While it’s possible to play Overwatch and not pay attention to its lore, there’s a part of that game’s fandom that loves it for its lore. These fans theorize about character backgrounds, make fan art, and often obsess over the possible romantic pairing in the game, known as “shipping.” They imagine former friends…
Aimlessly browsing the internet is sort of like taking a pediegg to your callouses without soaking them first. Stuff definitely happens, but it sure as hell ain’t pleasant. Every once in a while, however, something extraordinary rises above the web’s feculent froth. A good idea is churned out by the internet machine…
Before you start to worry, the subject of the Being Batman short film clearly states he knows the difference between reality and fiction. Still, this ultra-dedicated Batfan says he’s “out there every night” catching criminals.
You’d think with the advent of online ticketing and assigned seating, the idea of waiting in line to see a movie would be obsolete. You’d be wrong, especially when it comes to Star Wars.
StarWars.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, and an oral history on the origins of the official Star Wars news and fan site basically shows how George Lucas was one of the first purveyors of official movie fan communities.
Looking to hone your fake wizarding skills? Then you might want to enroll in this Harry Potter fan-created magic school in France. Or you could just go on a vacation in France like a normal person. Yeah, do that instead. Do not spend however much money this is going to cost.
What is the purpose of the “World Wide Web”? Some would say that it’s to facilitate the free exchange of ideas on a global scale. (Hah!) Others might argue that it serves to democratize the tools of mass communication. (LOL) Personally, I believe that “on-line” exists to bring us videos like this:
Steven Universe storyboard artist Lauren Zuke has left Twitter and deleted her account after days of harassment from an aggressive subsection of Steven Universe fans.
Not gonna lie—it warms my shriveled heart to see a female, hijab-wearing Captain America. But even beyond that, this is just really, truly, honestly great cosplay.
Most Overwatch characters are not related to each other, but as far as the community is concerned? The roster might as well be a big ‘ol family. Soldier 76, with his grumpy gruffness and ample experience in the field, is of course the dad.
We are six months into 2016, and there are another six months to go before we get a new episode of Doctor Who this year. How’s a fan to cope without not 12 episodes of time travel shenanigans to consume and then argue about? Have no fear! There’s so much more to the world of Doctor Who beyond the show, and we’re here…
Less than 24 hours after Beyoncé premiered her visual album Lemonade on HBO, a conversation that initially centered on the project’s artistic depth quickly turned into a swarm of gossip. On the night of its release, fashion designer Rachel Roy made the mistake of recycling a line in the track “Sorry” (where Beyoncé…
Before he was studied in just about every English program in the world, Charles Dickens was considered something of a hack—a low-rent scribbler of trashy serialized novels. That bodes well for Star Wars. Wait what?
The death of a minor supporting character on a tiny CW show set of a huge discussion about the representation of the LBGTQ community on TV, and this caught most people by surprise. Yet here we are, a month after The 100 aired the inciting incident, still talking about it. What’s keeping this discussion going? In part,…
Fans were not pleased about the major death in last week’s episode of The 100. (Neither were we.) And since then, they’ve been furiously working not just to declare their displeasure—but to make the show itself pay a heavy price.
This could go very well or very poorly: the BBC has launched “Mission Dalek,” a competition where fans create their own stories about the Doctor and the Daleks.
Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favorite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt…
Books, comics, movies, action figures—they all accumulate. And though we wanted them more than anything when we got them, getting rid of them is almost better than buying them in the first place. Here are the unexpected pleasures to be found while you thin out your collection.
What happens when you stop loving a piece of entertainment that once could do no wrong? It’s one of the nastiest kinds of break-ups there is. Your love was pure and true. And then it was gone, and you were a wreck of yourself. How did it come to this? Here are the seven stages of a fandom break-up.