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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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. "Read More
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.Read More
Women have always been a part of Star Wars. And the docu-series Looking for Leia wants to tell their stories.Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More
Let's check in with what we're obsessing over at the moment.Read More
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.Read More
Here are all the things we hope will happen on our favorite showsRead More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
There are countless fan-made videos out there, many of them quite brilliant. But this one has to be among the very best.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More