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Fandom Swallows its Tail
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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.

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Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email us at the address shown above. We don't bite. Much. Hard. You.