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Life Lessons from Misha Collins’ Social Media Marketing Lecture

April 5, 2017 // 3 Comments

On Friday, March 31st, a Mishapocalypse hit the interwebs after Supernatural star Misha Collins live-streamed his first ever social media marketing lecture at Western Washington University. Misha’s lecture, aptly titled, “How to Conquer the World of Social Media,” was all about how to best amplify your voice on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But his advice on how to conquer the online world can easily extend into “real life.” Here //

Hiddleswift, Or How to Lose a Fanbase in 10 Days

August 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

It was a sunny day on June 14 when news broke about Hollywood’s newest “it” couple. Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift, or Hiddleswift, had taken the world by storm. They were first dubbed a soon-to-be-power-couple when they were caught canoodling on a rocky beach in Rhode Island and photographs of the encounter were published in The Sun. These photos caused Hiddlestoners across the world to clutch their pearls, aghast at the oddball pairing. They felt a disturbance in the Force. Millions of //

Tom Felton Meets the Superfans

April 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

“From Beatlemania to Beliebers. Trekkies to Twihards. Behind every great success story there’s an army of fans. Most just want to show their appreciation. Some take it further to prove their dedication. But there’s an elite group who go above and beyond this: they push the boundaries and walk the line between keen interest and life-changing obsession. But why?”—Tom Felton Why obsessive fans act the way they do is the central question of Tom Felton’s documentary, Tom Felton Meets the //

The Ethics of Real Person Fiction

March 6, 2016 // 2 Comments

“Here’s my opinion on people writing sexually oriented fanfiction about real people. It’s WRONG, CREEPY, VERY EXTREMELY ICKY, and should be ILLEGAL.” This impassioned statement by Nightrunner author Lynn Flewelling in a 2004 response to fans is a clear indictment of Real Person Fiction or RPF. A lot is made in fan culture about the ethics behind RPF, a branch of fan writing defined by Fanlore as “fanfiction written about actual people, rather than fictional characters.” Both the //