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Being in fandom can have its ups & downs, whether it’s bad tech, bad canon, or bad arguments: http://bit.ly/1z2BzXr
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If you couldn’t hear the sound of the screams, would you judge them in the same way? Not in the media: http://bit.ly/1PvMQ6A
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It’s celebratory, and instructive. It motivates some and comforts others. It sparks imagination, excites, confounds and infuriates – sometimes all in one breath.

It’s fandom – and we want to talk about it with you here on Dreamwidth in a way we hope will support and encourage your fan art journey.
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"A load of [Sherlock fan fiction] has been superb. There’s a tendency to disparage it. I don’t agree. Even the slash fiction, that’s a great way to learn to work. No one really does three-act structure, but just trying to put words that make somebody else turned on, that’s going to teach you more about writing than any writing college you can go to. It’s creative and exciting. I refuse to mock it—because I’m a man who writes Sherlock Holmes fan fiction for a living!" -Steven Moffat

Fans have been raising money to resurrect projects, but is it even better when it's a fanfic version? http://bit.ly/1aSzamG
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The OTW's looking for volunteers to create graphics for us & help tag wrangle at AO3. Click if that could be you, or help us by passing this on: http://bit.ly/1J2XPnf
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Matt Binder wrote in Salon that right-wing conservatives in the U.S. were trying to exploit the activities of misogynistic fans for personal gain and political capital. "A common tactic used by right-wingers is the call to 'stop politicizing everything' — while at the same time trying to push forth their own political agenda in the culture wars, of course. Keeping politics out of any art form is laughable, but there is a certain extra level of hilarity in attempting to do so with one that already has a long history of social justice.

Are outsiders using fan wars for political gain? Plus: studying fanfic, skewing charts, and changing spoiler habits.
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Jared Padalecki


Fans get vocal in the name of a good cause, whether it’s representation or remembrances of their own http://bit.ly/1EMSy0Q
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For fans concerned about the EbookTree situation, please read and link to the following info: http://bit.ly/1IeEHiK
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The OTW Elections Committee is holding a public chat on April 25 to answer questions about our elections process. Check out their FAQs and see if the chat time works for you: http://bit.ly/1I6GuX9
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Fans protest the TPP in Japan while writers weigh in on the legitimacy of fanfic around the world. Plus, thoughts on the origins of fanfiction, and appropriation in art. http://bit.ly/1GYB5CA

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