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“The coalescence of femslash as a metafandom unto itself may have paradoxically contributed to a bird's-eye view of its marginality. As we might glean from the primacy of slash as the unmarked term (denoting same-sex couples in general and male-male couples in particular), F/F remains underrepresented not only in scholarly research but also arguably in fandom overall (compared to M/M and also to het [heterosexual] and gen [nonsexual] fiction and art).

Femslash fans often frame their experience in this way, as was the case at the "Where's the F/F?" panel at the May 2015 WisCon feminist science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The conversation took as a jumping-off point detailed statistics, compiled by destinationtoast, on fan fiction posted at Archive of Our Own.”

TWC issue No 24 on femslash fandom is out! Read about Grey's Anatomy Wynonna Earp, The 100, Orphan Black, Once Upon a Time, Kpop, Jpop & more! https://goo.gl/n59EMJ

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Jun. 14th, 2017 10:47 am
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This Week in Fandom, Volume 53

Jun. 13th, 2017 02:02 pm
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This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom: VividCon wrapping up, the definition of fanfiction, Super Junior controversy, and more: https://goo.gl/XWo0wv

Five Things Ely Said

Jun. 11th, 2017 12:13 pm
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Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said
In Five Things Ely discusses Harry Potter fandom as well as what she least likes to translate as an OTW volunteer https://goo.gl/pdY7aP
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I mean, I've found a form of exercise that I love (belly dance) and I still can barely get off my ass to practice without reminding myself that I need to perform in front of an audience every eight weeks or so, and I not only do I not want to fuck it up, I also want to be one of the better ones in the group performing, not one of the worst ones in the group. That's it. That's my motivation. And I still can't manage to exercise every day.

Who ever loves getting sweaty and hot and achey and uncomfortable? There's literally no short-term reward for me. (I've never gotten a runners high. I know people get those, but my biology takes any amount of exercise and says, "You're tired. Suck it up and keep going.") The long-term rewards get me practicing a couple times a week, but I know people who do this stuff daily and I just. don't. get. it.

The person I coordinate choreography practice with is moving up a level next class, so I'm going to have to rediscover my personal motivation for solo practice. I think I can, because not sucking in front of an audience is motivation. But it's still tough to find motivation.

Also I work full time and raise a child and cook and clean and try to have other hobbies and parental issues and-- Having a life is hard, so how am I supposed to do all of that and exercise daily?

(This is not meant to shame anyone. This is my vast and quizzical lack of understanding talking here. This is hard for me, and if it's hard for you in a different way, believe me, I respect that.)

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