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The OTW is Recruiting Support Staff, Communications Staff, and Tag Wranglers

Are you fluent in a Chinese dialect? Do you want to help people use the AO3? Or would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff: Weibo Site Moderator – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Support Staff – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC or until 80 applications have been received.
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteers (Chinese) – closing 04 September 2019 at 23:59 UTC or until 30 applications have been received.

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

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The OTW is Recruiting Tag Wranglers and Strategic Planning Staff

Do you have experience with research methods, problem solving or nonprofit governance? Or would you like to wrangle AO3 Tags? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Strategic Planning Staff – closing 10 July 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 10 July 2019 at 23:59 UTC or after 90 applications

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 112

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s round up of things which are happening! Before we get started, did you see that the new His Dark Materials TV show has cast its Will? What do you think of the choice? Are you as excited for the series as we are? Let us know in the comments!


One series that doesn’t seem to be shining lately is the current X-Men movie franchise. The latest and apparently final title in the current run, X Men: Dark Phoenix, took less money on its opening weekend than any of its predecessors; Deadline suggested that the movie is likely to lose over $100m. Reviewers for Variety, Empire, and NBC praised Dark Phoenix for its nuanced relationship dynamics and exploration of female power; but the overall critical reception has been lukewarm, with other commentators labeling Simon Kinberg’s movie ‘forgettable’ and ‘minor-league’. One particularly derisive article on Vulture gets a good deal of (spoilerific!) comic mileage out of one of the film’s key action sequences, which involves a lot of effort on the part of the X-Men to make a very short journey indeed. As most of the reviewers note, Dark Phoenix’s underperformance doesn’t much matter. The whole franchise is likely to be rebooted by Disney as they integrate the X-Men into the wider MCU.

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