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Female Fandom and Figures in Mystery Science Theater 3000

A really cool article from poplurker about MST3k, which is an all-time favorite of mine, and the women behind the jokes, the fandom, and more.

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Tom Spurgeon on Comic-Con 2012

There are important thoughts and rumination, here, I think. A few choice pull-quotes:

comics at its worst adopts a consumer’s myopia where everything is colored by whether or not one’s own appetites are being met, and how, and to what extent.

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The central dilemma of writing about something like San Diego Con is that you want to make strong choices in terms of what it all means, but doing so is ridiculous. It’s not blind men describing an elephant by touching an isolated part of its body; it’s blind men discussing the quality of being enjoyed by an elephant after touching an isolated part of its body.

I went this year, on Saturday, and I’m still somewhat decompressing.

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Lost Garden on Video Game Heroes and Fandom

The article is games-specific, but I find that it applies to any creative media: Games, film, music, web development. Many points and questions worth digesting, especially the central question: Are the games you have fandom for WORTH your time and love?

Much of modern fandom is mired in what appears, to me, to be an abusive relationship.

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Who Sent The Sentinels?

Andrew Rilstone takes a long look at fandom, comics, WATCHMEN, Idea Space, adaptations, and much more. It’s a PDF, and for some reason there is no HTML version, but it is completely worth it.

This guy is good.

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Back to the Future DeLorean Mod for Crysis

It actually travels through time (See about 1:00 in the video for the awesome part), and leaves fire trails as in the film and my dreams.

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Chrono Trigger Fan Game Crimson Echoes Leaked

Apparently an alpha version, I’ve been waiting for this since Square Enix cease-and-desisted the project a few weeks ago. Again, way to drop the ball, Square.