A real-live book on fan fiction! With essays by fan fiction writers! Like Wordstrings, Heidi8, and meeeee!
Fic's also heavily discounted at:
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A few quotes about Fic:
"An indispensable guide to the dizzying world of fanfiction—its history, names, games, and creative promise. With … provocative interviews with writers, lively essays by readers and activists, and engaging examples from the kingdoms of fandom." —Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English and American Literature, Princeton University
"This definitive volume offers a rich immersion into fanfiction and is for anyone who has both loved and lived for the unique community of fandom, as well as for those who desire a look into this world or who are curious about the unexpected impact fic is having on the literary realm." —Library Journal
"a perfect marriage of scholarly knowledge and fangirl enthusiasm … Jamison does not serve as Fic’s singular voice, and in fact, stresses within the book that the fan-fiction community is best represented through featuring a diversity of voices and perspectives … an informative and enjoyable guide to the culture and history of fan-fiction that will appeal to veteran fan-writers” —The Learned Fangirl
"Fic is brilliant! As a fanfiction writer my jaw has not lifted from the table. This book is amazing, it’s giving fanfiction writers a reason to come out of the fanfiction closet. It’s providing a sense of pride and shining a long overdue spotlight on the ways in which we work.” —Behind the Pages
I love Trekkies because we are so aware of how ridiculous Star Trek can be, and we will pick apart the episodes and point out how completely nonsensical the situation is and how the $20 budget was really showing in this one and how that ten-second-long significant look was entirely unnecessary and like we talk smack about our own show all the time, but you say something that tries to dismiss the originality or the purpose or the spirit of Star Trek and we will boldly defend it like no man has done before.
headcanon shore leave accepted
What I don’t understand is how those who work in an industry preoccupied with romance can be so surprised and confused and irritated when the consumers are subsequently preoccupied with romance.
Or how those who write fictions of fictions can misunderstand others who do the same.
Or how those who are essentially professional LARPers can find those who do it as amateurs and hobbyists as something bizarre.
With school starting up all too soon (sorry for the reminder) I figured it was a good time for my etsy shop To Boldly Hold to have another giveaway,
There will be TWO prizes: ONE custom backpack and ONE messenger bag with the fabric of your choice!
There will be TWO winners selected. The first winner has their pick between backpack and messenger bag; the second winner receives what the first does not select.
To enter you are allowed ONE REBLOG and ONE LIKE per day. Each note gets you one entry and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner. (I’m not responsible for any tumblr fuckary i.e. lost reblog’s or likes.)
You do not have to follow me to enter- however, if you like Star Trek enough to use one of these bags, I’d say you have a good chance of liking my blog.
The giveaway will close on Friday August 15th at 9PM PST. The winner will be tagged in a post and I’ll also send an ask, so be sure yours is open. The winners will have 24 hours to respond to the message. If I don’t receive a response within 24 hours, I will select another recipient.
Captain, everybody on this ship is going to die if you do not let me speak to him.
#why don’t we talk about this more though? #i just have so much admiration for carol #she doesn’t just demand that her father stop what he’s doing #but she pleads to a better side of him #a side she must have known because i’m pretty sure the man she’s facing down in this scene is not the same man she knew and loved#something had changed #and she was pleading to the old him #and yet despite the desparation in her voice her eyes never waver #and her posture never slumps#she has come to love this crew and this ship and these people and they have accepted her and started to love her back #and she doesn’t care who she has to stand up for #even if it’s her own father who she clearly loves #because she knows down to her core that what he’s doing is wrong #and even in such a short time#she’s come to represent that same loyalty that the rest of the enterprise crew embodies #she’ll fight to protect this ship #or die trying #this is why i will never listen to anyone who doesn’t think carol has become part of the crew by the end of this movie #because she was willing to give absolutely everything to keep them safe #and isn’t that exactly what we’re always praising jim for? (via sweetfleet)
patterns of force is such an amazing star trek episode because it speaks to the dangers of nazi ideology and the crippling destruction caused to a society by said ideology. it outlines the threats inherent in a militarized us vs them mindset, and how quickly it can take root to poison not just a society or even a world, but an entire planetary system
it also has jim kirk half-naked and glistening with golden sweat, covered in lashes drawn onto his skin with lipstick, bent over double and grunt-moaning spock’s name
the best thing about star trek is that you can’t have one without the other and i think that’s beautiful
I am so grateful of the existence of fan fiction. Authors I love you.
what’s the word on the street?
i actually drew this a few months ago and didn’t like it for some reason but I edited it a bit and now I kinda do so here u go