Besides grabbing random things from library shelves, I also search random terms in the catalogue. I can’t remember what led me to discovering that fandom and groupies were now library search terms…but they are. So, of course, had to see what that was about. This would be the result of that search. Fangirl by Rainbow … More SJ Reads: Fandom Edition
Admittedly, I’ve tried to present a real-world view of how fanfic lines up with typical published fiction in past posts, but I thought I’d focus today on something that, in my opinion, the style absolutely gets right. In a lot of professional writing, and in certain types of genre fiction, there’s a huge press to … More Fanfic Friday: Tangents, Characterizations, and All the Feels
So mid-May a friend and I saw the Welcome to Night Vale live show, and it was fabulous. Like so much in fandom, the actual act/product/thing was/is wonderful, but there are always other parts of the evening that round it out, and those can go either way. The venue was nice enough, though the staff … More Fandom Friday: Welcome to Night Vale…Except For You.
The thing that really appealed to me about doing a Desert Bluffs costume was the thought that if my friend was going to carry around a little hooded figure, I could have a StrexPet. For those not in the know, StrexPets are engineered, bio-mechanical pets made by StrexCorp, the shady company that buys Night Vale … More Project: StrexPet (Welcome To Night Vale)
The hooded figure that accompanied us to the Welcome to Night Vale live show was actually a Christmas present I’d made for my friend this past year. It’s ever proof that with some fleece, reference pictures, and imagination, you can really do anything. I ended up using fleece from Jo-Ann’s to do both the body … More Project: Plush Hooded Figure (Welcome to Night Vale)
It may seem weird suddenly coming out of the gate with this, but I’ve been fascinated by fandom and fanfic for a long time. I have many feelings on it, and those are all things I’ll probably get into later at some point. For now, though, I want to dive in and look at things … More Fanfic Friday: I Suck at Summaries You Guys
This is one of my favorite photos from the whole con. Many, many thanks to John Collins for the great conversation and for letting me use this photo. Definitely check his work out at the weird review! As you can see, I’m ready to go! Books are in hand, I’m bright and happy, and the weekend … More The Very Serious Literary Picture Post