Futures Worth Remembering

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fandom thoughts

fozmeadows:

So, here’s a thought:

The types of fandom that are most often considered traditional and acceptable, and which are often either male-dominated or coded as masculine, tend to be acquisitive, whether in terms of knowledge (obscure trivia) or merchandise (collectibles). Whereas, by contrast, the types of fandom most often considered insincere, non-serious or “unreal”, and which are often either female-dominated or coded as feminine , tend to be creative, such as making costumes, writing fanfic and drawing fanart. 

Which is arguably an interesting expression of gender dynamics within fandom, in the sense of being a direct response to gender representation within the canon of particular franchises: namely, that because men, and particularly straight white cismen, are so ubiquitous within popular narrative(s), they have less need to create personal fan interpretations in order to see themselves represented, or to correct/ameliorate stereotypical portrayals; whereas women - and, indeed, members of any other group likely to suffer from poor representation - do.

Which isn’t to say that it’s impossible to be both an acquisitive and a creative fan - not by any stretch of the imagination. Nor am I trying to say that the only reason someone might be an acquisitive fan is because they’re complacent about issues of bias and representation, or that the only reason someone might be a creative fan is because they want to address an issue in the canon. Some people like to collect, some like to make, and some like both, or neither. It’s fine! But I do think that, when it comes to conversations about Fake Geek Girls and what being a “real fan” means - conversations which tend to be strongly gendered - the split between acquisition/creation tends to follow gender lines, too: that guys who know All The Facts and buy All The Merch are the REAL fans, whereas girls who just dress up and tell silly headcanon stories aren’t, and that maybe, there’s an interesting reason for why this might be. 

Filed under this wow this just blew my fucking mind i mean this feels true to my fandom experience in the begining there were trekkies everyone who liked star trek and was fanish was a trekkie then some fans that cared only about the canon (the stats the facts) didn't want to be associated with the 'creative' side and so they called themselves trekkers and the divide is not quite so stark these days but just remember: orci calls himself a trekker on fandom

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A TOS Spirk playlist

01. Do You Want To Know A Secret- The Beatles / / 02. Heroes- David Bowie / / 03. Something About Us - Daft Punk / / 04. Love Song - The Cure/ / 05. I’ve Got This Friend -The Civil Wars / / 06. My List- The Killers/ / 07.  I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles/ / 08. You’re My Best Friend - Queen

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゜゚・*☆Gays in Space☆*・゜゚

A TOS Spirk playlist

01. Do You Want To Know A Secret- The Beatles / / 02. Heroes- David Bowie / / 03. Something About Us - Daft Punk / / 04. Love Song - The Cure/ / 05. I’ve Got This Friend -The Civil Wars / / 06. My List- The Killers/ / 07.  I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles/ / 08. You’re My Best Friend - Queen

[[ listen here ]]

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deadly-cynicism asked: Have you ever thought of doing computer cases? I adore your command red fabric and was just thinking about how awesome it would be as a computer case/sleeve...

I’ve done a few sleeves like this- image

and here . I would not categorize them as ’cases’ though because the materials I use would not protect in a fall. The sleeves would offer protection if you put them in a backpack with books/binders and would prevent scratches and the like.

I’ve also custom made my messenger bags to accommodate laptops, so that’s another option. I’m always open to custom requests, so please just let me know!

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Filed under i am a nurse i've taken care of patients with ALS FUCK any of you for shitting on the ice bucket challenge a challenge that has done what it set out to do awareness: you know what it is now- did you know last month? and funds to care for people who have it now and to help treat future patients- 30 million and the ice part is meant to raise awareness of what ALS *feels* like when one suffers from ALS one of the effects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body as well as struggling to breathe and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water (leonard mccoy would be so disapointed) not trek but important

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lt-commanderpelkey replied to your photoset “I had to take pics to document this moment because I will never…”

daayyum.

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holy sheeeeet! thats fuckin impressive! props to you

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We are all VERY impressed

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This is absolutely beautiful. I give you a sewing standing ovation with slow clap!

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SO impressed *swoon*

You guys are entirely too sweet. I mean, you clearly understand when you are witness to greatness, but it’s super sweet to say! ;)

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dammit-darlin:

star trek characters + first name meanings

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