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Episode 13: Fandom Follow-up

Written by Calee S.)

I don’t know about you, but I find the concept of a fandom fascinating. I mentioned it in this episode that I consider myself a part of a fandom. It’s amazing how fans can build and expand on existing worlds in such a way where the line between canon and fandom becomes blurred. But what happens when these blurred lines become a bit too fuzzy?

I’ve witnessed fans lashing out at the creators of their favorite mediums when what they want isn’t the direction the creators planned to take it. I  personally believe this is due to a large emotional investment from the fans. But why turn this on the people that brought you your favorites? It’s okay to find fault in your medium, and wish it was better, or more issues had been resolved, but it can turn a good fandom ugly when creators are harassed. It’s a delicate line to walk. Creators are human too, but they shouldn’t be expected to cater to everyone’s whims. It’s important to trust that they know what they’re doing.

Supplemental Materials

  1. Anthology of Interest II – Futurama

This is a three part episode, so we’re just going to focus on the middle section, Raiders of the Lost Arcade. Fry teams up with Colonel Pac-Man in the hopes of using his extensive video game knowledge to defeat the Nintendians. What? Yes, lead by their fearless leader Kong.

2. When Aliens Attack – Futurama

Again! Another Futurama episode! It’s almost like it’s a pretty great show or something…

In this episode, New New York is invaded by Lrrr and it’s up to Fry and gang to save the day. And how do they do that, you ask? By filming and broadcasting the missing episode of Single Female Lawyer to appease Lrrr and his wife.

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