Can you call yourself a true fan if you’ve never read a single coffee shop au?
When Fandom Becomes Work
Fandom is, first and foremost, about having fun…but lately, when I get home from work, I can’t summon the brain power to pay attention to anything longer than a tweet.
Jeweller Richard and the Work of Shipping
That was shipping, for me – finding the little clues and hints that suggested two characters could develop a romantic relationship, teasing them out and piecing them together to work out how the relationship would develop.
Going To The Store For Candy And Cookies
Why is American English the default narrative voice for fanfiction?
Second Hand September: How Much Stuff Do We Really Need?
After humanity has inevitably wiped itself out, will the wastelands be populated only by cockroaches and Funko Pops?
It’s Not For You
A brief rant about entitlement.
Fandom Is No Longer About Escapism
Set the standards. Set them high, and walk away from anyone who doesn’t live up to them.
Five Tips For Fandom Self-Care
Lately I’ve been working on a longer piece about managing mental health in fandom, but in preparation for it I’ve … More
In Celebration Of Gen Fics
There’s more to fanfiction than ships.
Five Inexplicable Fanfiction Trends From The ’00s
Fandom is a bizarre place to call home. But before coffee-shop AUs and knotting fics, fanfiction trends were actually even weirder.