As we’re hurtling towards the inevitably tense and mind-boggling (in either the positive or the negative sense of the word) conclusion of the series (and possibly the show), here’s a few things that I wanted to write about that I haven’t really touched on in my reviews so far.Read More A Few (Subjective) Truths about Sherlock, Series 4
Dear Media, Fan fiction writers are not here for your titillation. Fan fiction writers are not here to make other fans of fiction feel safe and cozy in the knowledge that they’re wasting their lives watching telly more sanely than some others. Fan fiction writers are not here to provide cheap thrills for your audience. […]Read More Fanfiction Writers Are Not Here For Your Titillation.
2013 has proven to be a very busy year — not only did I graduate from university and get a job, but I’ve also had the pleasure of blogging about so many great shows this year. Some were shows I’d been following before and only now had the time to tackle, but others were among […]Read More 2013: the Year of New Shows and Old Favourites
Orlando Jones and the Sleepy Hollow Fandom, via The Huffington Post It’s rare that a part of the media presents a stage for actors and producers of our favourite works of fiction to be unequivocally positive about fandom without stabbing us in the back the next day. Too often we get cast as pervert whackos. […]Read More Orlando Jones and the Sleepy Hollow Fandom, via The Huffington Post
Again, a talk show host has managed to discredit the fandom by publicly asserting their opinion that we’re “weird” and kinda nuts, and really not worth anyone’s attention — despite the fact that they apparently need us to fill their vapid segments. You can watch the video of Benedict Cumberbatch answering fans’ twitter questions here, […]Read More Fandom is not “weird,” Katie Couric
Remember that thing I posted a while ago about how the media utilise fan works to make fandom look like it’s populated by crazy weirdo perverts with no brains and/or common sense? It’s such a pity when part of the fandom manages to make the media’s case for them.Read More Fandom, the Fourth Wall, Fame, and Privacy.
Yesterday, Martin Freeman appeared on the Graham Norton show, as part of Comic Relief 2013. As is very nearly tradition, Martin and Benedict usually also get asked a couple of questions on the Sherlock fandom and the fan fiction and fan art that’s been published over the past three years. Both of them, though Benedict […]Read More The thing with fandom, the fourth wall, and the media.