Tag Archives: fandom

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. 

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”

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.

410 Fannish History with Flourish and Merelyn

410 A Brief History of Fandom with Flourish and Merelyn
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This week we’re joined by special guest Flourish who helps Merelyn and MK explain ‘the good ol’days’ and why they were actually HORRIFYING but now fill old-school fandom with nostalgia. We’re talking Zines, APAs, Usenet, BBS, LJ, the Pit, the Great Purge, and a million other things you’ll have to look up on Fanlore afterwards. We even get Flourish to make the sound of a 14.4 dial up modem. It’s serious.

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406 Character Death with Merelyn and Waldorph

406 Character Death with Merelyn and Waldorph
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Break out your widows weeds and best funerary hankies, /reporters, because this week we’re exploring the wide and wonderful world of character death. Pru and MK are joined by Death Moon Merelyn and Black Snowflake Waldorph to discuss when character deaths work, when they don’t, and which ones have been the most affecting in their tear-stained memories. Listeners beware, this episode contains extensive spoilers for The Good Wife, Hannibal, and Person of Interest among other fandoms.

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322 Science of Slash with Poetry and Maedron

322 Science of Slash with Poetry and Maedron
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Snap on your latex, /reporters, we’re going into the lab. What did you think we meant? You guys are nasty. Anyway – this week, we kidnapped some (mostly) willing science nerds and dragged them down a long dark alley to talk about the scientific basis of some of our favorite slash tropes and universe building. We talk about mpreg, interspecies, parallel universes, time travel, and our favorite topic of all – knotting. So get your eye wash ready, we’re about to hit the road.

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317 Ask Us Anything

317 Ask Us Anything
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Settle in, /reporters, because this week we’re answering your questions and reading your fangirl confessions. We talk about old school fandoms, our strong feelings about fandom’s infrastructure, go on an astonishing number of tangents, and wrap up with the opportunity for you guys to run the show!

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314 Friendship with Leupagus, Merelyn, The Hoyden, and Twentysomething

314 Friendship with Leupagus, Merelyn, The Hoyden, and Twentysomething
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We get a lot of questions about making friends on the internet, so instead of answering them, we got four of our best friends in the world together in one city, had a few drinks, and then made fun of each other and recorded it. We’re sure this episode will be incredibly helpful in between all the butt jokes. (Spoiler: No it won’t.)

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