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General Fandom
Jojo’s Bizarre Manga Translation: "MudaMuda" or "NoUse"?: Deb Aoki (blog) - Discussion, mostly through archived tweets, of the philosophy of manga translation in terms of clarity versus the desires of hardcore fans.
fandom:manga, topic:translation, topic:language

Manga Translation Poll: Honorifics - Yes, No or Maybe?: Deb Aoki (blog) - Discussion, mostly in comments, of whether or not or when to keep honorifics in translations of anime and manga. There is a poll, but I think you need Twitter to vote.
fandom:anime, fandom:manga, topic:translation, topic:language

Rebecca, Rowena, Puppies, Fanfic: Foz Meadows (blog) - "I still don’t know how the story ends, but once I’d calmed down enough to think about it, I was struck by the difference in characterisation between Rowena and Rebecca, and what that particular contrast still says about the way we write women in fiction."
topic:femalecharacter, topic:characterization

Free! Fandom vs Me: A Story of Fandom Harassment: Desiree Rodriguez (blog) - "When I didn’t respond to the post, another post by another group of seven people was created and published in order to refute my original posting. Both these posts were in places where I could openly see and the fandom could openly see. It felt like I had a target on my back for something so seemingly small. I couldn’t get away unless I completely removed myself from even mindlessly scrolling through the Tumblr tags on my phone."
topic:fandom, topic:tumblr, topic:harassment

The Psychology of Fandom: Why We Get Attached to Fictional Characters: Abby Norman (blog) - "On a neurobiological level, our experience of consuming fiction is actually very real. Measurably so."
topic:fandom, topic:psychology

Death In Storytelling: dialecticdreamer (DW) - "
Action films are not war movies. I understand this clearly. The problem is, especially for comic book action films and most "current trilogy based on dystopian teen novels" films, the scale of the battle is actually the same."

topic:death, topic:worldbuilding

Specific Fandom

The 100 Is Awesome, Let Me Tell You How:tassoss (DW) - "
It starts out like this. In the year 2052, nuclear war destroyed all life on Earth and made the planet uninhabitable due to radiation. Fortunately for the human race, 12 populated space stations are in orbit when all this goes down. They join themselves together into a massive space station called the Ark."


Ballin’ on Ballers: Agree to Disagree is for Quitters: Rafael Gaitan and Mark Stack (blog) - "This week sees strife break out between Raf and Mark as they come into disagreement over the show’s handling of Charles Greene after some peaceful discussion of the show’s failings with Spencer and success with Ricky."
fandom:ballers, warning:spoilers

Ep. 64: "Read My Lips": The Arkham Sessions (podcast) - "We discuss the aspects of DID that many clinicians find problematic, as well as explain the more likely cause of The Ventriloquist’s "split personality.""
fandom:dcanimated, topic:psychology

Ep. 65: "The Worry Men": The Arkham Sessions (podcast) - "In this episode of The Arkham Sessions, we revisit the psychology of the Mad Hatter, exploring his obsession with control, manipulation and alteration of other people’s minds, and his fundamentally damaged and poor sense of self."
fandom:dcanimated, topic:psychology

Comics Speculation:rahirah (DW) - "So I think it’s possible to write Spike-as-Protagonist, but it’s not easy, because for the vast majority of the character’s existence, he’s been defined by his relationship to Buffy. "
fandom:btvs, topic:characterization, topic:relationships

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 5 and Season 6 Up To Flooded:beccaelizabeth (DW) - "For Spike that feels like a grand declaration, but from Xander it just bothers me. For both of them there's something about masculinity in there, and it is about romantic love and how their beloved can make them feel, but... but but. Something"

Buffy Season 6 Up To Tabula Rasa: beccaelizabeth (DW) - "You know the most frustrating thing about the magic addiction storyline is that up until Tabula Rasa it's pretty much perfect. Going way back to college Willow getting cranky at Oz for worrying she's getting in too deep, and initially noticing Tara's magic not Tara, Willow has been all for using magic and hasn't had a lot of time for noticing the drawbacks, however clearly articulated."

