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Marshmallows to Cure What Ails You: Veronica Mars & Fandoms

I was seventeen when I joined my first fandom. It was 1999, and Rent was kind of a big deal. The second National tour was underway – The Benny Cast to be specific. It definitely felt like the highlight of senior year was going to be their stop through Cleveland. Always a loner, I wasn’t just going to see another show with my parents. I was going to rush (I didn’t really know what that meant), I was going with actual friends who had done it before, and there was promise of a “stage door” visit afterwards. Everything was new and exciting.

Fandom feels like a completely different beast in 2014. There’s a lingo to it you have to translate until you really go native. Things like fan fiction and LARPing are probably side-eyed fiercely by newcomers until they fall down their Saarlaac pit of a weekend and suddenly look up on Sunday afternoon and wonder what happened to the last 24 hours. Outside the great personal stories from individual fans, every somebody seems to have an opinion – and they’re rarely good – about fandom. 


Wise Words

Divergent’s Shailene Woodley On Twilight: “What Message Are We Sending To Young People?”

“Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. [The protagonist Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.”Divergent star Shailene Woodley speaking to Teen Vogue.

Hollywood is all about comparing one thing to another, especially when it comes to young adult properties (does that really ever help?), in order to cash in on the previous success. Whether it’s comparing “love stories” or pitting the lead characters against each other, it’s nice to see Woodley addressing the issues straight on.

(via Gossip Cop)

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Geek Lip Balm for Half a Dozen Fandoms Probably Smells Great

According to Geek Fire Labs, Loki smells of peaches and honey, Katniss of cinnamon and french vanilla, Marceline of strawberries, and your patronus of white chocolate, vanilla, and mint. I don’t have problems with any of these, and if you feel the same way, you can buy their charmingly decorated lip balms on Etsy, alone, in a batch, or as a gift set with cute buttons.

Previously in Etsy



Lionsgate Sues Twilight Parody That Sued Them For Having a Twilight Monopoly

Last spring we told you the riveting tale how Behind the Lines Productions, creator of the Twilight parody Twiharderdecided to sue Lionsgate and Summit on the grounds that they’re big meanies who unfairly monopolize the Twilight franchise… a franchise they, y’know, own the rights to. Behind the Lines has some gumption, I’ll give them that. Except now that gumption’s gotten them countersued by Lionsgate, whose 204 page countercomplaint can be basically summed up as “…You guys aren’t serious, right?”



Quentin Tarantino Decides To Axe His Next Film Because The Script Leaked To Hollywood

Director Quentin Tarantino is reportedly so upset over his latest script being leaked, he’s just decided not to make the movie at all. Well ok then.


Oh Really?

Female Spy Film Picks Up Melissa Rosenberg For Rewrites

Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has been hired to help write a spy film featuring a group of women for Summit Entertainment. This is the first we’re hearing about it. 


The Human Machine

KILL IT WITH FIRE: The Animatronic Twilight Baby [VIDEO]

If you’re easily frightened, don’t play this video. All others, prepare to be scarred for life. The supernatural baby we got in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn was terrible…just…terrible. But what we didn’t know was, it could have been much, much worse.

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The Walking Dead Casts Twilight Actress For Rosita Espinosa

AMC’s The Walking Dead has cast one of the comic book’s more prominent female characters for the upcoming season.


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UPDATED: DC Creator Tony Daniel Talks About The Romantic Superman/Wonder Woman Title At Fan Expo

Fan Expo is taking place in Toronto this weekend and as is usually the case, DC Comics held a panel to talk about their upcoming projects. The DC All Access panel yesterday featured Jeff Lemire, Lee Bermejo, Eddie Berganza, Brian Cunningham, and Tony Daniel. While lots of books were discussed, it’s the yet-to-be released Superman/Wonder Woman title that we were interested to learn more about. Hit the jump to find out how the title initially came about, why it was compared to Twilight, and why one audience member felt the need to stand up and ask for more than just romance. 


Oh Hollywood

Vampire Academy Might Change Your Mind About The Vampire Genre Craze

You might think that the vampire genre is worn out, and I’d probably agree with you– but if anyone can do something new with it, it would be Mean Girls director Mark Waters and his brother, Heathers writer Daniel Waters. According to Empire, the story of Vampire Academy goes like this…