't want me working with their children if they knew that I'm the kind of person who engages in complicated debates about Omega reproductive organs.

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  12. None Of This Is New: An Oral History Of Fanfiction

    There’s a card in Cards Against Humanity that says “Harry Potter erotica,” and every time I’ve seen that card played there’s inevitably someone in the group that says, “Wait. Is that a real thing?” To be fair, in a deck that includes things like “German dungeon porn,” it’s a reasonable question, but it always throws me a little bit.

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  13. Our Interview With Adventure Time‘s Head of Story and the Voice of Flame Princess!

    Or should I say Flame KING.

    Adventure Time's been on a bit of a hiatus lately, but the series is back on Cartoon Network, starting with "Ghost Fly." We though that was certainly enough of a timely event to share the fruits of our New York Comic Con roundtable interview with Kent Osborne, AT's head of story, and Jessica DiCicco, the voice of Flame Princess.

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  14. Benedict Cumberbatch and Orlando Jones Have Expressed Varying Levels of Comfort With Slash

    Orlando Jones is a wonderful human being, part infinity of infinity.

    Orlando Jones: "Benedict, slash weirds you out? Give it to me if you don't want it. I'll take it. I'll read all the slash."

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  15. Christian Blogger Rewrites Harry Potter, Saves Our Souls With “Hogwarts School Of Prayer & Miracles”

    Hagrid laughed wisely. "Evolution is a fairytale!"

    Hermione spoke worriedly. "There is a man named Voldemort who wants to destroy all that we stand for. He is pushing an agenda in congress which will stop us from practicing our faith freely."

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  16. I Watched Doctor Whore And Its Geek Porn Predecessors And Lived To Blog About It

    Wibbly-wobbly sorry Mom.

    I stared down the rabbit hole (and many other orifices) of geek adult film parodies and am here, for what it's worth, to report back. Geronimoan!

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  17. In Defense of So-Called “Bad” Fanfiction

    Shout out to Sirius/Remus.

    If you consider yourself “in” a particular fandom, regardless of what fandom it is, there’s a good chance you’ve at least dipped your toes into the great and terrible ocean of fanfiction. And there is certainly a lot of great and a lot of terrible fanfiction.

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  18. Self-Insert: If it Isn’t My Old Friend, Underage Porn-Reading

    How are you ... besides ILLEGAL?

    I was a person for whom puberty hit hard and early, and while I had available to me a fair bit of Our Bodies, Ourselves-level information about how all these new and terrifying parts worked, I was left in the lurch about their practical applications.

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  19. Fan Fiction is More Than Words – It’s About Worlds

    We ship it.

    There’s a whole universe of possibilities to explore in fan-fiction, and reading (and writing) fan-fiction is something that can not only help you explore your own fandom, but can help you understand different perspectives of the story or character.

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  20. Things We Saw Today: Tiny Captain Marvel Cosplay

    Parenting done right.

    Photographer Yaro Jane dressed her daughter up as Captain Marvel, and the resulting photos have been approved by both Kelly Sue DeConnick and Gail Simone. Killer.

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