Lauren Orsini
I think you're really inspiring.
Anonymous

I think you’re very sweet for saying so <3

Fan fiction, fan art, the way female fans celebrate what they love: this stuff isn’t a secret anymore – and it shouldn’t be a punch line anymore, either. It’s a big messy world full of amateur writing and unedited work, but it’s also got of some of the best fiction I’ve ever read, published or otherwise. You don’t have to participate in it to afford it even a modicum of respect. I’ll be the first to volunteer if you ever want to learn. But if you’re not interested in that, politely decline to answer. It’s easy to blame the celebrity, dragged into answering these questions. But really, the fault lies with the media. Please, please, please journalists: stop asking celebrities about fan fiction. Unless you’re having an in-depth conversation about fictional constructions of the actors’ personae (like the very one you’ll be presenting in your piece?), it serves no purpose. Non-fans likely don’t get it; fans think you look like a bully – because you are.

elizabethminkel on why it doesn’t matter what Benedict Cumberbatch thinks of Sherlock fanfiction. (via newstatesman)

I, like many of us, had some feelings about a certain interview this week…

(via elizabethminkel)

skelezor:

lesmiserablesislife:

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2006

the first wave must have been unsuccessful

skelezor:

lesmiserablesislife:

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2006

the first wave must have been unsuccessful

cviperfan:

excuseyoukyofu:

"All anime is the same"

Let me explain you a thing

a major catastrophe causes the brown-haired protagonist to join an organization with matching uniforms and characters of varying personalities, heights and sexual orientations that exists for a seemingly straightforward purpose while also struggling with a hidden aspect of their identity that can be helpful but also makes things complicated in unexpected ways

antoine-roquentin:

on that note, funny gamergate thing to laugh at

antoine-roquentin:

on that note, funny gamergate thing to laugh at

nonmodernist:

From Feels to Skills: Putting Fandom on Your Resume - Geek Girl Con 2014

For those who couldn’t attend, we recorded the entire panel! And check out the Storify as well, which has a link to the awesome worksheet created by laureninspace.

:)

maxofs2d:

Someone made a thing that changes “SJW” to “skeleton” and it’s the best thing

maxofs2d:

Someone made a thing that changes “SJW” to “skeleton” and it’s the best thing

nonmodernist:

Geek Girl Con 2014!
Come check out our rad panel this weekend:
From Feels to Skills: Putting Fandom on Your Resume
Time: Sunday, 10/12, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Location: RM204
You may not think that all those hours spent devouring Johnlock fanfic or painstakingly editing your Tumblr gif-set mean much outside of fandom, but you’re actually learning all kinds of skills that can make you stand out as a job candidate. Join a group of fans who’ve turned their passions into career assets for this interactive look at ways your fandom is building your resume.
About the panelists:
Aja Romano is a fandom and geek culture reporter for DailyDot.com. She previously reported on fandom and geek culture for the Mary Sue and served as a “slash expert” for The Backlot (AfterElton).
Alexandra Edwards is an Emmy-award-winning transmedia storyteller. As a transmedia producer and writer for Pemberley Digital, she has worked on the “Lizzie Bennet Diaries”, “Welcome to Sanditon”, and “Emma Approved”.
Amanda Brennan is an internet librarian who specializes in researching the history of memes and other viral content throughout the web. She is currently on the Content &amp; Community team at Tumblr where she explores and evaluates trends throughout the network.
Lauren Orsini is a technology journalist in Washington, DC. She writes about developer issues, tech education, and DIY hardware hacking for ReadWrite.
Loraine Sammy has participated online in multiple fandoms in comic books, gaming, music, movies, and television since 1997. As an artist she has worked professionally in the gaming industry and as a freelancer. As an activist she has co-founded the media representation organization Racebending.com.

can&#8217;t wait!

nonmodernist:

Geek Girl Con 2014!

Come check out our rad panel this weekend:

From Feels to Skills: Putting Fandom on Your Resume

Time: Sunday, 10/12, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: RM204

You may not think that all those hours spent devouring Johnlock fanfic or painstakingly editing your Tumblr gif-set mean much outside of fandom, but you’re actually learning all kinds of skills that can make you stand out as a job candidate. Join a group of fans who’ve turned their passions into career assets for this interactive look at ways your fandom is building your resume.

About the panelists:

  • Aja Romano is a fandom and geek culture reporter for DailyDot.com. She previously reported on fandom and geek culture for the Mary Sue and served as a “slash expert” for The Backlot (AfterElton).
  • Alexandra Edwards is an Emmy-award-winning transmedia storyteller. As a transmedia producer and writer for Pemberley Digital, she has worked on the “Lizzie Bennet Diaries”, “Welcome to Sanditon”, and “Emma Approved”.
  • Amanda Brennan is an internet librarian who specializes in researching the history of memes and other viral content throughout the web. She is currently on the Content & Community team at Tumblr where she explores and evaluates trends throughout the network.
  • Lauren Orsini is a technology journalist in Washington, DC. She writes about developer issues, tech education, and DIY hardware hacking for ReadWrite.
  • Loraine Sammy has participated online in multiple fandoms in comic books, gaming, music, movies, and television since 1997. As an artist she has worked professionally in the gaming industry and as a freelancer. As an activist she has co-founded the media representation organization Racebending.com.

can’t wait!

Which Gundam anime would you recommend to a Gundam newbie?
Anonymous

This is a toughie because there are so many different Gundam animes for every different interest! For straight-up drama there’s Gundam Zeta, for wackiness there’s G Gundam, for a more modern take on the franchise there’s Gundam Seed and Gundam 00. Both my husband and I were part of the Toonami generation, so we saw Gundam Wing first because that’s what was available, and discovered the original Mobile Suit Gundam from there. I don’t believe there’s a “right” order to watch Gundam in, but it helps to see the very first series since it is constantly referenced in later series, spin-off series like Gundam Build Fighters, and even totally unrelated anime like Sergeant Frog! 

#thathappened

#thathappened