Back in October I wrote about How I Met Your Mother’s International Suit Up Day, a fan made holiday in favor of beloved suit upper Barney Stinson. Research for the post took me in several different directions which could not all be addressed in the “holiday” blog post. Although I had known previously about the […]

As the holiday season descends upon us like fog in the Gotham skyline, I cannot help but wonder what would a super hero buy? Would Spiderman be awake at 1am standing in line at a Best Buy? Would Zatanna be trolling the Internet on cyber Monday looking for the best deals on top hats? Doubtful. […]

This week Facebook changed its privacy settings to allow users ages 13-17 to post publically. Now when a child posts something, there is no warning that the information is going to be seen by a wide audience. Also, the previous setting which allowed only a specific amount of content post by 13-to-17-year-olds to be searchable […]

As stated in Henry Jenkins’ Textual Poachers, one way fans can make personal meanings of whatever text they desire is to just not to ‘reread’ or ‘rewatch,’ but to ‘rewrite’ and “sustain [an] emotional experience” with that particular text. I believe in many ways, the idea of shipping relationships is a way fans make a […]