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518 – The End.

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We love you all a lot, but it’s been five years and a hundred episodes and we both have some new projects coming up so please enjoy our final episode ever! Thank you so much for listening and being a part of our fannish lives and conversations. You can find MK @moonklutz and Pru @oftenimprudent.

See you on the flip side!

 

517 Episode 100

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We’ve somehow managed to fail upwards long enough and hard enough that this is our 100th episode of /report. Yeah, we’re shocked, too. In celebration, this week we discuss early fandom, what’s changed in the five years we’ve been doing this, and your early fannish experiences. Thank you for sticking with us for 100 episodes!

Links

Fandom & The Internet (Fanlore)
2015: A Statistical Year in Fandom (Destination Toast)
AO3 and Kudos (halekingsourwolf)
The Fans Are All Right (Pinboard)
Why Lemon/Lime? (TV Tropes)
The Message Podcast (GE Podcast Theatre)

516 AO3 OTW

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This week we talk with the OTW’s in-house counsel, Betsy Rosenblatt about the recent OTW board situation, the AO3, International Fanworks Day, and fandom. If you had questions after the recent upset with the OTW board, we’ve (hopefully) got the answers.

Links

How the OTW’s instant run off voting works (including the info graphics mentioned in the episode).

PSlasher was kind enough to send us this pretty extensive history of the OTW drama from this winter as well as some resources, which we’ve included below, though it has been edited for this post.

The official posts on the OTW website:

A comment at the Elections website mirror post, with a very informative breakdown of the past elections and how they have affected this election, by briar_pipe.

As was to be expected, the people are furious about it. (Tumblr tag 1, Tumblr tag 2)

You can see the staffers protesting here, including the Elections Chair, to the point that at least three of them threatened to leave the Org if the Elections Chair was “fired” for her questions.

Possible origin of the #OTWrevolution tag.  It’s where Orlando Jones expressed an interest in being on the Board.

And then this series of tweets by (Pslasher thinks) the AD&T committee co-chair: [1][2][3][4][5][6]

This Fanlore page is very informative, and the “links” section towards the bottom links to a good part of the outcry, some of which is different than the elections blog.

Here is some interesting financial information from a former Board member. 

515 Alpha, Beta, Omega

This week, we catch up with some recent fannish news and give an intensely spoilery review of the BBC Sherlock Christmas special — or what NYC HQ can remember of it, anyway. And then we get knotty with special guest Nora Bombay to talk about Alpha/Beta/Omega, that trope that you hadn’t heard of before, but seems to be everywhere now. We discuss where we think it comes from, why it seems to have sparked such interest, and share a few recs along the way, too.

Links

Alphas, Betas, Omegas: A Primer by nora bombay
Darcy Lewis ABO on AO3
Star Wars: TFA ABO
Law & Order ABO

Recs

Old Traditions, Werewolf Edition by Footloose [Derek/Stiles, Teenwolf AU]
Sociomega series by SweetandSharp [Merlin/Arthur, BBC Merlin, side fandoms]
Gordian by Fresne [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock]
Secrets and Revelations by Hisstah [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock Sentinel AU]
White Nights by Spicedpiano and Tahariel [Charles/Erik, XMFC]
fresne’s sherlock ABO stories
The Watsons of Saughton [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock]

514 The X-Files

We put the I, and Eff Bee Ihhh—ncoherant wailing, because this is our episode about one of the seminal shows of recent memory and modern fandom: The X-Files. Hoyden and Xenakis join Pru to talk about Mulder, Scully, how they found the series, what might have made it such a phenomenon, and how we feel about the upcoming six-episode miniseries. Chaneen also drops by for a non-spoilery quick chat about the first of the new episodes. We talk conspiracy, romance, shipping, the relative uselessness of Fox Mulder through the lens of an adult female viewpoint, and whether Skinner is getting hotter with time. (Yes.) Strap in, and for God’s sake — don’t drop your service weapon.
LINKS:
X-Files Files — Kumail Nanjiani’s X-Files podcast, a complete delight.
X-Files Re-Opened — Featurette on the upcoming new series

513 Cooking Shows

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How many times can you say the word lovely in an hour and a half? We test that out this week as we delve into our favourite (or favorite) cooking competition shows. Tune in for Great British Bake Off spoilers, Masterchef Australia, Masterchef Junior, Masterchef, Top Chef, Barefoot Contessa, Paula Deen, and more. And then we get de-railed by One Direction and take a detour into fandom meta, because of course we did. Come on, listen to us wax poetic. Bring a snack.

Links:

Buzzfeed: 51 Facts You Need To Know About “The Great British Bake Off”

Buzzfeed: Nadiya’s Facial Expressions Are One Of The Best Things About “Bake Off”

512 Hannibal

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How creepy can we be about a cannibalistic serial killer and fetishizing his gorgeous dinners before the NSA comes after us? Find out, by tuning into our post Season 3 conversation with Raz and Kit. We talk the two arcs of S3, we talk the passionately bonkers Hannibal fandom, and we talk where we think those two crazy kids ended up…after ending up at the bottom of a cliff.

Links:

511 Time Travel Ask Us Anything part B

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving, so guys, please don’t listen to this in front of your family, or the police, or, idk, small children. This week we talk Neon Genesis Evangelion, the fact that everyone and their mom is in the Tom Hardy/Taron Eggerton movie, fandom and journalism, why the government of Canada should support this podcast, why Canadian lit is terrible, and how neither of us was sober. Oops.

510 Time Travel Ask Us Anything part A

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What hiatus? As Pru will tell you this week, time is a flat circle. Don’t worry about it. This week we talk about fanfiction vs fanart again, the Bruno & Boots movie, briefly touch on PKane, Jurassic World, and Dark Matter before getting into the first half of an Ask Us Anything episode.

This episode we also talk about Slash the card game, which you can check out here.

509 Kingsman

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It’s been awhile since we’ve come down so starkly on different sides of an issue but here it is: this week we talk about Kingsman, which Pru loved and MK despised. But before that, we’re going to talk about Rizzoli & Isles, Community, and the X-Files before answering a few questions and giving you some hot recs.

Recs

Beta Testing by andavs [TeenWolf/Eureka, Derek/Stiles]

Little House by aerospaces [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Pig Latin by aerospaces [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Class Of Conduct by fideliant [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Every Club’s Got a Secret Handshake by ChuckleVoodoos [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Squeeze by rageprufrock [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]