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23 February 2008 @ 01:42 pm
Fandomosity: BSG, TSCC, Fandom, SPN  
It's been a while since I've updated with new news. Since the strike is over many writers have returned to work and the planning of next season's show are underway. That still doesn't mean there isn't any new news going around.

-♠- All Along The Watchtower: New Battlestar Galactica Season 4 promo pictures have been released. Nothing spoilerish, it's just cast/character photos including a group picture. Nevertheless, it is worth looking at especially with some of the duo pics that'll, no doubt, make any fan squee.

-♠- Cyborgs And The Future: Here is an interview with the cast of TSCC regarding the show and how the actors see their characters and the overall feel on working on this franchise. Also, here are some absolutely adorable Summer Glau pictures, Thomas Dekker is also included. She has also been nominated for a Saturn Award (and a mixture of other fandoms/actors too).

-♠- Fannish About Fandom: It's not often you find articles talking about or acknowledging the massive amount of fannish fangirls in fandom, or fandom in general. However this particular article shines light to that, talking about the difference between conventions from yesterday and today, the perception that is fandom and that fangirls are overpowering the fanboys at these venues and gatherings. Interestingly enough it focuses on the Supernatural fandom which does have a huge fangirl following and sometimes even scarily so. The article also presses issues on the "attack of the fangirls", meaning the rampaging that fangirls get within the SPN fandom concerning other females on the show, including the character-hate towards Jo Harvelle, which Samantha Ferris comments on. Anyway, it's a good analysis about the growing number of fangirls in fandom and gives the highlights, both good and bad, that come from it.

In addition to that, I'd like to direct everyone to this nicely-written essay regarding comments about misogyny and racism in SPN. It is primarily about that fandom, but can be contributed to all fandoms because it seems that, most recently, nearly every fandom has been complaining about racism/sexism. Which, in my opinion, is kind of ridiculous, but everyone has their own perception and this is merely pointing out the difference between the wank and what the show is simply portraying.
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sideways: supernatural :: dean (black and white)sideways on February 23rd, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Which, in my opinion, is kind of ridiculous...

wow, thank you so much. seriously, i've been seeing posts like that a lot recently, and i'm just like - would everyone please untwist their panties? if anything really extreme was going on in television, i think more important people than a bunch of fangirls would be taking notice.

and it's not like i'm saying i don't think there are stereotypes, or i don't think women or people of other races should be respected, but in the grand scheme of things, i don't think anyone's really being obnoxiously disrespected here. why people can't just learn to laugh at themselves or look beyond their own fucking ego is beyond me.

edit: also, about jo harvelle. i really freaking loved her character by the time we got around to born under a bad sign. if people didn't think she had any potential by the end of that episode, they're delusional. she obviously wasn't the same person she was in the first episode we saw her in.

Edited at 2008-02-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
Renée: Ruby. Don't be a racist.rogueslayer452 on February 24th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
I'm just shaking my head at how fans can get so overworked over the littlest things. Obviously there are points that stereotypes are in everything we view, but that's because art imitates life. I'm reminded of when fandom exploded when Dean made the gay comment to Sam in "Bedtime Stories". I'm like, seriously? It's just ridiculous and hilarious about how they can get all up in arms about things. Makes me wonder if there's any SANE person left in fandom.

I also agree with you about Jo. I see where fandom got their irritation by her naive thoughts about hunting, but I saw lots of potential with her. It's also funny because she had only a few episodes, and I think if fandom would've allowed her to grow as a character then perhaps we could've seen where her storyline ended up. I also did like the roadhouse subplot, along with Ellen and Ash and the connections with other hunters. It's a pity that Kripke didn't, because I have many thoughts on how it would've worked especially with S3 and this upcoming war. But perhaps that's just me.