Why I Like Spike, Because Someone Asked:rahirah (DW) - "Spike in S4 is often played for comic relief, and honestly, that's one of the things I love about the character, and about Marsters' acting, that he can go from slapstick to romance to tragedy on the turn of a hair."

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 50: Alice Arneson (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapter in question.

Words of Radiance Reread: Chapter 51: Alice Arneson (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapter in question.

Cthulhu Mythos
Translating the Necronomicon May Be Hazardous to Your Health: Clark Ashton Smith’s "The Return of the Sorcerer": Ruthanna Emrys and Anne M. Pillsworth (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the story in question.

Doctor Who
Kinda Commentary: Philip Sandifer (blog) - Commentary tracks on the episodes of Kinda available as a zipfile.

The Randomiser: The Celestial Toymaker: purplecat (DW) - "Discussion of a First Doctor story."

Doctor Who/Frank Miller
24: The Terror of the Zygons, or, You can’t rule a world in hiding: Pex Lives (podcast) - "Kevin and James spend the first half of this month's episode talking about American fascist comic creator, Frank Miller, and the second half considering the classic Caledonian serial, Terror of the Zygons."
fandom:doctorwho, fandom:frankmiller

Mina Harker Should Have Her Own ‘Dracula’ Adaptation: Jackson Adler (blog) - "Something not often explored in film and TV movie adaptations is that Mina and other female characters are often inadvertently endangered by the pride of the male protagonists."
fandom:dracula, topic:adaptations, topic:sexism

Dragon Star
Reading Melanie Rawn: Stronghold, Chapters 21-25: Judith Tarr (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapters in question.

Reading Melanie Rawn: Stronghold, Chapters 26-29: Judith Tarr (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapters in question.

The Dragonlance Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Part 2, Chapters 13 and 14: Jared Shurin and Mahvesh Murad (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapters in question.

Empire Trilogy
Rereading the Empire Trilogy: Mistress of the Empire, Part 23: Tansy Rayner Roberts (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the section in question.

Game of Thrones
"Why What You Just Watched with Dany was Totally Unearned": gotgifsandmusings (blog) - "For a while now, Game of Thrones has made it perfectly clear that it is doing whatever it damn-well pleases. Calling itself an "adaptation" of ASOIAF is getting less and less appropriate, given the complete divergence in plots (or the stripping down of all nuances in the ones it left the "same"), a casual dismissal of all themes, and the utter disregard to characterizations or internal logic."

A Meta-Game Theory of Thrones: Sean Nixon (blog) - "A title like Game of Thrones presupposes that somewhere buried in all the battles, beheadings, alliances, betrayals, social climbing, and dragons there’s a game being played. The structure of that game, however, is far from simple."

Beyond Winners and Losers: Failure and Learning in the Meta-Game of Thrones: Sean Nixon (blog) - " To illustrate how the meta-game concept can help explain learning and the evolution of strategic behavior in Westeros, let’s turn to a few more examples."

Westerosi Economic Development Series: Steven Attewell (blog) - "For ease of use and for our friends in r/asoiaf, I’ve decided to put my economic development series in one place, with just links above the cut, and the full text below"
fandom:gameofthrones, topic:economics

RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup: Steven Attewell (blog) - Collection of links to Tumblr posts about Game of Thrones.

Season 5: The Blind Girl: Stefan (blog) - "After Arya left Westeros in one of the few triumphant moments of Season 4 in the closing shot of the final episode, she now arrives at a foreign place."

Harry Potter
The Harry Potter Reread: The Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 33 and 34: Emily Asher-Perrin (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapters in question.

The Harry Potter Reread: The Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 35 and 36: Emily Asher-Perrin (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the chapters in question.

James Bond
Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Tomorrow Never Dies: Zina Hutton (blog) - "Seriously, the only reason that this film wasn’t number one at the box office was because Titanic came out the same day."

