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lilinas:

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emilianadarling:

EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008. 

Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.

Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.

And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.

Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.

These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you. 

yeeeeeeeEEEEES

More amazing stuff from the folks behind AO3. Who I am now certain are superheroes.

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queeralphanerd:

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jagerben47:

labhag:

"heterosexual sex is required for reproduction!!"

1 - wrong

2 - who cares about reproduction

did you take the same biology class I did? cause if I remember correctly you kinda need a sperm and an egg to reproduce. and reproduction is kinda the whole point of life on a biological level.

as a literal biochemist who works in academic research, I can confirm that straight people are absolutely unnecessary at a biological level. god bless.

God bless

Ways to reproduce without heterosexual sex:

  1. Artificial insemination
  2. In vitro fertilization
  3. Anything involving an AMAB + an AFAB where one of the partners is not cis
  4. shut the fuck up

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jackknifechelicerae:

If I’ve learnt anything from my contact with the bdsm community, the poly community, the geek community and the atheist community is that any social group who claims to “not to be like other groups” and to be”accepting and safe for all” is going to spend a lot of energy hiding the predators within the community and silencing abuse survivors.

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millennialau:

We need you to donate to the bail fund. Cops want it depleted. Make sure it’s not!

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"When I started it was in the hardcore scene which was very accepting of our band as people, but barely accepting of pop-punk music in the first place. We were too heavy for the pop-punk kids, too happy for the emo kids, and too light for the hardcore kids."

— Patrick Stump (Source)

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but seriously tho, stretch marks are so pretty

when they fade they turn silver

like no seriously who would turn down having silver stripes decorating their body?

not this bitch.

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radbun:

radbun:

is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase

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libeeya:

the media will take any chance to belittle teenage girls for speaking out on matters that theyre passionate about. they WANT to make you feel like your opinions dont matter so you dont try having any when you become grown women

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