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Can't Talk | June 29, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 current season … Read More

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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:

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Look Around

June 17, 2016 |

“Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.”

This beautiful lyric, one of my favorites, floats through the entire “Hamilton” soundtrack. It’s all I can think of right now. Fifty people, many of them … Read More

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Build It Anyway

June 16, 2016 |

Please welcome new guest writer CenterlineAP for a piece on trying new, difficult things.

When I was little, summertime was still a three-month period of neighborhood anarchy. It was a mystery bag of misfits released into the streets like a collection … Read More

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