Fandoms: We’re Not Just Rabid Fans

The above image is just one of many you can find on the internet. If you look in places like Tumblr and Pintrest, you will find a fandom for about everything. The Avengers, Doctor Who, Sherlock. Hell, even My Little Pony. Which I will never understand until the day I die…Being a part of a lot of fandoms myself including The Walking Dead and certain video game franchises, I enjoy seeing fan creations come to live. Things like cosplay, artwork and fan films. Now, here is where the wheels come off the car so to speak. A really successful fandom if I can call it that.

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House of Cards and the return of Sherlock [Spoiler-ish]

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First day of the new year I barely left my bed. Full on lazy day with a House of Cards marathon that lasted 6 hours followed by the new Sherlock. I can’t think of a better way to spend my day.

House of Cards reminds me of a darker, dirtier version of the West Wing seen not from the top but from the middle trying to climb their way up. I don’t mean to compare House of Cards with the West Wing just because it has white house politics in common, and I am fully aware that is a remake of a British series with the same name but sadly I’ve not seen said series to make any kind of comparison. What I like about House of Cards is that you see how each decision, each double cross, effects all the players from within the white house to those in…

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“Would you be surprised to learn you’ve been on my mind, Joan Watson?”

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***This post contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Elementary, “The Diabolical Kind.”***

Thursday’s Elementary did something truly remarkable: It put Joan Watson and Jamie Moriarty in the same room just to let the audience watch the magic unfold. In fact, Natalie Dormer was a game-changer in this episode, reshaping the way we as viewers relate to her, Sherlock, and Joan, all in a matter of 43 minutes.

The voice of Moriarty, a man named Devon Gaspar, kidnaps a young girl named Kayden Fuller for a ransom. Sherlock recognizes his voice and makes the connection to Moriarty herself. In exchange for her help, Moriarty negotiates her limited freedom: She shows up at the 11th Precinct with a posse of bodyguards in tow. Sherlock is insistent for most of the episode that Moriarty is behind this, but the true reason comes out toward the end: Kayden is Moriarty’s biological…

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Grokking Expatriates In Sci-Fi*

Grokking Expatriates In Sci-Fi*.

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My First Web Site

My First Web Site.

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The Essence of Frank Underwood

The Essence of Frank Underwood.

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