Articles by Rachel Aparicio

About Rachel Aparicio (2 Articles)
Rachel is a SoCal native who received her BA in Women’s Studies in 2008 from CSUF, and her MSc in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics in 2010. She is a current contributor to The Daily Fandom and a long-time fangirl.

How Writers Can (Better) Deal with Fandom Conflict

March 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

While I would not go so far as to say conflict is essential to fandom, I would say it is inevitable. Fans disagree about things, they always have, they always will, and nothing producers do or say, either in the text or outside of it, will forestall this inevitability. Works of art are open to interpretation, and with that openness comes people disagreeing about everything from who belongs with who romantically to whether or not X character deserves a redemption arc. Moreover, all art is //

StormPilot and the Race to the Future of Slash

February 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

“StormPilot” – the wildly popular new slash ship from the new Star Wars: Force Awakens film – has taken both fandom and the mainstream media by storm. Articles abound in mainstream press outlets about the pairing, discussing with all seriousness its genuine popularity and the possibility of its canonization. While pieces like this historically were often a not so subtle dig at the strange, exotic customs of those subcultural oddities – the fangirls and boys and people of the world – //