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What can we say about ourselves?
We are unabashed fan girls and have been so ever since we were wee squeeing kids.
Thank you to Busy Little Beaver Productions for getting us started!
The Law is an Alien
First of all, we have noticed, over the years, that fandoms of all sorts continuously collide with the legal system. Cosplayers are bothered at conventions. Artists violation copyright, or see their own intellectual property infringed upon. Fan fiction writers wonder whether a disclaimer will save them. Songwriters hear one thing, write another, but end up in court anyway. YouTube issues take down notices. Conventions get ugly. Stars are arrested. Corporate IP holders merge. Or they engage in proxy shareholder fights or struggle to gain control of the board of directors. Are Elvis impersonators infringing? And what happens when a star is arrested?
Fandom, for your Grade
In addition, fandoms can also be the subject of scholarship. Because what fans do and write and dress up as can reflect any manner of personal idiosyncrasies. Fans demonstrate innermost urges with slash or Mary Sues or alternative endings. They engage in alpha nerding oneupmanship. They come out of the fandom closet, to fanfare or maybe just a shrug. Or maybe they just want to have some fun.
Therefore, we look at how fandom crashes into both of these areas. In addition, we blog and make videos and podcast about how these encounters affect all of society. Furthermore, we do our best to break down the legalese and translate into something understandable. We know it can often sound just like an alien dialect. And we go past the news articles and the rumors in order to bring you a fresher perspective on what is really going on. Also, we express our opinions on how we think it will affect the future of fandom, and of society at large. Since a music case can affect books or film. Because a cosplayer in your home town can inspire someone on the other side of the planet. Especially relevant, writing fan fiction can provide inspiration and guidance and practice for an aspiring author.
A Message to You. Yeah, You!
Along the way, we know we will learn a lot from you. And we hope to make friends. Because we have known each other for years, first as fellow fan fiction writers. We are eager to get to know you as well.
Welcome to our world.