Happy 17th Birthday Buffy The Vampire Slayer!
First aired March 10th 1997
#btvs #buffy #shut the fuck up #there’s no way
Someone tell this TV show that WHATEVER IT DOES tonight is not the night to sleep with its vampire boyfriend I DON’T CARE IF THE JUDGE IS COMING THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES
Hey, OTW users,
Did you know you can create a personal collection on OTW? Use this link if you’re a registered user: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/new
Why a collection, you may wonder? I notice that people in some of my fandoms have been posting…
My daughter just watched the Hogwarts Song on YouTube and went to related videos: 2 in, she’s on a fanvid. (It’s terrible but heartfelt!)
|—||Anne Jamison from the “Future of Fanworks” chat with fan studies authors, going on right now. Join in! (via fanhackers)|
Vid: Radioactive by counteragent
Summary: Sam remembers all the times his body wasn’t his.
Galaxy Quest appreciation post~
My favorite movie of all time
Galaxy Quest is the best Star Trek movie.
[IF I DON’T GET X NUMBER OF REVIEWS (FANFIC FLAMINGO) THEN I’LL UPDATE AT EXACTLY THE SAME RATE I ALWAYS DO BECAUSE I AM AN ADULT]
okay but all drama and beard-pulling aside this episode really makes me wanna write fic about 9yo Dean and his bike ‘cause like
did he steal it and then dump it somewhere after a few weeks of riding around glancing over his shoulder every few minutes in case he got caught
or maybe it was an…
The Lego Movie
So I finally saw this movie iast night, and, sorry if I’m being super-obvious, here, but guys. You know it’s all about you, yes?
You know near the end when Emmet tells (spoiler) that no one’s destroying your work, there’s only millions of people creating new stuff on top of what you’ve already built?
You know that’s LEGO speaking directly to copyright in the age of remix culture, right? You know that’s LEGO making a positive statement about fandom and transformative works and each one of you, yeah?
This is LEGO, the company that has a Fair Play copyright policy and allows hobbyists to have conventions around their independently built model systems like Brick Con, tacitly permits con vendors to sell unlicensed variants on copyrighted Lego merchandise, and even partners professionally with some amateur hobbyists.
This is LEGO literally telling you that fanfiction is not copyright infringement but rather a celebration of the original work. This is LEGO literally telling you that fanwork is just as cool and as valuable and important as the work it’s based on.
The theme of The LEGO Movie is literally “everything is awesome, whether it started out as the canon or as fanwork.”
I just wanted to make sure you knew that. :)
I would be very enthused to see the LEGO Movie because of this, except.
Except it’s not about us, not really. It pretends to be about us, it maybe wants to be about us — while observing the Smurfette Principle.
LEGO started out as a gender-neutral toy, but it has become very strongly gendered. Nothing I’ve seen suggests that the movie undercuts that, that it doesn’t still privilege boys and their works, that girls and other non-boys are anything other than supporting characters.
It’s not about Us until it’s about fanworks that subvert the dominant paradigm, unless it’s about the girls and the queers and the weirdos playing with the white boy’s toys.
It reminds me too much of Galaxy Quest, a movie I know a lot of people love, but which enrages me because it makes it seem as though the quintessential Star Trek fan is a 12-year-old boy — when it’s really Bjo Trimble. We built this city.