Archives for March 2015

UVA Rape Case: Let’s Talk About Media Coverage

Yesterday, police announced that they found no evidence to support Rolling Stone’s story about a rape at UVA. I collected a few tweets from news agencies, going from most recent to oldest. Police say they've found no evidence to support Rolling Stone's story about a rape at UVA http://t.co/icPam4IJ88 — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 24, 2015 NEW: UVA fraternity now exploring legal options to address "extensive damage caused by Rolling Stone" – http://t.co/Z3vEXoF9Gk – @KFaulders — ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2015 NEW: Police chief: No evidence of gang rape at UVA as described in Rolling Stone article; alleged…

Comedy or Public Shaming: Fan Fic Theatre

Earlier this week, I saw a post going around Tumblr talking about Chris Gore’s upcoming panel at WonderCon – in which a group of comedians would read fanfic. And fic writers were terrified. And it’s tricky. Because I don’t blame the people who were outraged, even though the bulk of them aren’t attending WonderCon. As fanfic and fanart become more mainstream, fan creations have been used to try to paint fandom as something weird. An uncomfortable example (and the most public one) was when Caitlin Moran was moderating a Sherlock panel and had the cast read fanfic. No matter how…

Where did the posts go?

Strangely, writer’s block hasn’t been the issue. On the contrary- I’ve had too many ideas, and somehow the appropriate reaction is to decide not to write anything than make time to write it all and then schedule out the posts. My brain, it is a weird place. Also, there were about two weeks where Little Kidlet was sick/really sick/recovering, and that put a stop to getting much more than my day job done. (More on that in another post, because trust me – it’s a long and involved story) TheBoy and I just got back from Vegas. We went to…