Incest stories (including so-called selfcest) appear significantly in danmei circles. Recent research has highlighted some recurring motives in these stories. In these fan-made webisodes, it is much more desirable for the new DFFB to experience love among the subcharacters (brothers
Fanzine publishing remains highly receptive to new participants. As Constance Penley (1991) notes, fanzine editors are torn between competing impulses toward “professionalism” (the development of high technical standards and the showcasing of remarkable accomplishments) and “acceptance” (openness and accessibility for
(Academic’s writing on primary or even exclusive focus on Star Trek zines) reflects the important role of Trek fandom in developing conventions and setting the standard for media zine publishing (adopting them from older forms found in literary science fiction
Early danmei forums and websites were usually run by students, who had neither money nor experience, and often suffered from funding shortage and unstable servers. After the rise of big commercial websites like Jinjiang Literature City (jjwxc.net, 2003- ), Liancheng
GL fanfic functions as bildungsroman and as self-help books for these young women to learn to love, to live (…) The friendship, intimacy and homosociality that the fan community offers construct these women’s gender and sexual subjectivities that in many
In fandom, participants can gather cultural capital either related or unrelated to the text the fandom is centred around. One, marked space of this cultural capital is psychology and sexology. (Fandom) has a high percentage of disabled participants, and is
Thus rather than trying to create a homogenous reading or attempting to essentialize fandom and the artworks that spring out of it, we hope to mirror the discussions and vitality of differences that characterize fandom. Hellekson, Karen; Busse, Kristina 2006.
I have quoted articles talking about the Japanese and Western influences on Chinese fandom and this paper talks about a third main influence. The emergence of Chinese fanfic is linked to the rise of online ACG forums and popular access
In reality, we feel that instead of trying to gauge the level of fandom and the fans’ (presumed) internal motivations, it is more appropriate to use an approach that looks at the variety of fan practices as a complex system.
The bankrupt values and lack of imagination filkers recognize in media producers and literary hacks get mapped onto the larger social order through an evocation of a long-standing distinction between fan culture and the mundane world. This distinction is partially