Kindred: The Embraced
Build It Better: Kindred:The Embraced dialecticdreamer: (DW) - "Back in 1998, CBS aired an eight-episode television series called "Kindred: the Embraced." I thought they'd sunk to new lows by (a) basing it off the White Wolf tabletop game "Vampire: the Masquerade," and (b) focusing far, far too heavily on the vampire romance aspects within the premiere."
fandom:kindredtheembraced, topic:worldbuilding

King Arthur
King Arthur: David Franzoni has a Lot to Answer For: aelarsen (blog) - "After three posts that mostly dealt with the general historical background to King Arthur (2004, dir. Antoine Fuqua, screenplay by David Franzoni), it’s time to actually look at the plot, and now I’ll bring my case for indicting David Franzoni for crimes against geography and assault with a pseudohistorical weapon."
fandom:kingarthur, fandom:arthuriana, topic:history

Legend of Zelda
The Women of Legend: Cremia: Jon Lett (blog) - "What makes Cremia so noteworthy is the her issues being the complete opposite to that of her younger sister. While Romani’s great burden and potentially horrific experiences make you pity her and wish to help protect her and the ranch, Cremia’s problems are due to the helplessness and uselessness she must feel."
fandom:legendofzelda, topic:femalecharacter

History Repeats Itself: dialecticdreamer (DW) - "My suggestion: let "Lucifer" stand or fall on its own merits. If someone loathes it, watching it just to spite the collective "they" who are trying to shut it down isn't worth the cost to their peace of mind."
fandom:lucifer, topic:religion

Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Lees of Laughter’s End, Part One: Bill Capossere (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the story in question.

Malazan Reread of the Fallen: The Lees of Laughter’s End, Part Two: Bill Capossere (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the story in question.

Marvel Comics/Marvel Cinematic Universe
"Hail HYDRA and Heil Hitler? Hydra and Nazi Ideology": lauralot89 (blog) - "Is MCU HYDRA a Nazi organization? Is comic Hydra a Nazi organization? Does it detract from the intent of Captain America’s creators to have him fight non-Nazis? What about Neo-Nazism? Even if HYDRA is not Nazi, aren’t they still irredeemably evil? Why does any of this matter?"
fandom:mcu, fandom:marvelcomics, topic:villains

Queen Margot
Queen Margot: Like Reign But with More Corpses: aelarsen (blog) - "One of the most infamous events in all of French history is the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, during which French Catholics, with apparent royal backing, slaughtered thousands of Huguenots (French Protestants) in the streets of Paris. That horrible event is at the center of Alexander Dumas’ novel La Reine Margot (published in 1845), which was adapted for the screen as Queen Margot (1994, dir. Patrice Chéreau, French with English subtitles)."
fandom:queenmargot, topic:history

A Song of Ice and Fire
RFTIT Tumblr Weekly Roundup: Race for the Iron Tower (blog) - Round up links to Tumblr posts by Steven Attewell, relating to ASOIAF.

A Read of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons, Part 33: Leigh Butler (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the section in question.

A Read of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons, Part 34: Leigh Butler (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the section in question.

Star Trek
149 - Booby Trap: Mission Log (podcast) - "The Enterprise stumbles upon a ship with a one-thousand-year-old mystery. While mysteries can be fun, this one is killing the crew of the Enterprise. Can Geordi and his pretend girlfriend save the day? Find out when Mission Log gets caught in a Booby Trap."

Star Wars
Women of Star Wars Appreciation Week on Tumblr: Fangirl (blog) - Announcement of a themed week of Tumblr posts about the women of Star Wars. No actual links but does specify tags and day by day themes.
fandom:starwars, topic:femalecharacter, topic:tumblr

Tsar Wars: Return of the Alderaanians: Tosche Station (blog) - Discussion of Alderaan and royalty and systems of government.

Tsar Wars: The Hapans Strike Back: Eleven-ThirtyEight (blog) - Discussion of governmental systems as relates to the EU culture known as the Hapans.

Episode 91: The Obi-Wan Dissection Part 1: Cantina Cast (podcast) - Discussion of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf 5.09 Lies Of Omission: spikedluv (DW) - "And Scott. Scott. Are you really going to trust someone you’ve known for ten minutes over your BFF? Really? You didn’t even try to get Stiles’ side of things,"

Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Great Hunt, Part 13: Leigh Butler (blog) - Summary, discussion and analysis of the section in question.
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