Fandom as seen through the eyes of two nerds who like criticism and werewolves.
This week we talk about the confusing world of plagiarism, particularly in relationship to fandom and fanfic. Just what the hell is it, what's the difference between plagiarism and copyright, and where does fanfic fit into this argument? We're not sure if we really answered these questions, but we sure tried! And we didn't even crib notes off anyone else, we swear!
Yeah, we're talking about fanfiction again! Because why not, right? This week we focus on how to get into the whole fanfiction mess, as well as some useful terms and what to be wary of if at all possible. Just do you, dudes and dudettes!
What is this, some sort of crazy April Fool's joke!? Nope--after several weeks of bad luck, we're actually releasing an episode! This week we delve into the world of text-based, fandom-oriented role playing, and all the craziness involved. It turned out a bit more low key and tangent-filled than usual, but hey, at least we made the effort, right?
Are you into tropey love stories full of misunderstandings? How about detectives who are simultaneously great and terrible at their jobs? Goofy yakuza? Super rangers? Sushi princes? We have all of that and more in this episode as we delve into the world of Japanese drama. Because what happens in Japanese dramas is just too good (or bad) to stay in Japan.
Are you interested in breaking into Japanese TV fandom? Then this episode... probably won't help you too much, to be honest, but it's a fun topic so why not? We do our best to dispel some myths about Japanese TV, talk about editing and censorship, and list a few recommendations, with a couple of Gackt impressions thrown in along the way to make things fun.
We're back from our impromptu mini-hiatus to talk fandom size, though it also turned into a discussion of fandom across cultures. Whether we got any real discussion done is up in the air, but if you've ever wanted to hear stories about finding Japanese fanfics, then do we have a podcast for you!
It's our thirtieth episode, so what better time to discuss the sticky topic of ageism in fandom? We also touch on sexism and internalization, as well as our tomboy pasts and cranky old woman woes. Will you choose Carrousel or keep running with fandom forever?
It's been a long time coming, but with the start of season five this past weekend, we've decided to finally tackle the awesomeness that is Being Human. Primarily the UK version, but we talk a little about the American adaptation as well, and do our best to keep the first half of the episode spoiler free. After that, it's just a roller coaster of feelings and bad life choices, so hold tight, 'cause this is a long and bumpy ride.
This week we discuss the enigma that is the Big Name Fan, or BNF for short (B'niff if you're old school.) Drama, lurking, and social climbing are all par for the course here, so get out the popcorn and enjoy the show. Hopefully the topic won't exhaust you as much as it did us.
It's finally time to tackle the dreaded power of the Mary Sue (and Gary Stu)! From its origins to its ever changing definition, there's quite a lot to cover on this topic. How do our plucky (not-so-young) Fandomologists fare against them? You'll have to see for yourself!