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    This is a collection of personal recipes that I am mostly putting on here so I can easily make a well-formatted ebook out of it for personal use. I am happy to share my recipes, though, if anyone is interested.

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    A personal essay about my experiences during the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Homestuck fandom, and how the two are inextricably linked for me.

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    A comparison/contrast essay about Lupin and Umbridge as professors.

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    This started out as a response to one too many stories where a Yank misunderstood the context of the word village, and then took up an uneasy existence as a comment in someone else's Brit-picking notes.

    Then it occurred to me I'd never seen anyone else's Brit-picking essay cover this particular issue, so I started off my own.

    Will add other chapters as and when.

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    A character study on Cain and the shifting narrative of what happens when someone loses control over their addiction.

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    I am going to Straight Up IGNORE how long it has been since we last posted an episode in favour of dancing with glee that we have a new one to post!

    I hope you will enjoy our commentary on Francesca Coppa's 2006 "Writing Bodies in Space: Media Fanfiction as Theatrical Performance," from Fanfiction Communities and the Age of the Internet: New Essays, edited by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse (p. 225-244).

    As always, we welcome any feedback and further discussion! Please feel free to subscribe here, or join us on the ficthropology community on livejournal or dreamwidth, and thank you for listening!

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    An essay on the internal life of Sam Winchester throughout his whole life, the changes it caused, and how it made him a better person.

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    "The Empty Hearse" was not a sequel to "Reichenbach Fall." It is essentially a reboot, a la "Day of the Doctor," whereby Steven Moffat destroys a backstory—one created largely by another writer—that interferes with his new plan for the show. I am referring to the fraud plot, which is the part of TRF’s plot most obviously made up from whole cloth by Stephen Thompson—and which is to all intents and purposes erased and forgotten in "The Empty Hearse."

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    The show’s painful demise, in other words, is all over this film, steaming from all of its pores and filling our nostrils with the scent of rotting autumn leaves. Chris Carter wants to believe that this show can come back to life. But he can’t, really; and you can slice into this film at any point and find evidence of his own lack of faith. I Want To Believe is not a development in an ongoing story; it’s a post-mortem, a coda or epilogue in which Carter reflects on the problem named in the film’s title—something which he always intended to be the main question of the show, before it got away from him.

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    Cubitt is in a bit of a bind here. He wants people to be fascinated by the show so they will keep watching. He doesn’t want to be glorifying the destruction of women. He therefore has taken steps to make his killer the opposite of omnipotent and infallible. Yet he must continue to fascinate to some extent, or else why’s anyone watching?

    His way out of this bind, as far as I can tell, is to comment rather judgmentally on our fascination with his own creation.

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    I turned in this for a grade at an accredited university. A study of the treatment of traumatic memory in fandom and the experience and possible diagnoses of Bucky Barnes. (Warning: contains reckless application of psychological profiles to fictional characters.)

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    What it says on the tin.

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    My impression of the Daily Mail is that it’s not anyone’s go-to rag for incisive cultural criticism. Still, I found Christopher Stevens's hysterical rejection of “The Fall“‘s first season interesting, in part because it’s almost a photographic negative of my own reaction to it. And because I think it bears out the old saying: “When a man tells you something is misogynist, it’s probably not.”

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    In which I talk about something that nearly every critic of this show seems to be ignoring, which is the show's deliberate attempt to correct some of the serial killer narrative's most problematic conventions--and what that means for Stella Gibson's character.

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    Bleakly calculating the chances Maria Hill dies in "Age of Ultron". With pictures. And bitterness.

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    Links to the various pictorial commentaries I've put up on Tumblr. Enjoy.

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    If you have no idea who Leyla Harrison is it’s probably because you bailed on the show before Season 8 or because you’ve been skipping the Reyes/Doggett Monster of the Weeks. She’s introduced in the season 8 episode “Alone” as Doggett’s new partner. I had assumed, from the fact that she was obviously going to be temporary, that Agent Harrison was basically just monster bait (since the episode involves a scientist who’s turned himself into a slimy reptilian monster who lures his victims into an underground labyrinth). Alas, it’s worse than that. Leyla Harrison is a representation of X-File fandom. Which is why it kind of pisses me off that she’s an incompetent, not very bright, annoying pain in the ass.

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