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Monthly Archives: June 2016

My Journey In Shedding My Toxic Masculinity

June 29, 2016 |

It has been nearly a year since I was asked to be a staff writer at Can’t Talk Media, and in that time I have changed and learned a great deal about myself. Much of it I wish I had … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 154: A Taste Issue

June 27, 2016 | | 3 Comments

Download this episode (right click and save) On this week’s Can’t Talk Podcast, we talk books and first fandoms and ghost peen.

Bell recommends: Shades of Midnight by Linda Fallon

Amelia recommends: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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Backstreet’s Back (Alright): A Safe Space for Fic

June 25, 2016 |

I can remember the first time I really fell in love with something in a way that echoes the way I love things now.

It was 1996. I was visiting my French-Canadian cousins, and one of them popped a CD … Read More

My First Fandom: “Elfquest”

June 24, 2016 | | One Comment

I was 9 or maybe 10. My best friend had a massive backyard that was half pool, half cactus garden full of little nooks and crannies to play in. So, play we did. We pretended we were on the bridge … Read More

My First Feminist Role Model

June 24, 2016 |

Please welcome Vianey back for a great piece on how representation matters for My First Fandom Week.

When I started reading a book about a bespectacled orphan boy who finds out he’s a wizard and attends a school of magic, … Read More

My First Fandom Was “Ghostbusters” And I’m So Annoyed

June 23, 2016 |

Please welcome guest writer and podcast host Eris Esquire. She brings us a piece on how fandom can influence us as kids.

When I got word that Can’t Talk was going to be taking my first fandom articles, I got … Read More

Aboard the RMS Titanic

June 22, 2016 |

I’ve been fangirling over things my whole life—I just didn’t have a term for it until my mid-20s. Before that, my peers would wrinkle their noses and call me obsessed. I hated that word because it felt so negative, but … Read More

The Force Will Be With Me, Always

June 21, 2016 | | One Comment

I double checked just to be sure but, other than movie reviews, I haven’t written about anything as often as I have written about “Star Wars.” I may not have all the collectables or know the names of all the … Read More

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 153: International Maker of Things Happen

June 20, 2016 |

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On this week’s episode, special guest host Nat (@stumpynat) joins Amelia to talk about “X-Files”, storytelling, and all things TV!   Amelia recommends: “Preacher”

Nat has mixed feelings about the … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 15: Fandom Is Not A Monolith

June 20, 2016 |

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This time, Ness and Eris talk about fan entitlement, false equivalency, and punching down. Ness is really mad, you guys.

Before that, though, they talk about some cool stuff: