Leisure Geekly podcast: Was fandom ever not damaged?
Thoughts on Captain America, the Flash, and the modern state of loving things.
A couple of weeks in the past, Devin Faraci at Beginning.Motion pictures.Demise posted a provocative essay claiming fandom – the entire trendy post-internet state of high-energy enjoyment of leisure merchandise – is damaged.
It’s a press release that displays the previous yr of loud hand-wringing within the geek neighborhood and past: The age of social media activism which created #GamerGate and which not too long ago noticed dying threats hurled at Captain America writers for a brand new storyline that seems to retcon America’s superhero right into a card-carrying metaphor-Nazi.
However is fandom “broken”? Are there constructive developments within the realm of geekdom? Are all of us simply horrible? Why the hell are grown adults speaking a lot about youngsters’s leisure, in any case?
On this week’s episode of the Leisure Geekly, we dig deep into all these subjects. Few conclusions are reached, however possibly it’s higher to be confused.