Category Archives: Fandom

Television Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – 1×01 Pilot


Episode 1×01 – Pilot

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (and typing that is going to get old very soon) isn’t perfect, but it’s only one episode in, and what it is is a whole lot of fun.

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The New Batman is… Who?!

Ever since it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Batman would be appearing in the sequel to Man of Steel, there has been speculation about who would play the newest version of the Dark Knight. And last Thursday evening, the world got its answer.

Ben Affleck.

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New Doctor Revealed!

On Sunday, August 4, 2013, the actor playing the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who was announced simultaneously around the world.

Stop here if you don’t want to know who it is, though if you manage to avoid that information until it’s revealed on the show, please come back and tell me how you did it!

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Why So Negative?

In general, I enjoy fandom. I like having that part of my life in which I don’t have to hide my geek side. And, usually, it’s a safe place where I can be myself.Usually, but not always.I’ve been in and out of many fandoms over the years, and the almost universal constant are the people who look for and are able to find something negative in anything.A little while ago, I was looking for reviews of a particular comic. I had enjoyed it, and was hoping to find other people to discuss it with. What I found were fans that seemed to take enjoyment from ripping the story apart, because events didn’t happen in the same way as they had before the DC reboot. So because it is part of the DC New 52, does that mean it’s okay to not review the story on its own? Does every review have to compare it to the way events happened prior to the reboot?And comics aren’t the only place I’ve encountered rampant negativity. Recently I’ve talked to people who hope that television shows and movies fail, before they’ve even begun; fans who don’t want “their fandom” invaded by new fans; even people who think that if one movie is good, another must be not good, regardless of actual quality. Continue reading

And the new companion is… (spoilers)

I woke up this morning to the announcement of the new Doctor Who companion. My reaction: yay? Is that the right response? I’m not entirely sure.

“So, who is it?” you’re asking, if you haven’t seen the news yet. Continue reading

Fandom + Internet = (finally/mostly) Happy Geek Girl

I’ve been involved with fandom since the early 1990s. Maybe it’s because I was young, maybe my memory is faulty, but despite the Internet existing, I don’t remember it being a big part of my fandom experiences at the beginning. I recall message boards on AOL and newsgroups and even the occasional independent website, but there was no easy way to keep in touch with friends you made at conventions or online. Or perhaps I was just a shy little geek girl then, and wasn’t ready for more than the two fellow Star Trek fans I knew from school, who claimed ignorance when I tried to talk to them there.

Regardless of the reason, the internet wasn’t a particularly important part the young me’s fandom experiences. But it does make it rather simple to measure my online fandom experiences in stages.

Television Review: Once Upon a Time

I should really start off by saying that I don’t dislike Once Upon a Time. The problem is that I don’t really like it either. I enjoy watching it when I have time, I loved the first few episodes, and now I just don’t find myself caring anymore.

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