Mission statement: We started this community because we’re fascinated by fandom as a phenomenon, a set of practices, a socio-cultural movement. We see fandom as something worth considering, worth discussing, worth debating. We have questions about fandom and the things that happen under its heading, questions like:
- why is there a stigma on being involved in fandom? - is gender really subverted in slash? - why all these "first-time" stories? - what does age of consent have to do with fictional sex? - are characters in RPS any more "real" that characters in FPS? - do people object more if you defy canon or if you defy fanon? - why are the majority of slashers women? - what would happen to fannish practices if we found a way to sell this stuff?
We want to hear your answers to these questions. We want to try and come up with answers to your questions. We want to spark a bunch of debates, a few arguments, and maybe even a couple of fights. If you're a new member, feel free to jump on in: you can introduce yourself, post a question or idea you had about fandom, or go comment on an existing post.