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Seriously, Stop Blaming Heroes for the Villains’ Actions

It's not clever; you guys are just trying to be edgy.

There's a curious trend among fans of major franchises that oftentimes feature enraged, genocidal villains hellbent on either crushing the universe under their fascist fist or who want to wipe out massive amounts of life: for some reason, it's actually one of the heroes's faults.

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The Truth Behind Being an Adult Fangirl

The dark side of fandom.

Hiding behind your keyboard and sending an anonymous message to a fan you don't like might feel like a harmless act. You're just expressing the fact that you don't like their posts. In reality, you're probably jealous of them for some reason or another and it is an easy way to bring them down. Nothing happens to you and they'll probably just ignore it, right?

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Pass On What You Have Learned: Mothers, Daughters, and Fandom

Also ask my mom about her very strong feels about Steve Rogers

My dad might have been the one who kickstarted my fandom awakening when he first showed me Star Wars when I was five, but it's been my mom who has shared my fandoms with me.

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Let’s Talk About the Destructive Toxicity of Star Wars Fans

Stop acting like Kylo Ren, act more like Finn

The core tenants of Star Wars are that love, friendship, and family can overcome insurmountable evil. So why does the fandom act more like Grand Moff Tarkin than they do Luke Skywalker? 

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The Theft of Famous Movie Props Has Us Brainstorming The Next Great Hollywood Heist Film

BRB, writing Ocean's 9.

In February, two thieves robbed a storage unit in Rancho Cucamonga that contained more than $1 million worth of famous film memorabilia from Marvel collector Max Anderson. Anderson owned and operated the Stan Lee Museum, a pop-up exhibition that travels from Con to Con. Among the items stolen were a shield from Captain America: The First Avenger, a mask from the Iron Man suit, and a set of X-23 claws from Logan.

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Fans Stunned as Universal FanCon is Abruptly Postponed One Week Before the Event

Now We Know How Those Folks at Fyre Fest Felt

What happens to a Con deferred? To no one's surprise, the answer is massive internet outrage. Yesterday, the organizers of Universal FanCon abruptly postponed their convention a week before the event, which was set to debut April 27th at the Baltimore Convention Center. In a statement released yesterday, the organizers wrote, "as we built out our floorplan, invited guests, figured out lodging/travel arrangements, and confirmed activities, our costs started to grow exponentially. "

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What Will Happen to the Marvel Movie Fandom After Infinity War?

Fans of the MCU have expressed anxiety over Avengers: Infinity War for a while, but it's ramping up as the film's release fast approaches.

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Feminist Fandom Docu-Series Looking for Leia Needs Your Help

Women have always been a part of Star Wars. And the docu-series Looking for Leia wants to tell their stories.

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When Men Write Fanfiction, It Isn’t Fanfiction Because It’s “Academic”

Today in the worst things I have ever read comes an interview on Lithub with a writer named Lonely Christopher. Even though he has reworked Stephen King's The Shining, Christopher claims that his book is "not fanfic" for a variety of reasons that seem to coalesce in his need to quote literary theorists.

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Ryan Coogler Posts Grateful Letter to Black Panther Fans, Saying They Moved Him to Tears

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler recently posted a letter thanking everyone who supported the film. He wrote, "Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you. P.S. Wakanda Forever."

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What’s Your Current Fandom, and Why?

Let's check in with what we're obsessing over at the moment.

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Why Did I Hate Twilight So Much?

Confessions of a Twilight hater.

Today video essayist Lindsay Ellis returned to the internet with a video about looking back at the toxic levels of sexist and misogynistic attitudes surrounding Twilight and it's author Stephenie Meyer. It was a very insightful piece especially as someone who proudly slung that toxic level of vitriol.

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Our 2018 Fandom Wishlist

Here are all the things we hope will happen on our favorite shows

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Fans Were Just As Divided Over Empire Strikes Back As They Are About The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been called "the most controversial Star Wars movie ever," but The Empire Strikes Back was just as contentious when it premiered back in 1980.

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Let’s Take a Look at Some of 2017’s Most Popular Cosplay

Cosplaying takes time, skill, effort—and an immense amount of love for the character that the cosplayer is embodying. So who were some of the most popular characters and hard-working cosplayers this year, according to fellow fans?

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Good Grief, Now There’s a Petition to Remove The Last Jedi from Star Wars Canon

In a fit of rage over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, more than 10,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Disney to remove the film from official Star Wars canon.

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Holy Crap, This Marvel Fanvideo Is One of the Coolest Things I’ve Ever Seen

There are countless fan-made videos out there, many of them quite brilliant. But this one has to be among the very best.

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Star Wars Fandom Is Holding Out Hope for a Finn/Poe Relationship

One of the best fan narratives to emerge from "The Force Awakens" was the suggestion of a romance between heroic ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. But as we approach The Last Jedi's release, the fact remains that it is unlikely Disney will explore any pairing of the kind.

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Fandom Is in a Glorious Meltdown Over the Infinity War Trailer

While many people on planet Earth were psyched to see the official Avengers: Infinity War trailer go up, for a segment of the population with a deep emotional attachment to these characters and their world, today has been like Christmas morning mixed with Ragnarok.

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What Is a Problematic Fave?

We know a problematic fave when we see it, but actually nailing down a specific definition can be hard.

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